Full name Haseeb Hameed
Born January 17, 1997, Bolton, Lancashire
Current age 20 years 42 days
Major teams England, England Under-15s, England Under-17s, England Under-19s, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Lancashire Under-13s, Lancashire Under-14s, Lancashire Under-15s, Lancashire Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Education Bolton School
|Test debut||India v England at Rajkot, Nov 9-13, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Mohali, Nov 26-29, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Lancashire v Glamorgan at Manchester, Aug 21-24, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka A v England Lions at Dambulla, Feb 24-27, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|15, 14||Eng Lions||v Sri Lanka A||Dambulla||24 Feb 2017||FC|
|4, 0||Eng Lions||v Sri Lanka A||Pallekele||17 Feb 2017||FC|
|6, 39||Eng Lions||v SL Pres. XI||Moratuwa||12 Feb 2017||Other|
|9, 59*||England||v India||Mohali||26 Nov 2016||Test # 2238|
|13, 25||England||v India||Visakhapatnam||17 Nov 2016||Test # 2235|
|31, 82||England||v India||Rajkot||9 Nov 2016||Test # 2232|
|57||England XI||v BCB XI||Chittagong||16 Oct 2016||Other|
|16||England XI||v BCB XI||Chittagong||14 Oct 2016||Other|
|17, 27||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||20 Sep 2016||FC|
|0, 25*||Lancashire||v Middlesex||Manchester||12 Sep 2016||FC|
Lancashire had not produced an England opening batsman since Michael Atherton played his last Test in 2001, but Haseeb Hameed ended that run when he made his Test debut against India in Rajkot in November 2016 at the age of 19. Such an accolade had long been predicted for the Bolton-born Hameed, who was tipped for great things from an early age. Even before he had struck a ball in Test cricket, he was dubbed "Baby Boycott" by his England colleagues, testament to a disciplined and unflappable style which identified him as a bit of a throwback.
Hameed's Test debut was an impressive affair. He made 31 and 82 in a methodical manner that invited hopes that, at the tenth time of asking, he could become the opening partner for Alastair Cook that England had sought since the retirement of Andrew Strauss. His maiden Test 50 brought tears in the stand from his father Ismail, whose obsessive coaching since childhood had helped to hone a player of considerable worth. It was an appropriate place for his Test debut: although he was a born-and-bred Lancastrian, his roots could be traced back to Gujurat and his brother, Numan, had got married in the State a few days earlier.
Hameed was justifiably regarded as one of the outstanding young batsmen in the country after setting records in his first full season of Championship cricket in 2016. He became the youngest batsman to score 1000 runs for Lancashire - eclipsing Atherton - the fifth-youngest to score 1000 in a season for the county and the first to score a hundred in each innings of the Roses match. "Hameed is one of the best young players I've seen in a long time," was the verdict of the opposing captain, Yorkshire's Andrew Gale.
Having developed a reputation for prolific scoring with England U-19s, Hameed blossomed late in the 2015 season when he made an outstanding 91 in only his third Championship match, batting for all but three overs of the final day against Surrey at Old Trafford, leading Ashley Giles, Lancashire's director of cricket, to compare him to Jonathan Trott.
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