Naseem Shah – Has He Got The Ingredients To Be The Next Superstar?

Naseem Shah played his first international game in 2019 at the young age of 16. The young pacer impressed everyone with his extreme pace. At that time Naseem used to play test matches for Pakistan but on 16 August 2022 Naseem finally got a chance to play white ball cricket and made a fantastic debut in his ODI career. The young fiery pacer played his first international T20I match against India in Asia Cup 2022 in the absence of Shaheen Afridi. Naseem put up a fantastic performance in that match and has been bowling brilliantly in the past few years. The question is: Can Naseem become the next superstar?

Naseem Shah’s Performance In Test Matches


Naseem Shah has played 15 test matches against the toughest sides like Australia, England, New Zealand and other teams in both home and away conditions. Naseem has taken 42 wickets and conceded 1518 runs. The young pacer has an average of 34.14 and bowled with an economy of 3.70. The 19-year-old has 21.11% of team wickets and he has also taken five wickets in an inning. The young fiery pacer is improving day by day.

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Naseem Shah’s Performance In ODI Matches


Naseem Shah has played four ODI matches and he has taken 15 wickets with a great economy of 4.67. The 19-year-old has a great bowling average of 11.20. Naseem has already taken two five wickets hauls in just four matches. The young pacer already owns 40.54% of the team’s wickets.

Naseem Shah’s Performance In T20I Matches


Naseem Shah has played 16 T20I international matches against the most powerful teams like India, England, New Zealand, South Africa and the like. The right-handed fast bowler has taken 14 wickets with a decent economy rate of 7.17. He has an average of 30.29 and he has taken wickets of some dangerous batsmen like Surya Kumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Finn Allen, KL Rahul and many more.

Ingredients that can turn him into a potential Superstar:

Naseem Shah had a superb last year and he has been Pakistan’s leading pace bowler due to the injury of Shaheen Afridi. Naseem has achieved many records at the young age of 19 and he has also played the world cup as a leading pace bowler for Pakistan. The 19-year-old is the youngest fast bowler to take a five-wicket haul and a hat trick in the test match. The right-handed pace bowler also helped Pakistan to reach the finals of the Asia cup and the World Cup with his timely contributions in bowling. Naseem has the ability to swing the ball and bowl regularly at a pace of 145 kph with different variations. This assures his bright future and he has a great chance to become a superstar.
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