Naseem Shah

Country: Pakistan
Born: February 15, 2003
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Naseem Shah Bio

Naseem Shah is a Pakistani cricket player who has captivated fans and experts alike with his exceptional talent and outstanding performances on the field. Born on February 15, 2003, in Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Naseem Shah’s journey from a small town to representing his country at the highest level is nothing short of remarkable.

At a young age, Naseem caught the attention of Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, a department not known for producing cricketing stars. His natural ability, along with his whippy action and ability to generate pace effortlessly, set him apart from his peers in the highly competitive world of Pakistani fast bowling. As a result, he made his first-class debut for the department at the tender age of 15.

Naseem’s incredible rise continued when he received his maiden Test cap for Pakistan against Australia in Brisbane. However, his joy was tempered by tragedy as he lost his mother just before his international debut. Despite facing such a heartbreaking setback, Naseem displayed immense mental strength and proved his mettle on the cricket field.

In only his second Test match, Naseem became the youngest fast bowler in the history of the game to take a five-wicket haul. This remarkable achievement came against Sri Lanka in Karachi, marking the beginning of a record-breaking career. In his third Test against Bangladesh, Naseem accomplished an extraordinary feat by becoming the youngest player ever to secure a Test match hat-trick.

While Naseem’s talent and potential were undeniable, his young body struggled to withstand the physical demands of generating extreme speeds. Consequently, he experienced a series of injuries that initially impacted his performance and ultimately sidelined him from the game for over a year. However, true to his resilient nature, Naseem made a strong comeback during the third Test against Australia in Lahore in March 2022. Despite the extended break, his pace remained intact, and he showed no signs of the injuries that plagued him.

Not content with excelling in Tests alone, Naseem has also proven himself as a formidable white-ball player. Although he had never played a white-ball international until recently, he seized the opportunity to showcase his skills in Shaheen Afridi’s absence. In his debut T20I, Naseem dismissed key Indian batsman KL Rahul and toyed with the likes of Virat Kohli, exemplifying his potential and versatility. Further impressive performances in the Asia Cup only enhanced his reputation as a rising star.

At just 19 years of age, it is easy to forget that Naseem Shah is still in the early stages of his career. With the T20 World Cup on the horizon, he has the chance to return to where his international journey began and demonstrate how far he has come and how much farther he can go. Naseem’s dedication, determination, and immense talent promise a bright future for this young sensation, and fans eagerly await his continued success on the cricket field.

Naseem Shah Career Stats

Naseem Shah Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 22 8 102 18 7.28 345 29.56 0 0 14 4 5 0
T20Is 19 7 3 25 14* 6.25 21 119.04 0 0 1 2 1 0
ODIs 14 4 3 31 18* 31 43 72.09 0 0 4 0 2 0
FC 31 38 11 206 31 7.62 516 39.92 0 0 28 8 6 0
List A 19 6 3 41 18* 13.66 59 69.49 0 0 5 0 3 0
T20s 88 34 12 103 14* 4.68 108 95.37 0 0 9 5 13 0

Naseem Shah Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 17 28 2856 1725 51 5/31 6/85 33.82 3.62 56 2 1 0
T20Is 19 19 427 520 15 2/7 2/7 34.66 7.3 28.4 0 0 0
ODIs 14 14 695 543 32 5/33 5/33 16.96 4.68 21.7 0 2 0
FC 31 52 4659 2766 102 6/59 9/111 27.11 3.56 45.6 5 4 0
List A 19 16 785 621 34 5/33 5/33 18.26 4.74 23 0 2 0
T20s 88 88 1943 2506 87 5/20 5/20 28.8 7.73 22.3 2 1 0

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