Shahid Nazir

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Shahid Nazir
Personal information
Full name Shahid Nazir
Born (1977-12-04) 4 December 1977 (age 40)
Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 139) 17 October 1996 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 26 January 2006 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 107) 1 September 1996 v England
Last ODI 19 February 2000 v Sri Lanka
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 13 17
Runs scored 109 25
Batting average 9.08 25.00
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 40 8
Balls bowled 1994 810
Wickets 34 19
Bowling average 31.88 34.15
5 wickets in innings 1
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 5/53 3/14
Catches/stumpings 5/– 4/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 14 January 2007

Shahid Nazir (Urdu: شاہد نذیر) (born 4 December 1977, Faisalabad, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer.

He made his Test debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura in 1996, and immediately received much criticism from the spectators whose local favourite Aaqib Javed he was thought to have replaced. However, the crowd soon got behind him as he took 5 wickets in the first innings.[1] He played in a number of Test matches for Pakistan over the next 3 years, but appearances became more intermittent and he was dropped in 1999.

Shahid Nazir made a return to the national team on 8 June 2006 when he was officially added to the Pakistani squad for their tour of England after an injury to Shoaib Akhtar.[2]

In 2008, he signed with the Indian Cricket League and played for the Lahore Badshahs. Shahid Nazir has not played international cricket since January 2007.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "1st Test: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, Oct 17–21, 1996". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  2. ^ "Shahid Nazir named in Pakistan squad".
  3. ^ "Shahid Nazir". Cricinfo.
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