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Sikandar Raza


ABOUT
Sikandar Raza

Full NameSikandar Raza Butt

BornApril 24, 1986

NationalityPakistan/Zimbabwean

RoleBatsman/Right handed, Right arm off break Bowler

Relation(s)Tasadaq Hussian Raza (Father)

MOST RECENT MATCHES

MATCH RUNS BF 4s 6s SR OVERS MO RC WKTS ECO EX
ZIM vs PAK 7 10 1 0 70.00 2 0 20 0 10.00 1
ZIM vs PAK 7 5 1 0 140.00 2 0 19 0 9.50 0
ZIM vs PAK 45 36 4 1 125.00 10 0 42 0 4.20 1
ZIM vs PAK 2 8 0 0 25.00 5 1 23 1 4.60 0
PAK vs ZIM 8 7 1 0 114.28 9 0 45 1 5.00 1
BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 103 99 2856 3439 15 34.00 83.04 3 16 141 242 65 41 0
TESTs 15 30 1037 1922 0 34.56 53.95 1 7 127 106 13 3 0
T20Is 35 33 435 413 0 13.18 105.32 0 1 59 39 8 17 0
T20s 110 102 1986 1598 12 22.06 124.28 0 12 95 175 63 52 0
LISTAs 178 169 5026 5952 21 33.95 84.44 7 24 141 432 116 74 0
FIRSTCLASS 58 108 3564 6134 4 34.26 58.10 5 20 200* 406 58 45 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 103 77 525.2 2558 61 41.93 4.86 3/21 0 0
TESTs 15 22 404.5 1338 32 41.81 3.30 8/176 2 0
T20Is 35 25 54 444 12 37.00 8.22 2/7 0 0
T20s 110 75 186.1 1404 43 32.65 7.54 4/16 0 0
LISTAs 178 121 815.4 3996 111 36.00 4.89 4/33 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 58 58 665.5 2231 61 36.57 3.35 8/176 2 0
ABOUT

Sikandar Raza Biography


Sikandar Raza Butt is a Pakistani-born cricketer who represents the Zimbabwean National team in all three formats.


Born on 24 April 1986, he is a right-handed batting all-rounder who is handy with the ball as a right-arm off break.


He moved to Zimbabwe in 2001 from Pakistan and impressed at domestic level. The only issue was his citizenship issues, which was granted in 2011.


Background


He had his ambitions set on to become a fighter pilot from the early age and got into Air Force college. Unfortunately, he was forced to drop out as he failed an eye test during the third year. While pursuing his bachelor's degree at the Glasgow Caledonian University, he realized his potential in the sport after playing semi-professional domestic cricket.


After the introduction of new system of domestic cricket, he also played List A cricket originally for Northerns where he played for two years before switching to Mashonaland Eagles for whom he is playing his third spell now.


He made his List A debut in 2007 against Westerns where he scored just one run.


He made his Twenty20 debut for the Southern Rocks in 2010 against the Desert Vipers as he again made 1 off 6 balls.


Debut


His ODI debut was against Bangladesh on May 3, 2013, when he scored just 3 runs coming in at number 3.


Just 8 days later, he made his T20I debut when he played as a middle-order batsman and scored a run-a-ball 14 as Zimbabwe won the encounter.


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He made his Test Debut against Pakistan on 3rd September 2013 in which he made 60 and 24 in the first match as Pakistan won by 221 runs.


Rise to Glory


In 2010, he turned out to be a Twenty20 specialist with the bat as he was the leading run-scorer in the Domestic T20 Competition.


In the Metbank Pro40 Championship Final in 2010, he played an important knock against Mid-West Rhinos to win them the championship. He started to grab the attention of selectors as the result of the tournament.


He was in the preliminary squad for Zimbabwe 2011 Cricket World Cup but couldn’t make the cut into the final squad for the campaign.


He was instrumental in their 3-2 series win over Sri Lanka which was Zimbabwe’s first ever 5 match series win away from home as he was adjourned the man of the match award for his wonderful spell of 3/21 and scoring 27 runs in the series decider.


Club Career


He played for Northerns, a first-class cricket team in Zimbabwe from 2007 to 2009 before moving to Mashonaland Eagles in 2009 and 2011 season.


He played the 2010 edition for Southern Rocks. He now represents Mashonaland Eagles.


He was then picked up by Chittagong Vikings in the 2017 edition of Bangladesh Premier League.


Captaincy


He captained four times for Mash Eagles in domestic cricket in 2012. He stood as captain for Zimbabwe for the second T20 match in India’s tour of Zimbabwe as Elton Chigumbura was injured. They went on to win the match by 10 runs.


Records


He became the youngest person to hit a fifty in T20I when he was just 17 years old.


He scored two fifties and claimed a fifer which made him only the second Test cricketer to score 80 plus in both innings and take a five-wicket haul after South Africa’s Jacques Kallis.

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