Indian cricket player Zaheer Khan is a part of the country cricket squad from the year 2000. Zaheer Khan is a fast left hand bowler who is recognized for his power to dangle the ball in both the directions and is also believe to be a good batsman making a track record of the highest runs in the Test series by a number 11th position. In pursuit of heading the Indian rate assault majorly in the year 2000, repeating physical hurts in the year 2003 and 2004 pressured him to opt out of the squad and later on making comeback for a year, Zaheer Khan was omitted once again from the team of late in the year 2005. His powerful act of play in the national level helped him to return in the squad as their heading rate bowler. Zaheer has the ability to get around ball in both the directions. Zaheer Khan was picked out as the foremost inlet of the National Cricket Academy of Bangalore in the year 2000. He made his first appearance in the Test series opposed to Bangladesh and in the ODI opposed to Kenya in the similar year at the time of ICC Knock out Trophy competition.
Lately in the year 2005, when the fast bowlers Sreesanth and R.P.Singh made their entries in the international cricket becoming steady fellow member of the Indian cricket squad, it became hard for Zaheer Khan to hold his place in the team of eleven members. He was reduced in rank from B-grade to C-grade agreement by the end of the year by the Indian Cricket Control Board. He made comeback in the year 2006 for the tournament in Pakistan where Indian team needed three left hand fast rate bowlers and faced trouble ignoring Pakistan team with a deficiency of diversity in the bowling approach. Zaheer Khan created his name in the inland cricket representing Baroda. In the year 2000-01, in the final match of Ranji Trophy final between Railways and Baroda, Zaheer Khan was declared Man of the Match aiming total 8 wickets which also included taking 5 wickets in 43 runs in the second part of the match, in which Baroda won by a narrow margin. In the beginning of the year 2006-07 Cricket season of India, Zaheer shifted to Mumbai and made his first appearance for Mumbai up to a time when in the Ranji Trophy final match he succeed in taking 9 wickets playing for Mumbai who defeated Bengal to win the match. Zaheer Khan agreed a contract with Worcestershire County Cricket Club of England as one of the two abroad players, substituting Pakistanis player Shoaib Akhtar.
Even though, Worcestershire failed to win the match opposed to Somerset, Zaheer Khan aimed 10 wickets in his first appearance and also went to become the very first Worcestershire cricket player who had taken 10 wickets in his first appearance across a century. Zaheer Khan would have been successful in becoming the very first bowler of all time to get complete 10 wickets for the team in June while playing opposite to Essex in which he took first 9 wickets only in the starting innings of the match which ended with 138 runs and 9 wickets if the wicket-keeper Steven Davies of his team had not missed out the catch of the batsman Darren Gough. Lately in the year 2006, due to injury of the player Munaf Patel and decline in the performance of Irfan Pathan, Zaheer was called back to play in the Indian team Test series and ODI matches for the South African cricket tour. Following his uniform act of operation during the South Africa cricket tour and his performance in the nation’s ODI series opposite West Indies and Sri Lanka teams in the beginning of the year2007 which comprises of taking 5 wickets in 42 runs which proved to be his most well score till date, Zaheer Khan was included in the team selected for World Cup 2007. Zaheer Khan was named Man of the Match in the first test match played between India and Australia in India itself during the year 2008-2009 for his overall performance i.e. bowling and batting. He become third Indian cricketer to make half century and take 5 wickets in single cricket innings in the same match opposed to Australia, following players Rusi Surti and Kapil Dev.