Full Name

Mohammed Shami Ahmed

Born

September 03, 1990, Amroha, Uttar Pradesh

Age

31y 96d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

Mohammed Shami was India's leading fast bowler in the 2015 World Cup in Australia, when the team marched into the semi-finals and picked up 77 out of 80 wickets on offer. It was later revealed that he had played through that entire tournament - and the preceding Test series against the hosts, essentially four months - through a knee injury. His success can be attributed to his pace, accuracy and primarily his skill in moving the ball - both old and new.

There were plenty of frustrating times as well. Shami was hopeful of a return to the Indian team in early 2016, but a hamstring injury ruled him out a limited-overs tour of Australia and the Asia Cup in February. He was selected in a 15-man squad for the World T20 in March, but was unable to break into the XI having spent a year out of international cricket.

Shami hails from Uttar Pradesh, but plays first-class cricket for Bengal from where he was noticed. He had played only 15 first-class and 15 List A games when he was drafted into India's ODI team to play Pakistan in Delhi in January 2013. He showed the faith wasn't misplaced and returned figures of 9-4-23-1 in a 10-run win, thus becoming only the eighth bowler, and the first Indian, to bowl four or more maiden overs on his ODI debut. His Test debut, which happened in November that year against the touring West Indies, was even more spectacular. He reverse-swung the old ball appreciably, and at good pace, in the two-match series to take 11 wickets at 16.54. In the summer that followed in England, Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, recorded the second-highest 10th wicket partnership for India in Tests, when they put on 111 runs against England in Nottingham.

Shami's quick promotion to international cricket was the result of impressive performances in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy: in five matches he took 28 wickets at 21.35, including two ten-wicket hauls, against Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad. He has also enjoyed early success in the Twenty20 format, picking up 14 wickets in his first eight domestic Twenty20 games, and was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2011 IPL season. He got his first game for them in 2013, and was acquired by Delhi Daredevils in 2014, who retained him in 2016 despite his missing the entire 2015 season with injury.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test54102980153761956/569/11827.563.2950.21150
ODI7978404437931485/695/6925.625.6227.3910
T20I1717357568183/153/1531.559.5419.8000
FC781461478680252987/7911/15126.923.2549.616112
List A110109556451052055/695/6924.905.5027.11310
T20117117248734511364/244/2425.378.3218.2100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test54732359056*11.8076477.22026121130
ODI793817161257.6619482.9800127280
T20I172200*-0-000010
FC781063288956*12.01128569.18029030190
List A1106121341268.5236892.66002816410
T20117311781215.788793.100062220
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Mohammed Shami struck an early blow for India
Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket of Jos Buttler with Virat Kohli
Mohammed Shami stepped up at the death once again
Mohammed Shami appeals for the wicket of Eoin Morgan
Mohammed Shami accounted for Quinton de Kock
Mohammed Shami is mobbed by his team-mates