Born/Date of Birthday: 4 October 1998
Place of Birth: Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan
Height: 1.78 m
Bowling: Right-arm leg break
National side: Pakistan (2017–present)
Test debut (cap 227): 30 April 2017 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 211): 7 April 2017 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 73): 26 March 2017 v West Indies
Domestic team information
2015: Rawalpindi Rams
2017–present: Islamabad United
2017: Trinbago Knight Riders
2017: Brisbane Heat
2019: Guyana Amazon Warriors
2019/20: Dhaka Platoon
Siblings: Mehtab khan
Shadab Khan (born 4 October 1998) is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was born in Mianwali, a city in northwest Punjab, Pakistan. In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
On 18 December 2020, Shadab captained the Pakistan team for the first time in an international match, when he led the side in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand.
Domestic and T20 franchise career
Shadab made his List A debut on 20 April 2016 for Islamabad in the 2016 Pakistan Cup. On 26 August 2016, he made his Twenty20 debut for Rawalpindi in the 2016–17 National T20 Cup. After his impressive performance in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he was signed to play for Trinbago Knight Riders in the 2017 Caribbean Premier League. Later in 2017, Shadab signed with the Brisbane Heat for the 7th season of the Big Bash League.
In June 2019, Shadab was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.
In March 2017, Shadab was named in Pakistan's limited overs squad for their matches against the West Indies. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 26 March 2017. He recorded the most economical figures for a bowler completing their four overs on debut in a T20I. The following month, he was added to Pakistan's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.
Shadab made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 7 April 2017. He made his Test debut for Pakistan, also against the West Indies, on 30 April 2017. He was part of Pakistan's 2017 Champions Trophy winning squad. In September 2017, he was named as the PCB's Emerging Player of the Year.
On 16 October 2017, against Sri Lanka, Shadab scored his maiden ODI fifty. Shadab, along with Babar Azam made a partnership of 109 and slowly built the innings towards 200. When bowling, Shadab took early breakthroughs in the low scoring game taking three wickets. Pakistan won the match by 32 runs and Shadab was adjudged man of the match for his all-round performances.
In April 2019, Shadab was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Three days after Shadab was named in Pakistan's World Cup squad, he was ruled out of Pakistan's preceding tour of England with a virus. He was replaced by Yasir Shah for the matches against England. Ahead of the third ODI match against England, Pakistan's captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, confirmed that Shadab has recovered and would be fit enough to play at the World Cup. On 23 June 2019, in Pakistan's World Cup match against South Africa, Shadab took his 50th wicket in ODIs.
In June 2020, Shadab was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, on 22 June 2020, Shadab was one of three players from Pakistan's squad to test positive for COVID-19. Although he had shown no previous symptoms of the virus, he was advised to go into a period of self-isolation. In July, he was shortlisted in Pakistan's 20-man squad for the Test matches against England. On 28 August 2020, in the first T20I match against England, Shadab took his 50th wicket in the format.
In September 2021, Shadab was named as the vice-captain of Pakistan's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.