Plympton is pleased to announce the signing of Pakistani run machine, Shahbaz Javed, for their 2024 Devon League campaign.

Javed is an exciting wicket-keeper batter who burst onto the domestic scene this summer.

Playing for Ghani Glass, in the prestigious President’s Trophy Grade 1 (first-class), alongside Pakistan international players including Saad Nasim, Hussain Talat, Sharjeel Khan, and Shan Masood, it’s fair to say Javed impressed.

In his 5 first-class matches (President’s Trophy Grade 1), he struck 4 half centuries, namely 74 (v Sui Northern), 74 (v Khan RL), and 71 & 50 (v HEC) to finish the tournament with 371 runs at 33.72. Courtesy of his exploits, he was named the ‘Wicket-Keeper / Batter’ of the tournament.

However, it’s the way he goes about his batting that really impressed. A player with seemingly endless time and ability to hit boundaries at will from top of the order were key to his success. Javed boasts both power and finesse, plus the ability to covert his starts into notable contributions.

Whilst known as a keeper in the first-class arena, Javed is also a useful leg-spinner who has been a regular at the bowling crease in tournaments below domestic cricket over the years.

Now he has impressed in domestic cricket, he is eager to showcase his talent abroad having signed with Plympton for their 2024 Devon League campaign.