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Jahangir Shah

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Full Name  Jahangir Shah
Batting style  Right-hand bat
Bowling style  Right-arm fast-medium

Competition Tests ODIs
Matches - 5
Runs scored - 16
Batting average - 8.00
100s/50s - -/-
Top score - 8*
Balls bowled - 234
Wickets - 2
Bowling average - 86.00
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - 2/23
Catches/stumpings -/- 1/-

Jahangir Shah Badsha (born 19 July 1949 in Kushtia) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 5 ODIs from 1986 to 1990. He is sometimes known on scoresheets by his nickname Badshah.

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Shah made his debut in the national side in 1979, and until his retirement in 1990, he was the most reliable all-rounder of the side. He was teams most effective new ball bowler, and as a batsman he contributed in different positions, as a tail ender, as a night watchman and occasionally as an opener as well.

He was one of the players who took part in Bangladeshs first ever official ODI (against Pakistan at Moratuwa in 1986). Though he was out for a duck, he took 2/23 from 9 overs.

Apart from being a successful cricketer, Shah was also a very competent footballer.

Bowling style

He wasnt the fastest bowler in the world, but he had the ability to swing the new ball, especially away from the right-handers. Many still regard him as the best swing bowler Bangladesh ever had. Unfortunately, the conditions in Bangladesh, (and Indian subcontinent in general) is not very suitable for swing bowling. Not surprisingly, some of his best bowling efforts came abroad. For example, 4/17 against Canada in ICC Trophy (England) in 1979 and 4/39 against Malaysia in ICC Trophy (England) in 1986. No less impressive was his 1/7 from 10 overs (including 5 maidens) against Fiji in Bangladeshs first match in 79 ICC Trophy. His best bowling in home soil came in 1985, against the touring Lankans. He took 4/89- his victims included the Lankan openers Amal Silva & Sidath Wettimuny.

Family connection

Jahangir Shah (Cricketer) family

Two of his brothers, Munna Shah and Nadir Shah also played international cricket. Nadir Shah is now an international umpire. His cousin, Nazim Shirazi was considered the finest cricketing talent of the country in the early 80s. But after couple of seasons in international cricket, he went aborad to pursue his studies.

References

Jahangir Shah Wikipedia


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