Shahid Nazir is a former Pakistani cricketer who represented the national side from 1996-2007. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who played in Tests and One Day International matches. He made his Test debut in 1996, after which he brilliantly performed in various matches. This article has all the information about Nazir, including Shahid Nazir Biography.
|In Urdu:||شاہد نزیر|
|Date:||4th December 1977|
|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|
|Best Bowling:||5/53 in Tests & 3/14 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|
|First-Class Last :||Dec 8-11, 2011|
Shahid Nazir Biography
Shahid represented Pakistan in 15 Test matches and claimed 36 wickets. In his 28 innings, he bowled with an average and strike rate of 35.33 and 62, respectively. His best bowling figures in Tests are 5 for 53. He has a five-wicket haul in the longer format. Shahid also featured in 17 One Day Internationals, in which he took 19 wickets. He bowled with an impressive average economy rate of 4.80 runs per over with a bowling average of 34.15 and best figures of 3/14 in a 50-overs international career.
Shahid date of Birth
He was born on 04th December 1977 at Faisalabad, Punjab.
Shahid started his professional cricket from the 1995-96 domestic season. He bowled impressively from the start of his cricketing career and called in the national team.
- In his domestic career, Shahid has played in all formats, including T20s. He has featured in 130 first-class games and has taken 458 wickets with a bowling average of 21.18. His best bowling figures in this format are seven wickets for 39 runs. He also has a couple of half-centuries in the first-class. He has been a phenomenal bowler in the longer format and has a ten-wicket haul along with 18 five-wicket hauls.
- Shahid has appeared in 94 List-A matches and has claimed 123 wickets at an average of 24.66. He has taken four wickets two times and has once claimed five wickets in this form of the game. His best bowling figures in the List-A career is 5 for 30. He has also been part of 11 T20 matches in domestic cricket. Even though he has a short T20 career, but his stats are very impressive. Shahid has 15 T20 wickets with a decent bowling average of little over 14. Besides this, he has also bowled with an outstanding T20 economy of 6.43.
List of Teams
Besides representing Pakistan, Shahid has been part of various teams, including Habib Bank Limited, Faisalabad, National Bank of Pakistan, Gujranwala Cricket Association, Lahore Badshahs, ICL Pakistan XI, Northumberland and the rest.
International Career and Achievements
- Shahid made his first appearance in tests for Pakistan on 17th October 1996 at Sheikhupura. The match was between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. A fascinating incident happened with Shahid in the game. When the game started and he came to bowl, the spectators thought that he replaced Aqib Javed for the match, as it was Aqib’s home-ground. But Shahid bowled brilliantly and dismissed five batsmen in the first innings, which made the spectators like this young fast bowler.
- He took a total of seven wickets in the match and helped Pakistan clinching the victory. He played many matches from 1996 to 1999 but was then dropped and made a comeback in 2006. His last test came against South Africa on 26th January 2007. In this match, he picked up two wickets. He also played in One Day Internationals for Pakistan and made his debut on 01st September 1996 against England at Nottingham.
- He picked up two wickets for 47 runs in his quota of 10 overs. Shahid could only feature in One Day Internationals from 1996 to the year 2000. His last ODI came against Sri-Lanka on 19th February 2000. He went wicketless in that match and gave 48 runs in ten overs. After his international cricket, he continued to play domestic cricket.
Indian Cricket League
Shahid featured in the ICL and played for Lahore Badshahs and ICL Pakistan XI.