Noor Ahmad has been a revelation for the Gujarat Titans in this season of the IPL. Having made his debut earlier this season, the young spinner has made himself a crucial part of Gujarat Titans' bowling attack. He has bowled well in tandem with countryman Rashid Khan and in the final, he showed why he was so special. The left-arm leg spinner dismissed Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the rain-shortened match at the Narendra Modi Stadium after CSK had a great start. For the uninitiated, he had taken a wicket on his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals when he dismissed their captain Sanju Samson. Today, in this article, let's take a look at who is Noor Ahmad. Arjun Tendulkar Quick Facts: Here's All You Need to Know About Sachin Tendulkar's Son, Who Made His IPL Debut in MI vs KKR Match.
Noor Ahmad is a left-arm leg-brek bowler or a chinaman bowler, which is a rarity in this sport. The 18-year-old has already made a name for himself after playing in franchise leagues throughout the world. After being a regular part of the under-19 setup, Noor was handed his national team debut in the Zimbabwe T20I series, last year (2022). He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka later in 2022. After the GT vs RR match, Noor was praised by Vikram Solanki (GT team Director) in the press conference. Noor Ahmad, Afghanistan Spinner, Shines On IPL Debut; Gujarat Titans' Impact Player Dismisses Sanju Samson During GT vs RR IPL 2023 Match.
Noor Ahmad Kumar Quick Facts
# Noor Ahmad was born in Herat, Afghanistan, on January 3, 2005.
# Noor Ahmad is a left-arm leg-break bowler and according to an Afghanistan Cricket Board documentary, he idolizes leg-spinner Rashid Khan.
# He made his first-class debut on April 29, 2019, for Kabul Region in the 2019 Ahmad Shah Abdali 4-day Tournament.
# Noor made his T20 debut on October 8, 2019, for Mis Ainak Knights in the 2019 Shpageeza Cricket League
# Noor made his List A Debut on October 14, 2020.
# The chinaman bowler played for Afghanistan in ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020. He took seven wickets in five matches.
# Noor made his T20I Debut against Zimbabwe in 2022. He recorded a figure of 4/10 in four overs which is the best for an Afghanistan bowler on his T20I debut.
# Noor Ahmad represented Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. He made his debut against Hobart Hurricanes during the BBL 2021-22 at the age of 15 years and 350 days. By doing so he became the youngest debutant in BBL.
# Noor made his ODI Debut against Sri Lanka in November 2022.
# Noor was bought by Gujarat Titans in the 2022 mega auction at an amount of INR 30 Lakh. Noor however did not play for GT in IPL 2022.
After his first over where he dismissed Sanju Samson and changed the game, Noor was asked to defend six runs in the final over against a well-set Shimron Hetmyer. Noor failed to defend the total. Nevertheless, it was an impactful debut for him and he will be now looking for more opportunities in the future.
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