Shah made his debut for Mumbai in 2006 after consistent performances in inter-university cricket. However, he could not keep his place in the team as the Mumbai middle-order already consisted of big names such as Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Abhishek Nayar and Amol Muzumdar. In 2012, he had a great run in the Safi Darashah tournament and the tour game against the visiting England side, due to which he got the No.3 spot in the Mumbai batting order in the Ranji Trophy.
In January 2016, he was given a five-year ban by the BCCI for his role in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case.
Spot fixing bcci suspends mumbai s hiken shah from cricket