Shahbaz Ahmed (Credit: BCCI/IPL Photo)
NEW DELHI: All-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed on Tuesday received his maiden India call-up as he replaced an injured Washington Sundar for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe starting this week.
The 27-year-old Shahbaz has been rewarded for his stellar performance in the 2022 IPL season, where he turned out for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Bengal left-arm spinner collected 219 runs and four wickets in 16 matches, leaving a mark.
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The Southpaw has a batting average of 41.64 and a bowling average of 19.47 from 18 first class games.
"The All-India Senior Selection Committee named Shahbaz Ahmed as the replacement for Washington Sundar for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe," the BCCI said in a statement.
Washington had injured his shoulder while playing a County game in England, ruling him out of the Zimbabwe tour.
India are scheduled to play three ODIs starting here on Thursday.