Shahid Nazir

Shahid Nazir (Cricketer)

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Shahid Nazir  (born 4 December 1977, Faisalabad, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer.Shahid Nazir was one of those efficient domestic players who wilted on the international front. A skiddy right-arm pace bowler, Nazir relied more on seam movement off the deck rather than swing. He snared a 5-fer on his Test debut in 1996 and followed it up with some good displays, which helped Pakistan win the tri-nation tournament, Down Under the same year

Title Description
Name: Shahid Nazir
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Date: 4 December 1977
Place: Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Captain
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Matches: 13 in Tests & 17 in ODIs
Wickets : 34 in Tests & 19 in ODIs
Bowling Average: 31.88 in Tests & 34.15 in ODIs
Batting Average: 9.08 in Tests & 25.00 in ODIs
Best Bowling: 5/53 in Tests & 3/14 in ODIs
Catches/Stumpings: 5/– in Tests & 4/– in ODIs
Balls Bowled: 1994 in Tests & 810 in ODIs
Runs Scored: 109 in Tests & 25 in ODIs
Test Debut: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, Oct 17-21, 1996
Test Last: South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Jan 26-28, 2007
ODI Debut: England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Sep 1, 1996
ODI Last: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Feb 19, 2000
Top Score: 40 in Tests & 8 in ODIs
First-Class Debut: 1995/96
First-Class Last : Dec 8-11, 2011
List A Last: Mar 21, 2012
Domestic team: Faisalabad, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Habib Bank Limited, ICL Pakistan XI, Lahore Badshahs, National Bank of Pakistan, Northumberland


Early Career

Shahid Nazir Well Bowlled

Shahid Nazir Well Bowlled

His pace and ability to swing and seam the ball, extravagantly in helpful conditions, meant he played a vital part in Pakistan's only triangular triumph in Australia (the Carlton & United series in 1996-97) in the final stages though his contribution was overshadowed by the emergence of Mohammad Zahid and the blistering pace he generated earlier in the tournament. Essentially that period - match-fixing rife, Wasim and Waqar in confrontation, Aaqib Javed on the decline and splits in the team - marked Nazir's best opportunity to cement a place for himself. He didn't and was soon plying his trade - albeit very successfully - on the domestic circuit. At some point, all that domestic success had to keep him in the frame, especially with Pakistan's first-choice pace attack after the 2003 World Cup so injury-prone. It eventually did with a recall to the squad in 2005; he didn't play any role for some time but with Pakistan missing three front-line pacers on the tour to England in 2006, there was always a chance that he would return. So it was, at the third Test at Headingley - a ground ideal for his brand of bowling - that Nazir returned to Test cricket, over seven years after his last Test.He made his Test debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura in 1996, and immediately received much criticism from the spectators whose local favourite Aaqib Javed he was thought to have replaced. However, the crowd soon got behind him as he took 5 wickets in the first innings.[1] Pakistan v Zimbabwe- Sheikhupura He played in a number of Test matches for Pakistan over the next 3 years, but appearances became more intermittent and he was dropped in 1999.

Tour of England

Shahid Nazir made a return to the national team on 8 June 2006 when he was officially added to the Pakistani squad for their tour of England after an injury to Shoaib Akhtar.[2] Shahid-Pakistan-squad- cricinfo

Indian Cricket League

In 2008, he signed with the Indian Cricket League and played for the Lahore Badshahs. Shahid Nazir has not played international cricket since January 2007.The emergence of Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul affected Nazir's hopes of a comeback, which he jeopardised further by joining the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League.With his international career failing to take off, the Faisalabad born bowler signed up for the rebel ICL.

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