Mohammed Shami

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Mohammed Shami
Personal information
Full name Mohammed Shami Ahmed
Born (1990-03-09) 9 March 1990 (age 24)
Jonagar, West Bengal
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 279) 6 November 2013 v West Indies
Last Test 27-31 July 2014 v England
ODI debut (cap 195) 6 January 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI 11 October 2014 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 11
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010/11–present Bengal
2012–2013 Kolkata Knight Riders
2014–present Delhi Daredevils
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 9 35 27 60
Runs scored 99 73 329 193
Batting average 9.90 9.12 10.96 8.77
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 51* 19 51* 26
Balls bowled 1920 1797 5,609 3021
Wickets 32 66 103 113
Bowling average 36.31 25.78 29.71 24.02
5 wickets in innings 1 0 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 5/47 4/36 11/151 4/25
Catches/stumpings 1/– 10/– 7/– 22/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 12 Oct 2014

Mohammed Shami Ahmed (born 9 March 1990) is an Indian international cricketer who represents Bengal in domestic cricket.[1] He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in January 2013 where he bowled a record four maiden overs. He picked a five-wicket haul on his Test debut against West Indies in November 2013. He is a right-arm fast-medium swing and seam bowler, who bowls consistently around 140kmph mark which makes him deceptively potent fast bowler.[2][3][4]

Domestic career[edit]

Shami made his first-class debut in 2010 against Assam, picking up three wickets. He was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2011 Indian Premier League.

In the aftermath of good performance in the domestic season, he was selected for the West Indies-bound India A squad in 2012. He shared a match-winning partnership of 73 runs for the 10th wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara during India A's unofficial Test match against the West Indies A in June 2012.

During Ranji Trophy 2012–13, in a match against Hyderabad on a green top at Eden Gardens, he took 4/36 and 6/71, and scored 15* from 6 balls in the second innings to help his side win the match by 4 wickets, along with Wriddhiman Saha. He also took 7/79 and 4/72 against Madhya Pradesh at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, but in spite of that his side lost the match by 138 runs. It included a hat-trick in the first innings to wipe out the tail.

International career[edit]

ODI career[edit]

As a result of his good performances in the domestic matches, Shami Ahmed was selected for India's ODI series against Pakistan replacing his Bengal teammate Ashok Dinda[5] and subsequently made his debut in the third ODI at Delhi on 6 January 2013.[6] He returned tidy figures of 1/23 from 9 overs in a low-scoring game that India won by 10 runs.[7] He was selected for the Australian tour of India in October 2013. After sitting on the bench for the first 3 matches, he was given chance in the fourth match in which he took 3 wickets.

In the India tour of New Zealand in 2014, Shami picked 11 wickets in ODIs at an average of 28.72.

On 5 March 2014, in an Asia cup match against Afghanistan, Shami became the second fastest Indian to 50 ODI wickets (in 29 matches).

Test career[edit]

He made his Test debut against West Indies on 6 November 2013 in front of his home crowd at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. There, he took his maiden Test wicket – that of Kieran Powell – finishing with figures of 17-2-71-4 in the first innings of the Test match. In the second innings, his figures were 13.1-0-47-5. He had a dream debut, taking 9 wickets for 118 runs – the most by an Indian pacer on debut – surpassing Munaf Patel's 7 wickets for 97 runs in Mohali in 2006.

Shami showed that he could be handy with the bat when he scored 51* against England on 10 July 2014. His partnership of 111 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India post 457 in the 1st innings when India were struggling on 346-9. He also took the wicket of England captain Alastair Cook in the same match.

T20I career[edit]

He made his T20I debut on 21 March 2014 against Pakistan in the opening match of the World T20 and took the wicket of Umar Akmal. He played only 3 matches in this tournament.

Career milestones[edit]

Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

Shami Ahmed's Test 5-wicket hauls
No. Figure Match Overs Maidens Against H/A Venue Year Result
1 5-47 1 13.1 0  West Indies Home Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India 2013 Won

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