Chennai: In the first test played in Chennai against India against England, everyone was surprised to see that Ranchi bowler Shahbaz Nadeem suddenly got an entry instead of Chinese bowler Kuldeep Yadav. This is Shahbaz Nadeem’s second test match. Nadeem had previously played a test match against South Africa in Ranchi in 2019, in which he took 4 wickets.
Speaking of Kuldeep Yadav, he has so far taken 24 wickets in 6 tests for India. Kuldeep Yadav was also present with Team India on the Australian tour, but he stayed out of the entire series. Kuldeep Yadav played his last Test match in Sydney in 2019 against Australia. In this match, Kuldeep Yadav took 5 wickets in the heats.
Why is Shahbaz Nadeem a better spinner than Kuldeep?
Shahbaz Nadeem has taken 10 wickets five times and 19 wickets five times in his first-class cricket career so far. This is the reason why Shahbaz Nadeem was suddenly included in India’s lineup on Friday for the first test match against England. Nadeem, 31, has so far won 443 wickets in 117 first-class appearances with an average of 28.66. It took 151 wickets in 109 List A matches, while 110 wickets in 134 T20 matches, including 47 wickets in the IPL.
I did a great job in the Ranji Trophy
Nadeem has done the job of taking over 50 wickets in Ranji’s season twice. He is only the second player to do so in Ranji Trophy history. He took 51 wickets in Ranji’s 2015-16 season, playing for Jharkhand. After that, he took 56 wickets in Ranji’s next season – 2016-17. Previously, Kanwaljit Singh, spinner in Hyderabad, had taken 51 wickets in Ranji’s 1998-1999 season and 62 wickets in 1999-2000.
Nadeem’s dad wanted only one son to play cricket
Shahbaz Nadeem’s father, Javed Mehmood, retired from the post of DSP 5 years ago. Nadeem’s father, Javed Mehmood, left an impression of simplicity and honesty even when working in the police department. In an interview with a news channel, Nadeem’s father said that Nadeem was leading his class at Sant Xavier de Dhanbad school. Nadeem’s father said that despite his studies he encouraged Nadeem to play cricket. When Shahbaz Nadeem’s father was a policeman stationed in Dhanbad 19 years ago, he told his two sons that only one of them could play. The father didn’t want the two of them risking their lives pursuing something that didn’t guarantee a secure future.
Nadeem manages to move the ball to both sides with bowling spin.
Shahbaz’s father had said that his older brother Asad was the captain of the Bihar Under-15 team, but he convinced me to let Shahbaz play and finished his engineering studies himself and works today ‘hui at a reputable company in Delhi. Nadeem, who started playing cricket at the age of 11, made his way to the Under-14 team at the age of 13 after just two years of hard work. After that, he continued to perform well in the Under-17, Under-19 and Ranji squad. Nadeem manages to move the ball to both sides with the left arm bowling spin.