Haseeb Hameed (born 17 January 1997) is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire and England. Primarily a right-handed batsman, he also bowls right-arm leg spin, and predominantly fields at short leg.
17 January 1997 (age 19) Bolton, Lancashire, England
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Right-arm leg break
Test debut (cap 674)
9 November 2016 v India
26 November 2016 v India
Domestic team information
Lancashire (squad no. 23)
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Haseeb made his first-class debut for Lancashire against Glamorgan in August 2015, opening the batting and scoring 28 in his first innings.He signed a four year contract for Lancashire ahead of the 2016 season. He scored over 1,000 runs in that season, breaking Mike Atherton’s record as the youngest Lancashire player to reach that landmark.In September 2016 he was named in England’s Test squad for their tour to Bangladesh.His subsequent debut came in the following tour of India in which he scored a half century.
Haseeb became the youngest debutant to open for England in a Test match, when he played in the first Test against India at Rajkot on 9 November 2016.
On 12 November 2016, day 4 of the first Test, Hameed scored his maiden Test half century, becoming the third youngest England batsman to reach 50 runs. He eventually was dismissed for 82, this followed on from a promising innings of 31 in his debut innings. In the second Test he made 13 in England’s first innings, before making 25 in the second innings as England were dismissed for 158 to lose the game by 246 runs. In the third test, he was dismissed for nine in the first innings as England made 283. he broke his finger in his 1st innings dismissal but still went on to score an unbeaten half century batting, below his usual opening position, at number 8 in the second innings, although India won the game by eight wickets. It was later announced he would miss the rest of the tour after flying home to have surgery on his finger.