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Yasir Arafat

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Full Name: Yasir Arafat Satti
Born: March 12 1982 , Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Country: Pakistan
County: Hampshire
Other teams: Kent, Scotland, Surrey, Sussex
Test debut: India v Pakistan, Bangalore, December 8-12, 2007
ODI debut: Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Karachi, February 13, 2000
T20 debut: Bangladesh v Pakistan, Nairobi, Sep 2, 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


A handy medium pacer in all formats and a useful lower-order batsman, Arafat made a handful of appearances for Pakistan. He also has plenty of experience in county cricket, having first appeared in the UK playing in the National League for Scottish Saltires in 2004-05. Blessed with deceptive pace and athleticism in the field, the talented former Pakistan international joined Sussex midway through the 2006 season as a replacement for compatriot Rana Naved-ul-Hasan. He impressed immediately, with both bat and ball, taking 41 wickets in eight matches and averaging 43.33 with the bat in ...

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