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, India
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 6 January 2015 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 195) 6 January 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI 17 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 12 36 27 61
Runs scored 166 73 396 193
Batting average 12.76 9.12 12.00 8.77
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 51* 19 51* 26
Balls bowled 2679 1852 6,368 3076
Wickets 47 68 118 115
Bowling average 36.14 26.09 30.49 24.23
5 wickets in innings 2 0 5 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 5/47 4/36 7/79 4/25
Catches/stumpings 1/– 11/– 7/– 23/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 10 December 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. He end the tournament with 9 wickets at 23.59.

After losing the Test series by 3-1 against England india won the ODI series by 3-1 in which shami took 8 wickets at 24.16. In 5th ODI he bowled a good spell in death overs with tight line and lengh & Midlle stump Yorkers. After that cricket pundits call him indian bowling future.[8]

Shami pick 10 wickets at 28.78 against West Indies in October 2014. In the 2nd ODI of the Series he get his best bowling in ODIs as he pick up 4 wickets for 36 runs in his 9.3 overs.

He was a part of 15 man Squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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.

After his imperesive debut he play tests against South Africa and New Zealand and pick 6 and 10 wickets respectively.

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. He not has a good Test series with the ball as he picked up only 5 wickets at 73.20 and a bowling strike rate of 115.

He was a part of 19 member squad for 2014-15 Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia Where he play 3 Matches. He has a good series as he pick 15 wickets at an average of 35.80. He get his second Test Five-for in sydney as he pick 5 wickets for 112 runs.

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
2 5-112 12 28.3 3  Australia Away Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia 2015 Match Drawn

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