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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami

Full NameMohammed Shami Ahmed

BornSeptember 3, 1990

Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)


RoleRight-arm fast-medium bowler


ODIs 77 36 147 180 17 7.74 81.67 0 0 25 11 6 27 0
TESTs 49 64 497 647 20 11.30 76.82 0 1 51 50 20 11 0
T20s 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ODIs 77 76 655 3661 144 25.42 5.59 69/5 1 0
TESTs 49 94 1482 4925 180 27.36 3.32 56/6 5 0
T20s 11 11 39 382 12 31.83 9.63 38/3 0 0

Mohammed Shami started his early training under Badruddin in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad. A few years later he moved to Kolkata and was selected for the U-22 Bengal side.

Table of Contents

  1. Biography - About Mohammed Shami
  2. Mohammed Shami - Along the Years
  3. Records
  4. Career
  5. Family

Biography - About Mohammed Shami

After going through a tough grind through the ranks, he got his chance to represent Bengal at the Ranji Trophy. After this, Shami proved to be one of the stand-out performers in the domestic circuit.

After making an impressive debut against Pakistan cricket team in 2013, Shami slowly became the regular part of the Indian pace attack in Tests as well as ODIs.

Mohammed Shami - Along the Years

201020First-class debut for Bengal
201323ODI debut against Pakistan
201323Test debut against West Indies
201424T20I debut against Pakistan
201424IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils
201525Selected for the 2015 World Cup
201929Claimed his 100th ODI wicket
201929Took a hat-trick in the 2019 World Cup


Shami took 9 wickets in his debut Test match in 2013, the most by an Indian pacer on debut.

On 23 January 2019, Shami became the fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets. Later that year, on 22 June, he became the second Indian to take a hat-trick in a World Cup match.


Domestic Career

At the age of fifteen years, Md. Shami started training under the guidance of Badruddin Siddique in Moradabad. Shami failed to make it to the Uttar Pradesh U-19 team and then moved to Kolkata. In Kolkata, he started playing for the Dalhousie Cricket Club where he was noticed by Debabrata Das, a former Cricket Association of Bengal assistant secretary.

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Das sent Shami to Mohun Bagan Club, where Sourav Ganguly once saw him bowling and was impressed by his skills. In 2010, Shami made it to the Bengal team and made his first-class debut against Assam, picking up three wickets.

IPL Career

Shami was signed for the 2014 IPL season by Delhi Daredevils and was retained for the 2015 season as well. In 2018, he was bought again by Delhi Daredevils. The next season, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crores and was the highest wicket-taker of the team in 2019.

International Career

ODI Career

Shami was selected for India National Cricket Team’s ODI series against Pakistan in 2013 based on an excellent performance in the domestic circuit. In 2014, Shami picked up 11 wickets against New Zealand in a series with an average of 28.72. The same year, he became the second-fastest Indian to take 50 ODI wickets. In the ODI series against England, he took eight wickets and showed great discipline in his bowling. For his performances in 2014, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC.

India v Afghanistan - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Shami was named for the 2015 ICC World Cup squad in which he took 17 wickets with an average of 17.29. In 2015, he was once against a part of ICC’s World ODI XI. In 2019, Shami became the fastest Indian to reach the 100 wicket milestone in ODI. During the 2019 ICC World Cup, Shami took a hat-trick against Afghanistan and became only the second Indian to do so in a World Cup match.

Test Career

Shami made his Test debut in 2013 against West Indies cricket team. He took 9 wickets in his debut match, the most by an Indian fast bowler on debut. H was a part of the 2104-15 Border Gavaskar Trophy where he took 15 wickets.

T20I Career

Shami made his T20I debut against Pakistan in the opening match of the 2014 World T20 and took his maiden wicket in the form of Umar Akmal. He was later on dropped from the tournament and never really played a lot of T20I matches, having made just seven t20I appearances in his career.


Shami’s father, Tousif Ali was a farmer and also a fast bowler in his youth.It was he who took Shami to Badruddin Siddique after recognising Shami’s talents in fast bowling. Mohammed Shami has four siblings and all of them aspired to be a fast bowler in their early days.

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