Syed Sahabuddin bowls right arm medium fast and bats right handedly. Andhra and Hyderabad Heroes are the teams that he has played for.
Uttar Pradesh clashed with Andhra team in a first class match from 10th to 12th January 2007 at Kanpur (Kamla Club Sports Ground). In the 1st innings, he was trapped leg before wicket on the very first ball he faced for no score. He was the No. 8 batsman. He bowled 25 overs, out of which 3 were maiden, conceded 81 runs and claimed 3 wickets. He also took 1 catch. In the 2nd innings, he was retained at the No. 8 batting slot where he faced 61 deliveries and scored 60 runs. This knock included 1 sixer and 12 boundaries. This match was won by Uttar Pradesh by an innings and 103 runs.
Syed Sahabuddin took part in 54 first class matches. He bowled 11514 deliveries in which 4936 runs were scored and 178 dismissals took place. His bowling average was 27.73, bowling strike rate was 64.6 and economy rate was 2.57. He also scored 1704 runs with 115 as his highest score. His batting average was 23.66. He smashed 8 fifties and 1 century and took 12 catches.