Pakistan’s Naseem Shah became the youngest Test cricketer to debut in Australia.
In the first Test of Australia and Pakistan series at Brisbane, Pakistan’s Naseem Shah became the youngest cricketer to make a Test debut in Australia and the 9th youngest in history of Test cricket.
Currently, Naseem Shah is 16 years old. Two weeks ago, in a practice match against Australia A Naseem took one wicket. Naseem Shah received his Test cap from the former Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis.
Naseem Shah is a right-arm fast bowler. Before making his debut in International cricket, Shah has played for domestic teams like – Quetta Gladiators and Central Punjab.
Naseem is not a 1st teenager to debut in Test cricket
Naseem Shah is not the first cricketer to make a debut in Test cricket. Before Shah, many cricketers have made a debut in Test cricket as teenager like – Mohammad Sharif, Hasan Raza, Prithvi Shaw, Sachin Tendulkar, Aaqib Javed, Mushtaq Mohammad, etc.
Naseem Shah is the 9th youngest to make a debut in International cricket. In the history of cricket, Pakistan’s Hasan Raza was the youngest who has made debut in International cricket at the age of 14. Raza had made his Test debut in 1996 and played only 7 Test matches in his career.
Will Naseem Shah perform on his debut?
Many cricketers like Naseem Shah has made their Test debut at an early age but very few got success. Some cricketers like – Sachin Tendulkar, Aaqib Javed has played International cricket for a long time. Most of the cricketers failed after making their International debut in teenage. Now the question will Naseem Shah perform on his debut or not?
History says every teenage cricketer except Prithvi Shaw has failed to perform in the debut match. Prithvi Shaw has scored a century in his debut match. Other cricketers like – Sachin Tendulkar, Aaqib Javed, Hasan Raza failed on their debut match.
On Day-1 of the 1st Test, Australia bowled out Pakistan on 240 runs. On Day-2, everyone’s eye will be on the debutant, Naseem Shah. All the cricketer fans, experts and former cricketers are excited to see Naseem Shah. Tomorrow, it will be a big challenge for Naseem Shah to show his talent at the International level on his first game.