Shahbaz Nadeem would made his test debut in the final test against South Africa in Ranchi. He was handed his debut on Saturday. He was called to join India’s Test squad on the eve of third and final test match with South Africa.
Who is Shahbaz Nadeem?
He’s a 30-year old left arm spinner and a consistent performer in the domestic cricket as well as India A tours. But he has been on the periphery of a call-up for the for the past few seasons despite being a performer.
Shahbaz Nadeem plays domestic cricket for Jharkhand and the good thing is that he’ll make his test debut in JSCA Stadium that is his home ground. His name was doing rounds for selection in Indian team since 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season.
Achievements of Shahbaz Nadeem
- He picked up 51 wickets in 2015-16 Ranji Trophy
- He was part of the India A team for West Indies tour
- He topped the list of wicket-takers during West Indies tour
- He took 15 scalps including 10 in the first game
In addition to the above-mentioned achievements Shahbaz Nadeem took 8-wickets in the two-four day matches for India A team against South Africa A prior to the West Indies series.
BCCI tweeted for Shahbaz Nadeem
BCCI welcomed the left-arm spinner in the Indian team with a tweet. Also, the Indian cricket organization congratulated Shahbaz Nadeem to make a successful debut in test cricket. He has been a top performer throughout his career and he has big dreams to play for India.