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Mohammed Shami


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BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 64 30 132 154 14 8.25 85.71 0 0 25 10 6 21 0
TESTs 40 56 433 582 17 11.10 74.40 0 1 51 45 16 9 0
T20s 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 64 63 548 2991 117 25.56 5.45 35/4 0 0
TESTs 40 77 1260 4254 144 29.54 3.38 56/6 4 0
T20s 7 7 23 250 8 31.25 10.56 38/3 0 0
ABOUT

Mohammed Shami is a professional cricketer who plays for India at the international level and Bengal at the domestic level. He was born on 9 March 1990 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a right arm fast medium bowler. He is known for his ability to generate pace and swing with the old ball.


Background


Shami comes from a very small village. His father, who is a farmer also wanted to be a fast bowler in his younger days. In fact, he has three brothers and all of them also wanted to be fast bowlers.


When Shami was 15 years old, his father recognized his bowling ability and took him to coach. His father sent him to Kolkata when he failed to make it to the Under-19 team of Uttar Pradesh. Soon, he started playing for the Dalhousie Athletics Club and made his way into the Bengal Under-22 team. In 2010, he made his way into the Bengal Ranji squad.


Debut



Shami made his debut for India in the third ODI against Pakistan in Delhi on 6 January, 2013. He performed decently with figures of 1-23 in 9 overs. Shami made his test debut against West Indies in 2013 at Eden Gardens. He picked up 9 wickets in the match.


In T20 internationals, he made his debut against Pakistan in the opening match of 2014 World T20 on 21 March, 2014.


Rise to Glory


Shami rose to prominence very quickly. His ability to maintain a slow economy rate in ODIs was noticed by everyone. Also, he picked up a 5-wicket haul on his Test debut and nine wickets in total, the most by an Indian bowler on debut. Also, his ability to reverse swing the old ball attracted applause from everywhere after his first Test match. He was also a part of the 2015 World Cup squad.


Low points


His low patch came recently in 2018 and is still continuing. His promising career is overshadowed by his wife’s allegations of sexual harrassment.


Club career


Shami has played in the Indian Premier League for different teams. He was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2011 and was retained for the next two seasons as well. He was also a part of the 2012 IPL winning squad.


In the 2014 season, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for a handsome amount of 4.25 crores but managed to play only a few matches due to injury. In 2018, he has been bought by Delhi Daredevils again.


Records


Shami holds the record of being the second fastest Indian bowler to fifty ODI wickets. Also, he is the bowler to take maximum wickets on his Test Debut as an Indian.

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