Naseem Shah biography

Naseem Shah (born February 15, 2003) is a Pakistani international cricketer. In October 2019, at the age of 16, he was called up to the Pakistan cricket squad for a Test series against Australia.
He made his international debut for Pakistan against Australia in November 2019, becoming the ninth-youngest player to do so in Test cricket. In December 2019, during the second Test against Sri Lanka, he became the second-youngest bowler to capture five wickets in a Test match, as well as the youngest pace bowler. In the first Test against Bangladesh in February 2020, he became the youngest bowler in Test history to take a hat-trick.

Naseem Shah

Early and personal life

Naseem comes from Mayar Jandool, a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, and was born into a Pashtun family.

His father, Abbas Shah, opposed his intention to play cricket, preferring that he focus on his studies. Naseem eventually completed his studies through the ninth grade, at which point his father encouraged him to pursue job abroad. His mother died in 2019, only one day before his Test debut at the age of sixteen.

He has two sisters and four brothers, including his younger brother, Hunain Shah, a first-class fast bowler. His youngest brother, Ubaid Shah, is also a fast bowler, making his Under-19 debut in October 2023 and being named for the Under-19 Asia Cup in December.

Domestic Career

He made his first-class debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited in the 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on September 1, 2018. He made his List A debut for Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited on October 16, 2018, during the 2018-19 Quaid-e-Azam One Day Cup.

In September 2019, he was nominated to the Central Punjab squad for the 2019-20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.In October 2019, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) designated him one of six players to watch for the 2019-20 National T20 Cup. He made his Twenty20 debut for Central Punjab on October 13, 2019, during the 2019-20 National T20 Cup.

Franchise career

PSL

He represented the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League from 2019 to 2023. He was traded to Islamabad United before of the 2024 season.

Other Leagues

On September 15, 2021, Naseem Shah got two key wickets in the final of the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL), helping the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots win their first CPL title.

He signed a contract with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in January 2022 to play in domestic tournaments in England during the first half of the season. In April 2022, he was acquired by the Welsh Fire for the 2022 season of The Hundred, also in England. However, Shah was sidelined for a month after suffering a shoulder injury in his first encounter for Gloucestershire.

International Career

In October 2019, he was picked to Pakistan’s Test team for the series against Australia. In November 2019, he played in Pakistan’s three-day warm-up match against Australia A. He made his Test debut for Pakistan against Australia on November 21, 2019. Many veteran cricketers praised his debut, including former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis and former England captain Michael Vaughan, who was delighted by the 16-year-old’s speed of 147 km/h (91.3 mph) in his first over. The next month, he was picked to Pakistan’s Test squad for a two-match series against Sri Lanka. In the second Test, he recorded his first five-wicket haul. At the age of 16 years and 307 days, he became the youngest fast bowler, and the second-youngest overall, to take five wickets in a Test.

He was initially chosen to Pakistan’s roster for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, however due to his strong start in Test cricket, he was removed off the U19 team. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) published a statement in January 2020 confirming Naseem’s withdrawal from the U19 squad. They repeated that decision was for cricketing reasons, not worries about his age, and that they had investigated and verified the ages of all cricketers eligible to play for their U19 team.

At 16 years and 359 days old, he became the youngest bowler to take a Test hat-trick against Bangladesh on February 9, 2020. In May 2020, the PCB handed him a central contract for the 2020-21 season.
In June 2020, he was nominated to a 29-man team for Pakistan’s tour of England for the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, he was named to Pakistan’s 20-man squad for the Test series against England. On August 21, he was picked to Pakistan’s Twenty20 International (T20I) team for the series against England. In November 2020, he was picked to Pakistan’s 35-man squad for their New Zealand tour. In October 2021, he was picked to the Pakistan Shaheens team for their trip of Sri Lanka.

In August 2022, he was picked for Pakistan’s ODI squad for their tour of the Netherlands. He made his ODI debut for Pakistan on August 16, 2022, against the Netherlands. Naseem took his first ODI wicket in the previous match.

Later that month, he was picked for Pakistan’s Twenty20 International team for the 2022 Asia Cup. He made his T20I debut on August 28, 2022, against India.

On September 7, 2022, Naseem Shah made history by delivering two sixes against Afghanistan, saving Pakistan from defeat and advancing to the finals.

In September 2022, he was picked for Pakistan’s Twenty20 International squad for England’s trip to Pakistan. In October 2022, Naseem was picked to Pakistan’s Twenty20 International team for the Tri-Series in New Zealand. Later in October, Naseem was picked to Pakistan’s Twenty20 International team for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He had a strong performance in the World Cup, helping Pakistan qualify for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final, but they lost.

In November 2022, he was picked to Pakistan’s Test team for England’s tour to Pakistan. Naseem got a shoulder injury after the first match, forcing him to miss the rest of the series.

In December 2022, he was nominated to Pakistan’s Test squad for New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan, followed by the ODI team in January 2023. In the first ODI against New Zealand, Naseem took his second and consecutive fifer.[citation needed]

In September, he was ruled out of the 2023 World Cup due to injuries.

In May 2024, he was picked to Pakistan’s squad for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Naseem Shah Age

His age is 21 years. He made his international debut for Pakistan against Australia in November 2019 at the age of 16, becoming the ninth-youngest player to participate in Pakistan’s inaugural Test.

Naseem Shah Height & Weight

The legendary cricketer is 1.7 metres tall and weighs 78 kilograms. His huge frame has significantly improved his bowling ability in the game.

Naseem Shah Net-Worth

Naseem Shah net worth is $1.5 million approx.

Naseem Shah Wife

According to rumors, Naseem has never married, had a girlfriend, or been in a relationship. He looks to be focused on his career right now, or perhaps he has simply decided to keep some elements of his life secret.

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