IRFAN PATHAN

  • IPL Auction 2015: Yuvraj's 16 cr talk of the town; Zaheer, Irfan find buyers February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Left-hand all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik were sold for big bucks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction held on Monday ahead of the eighth season. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra also fetched big money in the auction. Yuvraj was picked up by Delhi...
  • India far superior side than Pakistan: Irfan Pathan February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Having played a stellar role many a time in India-Pakistan clashes, allrounder Irfan Pathan feels that the defending champions have a far superior unit and will do well against the arch-rivals in the high-voltage opening World Cup encounter on February 15 in Adelaide. "I think India is going to...
  • Irfan Pathan: a veteran India never had January 27, 2015

    Mysore: It's no secret that India lacks genuine medium-pace bowling allrounders. "That's one area that makes me a bit nervous," said Duncan Fletcher, the India coach, recently. India have tried Stuart Binny in recent times, but there are few names that crop up when one draws up a list of...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group A wrap: Baroda well placed to take first-innings lead January 22, 2015

    Mysore: Baroda, after making 335 in their first innings, had defending champions Karnataka on the ropes reducing the hosts to 233 for six in reply at stumps on the second day of the Group A Ranji Trophy league match on Thursday. The Karnataka batting, which has been inconsistent through the current...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group A wrap: Hooda century powers Baroda to 320/8 on Day 1 January 21, 2015

    Mysore: Middle-order batsman Deepak Hooda hit a strokeful century to lift Baroda from a precarious position and end the opening day on 320 for eight against table-toppers Karnataka. Electing to bat in the four-day encounter at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground, the Aditya Waghmode-led side saw a top-order collapse and were...
  • I am close to bowling at my best, says fit-again Irfan Pathan January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A fit-again Irfan Pathan feels that he is close to bowling at his best and it's just a matter of time before he is again back in contention for the seam bowling allrounder's slot in the Indian cricket team that has been up for grabs for some time. Thirty-year-old...
  • 'Pathan Power' on display as Baroda take on Railways January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The spotlight will be on Yusuf and Irfan Pathan when the brothers from Baroda take the field against Railways in a group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Tuesday. Placed second behind leaders Karnataka, Baroda showed good form in their last match against Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow when...
  • Selectors' decision should be respected, says Irfan Pathan December 7, 2014

    Out-of-favour India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said the selection committee's decision to drop five senior players from the 30-member probables list for 2015 ODI World Cup should be respected. "It was selectors' decision to drop the senior players from the world cup probables' list. It has to be respected," Pathan...
  • Yusuf and Irfan Pathan launch their cricket academy September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian cricketers Yusuf and Irfan Pathan on Thursday launched their dream venture Cricket Academy of Pathans, which will start functioning from next monthend in their home town Baroda. The brothers said that they have about 57 years of active cricket still left in them. "This has been our vision for a...
  • Yusuf Pathan aims to make India comeback before World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Confident of a good showing in the Champions League Twenty20 and the domestic season ahead, allrounder Yusuf Pathan has said there is enough time before the 2015 World Cup for him to prove his mettle and make a comeback into the Indian team. "The last IPL season was very...
  • I will be soon playing for Team India, says Irfan Pathan August 28, 2014

    Outoffavour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "I will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the...
  • Watch: Cricketers Irfan Pathan, Yusuf wish Eid July 29, 2014

    Cricketer Irfan Pathan and Yusuf celebrate Eid. Irfan Pathan said, "Everyone should work to spread peace and love. That is the purpose of Eid." ...
  • VVS Laxman's words helped me again, says Irfan Pathan May 1, 2014

    Seamer Irfan Pathan says his chat with team mentor VVS Laxman inspired him to produce a matchwinning performance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians here. It was Irfan who stopped the rampaging Keiron Pollard from turning the game in Mumbai's favour in the last over,...
  • IPL ideal platform to stage India comeback, says Irfan Pathan April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan, who will be representing the Sunrisers Hyderabad in upcoming seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, said his aim is to play the 2015 World Cup. In his bit to get back that elusive seamer allrounder's slot, Irfan is expecting that Sunrisers' think-tank will make him bat...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament sans big names April 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The inter zonal round of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament commences on Tuesday at Rajkot and Mumbai sans big names who are to start preparations with their respective teams for the Indian Premier League starting on April 16 in the UAE. Group A games featuring Haryana, Goa, Jharkhand,...
  • Fitagain Irfan Pathan hopes to do well in Vijay Hazare Trophy February 3, 2014

    Bangalore: India discard Irfan Pathan on Monday said that he is working hard on his fitness and hopes to perform well for Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, starting February 27. "I have been working with my physio on good programmes. I am fit and played three Ranji matches for Baroda...
  • Ranji Trophy, Round 7, Day 4 December 17, 2013

    Catch all the Live updates from day four of matches across India in Ranji Trophy Round 7. Day three roundup: Delhi thrashed Vidarbha by an innings and 156 runs in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter to get seven points which kept their hopes of making the knockout stages...
  • You cannot run away from competition: Irfan Pathan December 4, 2013

    Bangalore: Seeking to make a comeback to the Indian cricket team, injuryprone medium pacer Irfan Pathan said he is working hard on getting the seam position right and added that he is not the one to "run away" from competition. Irfan, who is recovering from a rib injury which he suffered...
  • Sachin is an ideal role model, says Irfan Pathan October 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Irfan Pathan on Monday said he will miss Sachin Tendulkar's valuable tips at midon or midoff while taking his run up after the veteran bids goodbye following his last Test against West Indies next month. "At the start of my career, he has helped me a lot. Whenever I used...
  • Injury rules Irfan Pathan out of Challengers Trophy September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Allrounder Irfan Pathan was on Tuesday ruled out of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, starting later this month, due to an injury. Irfan has been replaced by Kerala medium-pacer Sandeep Warrier in the India Red squad to be led by his brother Yusuf Pathan. "Irfan Pathan has been ruled...
  • Injured Irfan, Praveen ruled out of India A squad September 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan and Praveen Kumar's hopes of impressing the selectors to earn a recall into the senior Indian team suffered a setback on Saturday when the two swing bowlers were ruled out of India A squad that will take on the visiting West Indies a team in a...
  • I expect to get matchfit within a week: Irfan Pathan July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Injured seamer Irfan Pathan, who was left out of the Indian squad for the tour of West Indies due to hamstring injury, is expecting to get matchfit in another week's time. "My injury wasn't a major one. I have already started running and will start bowling at the nets...
  • Irfan set to restore his good name after India recall May 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: India media pacer Irfan Pathan has set his sights on the ICC Champions Trophy starting next month in England. Irfan, who was recalled to the 15member Indian team on Saturday, said he wants to make the most of the opportunity that has come his way. "When I got to...
  • Vinay, Mishra likely for Champions Trophy May 3, 2013

    The bustling form of several Indian pace bowlers in the ongoing IPL looks to be the only major discussion point on Saturday in the corridors of the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai, when India's squad for the ICC Champions Trophy is announced. This summer's tournament will be held in England where...
  • I would like to bat higher up the order: Irfan Pathan April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils allrounder Irfan Pathan feels he will be able to serve the beleaguered team as a more useful batsman, provided he is promoted in the batting order. "I would like to bat higher up the order to actually show my responsibilities and deliver to my capability, because sometimes...