Shahbaz Nadeem

Country: India
Born: August 12, 1989, Bokaro, Bihar
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Shahbaz Nadeem Bio

Shahbaz Nadeem is an Indian cricket player known for his exceptional left-arm spin. Nadeem’s journey to international cricket was a long and arduous one, as he seemed destined to join the ranks of talented Indian spinners who never got the opportunity to represent their country. However, fate intervened when he was called up to replace Kuldeep Yadav for the Ranchi Test against South Africa in 2019-20.

Born on August 12, 1989, Nadeem hails from Jharkhand, India. His passion for cricket was evident from a young age, and he made his first-class debut at the tender age of 15, playing for Jharkhand in the 2004-05 season. Nadeem’s talent and determination were evident even from his early years, and he soon became a prominent figure in domestic cricket.

In the years leading up to his international debut, Nadeem showcased his exceptional skills as a left-arm spinner. He amassed an impressive 424 first-class wickets, with an average of under 30. Playing for India A, he took 81 wickets, further highlighting his talent. In addition, Nadeem holds the record for the best figures in List A cricket, having taken 8 wickets for just 10 runs against Rajasthan in the 2018-19 season.

Despite his consistent performances and remarkable achievements, Nadeem faced several challenges on his path to representing India. Playing for Jharkhand, a team that often competed against weaker opponents in the Ranji Trophy, may have hampered his chances of catching the national selectors’ attention. This was evident when he was the highest wicket-taker in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season but was overlooked for the Rest of India squad in the Irani Trophy.

Undeterred by these setbacks, Nadeem remained committed to his craft and continued to toil hard to achieve his dream. His perseverance finally paid off when, at the age of 30, he received his maiden call-up to the Indian national team. The Test match against South Africa in Ranchi held a special significance for Nadeem as it was being played at his home association. This proximity to the venue presented him with the opportunity he had been waiting for.

Nadeem possesses all the attributes that make a successful Indian spinner. He is known for his accuracy, ability to bowl long spells, and his mastery over subtle changes in trajectory, pace, and seam positions. However, one quality that seemed to elude him for the longest time was luck. Despite his talent, Nadeem had to patiently wait for an injury to Yadav to finally make his international debut.

Throughout his career, Nadeem has had the privilege of playing alongside cricketing legend MS Dhoni during their time together at Jharkhand. This experience only further enriched his understanding of the game and reinforced his dedication to honing his skills.

Shahbaz Nadeem’s journey to international cricket is a testament to his unwavering commitment and determination. Despite the obstacles he faced, he never lost hope and continued to shine in domestic cricket. As he begins his international career, cricket fans eagerly await the further exploits of this talented left-arm spinner who has finally been given the chance to showcase his skills on the global stage.

Shahbaz Nadeem Career Stats

Shahbaz Nadeem Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 1 1* 0.5 30 3.33 0 0 0 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 137 187 8 2706 177 15.11 5428 49.85 2 8 - - 56 0
List A 134 88 21 1011 53 15.08 1319 76.64 0 1 95 5 38 0
T20s 150 53 17 278 36* 7.72 311 89.38 0 0 18 7 28 0

Shahbaz Nadeem Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 4 458 273 8 2/18 4/40 34.12 3.57 57.2 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 137 - 33589 15383 532 7/45 - 28.91 2.74 63.1 28 27 7
List A 134 - 7064 5055 175 8/10 8/10 28.88 4.29 40.3 4 4 0
T20s 150 148 3153 3554 125 4/12 4/12 28.43 6.76 25.2 1 0 0

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