Mohammad Nawaz is a Pakistan-based cricketer who was among the 30-players to get a central contract by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) in 2018 for season 2018-2019. He was passionate about playing cricket and quit his studies to learn cricket.
He then started playing cricket at the young age of fourteen and has a brilliant international and domestic cricket career. Quetta Gladiators bought him in 2016 for PSL, and at the tournament’s end, he was declared the 4th highest wicket-taker. This article carries all the information about him, including Mohammad Nawaz Biography.
|Major Teams::||Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan A, Pakistan, Rawalpindi Schools, Rawalpindi Under-19s, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Balochistan, Rawalpindi Under-16s, Rawalpindi|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Date:||21 March 1994|
|Place:||Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Bowling Style:||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Batting Style:||Left-hand bat|
|Matches:||Test 3, ODI 9, Twenty20 5,|
|Wickets :||Test 5, ODI 11, Twenty20 3,|
|Bowling Average:||Test 12.50 ODIs 23.83|
|Batting Average:||Test 29.40, ODIs 32.90, T20I 38.33,|
|Test Debut:||Pakistan v West Indies at Dubai (DSC), Oct 13-17, 2016 scorecard|
|Test Last:||Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI Debut:||Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), Aug 18, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI Last:||Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2017 scorecard|
|T20 Debut :||Pakistan v United Arab Emirates at Dhaka, Feb 29, 2016 scorecard|
|T20 Last:||Pakistan v West Indies at Abu Dhabi, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard|
|T20 Shirt no.:||21|
|First-Class Debut:||Habib Bank Limited v National Bank of Pakistan at Lahore, Oct 3-6, 2012 scorecard|
|First-Class Last :||Cricket Australia XI v Pakistanis at Cairns, Dec 8-10, 2016 scorecard|
|List A Debut:||Sialkot Stallions v Rawalpindi Rams at Sialkot, Mar 8, 2012 scorecard|
|List A Last:||Punjab (Pakistan) v Sindh at Rawalpindi, Apr 27, 2017 scorecard|
|Domestic team:||Years Team 2012-2015 Rawalpindi Rams 2014-present National Bank of Pakistan 2016-Present Quetta Gladiators|
Mohammad Nawaz Biography
Nawaz is a passionate and unmatched cricketer who sacrificed his education to pursue his career in cricket. He started playing cricket at the young age of fourteen as a middle-order batsman and a medium to the fast, left-arm bowler.
A performance of sixty runs for the Rawalpindi squad against the team of Sialkot in an under-sixteen tournament held in 2008 led him to take his place in the Pakistani team for the International Under-fifteen championship held in West-Indies.
With the support of team manager Haroon Rasheed and coach Ameer Akbar, he started changing his bowling pattern to left-arm spin on Caribbean’s slow pitches and turned himself into a spin-bowling all-rounder. He made three 1st-class centuries & seven half-centuries in his 1st 4-seasons following his 1st-class debut played in 2012, totalling 1440 runs & secured 44 wickets.
Nawaz Date of Birth
He opened his eyes on 21st March 1994 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Education of Nawaz
He attended Rawalpindi’s FG Boys School but decided to stop pursuing higher education to concentrate on cricket.
Mohammad Nawaz Wife
He got married in 2018 to a South African lady Izdihaar Nawaz. The ceremony took place in Capetown.
International Cricket Career
He played his 1st T20I for Pakistan against UAE (United Arab Emirates) in Asia Cup 2016 on 29th Feb 2016. After being named to bowl by team captain Afridi, he was hit for thirty-eight runs in three overs. The head coach, Waqar Younis, criticized Shahid for this.
On 18th Aug 2016, he played his 1st ODI (One Day International) for his country against Ireland and made a half-century. In Sep 2016, he was declared ‘Man of Match’ in the final of the National Twenty20 Cup 2016 to 2017. He played his 1st Test match for his country against West Indies held in Dubai on 13th Oct 2016.
He was added to the list of 4-reserve cricketers for Pakistan’s England tour during the pandemic COVID-19 in June 2020.
T20 & Domestic Career
Purchased by Gladiators
Quetta Gladiators purchased him for PSL (Pakistan Super League) 2016. In his 1st match for Quetta held against Islamabad United, he secured four wickets for thirteen runs in four overs. At the end of the tournament, he was declared 4th highest wicket-taker.
ICC World T20 Squad
His brilliant performance in PSL’s initial phase led him to be added to Pakistan’s 2016 ICC (International Cricket Council) World T20 team. His performance in season 2016 led him to be retained in the team for season 2017. He ended this season with ten wickets in the ten games he played.
Performed for Baluchistan Team
He was selected as vice-captain of the Baluchistan team for Pakistan Cup 2018. He secured the most wickets for his team during that tournament with 9-dismissals in 4-games.
Selected in Different Squads
In Sep 2018, he was added to Balkh’s team in the 1st edition of the APL (Afghanistan Premier League) tournament. In 2019 he was added to the squad of the Federal Areas for Pakistan Cup 2019. He was named to perform for the “Edmonton Royals” franchise squad in the Global Twenty20 2019 tournament.
He was named to perform for Belfast Titans in 2019 in Euro Twenty20 Slam’s inaugural edition. However, this tournament got cancelled next month. In Sep 2019, his name was added to the team for Cape Town Blitz (South-African franchise squad) squad for the MSL 2.0 (Mzansi Super League 2019) tournament.
That same month Nawaz was added to Northern’s team for the Quaid-e-Azam trophy 2019 tournament. In Nov 2019, he got selected to perform for Rajshahi Royals (Bangladeshi Franchise T20 squad) in BPL (Bangladesh Premier League) 2019-2020. In Jan 2021, he was made Northern’s captain for the 2020 to 2021 Pakistan Cup.
- Rawalpindi Rams
- Edmonton Royals
- Pakistan A
- National Bank of Pakistan
- Pakistan Under-15s
- Pakistan Under-23s
- Quetta Gladiators
- Pakistan Under-19s
- Rajshahi Royals, Rawalpindi
Social Media Handles
His social media account include