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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Yousuf Youhana
PTI
January 29, 2003
First Published: 18:39 IST(24/1/2003)
Last Updated: 23:52 IST(29/1/2003)
 Date of Birth: 27 August 1974, Lahore, Punjab
 Test Debut: Against South Africa at Durban in 1997/98
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Harare in 1997/98
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 


One of the few Christians to play for Pakistan, Youhana has quickly established himself as a gutsy and fluent middle-order batsman.

The 28-year-old is a consistent performer in both forms of the game, gaining his runs through orthodox, composed strokeplay.

Kaka, as he is known, made his international debut against Zimbabwe in 1997/98 season and it is fitting that he recently returned there at the peak of his powers.

In November, he scored his best one-day score of 141 not out against the African nation, one of five centuries in 2002 alone.

The right-hander now boasts an impressive one-day average in excess of 40 after scoring more than 1,000 runs in the last 12 months and will be vital to Pakistan's hopes for success.

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