|Bowls||Left-arm orthodox spin|
2012 Season Statistics
|Birth Date||12 August 1989|
A left-arm spinner with a classical action, Shahbaz Nadeem hails from the Steel City of Bokaro. Unlike most modern-day spinners, Nadeem isn’t afraid to toss the ball up and bait batsmen. The left-arm spinner, whose dream was to become a fast bowler like childhood idol Wasim Akram, has played a decisive role in Delhi Daredevils’ win over Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012. The youngster has been consistently putting up impressive performances in the domestic circuit as well. He led Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy 2012-13 season and was the highest wicket-taker for his team as well with 42 wickets. He was signed by the Delhi Daredevils prior to IPL 2011 and continues to play for the franchise.