Shami Ahmed

  • Manoj Tiwary adjudged 'cricketer of the year' by CAB July 4, 2013

    Kolkata: Manoj Tiwary was on Thursday adjudged the 'Cricketer of the Year' while Shami Ahmed was named 'Best Bowler' by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB). The award will be given at the CAB annual function to be held on July 20. The CAB has also decided to hold its annual general...
  • Five reasons for India's humiliating 161run loss to Sri Lanka July 3, 2013

    The World number one ODI team, World Cup holders and the recently crowned ICC Champions trophy winners, India went to the West Indies for the ODI triseries with the confidence of conquering the world and with no chinks in their armour. But, the script changed drastically within a week and...
  • Saha to lead East Zone in Deodhar Trophy March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Bengal's Wriddhiman Saha has been appointed captain of the East Zone team for the upcoming Deodhar Trophy, scheduled to be played in Guwahati from March 10. Besides the wicketkeeper-batsman, promising pacer Shami Ahmed and left-arm spinner Iresh Saxena are the other players to have made the 15-member squad from...
  • Bengal to meet Delhi in Vijay Hazare semis February 28, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: The seam trio of Shami Ahmed, Veer Pratap Singh and Laxmi Shukla shared eight wickets among them as defending champions Bengal crushed Karnataka by 10 wickets to set up a semi-final clash against Delhi in the National one-day Championship for Vijay Hazare Trophy. Electing to field after winning the toss...
  • Shami shines in Bengal's hardearned win over Jharkhand February 18, 2013

    Kolkata: Riding on an allround show from Shami Ahmed, defending champions Bengal kept themselves in the hunt for a knockout berth with a narrow threewicket win over Jharkhand in their East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match at Eden Gardens on Monday. Chasing 162 from 38 overs in a...
  • I will never ever compromise on pace: Shami Ahmed January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India's rising pace sensation Shami Ahmed feels cutting down on pace is one option he will never consider even though line and length, for him, are important aspects of fast bowling. "For me, pace and swing are the two most important aspects of my bowling. I know that line...
  • Coach told Shami to treat ODI debut as Ranji game January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Elated with his favourite student making an impressive ODI debut for India, Shami Ahmed's coach Badruddin Siddique said he advised the young speedster to treat his first international outing as just a Ranji game. Shami made his debut for India against Pakistan in the third and final ODI...
  • Shami Ahmed credits Akram and Gambhir for success January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: India's promising young pacer Shami Ahmed has credited Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram and India opener Gautam Gambhir for his success. The 22yearold on his debut against Pakistan in the third and final ODI at the Ferozeshah Kotla Sunday bowled a gamechanging 48th over which gave India a 10...
  • Virender Sehwag had to go, no doubt: Jamie Alter January 7, 2013

    Is dropping only Virender Sehwag the way forward for Indian cricket? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think Rahane should bat at Numbar 6 against Australia in test. What do you feel? Asked by: abdul kader A. He should open. ...
  • Five Indian cricketers to watch in 2013 January 2, 2013

    The year 2012 was a poor one for Indian cricket. Just three Test wins to go with three losses and a draw. Series defeats in Australia at the end of the year and to England at home at the end, with a soft 20 win over New Zealand sandwiched into...
  • Shami Ahmed credits Wasim Akram for honing his skills December 23, 2012

    Kolkata: Shami Ahmed is indebted to Pakistan bowling great Wasim Akram who, the Bengal pacer said, played as instrumental role in his progression as a seam bowler. Riding on his impressive performance in the domestic circuit, Shami on Sunday got a India call up after the national selectors named him in...
  • Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan dropped for Pakistan series December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday retained captaincy as outofform Zaheer Khan, who was dropped after the first two Tests against England, did not find favour with the selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil. Allrounder Yuvraj Singh returned to India's ODI team for the first time since last...
  • Future of Indian fast bowling is bleak: Wasim Akram December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: As Indian pacers failed to make an impression against England, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram says the future of Indian bowling looks "bleak" and it's time that the new faces get a chance in the team. Apart from Pragyan Ojha (20 wickets) and Ravichandran Ashwin (12), no Indian bowler...
  • Speedster Shami Ahmed should play for India: WV Raman December 17, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India opener and current Bengal coach WV Raman feels that speedster Shami Ahmed should regularly play for India from middle of next year. "From middle of 2013, he [Shami] should be playing regularly for India," Raman said after Shami's 10wicket haul which helped Bengal beat Hyderabad to register...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Round 4: Madhya Pradesh rout Bengal November 27, 2012

    Indore: Madhya Pradesh (MP) routed Bengal by 138 runs here to gain the first outright victory of the season. Chasing 277 for victory, Bengal were skittled out for 138 on last day of the match. Ishwar Pandey was the wreckerinchief as he snapped up a fivewicket haul. Sami Ahmed's hattrick...
  • India A hope to wrap up series in Kingstown June 8, 2012

    Kingstown: The thrilling win in the seriesopener notwithstanding, India A have to address a few issues in their batting department if they hope to wrap up the threematch rubber against West Indies A in the second unofficial Test starting here on Saturday. Cheteshwar Pujara led from the front in the...
  • India 'A' off to a good start against WI 'A' June 3, 2012

    Bridgetown: The pacespin combine of Shami Ahmed and Rahul Sharma shared six wickets as India 'A' bowled out West Indies 'A' for 252 on the opening day of their fourday unofficial Test at the Kensington Oval here. It took the Indians 87.3 overs to send the the host team back...
  • Are India A underprepared for WI tour? May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: There is less than a week before India A leave for an important tour of the West Indies, but at least half of the members of the squad are woefully short of match practice. Of the 15 selected, there are at least seven members who haven't played any significant...
  • East win maiden Duleep Trophy title February 14, 2012

    Indore: East Zone kept their date with history as they crushed Central Zone by an innings and 20 runs to win their maiden Duleep Trophy title in an emphatic manner on Tuesday. Enjoying a commanding firstinnings lead of 237, East Zone pace duo of Ashok Dinda (3/94) and Mohammed Shami Ahmed...