Shahbaz Ahmed overview

Shahbaz Ahmed is an Indian cricketer who is an all-rounder. He is a slow left-arm orthodox and a left-hand batsman. He was born in Mewat Haryana on 12th December 1994. The small town, going by the statistics was reportedly the most backward district based on the indicators of health, education, and the development of basic infrastructure. Shahbaz moved to another district Palwal mainly to learn cricket in an academy. From there he had gone to Gurgaon to test his luck but chances ran out and Shahbaz moved to Bengal with the help of another cricketer Pramod Chandila who also represented Bengal.

Shahbaz, within a couple of months after he started playing for a Kolkata first division club in Bengal, had earned praise from expertise like VVS Laxman and Bengal coach Arun Lal also. Shahbaz was included in the 'Vision 2020' project under the mentorship of VVS Laxman and the 26-year old all-rounder revealed later that Laxman told him he wanted Shahbaz to play for Bengal in a manner Rabindra Jadeja plays for the Indian team and it was a great honor for him. Bengal coach Arun Lal also had an appreciation for Shahbaz commenting that the cricketer is full of energy and has proved himself also as one of the most useful cricketers for Bengal in recent times.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 2 1 1 1 1 0.0 1 100.0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 2 2 36 44 2 2/26 2/26 7.33 22.0 18.0 0 0

Early signs

Shahbaz Ahmed made his debut in first-class cricket for Bengal against Hyderabad in Ranji Trophy in 2018. He was not much impressive in his maiden appearance as Shahbaz scored only 27 runs off 59 deliveries and managed only one wicket at the cost of 43 runs in 20 overs. But as the days wore on, Shahbaz proved his nerve, especially when his Bengal fell in crisis. In the crucial Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan where Bengal needed 127 runs to win with five wickets in hand, Shahbaz scored a brilliant 112 to keep Bengal’s Ranji Trophy campaign alive, partnering with Anunushtup Mazumder and then with the tail-enders. In another Ranji Trophy tie against Punjab also, Bengal's innings ended in a mere 138. Shahbaz rose with the ball, scalping seven wickets in the first innings and four in the second innings. Punjab was bowled out while chasing the target of 190 to win. Shahbaz’s 11-wicket haul guided Bengal to the quarter-final. Shahbaz Ahmed has so far participated in 13 first-class matches and scored 559 runs at an average of 32.88 including four half-centuries and he has claimed 37 wickets including his best figure of 7 for 57 so far. Shahbaz has played 16 matches in the List ‘A’ cricket and scored 272 runs at an average of 38.85 including a century (107 which is his highest) and has bagged 10 wickets.

ODI Career

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Test career

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IPL career

Shahbaz Ahmed was bought by Royal Challengers' Bangalore ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the base price of Rs 10 lakh. He had obtained the scope of participating in 2 matches only in the League. He scored 2 runs and managed one wicket.

T20 Career

Shahbaz Ahmed has not yet obtained an opportunity to represent India in any format. He made his debut in the Twenty20 game against Haryana in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2019. Bengal won the match by 3 wickets. Shahbaz who was a little expensive with the ball, giving away 25 runs in 4 overs to manage one wicket, scored a useful 17 runs off 12 deliveries in the lower order. Shahbaz has claimed 180 runs from his 23 T20 matches so far with his best score of unbeaten 60 and managed 21 wickets.

ICC Trophies

Shahbaz relishes the reward from Laxman, ‘Rabindra Jadeja’ of Bengal.

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