Born on August 12, 1989 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Shahbaz Nadeem is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler, who played for Bihar Under-14 side and currently plays for Jharkhand and Delhi Daredevils.
Even before he made his first-class debut, Nadeem was seen as the next big left-arm slow bowler. He has a classical, flowing lefty’s action, is naturally inclined to bowl round the wicket to right-hand batsmen, and has the boldness to experiment with varying degrees of loop. In addition, he is an athletic fielder and a fixture at point for his state and the East Zone side.
He came into the reckoning with a nine-wicket haul against Sikkim in an Under-15 game in 2002. His first-class debut earlier this season was impressive, but he found himself under the hammer against Australia in the Under-19 one-dayers, and played only one match in the Under-19 World Cup.
In the 2012 IPL season, Nadeem made a breakthrough in the Delhi Daredevils team with impressive performances. He was also one of the seven players nominated for IPL Rising Star of the year award.
Nadeem is a consistent performer for Jharkhand and a regular member of India A teams from last 2 years.
Nadeem recently toured South Africa with the India-A team and had a decent outing there, took wickets and scored some runs while batting at lower-order. For performing consistently at the higher levels, Nadeem has got the National selectors nod by being picked in the 30-member probables for T20 World Cup.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. Who scored century for India in the first match of the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand?
2. For which team Naman Ojha played in Indian Premier League (IPL) Season-6?
3. Who emerged top scorer for New Zealand in the second ODI of the ongoing series against India?
4. Name the team which lifted the title trophy of 2nd Christmas Soccer Championship, organized by Christian Sports Organisation, J&K recently?
5. Who is TA Shekar?
Answers of the last week:
1. Shahbaz Nadeem 2. Mumbai Indians 3. Brendon McCullum 4. Parvez Rasool & Omar Nazir 5. Former Australian Fast Bowler.
The best entry of this week was received from Sunil Kumar, Krishna Nagar, Jammu.
The other entries of the week were from Kewal Krishan, Talab Tiloo, Jammu; Ajay Sharma, New Plots, Jammu; Pritam Singh, Domana, Jammu; Dheeraj Sharma, Patoli Brahmana, Jammu; Sanjay Dhar, Lane-1, H No-3, Upper Laxmi Nagar, Sarwal, Jammu and Tushar Mahajan, H No 55 Lower Laxmi Nagar Sarwal, Jammu.
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