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Mohammad Yousuf
October 23, 2006
First Published: 18:08 IST(12/1/2006)
Last Updated: 17:45 IST(23/10/2006)
 Date of Birth: 27 August 1974, Lahore, Punjab
 Test Debut: Against South Africa at Durban in 1998
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Harare in 1998 
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break

Mohammed Yousuf (better known as Yousuf Youhana) is a vital cog in the Pakistan middle order. He's to to Pakistan what Dravid is to India. A stylish world-class batsmen he burst on the International scene in 1997-98 where he impressed critics through his orthodox, composed strokeplay.

Unlike some of his colleagues who seldom hint at permanence, Yousuf is an embodiment of doggedness.He is particularly strong driving through the covers and flicking wristily off his legs and brings with him as decadent and elegant a backlift as any in the game.

With his credentials, he will a strong contender for the post of captaincy in the near future.

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