Yousuf Youhanaindia Updated: Mar 07, 2005 22:25 IST
The mainstay of Pakistan's batting line-up, Youhana's abilities to score quickly and stay at the crease make him a real asset.
One of the very few Christians to play for Pakistan, Youhana has established himself as a gutsy and fluent middle-order batsman who can be relied upon.
Technically sound, he is difficult to dislodge once settled. He is one of those batsmen who collects runs at will without making it obvious.
The right-handerboasts an impressive one-day average in excess of 40 with the highest score being 141 against South Africa.
Strengths: Good technique; consistent.
Weaknesses: Very difficult to come up with one.
What others say: "Yousuf Youhana is the key man in the Pakistani middle-order. He can play strokes, can also blunt the attack, and there is an element of solidity about his ways at the crease." S Dinakar, cricket columnist.