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Sikandar Raza

Allrounder

Did you know?

Before becoming a professional cricketer, he hoped to be a fighter pilot.

RUNS
757
AVERAGE
42.06

Sikandar Raza

Allrounder

Did you know?

Before becoming a professional cricketer, he hoped to be a fighter pilot.

RUNS
1847
AVERAGE
32.98

Sikandar Raza

Allrounder

Did you know?

Before becoming a professional cricketer, he hoped to be a fighter pilot.

RUNS
341
AVERAGE
13.64

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
31
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Punjab

COUNTRY

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Bio

Born in Pakistan, Sikandar Raza did not make his way to the top level of cricket in a typical fashion. Originally, the talented batsman held hopes of becoming a fighter pilot, and had applied to join the air force before a failed eye test ended his dream.

Raza then attended Glasgow Caledonian College, where he began playing semi-professional cricket, before moving to Zimbabwe to join his family who had emigrated there several years earlier.

He made his first-class debut in 2007 and once qualified to play for his adopted country, Raza played his first one-day international for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh in May 2013.

In more than 20 matches since Raza has scored two centuries, including a high score of 141, and become an important part of Zimbabwe’s ODI line-up.

In his four Test match appearances to date, Raza has scored four fifties.

MATCHES
9
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
127
BEST BOWLING
5-99
Bowling
WICKETS
13
AVERAGE
56.8
ECONOMY
3.34
S/R
101.9
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
757
INNINGS
18
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
42.06
100s
1
50s
6
MATCHES
70
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
141
BEST BOWLING
3-21
Bowling
WICKETS
31
AVERAGE
43.6
ECONOMY
4.89
S/R
53.5
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1847
INNINGS
67
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
32.98
100s
3
50s
8
MATCHES
26
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
59
BEST BOWLING
2-7
Bowling
WICKETS
9
AVERAGE
31.3
ECONOMY
8.06
S/R
23.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
341
INNINGS
25
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
13.64
100s
0
50s
1

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