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Irfan Pathan leaves Baroda, joins Jammu & Kashmir in player-cum-mentor role

Irfan Pathan, the former India all-rounder, has joined Jammu & Kashmir in the player-cum-mentor role ahead of the 2018-2019 domestic season.

cricket Updated: Apr 01, 2018 14:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Irfan Pathan was removed as Baroda’s captain after two matches of the 2017-18 domestic season. (ICC via Getty Images)

Irfan Pathan has been roped in by Jammu & Kashmir as a player-cum-mentor for the 2018-2019 domestic season.

The all-rounder, who has represented Baroda for the entirety of his Ranji Trophy career, was relieved of his duties as the team’s captain after two matches of the 2017-18 season.

Baroda had lost to Madhya Pradesh and Andhra in the first two games in which Irfan had contributed 88 runs and taken two wickets. His poor form led to his axing and the elevation of Deepak Hooda as the skipper.

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Irfan Pathan’s 18-year-long stint with Baroda saw him score 4096 runs, including three centuries and 23 half-centuries in 113 games. He took 365 wickets, including 18 five-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket hauls.

He last turned played for India at the 2012 ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka. Pathan went unsold at the IPL 2018 auction.

J&K finished fourth in Group B of the Ranji Trophy last season, losing four of their six matches.

First Published: Apr 01, 2018 11:44 IST