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Mohammad Yousuf

Mohammed Yousuf is a vital cog in the Pakistan middle order. He's to to Pakistan, what Dravid is to India.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 17:45 IST

 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 1997-98where 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 andelegant a backlift as any in the game.

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

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 18:08 IST