|Full name||Shabnam Md Shakil The Hindu|
|Famous for||Being a part of the Indian squad that won the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup in 2023|
|Physical Stats & More|
|The Times of India Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Domestic/State Team(s)||• Andhra Pradesh Women
• Gujarat Giants
• Satish Reddy
• Krishna Rao
|Batting Style||Right-hand Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Medium|
|Date of Birth||17 June 2007 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||15 Years|
|Birthplace||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|School||Siva Sivani School in Marripalem, Visakhapatnam|
|Educational Qualification||Pursuing Class 10 (as of 2023) The Times of India|
|Food Habit||Non-vegetarian Female Cricket|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Md. Shakil (firefighter at INS Kalinga)
Mother- K Eswaramma (works in the Indian Navy)
Sister- Shahjahan Begum (cricketer) (image in parents' section)
|Mode of Dismissal||Bowled|
|Film||Shabaash Mithu (2022)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shabnam Shakil
- Shabnam Shakil is an Indian cricketer. She plays for the U-19 Indian Women’s cricket team as a bowler. In 2023, she was a part of the Indian Women’s team that won the inaugural Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup.
- She grew up in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, in a middle-class family.
- Shabnam grew up watching her father play cricket and developed an interest in fast bowling when she was too young; her father was a fast pacer who played club cricket.
- At the age of eight, her father enrolled her at the NAD Academy in Visakhapatnam for training in cricket. At the academy, Shabnam was trained by coach Nagaraju.
- Shabnam also practised at Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (VDCA) ground in the evening. There, she was trained by Satish Reddy and Krishna Rao.
- After a few years of training, Shabnam started playing cricket at the district level.
- Shabnam made her U-19 debut for Andhra Pradesh in 2021. Soon, she made it to the Zonal Cricket Academy, where she was trained for zonal matches.
- While playing cricket at the zonal level, she caught the attention of the Indian selectors for her ability to bowl at 110 Kmph.
- Subsequently, she attended a camp at the National Cricket Academy with 25 other girls, where she was trained for the Quadrangular Series.
- In 2022, she was included in the India U-19 women’s squad for India’s five-match T20 series against New Zealand at the home ground. The series took place from 27 November 2022 to 6 December 2022 at the MCA Bandra Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai.
- In the same year, Shabnam played for India B Women Under-19 at the Women’s U19 T20 Quadrangular Series that featured India A, India B, Sri Lanka, and West Indies. She made two dismissals in four overs and bowled 18 dot balls in a match of the series.
- In 2023, she was included in the Indian Women’s U-19 squad for the U-19 T20 World Cup. Shabnam got the chance to play in only two matches of the tournament.
- Some of the teams that Shabnam has represented at the national and international levels include Andhra Pradesh Women, India A Women Under-19, India B Women Under-19, and India Women Under-19.
- In her spare time, she loves to dance and play badminton and chess.
- In an interview, when asked about the secret behind bowling at a speed of 110kph at the age of just 15, Shabnam replied,
My coach always says that everything is in the name. You are a fast bowler, so you have to bowl nothing but fast. From the day I started playing cricket, my only aim was to bowl as fast as possible. Gradually I developed good bouncers. I aim at the batter’s ribs when I am bowling.”
- In February 2023, she was sold to Gujarat Giants for Rs 10 lakh in the inaugural WPL auction.