Shahbaz Nadeem

Shahbaz Nadeem
ind India
Nick name
Shahbaz Nadeem
Batting style
Left Hand Bat
Bowling style
Left-arm orthodox spin
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
August 12, 1989

A left-arm spinner with a classical action, Shahbaz Nadeem hails from the Steel City of Bokaro. Unlike most modern-day spinners, Nadeem isn’t afraid to toss the ball up and bait the batsmen. The left-arm spinner, whose dream was to become a fast bowler like his childhood idol Wasim Akram, played a decisive role in Delhi Daredevils’ win over Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012. He has been consistently putting up impressive performances in the domestic circuit as well and leads Jharkhand in the absence of Varun Aaron. He finished as the highest wicket-taker with 51 scalps in the 2015-16 season of the Ranji Trophy. He was signed by the Delhi Daredevils prior to IPL 2011 and bought back in the 2014 Auction. The spinner continues to be part of the franchise from Delhi.

A left-arm spinner who relies on flight, Shahbaz Nadeem took 51 wickets in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy, becoming the sixth bowler to claim fifty or more wickets in a Ranji season. His highlight performance during that rich season came against Kerala when he picked up 7 for 64 to stud Jharkhand’s big win in Malappuram.

Nadeem, who has been part of India A sides, has also had a few stints as Jharkhand’s captain. He made his first-class debut in 2004 and starred in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy with 42 wickets at an average of 25.97 in nine matches. He extended his domestic form into the 2013 IPL, taking nine wickets in 12 matches for Delhi Daredevils at a sub-six economy. Nadeem has been a frequent presence in Daredevils’ bowling attack since 2011, and was retained by the franchise for the 2016 season.

Indian Premier League 2016


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