The experienced Shahbaz Nadeem has been part of the IPL for quite some time now but has never gotten an extended run in any team he has been on. So when he got a longer run in SRH in IPL 2020, the team management expected him to assist Rashid Khan a lot and create pressure from the other end.
He did that to an extent, but with 5 wickets in 7 matches at an economy of 8.09, he failed to help Rashid in a way that the team might have expected. Due to the cap on overseas players in playing XI, SRH couldn’t fit in Mohammad Nabi as their batting needed Kane Williamson’s experience and hence SRH went to either Abhishek Sharma or Shahbaz Nadeem to help out Rashid.
However, Nadeem failed to do both and proved to be a disappointment for SRH, who was looking for his experience to help them get wickets from other ends as well and lessen the pressure on Rashid Khan.