Mohammed Shami Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Cricket is celebrated as a religion in India, and fans love to know about their favorite star players. Fondly known as Lalaji among his peers, Mohammed Shami is one of the main pillars of the Indian bowling attack in all three formats and has been a consistent performer for over 8 years. His seam position and the ability to use both conventional and reverse swing have made him one of the top fast bowlers in world Cricket. We shall look at Shami’s profile, achievements, and career stats and learn about this wonderful fast bowler who can become one of the greatest ever in the future if he manages to avoid injuries.


The Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami is currently 31 years old. He is known for his seam and swing bowling at a speed of over 140 km/hr. Hailing from the small village of Sahaspur in Uttar Pradesh, Shami made up the ranks through hard work and consistency in domestic cricket. He made an impressive debut against Pakistan in 2013 and ever since has been a regular member of Indian cricket in all three formats and specially rated very highly in Test cricket. In his initial years, he suffered from injuries and was in and out of the Indian team. But in recent years, he has played regularly and has cemented his place as the mainstay of the bowling attack along with Jasprit Bumrah. He currently plays for the Punjab Kings in the IPL and has been their top wicket-taker for the last 3 consecutive seasons. With a lot of overseas and home series coming up, Shami is crucial for India’s chances, especially in overseas Test tours. 

Career Timeline

  • Test Debut: November 6th, 2013 against West Indies, Eden Gardens 
  • ODI Debut: January 6th, 2013, against Pakistan, Arun Jaitley Stadium
  • T20 Debut: March 21st, 2014 against Pakistan,  Shere Bangla National Stadium
  • IPL Debut: April 8th, 2013, against RR, Sawai Mansingh Stadium
  • Last Test Played: August 25th, 2021 against England, Headingly
  • Last ODI Played: November 29th, 2020, Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Last IPL Match Played: October 7th, 2021, Dubai International Cricket Stadium


  • Fastest to grab 100 ODI wickets for India. 
  •  Second Indian bowler to take an ODI hat trick in a World Cup game. 
  • Leading wicket-taker in last 3 IPL seasons (19,20, and 19 wickets).
  • He was the 4th leading wicket-taker in the 2015 World Cup with 17 wickets at an average of 17.29  and an economy of 4.81.
  •  The second highest wickets for India on debut with 9 wickets. 
  • He received an A-grade contract from BCCI in 2021. 

Career Stats

Bowling Career Summary

Format  Matches  Wickets  Average  Best Bowling  Economy
Test  54 195 27.57 9/118 3.29
ODI 79 148 25.63 5/69 5.63
T20 17 18 31.56 3/15 9.55
IPL 77 79 30.41 3/15 8.63


Batting Career Summary

Format  Matches  Runs Average  Highest Score   Strike Rate 
Test  54 590 11.57 56 77.23
ODI 79 161 7.67 25 82.99
T20 17 0 0 0 0
IPL 77 69 6.27 21 94.52


Indian Cricket is fortunate to have a large group of fast bowlers in the international squad, and Mohammed Shami is one of the leading bowlers who will take Indian bowling to the next level.

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