All About Shahbaz Ahmed And His Cricket Career

Shahbaz Ahmed Mewati (born December 12, 1994) is an Indian cricketer representing Bengal in local matches and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL (IPL). He bats left-handed and bowls all-round. On September 20, 2018, Shahbaz made his List A debut for Bengal in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy against the Jammu and Kashmir squad in Chennai. In his first match, he had figures of 1/22. He scored 27 runs and took one wicket in his first first-class match against Hyderabad.

On February 24 2019, he made his Twenty20 debut for Bengal against Haryana at Cuttack in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, picking up one wicket and delivering a crucial 12-ball 17 in the lower order that helped his team win by three wickets. Shahbaz has played 13 first-class matches, hitting 559 runs (four half-centuries) and collecting 37 first-class wickets at a 2.60 economy rate. He has 435 runs in 16 innings at an average of 39.54 in List-A cricket. With top statistics of 3/35, he has 18 List-A wickets to his name. In T20 cricket, he has 21 wickets at an economy rate of 6.84 and one fifty to his name in 23 innings. 

He became the seventh player from Bengal to capture a Ranji Trophy hat-trick in January 2021 against Hyderabad and the first since India pacer Mohammed Shami. He was picked to India A’s team for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019. Shahbaz made his domestic cricket debut for the Bengal cricket team on September 20, 2018, and his Indian Premier League debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020.

He is now playing domestic cricket for the Bengal squad and IPL cricket for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as of 2022. He has competed in various competitions, including the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Ranji Trophy, etc. Shahbaz scored 559 runs and took 37 wickets in 13 first-class matches, 435 runs and 18 wickets in 21 List A cricket games, and 212 runs and 28 wickets in 31 Twenty20 matches.  

Personal Information of Shahbaz Ahmed

Full NameShahbaz Ahmed
Home TownMewat, Haryana
Batting StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowling StyleLeft Arm Orthodox
HobbiesPlaying Cricket
Marital StatusUnmarried
Favourite ShortCover Drive
HeightIn centimeters- 175 cm
WeightKilograms (70) Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Background of Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed, a Haryana native, did not have an easy road to the big stage. During the early stages of his career, he had a few concerns with his address. On the other hand, Shahbaz did not look back after starting his career with Bengal. He likes batting, but he has been working on his bowling to improve his cricketing stock. Ravindra Jadeja, an Indian all-rounder, is Ahmed’s idol. This season, he is the eighth Bengal bowler to capture a hat-trick in the Ranji Trophy.

Shahbaz Ahmed Career in All Format

Domestic Career of Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed was born in Haryana, although he represents Bengal in domestic cricket. On September 20, 2018, Ahmed made his List-A debut in Chennai against the Jammu & Kashmir squad. In his first encounter, he responded with numbers of 1/22. Ahmed was soon given his first first-class cap against Hyderabad. He scored 27 runs and took one wicket for his team in the game. On February 24, 2019, Shahbaz made his T20 debut against Haryana at Cuttack. He retook one wicket and a crucial 12-ball 17 in the lower order, which helped his team win three wickets.

Shahbaz has scored 559 runs in 13 first-class matches, including four half-centuries. He’s also taken 37 first-class wickets at a 2.60 economy rate. He has 435 runs in 16 innings at an average of 39.54 in List-A cricket. He has 18 List-A wickets under his belt, with a high of 3/35. In T20 cricket, Shahbaz Ahmed has 21 wickets in 23 innings at a low economy rate of 6.84. In T20s, he has a batting strike rate of 119.20, and he has one fifty in the game’s shortest format.

IPL Career of Shahbaz Ahmed

The Royal Challengers Bangalore purchased him in the 2020 IPL auction ahead of the Indian Premier League. During the 33rd match of the 2020 Indian Premier League, he made his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals. Shahbaz was bowled out for a total of 18 runs. He collected a handful of wickets in as many games as he participated this season, having an economy rate of 7.33. Shahbaz grabbed three wickets in one over against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the sixth match of the Indian Premier League in April 2021, which his team finally won. Many critics praised him for his performances. He took a brace for ten runs against Rajasthan in the tournament’s second phase.    

Achievements of Shahbaz Ahmed

In the IPL 2020 auction, he was selected by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mike Hesson has been in contact with him since his signing. In the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy, he scored 61 not out against Rajasthan to help Bengal win by two wickets. He is the first Mewat player to sign an IPL deal.

Net Worth of Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed, a professional cricketer, earns between Rs.16 lakh and Rs.21 lakh each month. Shahbaz was sold for Rs.2.4 crore to IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022, while his introductory price was INR 20 lakh.

Social Media Handles of Shahbaz Ahmed

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What is the age of Shahbaz Ahmed?

27 years.

What is the salary of Shahbaz Ahmed?

Shahbaz Ahmed earns Rs.1.92 – 2.52 crore annually.

What is the height of Shahbaz Ahmed?

175 CM.