UAE international Mohammad Naveed isn't short of experience when it comes to limited-overs cricket.
With UAE pacer Mohammad Naveed on the brink of signing for Nepal’s T20 Everest Premier League, it will be another box ticked off on his list of limited-overs competitions he’s played in.
The 31-year-old isn’t short of experience when it comes to T20 (and even T10) cricket. We look back at the other limited-over competitions he has played in so far.
2016 and 2017: Hong Kong T20 Blitz
The inaugural edition in 2016 saw Naveed selected for his first-ever overseas T20 tournament. Representing Hung Hom JD Jaguars, he only played twice with just one wicket to his name. Despite that, he returned again for the second edition 12 months later and came away with some cherished memories.
Playing for Hung Hom JD Jaguars again, Naveed shared the same dressing room as two-time World Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy. The West Indian was among the biggest names competing alongside ex-Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara. That didn’t stop him faring better with the ball, taking five wickets in total including one of former England international Ian Bell.
“He’s won the Ashes and was one of England’s best batsmen. It’s right up there among the best wickets of my career,” Naveed said at the time.
December 2017: T10 League, Sharjah
Naveed got a chance to showcase his skills in front of his home fans in the first-ever T10 tournament. He was one of nine current UAE internationals to be given an opportunity with the pacer snapped up by Bengal Tigers.
Just like the rest of the players, which included the likes of Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir and Eoin Morgan, Naveed was stepping into unknown territory considering it was the first time 10-over cricket was played.
But he didn’t disappoint, taking three wickets in three matches including the prized one of Shahid Afridi.
June 2018: Global T20 Canada
Naveed had company when he flew to Canada as Ahmed Raza, Rohan Mustafa and Shaiman Anwar were the four UAE internationals to be drafted in the inaugural edition. The quartet nearly missed the start of the tournament due to visa issues but just hours after arriving, Naveed was on the field for his Toronto Nationals debut. He didn’t pick up a wicket that time and had to wait until his third game to claim the scalps of South Africa’s David Miller and West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo.