The Pakistani cricket squad now includes Naseem Shah. We have all seen great fast bowlers from Pakistan in the past, such as Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, Imran Khan, and others. Another young fast bowler from Pakistan is Naseem Shah.
He was born on February 15, 2003, in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s small town of Lower Dir. He goes by the name Naseem Abbas Shah. Since cricket is the most popular sport in Pakistan, he develops a liking for the game from an early age.
He began playing cricket at a young age with his older brothers; he was small, but even then, he was already a better player than his siblings and other players. To make his father pleased, Naseem Shah’s father insisted that his son finish his studies. The older brother of Naseem Shah noticed his talent and persuaded his father to allow him to play cricket. A few days later, his father agreed.
Naseem Shah Bio:
|Full Name||Naseem Abbas Shah|
|Age||19 years old (in 2022)|
|Date of Birth||February 15, 2003|
|Home Town||Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Average Speed||140 KPH – 150 KPH|
|Debut||21-11-2019 v Australia|
|Playing Position||Bowler (Right-arm Fast Bowling)|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)|
|Weight||78 kg (171 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Naseem Shah Net Worth:
His estimated net worth is unknown, according to some government sources, but it is believed to be between $100k and $1 million.
|Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|Pakistan Cricket Board Greens|
Naseem Shah Family:
|Mother||His mother passed away in November 2019|
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Actor||Shah Rukh Khan|
Naseem Shah Career:
On September 1, 2018, he made his first-class debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for the 2018–19 season.  On October 16, 2018, he made his List A debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited during the Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup for the 2018–19 season.
He was included in Central Punjab’s roster for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy competition in September 2019.
Prior to the 2019–20 National T20 Cup competition, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) named him one of the six players to watch in October 2019. On October 13, 2019, he played his first Twenty20 match for Central Punjab in the 2019–20 National T20 Cup.
He signed a contract with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in January 2022 to participate in English domestic competitions during the first half of the 2022 season.
He was acquired by the Welsh Fire in April 2022 for the similar English 2022 season of The Hundred. Shah had a shoulder injury in his debut game for Gloucestershire, forcing him to miss a month of competition.
He was included in Pakistan’s Test team for their series against Australia in October 2019. He participated in Pakistan’s three-day exhibition match against Australia A in November 2019.
On November 21, 2019, he played his first Test for Pakistan against Australia. He was included in Pakistan’s Test squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka the following month.
He recorded his first five-wicket haul in a Test match during the second game. He took a five-wicket haul in a Test match at the age of 16 years and 307 days, making him the youngest fast bowler and second-youngest bowler overall.
He was originally selected for Pakistan’s squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2020, however, following his standout Test cricket debut, he was dropped from the U19 roster. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) released a statement in January 2020 regarding Naseem’s departure from their U19 team.
They emphasized that the decision was made for cricket-related reasons and not because of age-related concerns, saying they had checked and confirmed the ages of all players who could join their U19 team.
He was included in a 29-person team for Pakistan’s visit to England in June 2020, which took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was named to Pakistan’s 20-man preliminary team for the Test matches against England in July.
He was added to Pakistan’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad on August 21 in preparation for the series against England. He was included in the 35-person Pakistani team for their November 2020 tour to New Zealand. He was selected for the Pakistan Shaheens team’s tour of Sri Lanka in October 2021.
- His bowling motion is similar to that of the renowned Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee, earning him the moniker “Lillee Shah” from his colleagues.
- He first gained attention after he was named to Pakistan’s squad for their forthcoming bilateral away test series against Australia in October 2019. He played his first test match the following month in Brisbane at the age of 16 years and 279 days.
- As a result, he was the ninth-youngest player in test match history. Unsurprisingly,all eight players listed above him on this ranking are from the Indian continent.