Shahbaz Nadeem makes test debut at age of 30 for Indian team
Shahbaz Nadeem, who has been playing first-class cricket since 2004, has got a chance in the Indian Test team after 15 years.
Shahbaz Nadeem made his debut in the last match of three-match test series between India and South Africa. Fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been replaced by spinner Shahbaz Nadeem. He has a rich experience of 15 years as a cricket player.
Shahbaz Nadeem, who has been playing first-class cricket since 2004, has got a chance in the Test team after 15 years of his career. He has been selected in the team once before but never got a chance to debut. Shahbaz Nadeem, who plays domestic cricket for Jharkhand, has landed at his first international match in his home-ground. He will support R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in this match.
Shahbaz Nadeem’s career
• Shahbaz Nadeem is an orthodox spinner and started his career at the age of 15.
• He has been played 110 first-class matches since the year 2004.
• Shahbaz Nadeem has taken a total of 424 wickets till date. However, he has taken 145 wickets in 106 list-A matches.
• Shahbaz Nadeem, who made his IPL debut in 2011, has played 64 matches so far. He has taken a total of 42 wickets in these matches.
• He has also performed well by bat during his entire career. He has scored one ton and seven fifties during his cricket career as a batsman.
How he got this opportunity?
Shahbaz Nadeem started his career as an under-14 player for Bihar and currently, he plays for Sunrises Hyderabad in IPL. He has also made a record of best bowling figure in list-A matches by delivering 10 overs and given 10 runs along with 8 wickets. In 2012, he made a breakthrough in the Delhi Daredevils team with an outstanding performance. Shahbaz was selected as a rising star of the year because of most number of wickets in the 2015-16 and 2016-17. It has been 15 years since he played domestic cricket, but now his hard work has paid off.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
South Africa: Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Zubair Hamza, Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Henrik Klassen (wicketkeeper), George Linde, Dan Pete, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortje and Lungi Ngidi.