|Naseem Shah Quick Information|
|height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Date of birth||February 15, 2003|
|eye color||dark brown|
Naseem Shahi is a Pakistani professional cricketer, who has represented his country in Test match format as a frontline fast bowler. In the Pakistani domestic circuit, he has played for the departmental team. Zarai Tarkiati Bank Ltd. (2018-19) and Regional/State team Central Punjab (2019-20-present) in all three formats. He has done exceptionally well in franchise based T20 leagues Quetta Gladiators (2020-present) in PSL (Pakistan Super League) and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots In cpl (Caribbean Premier League). A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Naseem has also played domestic cricket outside his country, representing Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (2022) in England.
name at birth
Naseem Abbas Shah
Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
- Mother His mother passed away in November 2019.
- siblings Hunain Shah (Younger Brother) (Cricketer)
He is represented by Moghis Sheikh, Manager and Booking Agent, International Cricketers Association (ICA), Talent Management Agency, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
right hand fast
71 – Test matches, Quetta Gladiators (PSL), St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (CPL)
5 feet 11 inches or 180.5 cm
77 kg or 169.5 lbs
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of Pashtun descent.
- toned physique
- ever changing hairstyle
- friendly smile
- clean shaven look
Naseem Shah Facts
- Naseem has been nicknamed ‘Lilly Shah’ by his teammates as his bowling action is reminiscent of the great Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee.
- He first came into limelight in October 2019 when he was included in Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming bilateral Test series against Australia. The following month, he made his Test debut in Brisbane at the age of 16 years and 279 days.
- This made him the 9th youngest player to play a Test match in history. Incidentally, all the 8 players above him on this list have been from the Indian subcontinent (5 from Pakistan, 2 from Bangladesh and 1 from India). The player just above Naseem in this list shares his first name with him at 8th position. Naseem-ul-Ghani, also a Pakistani, made his Test debut against West Indies in January 1958, when he was 16 years and 248 days old.
- On 6 December 2019, he was given the 2020 . was included in the Pakistan team for ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup,
- In mid-December 2019, he held the record for taking 5 wickets in the second innings of the second Test match of Pakistan’s bilateral home series against Sri Lanka. His 5/31 spell in 12.5 overs helped Pakistan register a colossal 263-run victory and result in a 1-0 win in the 2-match series.
- This made Naseem the second youngest bowler (and youngest fast bowler) to take 5 wickets in a Test match at 16 years and 307 days. In a strange twist of fate, the only bowler to achieve this feat at a younger age than Naseem was the aforementioned Naseem-ul-Ghani (left-arm spinner), who recorded 5/116 against West Indies in March 1958. He was 16 years and 303 days old when he achieved the feat which means Naseem Shah missed the record by just 4 days.
- on 31st December 2019 pakistan cricket board (PCB), the governing body for the sport in the country, has released the 2020 . had withdrawn his name from the Pakistan team for ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, In January 2020, the organization issued a clarification that Naseem’s return had nothing to do with age-cheating, which is a frequent issue in the Indian subcontinent, especially in cricket. He had said that he did not want to spend Naseem at the Under-19 level as he had already proved his worth in senior international cricket.
- In February 2020, in the second innings of a home Test match against Bangladesh, he registered a hat-trick (taking 3 wickets in 3 consecutive balls). He became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in a Test match at the age of 16 years and 359 days. This was only the 45th time in the history of Test match cricket that a hat-trick was recorded and only the 5th time for a Pakistani bowler to do so. Wasim Akram (twice), was the first Pakistani bowler to achieve this feat before Abdul Razzaq and Mohammad Sami Naseem.
Featured image by Naseem Shah / Instagram