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Syed Ali Shahul Hameed

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Haseeb Hameed
Personal information
Full nameHaseeb Hameed
Born (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 23)
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
  • England (2016)
Test debut (cap 674)9 November 2016 v India
Last Test26 November 2016 v India
Domestic team information
2015–2019Lancashire (squad no. 23)
2020–presentNottinghamshire (squad no. 99)
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA
Matches 3 63 19
Runs scored 219 2,907 556
Batting average 43.80 30.60 34.75
100s/50s 0/2 5/15 0/4
Top score 82 122 88
Balls bowled 42
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 4/– 35/– 3/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 August 2019

Haseeb Hameed (Gujarati: હાસિબ હમીદ; born 17 January 1997) is an English cricketer who currently plays for Nottinghamshire. He has previously played for Lancashire and England. Primarily a right-handed batsman, he also bowls right-arm leg spin, and predominantly fields at short leg. He made his debut for England aged 19 scoring 82 before he was ruled out of the series because of a finger injury

Early life[edit]

Haseeb Hameed was born in Bolton on 17 January 1997 to parents who emigrated from the Bharuch district of Gujarat, India, and raised as a Muslim.[1][2] His father Ismail is from Umraj village, a two-hour drive from Surat, and his mother Najma is also Gujarati.[citation needed] Hameed was educated at Bolton School, and helped them become the first school from the north of England to win the independent schools national championship.

Domestic career[edit]

Haseeb made his first-class debut for Lancashire against Glamorgan in August 2015, following Lancashire's decision to release batsman Paul Horton. Hameed replaced him and opened the batting alongside Karl Brown. He scored 28 in his first innings.[3] He played another three first-class matches that season and averaged 42 with a highest score of 91. In February 2016 Hameed signed a four-year contract for Lancashire ahead of the 2016 season.[4] He scored over 1,000 runs in that season, breaking Mike Atherton's record as the youngest Lancashire player to reach that landmark.[5] In September 2016 he was named in England's Test squad for their tour to Bangladesh.[6] His subsequent debut came in the following tour of India in which he scored a half century.

He made his List A debut for Lancashire in the 2017 Royal London One-Day Cup on 28 April 2017[7] and played a major role in Lancashire's victory [8]

In April 2019, as part of the Marylebone Cricket Club University fixtures, Haseeb scored a double century against Loughborough MCCU.[9]

In August 2019, Lancashire announced that Hameed would be released at the end of the season[10]; three months later he signed a two-year contract with Nottinghamshire.

International cricket[edit]

2016: India[edit]

Haseeb became the youngest debutant to open for England in a Test match, when he played in the first Test against India at Rajkot on 9 November 2016.[11]

On 12 November 2016, the fourth day of the first Test, Hameed scored his maiden Test half century, becoming the third youngest England batsman to reach 50 runs. He eventually was dismissed for 82; this followed on from a promising debut innings of 31.[12] In the second Test he made 13 in England's first innings, before making 25 in the second innings as England were dismissed for 158 to lose the game by 246 runs. In the third test, he was dismissed for nine in the first innings as England made 283. He broke his finger in his 1st innings dismissal but still went on to score an unbeaten half century batting, below his usual opening position, at number 8 in the second innings, although India won the game by eight wickets.[13] It was later announced he would miss the rest of the tour after flying home to have surgery on his finger.[14]


In January 2017, Hameed was awarded the Best at Sport award at the British Muslim Awards.[15]


  1. Rizvi, Uzair Hasan (27 October 2016). "Haseeb Hameed latest Indian-origin player in England squad for India series". Hindustan Times.
  2. Gray, James (12 November 2016). "Who is Haseeb Hameed? Meet England's youngest ever Test opener ahead of debut v India". Daily Express.
  3. "Brown lays platform while Hameed shows promise". ESPNcricinfo. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  4. "Haseeb Hameed Signs New Four-Year Deal". Lancashire County Cricket Club. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Edwards, Paul. "Haseeb gets into the Roses mood". Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  6. "Three uncapped players named in Test squad for Bangladesh". ECB. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Royal London One-Day Cup, North Group: Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Apr 28, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  8. "Leicestershire triumph after Hameed shines on debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  9. "Haseeb Hameed reignites England hopes with double-century in Lancashire warm-up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  10. "Hameed to leave Lancashire". Lancashire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  11. "Haseeb Hameed to debut for England as opener". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  12. http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKP90971 BBC Sport Retrieved 12 November 2016
  13. http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/38140756 BBC Sport Retrieved 28 November 2016
  14. "England opener Haseeb Hameed to miss rest of India tour due to broken finger". Sky Sports. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  15. Ramchurn, Sheena (30 January 2017). "Winners are announced at the 5th annual British Muslim Awards 2017 presented by Al Rayan Bank". The Asian Today. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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