Haseeb Hameed

Country: England
Born: January 17, 1997, Bolton, Lancashire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Haseeb Hameed Bio

Haseeb Hameed, born and raised in Bolton, England, is a talented cricket player who is best known for his time as an opening batsman for the Lancashire County Cricket Club as well as the England national team. Hameed made his Test debut against India in 2016 at the young age of 19, making him the first opening batsman from Lancashire to represent England since Michael Atherton.

Even before making his international debut, Hameed had been hailed as a future star of English cricket. His disciplined and unflappable style of play earned him the nickname “Baby Boycott” from his England colleagues, a testament to his technical ability and temperament on the field. Hameed’s Test debut was impressive, as he scored 31 and 82 runs in a methodical manner that showcased his potential as a long-term opening partner for Alastair Cook.

Hameed’s love for cricket was nurtured from a young age, thanks in large part to his father, Ismail, who tirelessly coached and supported him throughout his budding career. The support of his family was evident when Hameed’s maiden Test 50 brought tears to his father’s eyes, highlighting the emotional connection and pride they shared in his achievements.

In his first full season of Championship cricket in 2016, Hameed established himself as one of the outstanding young batsmen in the country. He became the youngest player to score 1000 runs for Lancashire, breaking Michael Atherton’s record. Hameed’s remarkable performances earned him praise from opponents like Yorkshire’s Andrew Gale, who called him “one of the best young players” he had seen in a long time.

While his future looked promising, Hameed faced challenges in the following seasons. His struggles in limited-overs cricket in 2017, coupled with a disappointing Championship season, led to a period of introspection and learning for the young batsman. Despite missing out on selection for the Ashes, Hameed returned to form in August with a gritty knock of 77 runs.

Expectations were high for Hameed in 2018, but unfortunately, he experienced a significant slump in form. With only 165 runs in 17 innings at an average of 9.71, questions were raised about his performance. Lancashire’s director of cricket, Paul Allott, referred to Hameed as “a complete and utter mystery” and described him as both a talented batsman and a dilemma.

Despite the challenges he has faced, Haseeb Hameed’s talent and potential as an opening batsman continue to shine through. Many experts and fans still believe in his abilities, citing his technical skill, calm demeanor, and immense talent as reasons for optimism in his career. As Hameed strives to regain his form and fulfill the expectations placed upon him, he remains a player to watch in English cricket.

Haseeb Hameed Career Stats

Haseeb Hameed Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 10 19 1 439 82 24.38 1371 32.02 0 4 50 2 7 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 117 200 17 6259 196 34.2 14678 42.64 12 36 825 14 71 0
List A 37 36 5 1069 114 34.48 1305 81.91 2 6 104 5 11 0
T20s 2 2 0 41 23 20.5 37 110.81 0 0 3 0 2 0

Haseeb Hameed Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 117 7 117 60 1 1/0 1/0 60 3.07 117 0 0 0
List A 37 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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