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Najaf Shah
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Najaf Shah

Pakistan|Bowler
Najaf Shah

INTL CAREER: 2007 - 2007

Full Name

Syed Najaf Hussain Shah

Born

December 17, 1984, Gojarkhan, Rawalpindi

Age

37y 43d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Although Najaf has been playing first-class cricket for seven years, it wasn't until the 2004-05 season when he grabbed over 60 wickets on the local circuit that he got noticed. The tall and well-built Najaf, one of the handful left-arm pacers that Pakistan has produced since the retirement of Wasim Akram, had been on the verge of international selection ever since.

Utlising his height well, Najaf extracts that extra bounce that has been a constituent of his success with the Pakistan U-17 and U-19 teams as well as Pakistan A on a few occasions. A consistent domestic performer for his native city of Rawalpindi as well as Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Najaf bagged another 60 wickets in the following domestic season and was duly selected for the Pakistan Academy and Patron's XI teams.

Yet another decent enough season with 36 wickets, this raw talent was sent off to Bangladesh with the Aademy team where his performance, and Pakistan's lack of artillery for the Abu Dhabi tour, saw him make his international debut. Although he went wicketless, and got whacked around towards the final overs, his bounce and movement that clearly troubled Sanath Jayasuria will ensure that he remains part of Pakistan's long-term plans even though he was dropped for the subsequent tour to Scotland to make room for the fit-again Shoaib Akhtar.

Faras Ghani (June 2007)

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI1160590---5.90-000
FC13424504115514777/5724.212.8251.3243
List A7939932934965/335/3330.564.4041.5110
T201818382536154/264/2635.738.4125.4100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI110000.0020.00000000
FC1341645012474010.9300340
List A7931910517*4.7721848.1600120
T20185220106.662290.90000120
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
PIA vs Sui Northern0 & 29*2/60 & 0/1012-Nov-2016FaisalabadFC
PIA vs Khan RL0 & 191/53 & 1/2305-Nov-2016SargodhaFC
PIA vs National Bnk34* & 253/5629-Oct-2016MultanFC
PIA vs FATA40 & 00/29 & 0/3915-Oct-2016SialkotFC
PIA vs Lahore W6 & 321/49 & 2/1907-Oct-2016LahoreFC

Photos


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Najaf Shah with the ball at the training camp
Najaf Shah headshot
Najaf Shah charges in under the guidance of Wasim Akram
Paul Collingwood is bowled by Najaf Shah for 34