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Shahbaz Ahmed Biography: An Incredible Journey to Cricket Stardom

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Shahbaz Ahmed, one of the best-known all-rounders in the IPL, was born on December 12, 1994, in Haryana’s Mewat region. He is most recognized for his participation in the IPL, domestic cricket, and club cricket. In addition, he excels in every format of the game. On October 17, 2020, Shahbaz played his maiden IPL game for the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad against the RR team. This left-arm spinner has made a mark with his impressive performances on the field. His journey in cricket has been nothing short of an inspiration, as he overcame several challenges to achieve his dream of playing for India. With his talent and determination, Shahbaz has established himself as one of the most promising young cricketers in the country. In this blog, we will look at Cricketer Shahbaz Ahmed’s career, stats, age, IPL- RCB, family, social media, etc.

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About Shahbaz Ahmed

Full Name Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed Age 28 Years
Gender Male
Sport Category Cricket
DOB 12 December 1994
Hometown Haryana
Height 5’’9
Weight 78 kg
Shahbaz Ahmed Batting Left-Handed
Shahbaz Ahmed Bowling Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
Role All-rounder
List A debut 20th Sep 2018 vs Jammu and Kashmir
First-class debut 14th Dec 2018 vs Hyderabad
IPL debut 17th Oct 2020 vs Rajasthan Royals
ODI debut 09th Oct 2022 vs South Africa
Shahbaz Ahmed IPL Team RCB (Rs 2.40 Cr in IPL 2023)
Teams played for India A, India, East Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Bengal 

Shahbaz Ahmed Family

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His father, Ahmed Jaan, is an SDM reader in Haryana, while his mother, Shabana Begum, is a housewife. He has a younger sister, Farheen, who is a government doctor. Shahbaz Ahmed had such a love for cricket that when his father asked him to study engineering, he refused, claiming that he was too busy playing cricket.


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Shahbaz Ahmed Cricket Career

After graduating in engineering, Shahbaz’ father’s childhood buddy Pramod Chandila accompanied Shahbaz to Bengal for the first time to play cricket. From then, he began competing in club cricket events. And, because of his strong performances in his home club tournament, he was allowed to compete in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the first time in 2018.

India Debut

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Shahbaz was picked as a replacement for the injured Washington Sundar in India’s ODI squad for their tour of Zimbabwe in August 2022. He was picked to India’s ODI team for their series against South Africa in October 2022. He made his One-Day International debut against South Africa on October 9, 2022.


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List A debut

On September 20, 2018, he made his List A debut for the Bengal team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against the Jammu and Kashmir squad. In List-A matches, cricketer Shahbaz Ahmed scored 791 runs and taking 38 wickets.

FC Debut

On December 14, 2018, he made his first-class debut against the Hyderabad domestic team. So far, Shahbaz played a total of 27 first-class matches, taking 82 wickets and scoring 1538 runs. 


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Cricketer Shahbaz Ahmed Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats of Shahbaz Ahmed
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 3 1 0 0 0 0.00 4 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 27 43 8 1538 116 43.94 2696 57.04 1 11 163 19 10 0
List A 36 26 8 791 107 43.94 830 95.30 2 4 50 29 8 0
T20 70 46 13 761 60* 23.06 600 126.83 0 2 48 33 32 0
  • Bowling Stats of Shahbaz Ahmed
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 3 3 156 125 3 2/32 2/32 41.66 4.80 52.0 0 0 0
FC 27 44 3843 1787 82 7/57 11/101 21.79 2.79 46.8 3 4 1
List A 36 36 1760 1347 38 4/58 4/58 35.44 4.59 46.3 1 0 0
T20 70 59 1026 1253 46 3/7 3/7 27.23 7.32 22.3 0 0 0

Shahbaz Ahmed IPL

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Cricketer Shahbaz Ahmed first appeared in the IPL auction in 2020, when he was selected for the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise for a base price of Rs. 20 lakhs. On October 17, 2020, he made his IPL debut against the Rajasthan Royals (RR). He made headlines when he got three wickets for 17 runs against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2020 IPL season. He also contributed some runs with his bat.

Shahbaz Ahmed was bought back by the RCB at the 2022 IPL Mega Auction and in IPL 2023, RCB retained him for Rs 2.40 Cr.

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Shahbaz Ahmed IPL Stats

  • Shahbaz Ahmed Batting & Fielding IPL Stats
YEAR MAT NO RUNS HS AVG BF SR 100 50 4S 6S CT ST
Career 37 6 321 45 16.89 274 117.15 0 0 21 12 18 0
2023 8 2 42 20* 10.50 39 107.69 0 0 3 1 5 0
2022 16 3 219 45 27.38 181 120.99 0 0 14 9 8 0
2021 11 0 59 14 8.42 53 111.32 0 0 4 2 4 0
2020 2 1 1 1* 0.00 1 100.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
  • Bowling IPL Stats | Shahbaz Ahmed
YEAR MAT BALLS RUNS WKTS BBM AVE ECON SR 4W 5W
Career 37 354 529 13 3/7 40.69 8.97 27.23 0 0
2023 8 24 57 0 0/6 14.25 0 0
2022 16 210 336 4 2/26 84.00 9.60 52.50 0 0
2021 11 84 92 7 3/7 13.14 6.57 12.00 0 0
2020 2 36 44 2 2/26 22.00 7.33 18.00 0 0

(data as per 3rd May 2023, Credit- IPLt20.com )


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Shahbaz Ahmed Facts

  • Cricketer MS Dhoni is Shahbaz Ahmed’s favorite.
  • He is the first Mewat player to sign a deal for the IPL.
  • His teammate considers him the heart of the Bengal team.
  • He represented the Gurugram cricket team for a few years.
  • Came into the limelight after his domestic performance.

Shahbaz Ahmed Social Media



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