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 the batsmen. The left-arm spinner, whose dream was to become a fast bowler like his childhood idol WasimAkram.
He made his career’s first class debut in 2004 and starred in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy with 42 wickets at an average of 25.97 in nine matches. He extended his domestic form into the 2013 IPL, taking nine wickets in 12 matches for Delhi Daredevils at a sub-six economy.
He has been consistently putting up impressive performances in the domestic circuit as well and leads Jharkhand in the absence of Varun Aaron. He finished as the highest wicket-taker with 51 scalps in the 2015-16 season of the Ranji Trophy.