Sikandar Raza

Zimbabwe
Age
April 24, 1986 (35 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Sialkot, Punjab
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Zimbabwe
Bowling Style
Off break

Pakistani born Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikandar Raza has already contributed to the revival of cricket in Zimbabwe in a short span of seven years, with a consistent run of scores and good bowling performances.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
48
52
-
Bowling
61
69
-

Team played

Zimbabwe, Lahore Whites, Mashonaland Eagles, Matabeleland Tuskers, Northerns (Zim), Southern Rocks, Chattogram Challengers, Zimbabwe XI, Trinbago Knight Riders, Kalabagan Cricket Academy, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Gazi Group Cricketers, Mis-e-Ainak Knights, Montreal Tigers, Paktia Panthers, Tshwane Spartans, Northern Warriors, Amsterdam Knights, Heat Stormers

Batting Career Summary

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St Ducks R/O
Test
17
33
0
1187
127 v SL
1
8
118
17
35.96
55.15
5
0
3
0
ODI
103
99
15
2856
141 v AFG
3
16
242
65
34.00
83.04
41
0
1
3
World Cup
6
6
0
125
46 v UAE
0
0
15
4
20.83
99.20
2
0
0
0
T20I
39
37
1
520
59 v AFG
0
1
47
9
14.44
108.55
18
0
0
2
CPL
7
3
2
6
3* v SKNP
0
0
0
0
6.00
75.00
4
0
1
1

Bowling Career Summary

I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R Matches
Test
25
442.5
56
1441
34
7/113 v SL
4
2
42.38
3.25
78.14
16
ODI
77
525.2
21
2558
61
3/21 v SL
8
0
41.93
4.86
51.67
77
World Cup
6
40
1
197
2
1/34 v PAK
0
0
98.50
4.92
120.00
6
T20I
29
63
0
520
13
2/7 v BAN
0
0
40.00
8.25
29.07
29
CPL
7
17
0
110
7
3/15 v SKNP
1
0
15.71
6.47
14.57
7

Test Career

Raza played his first Test match against Pakistan at Harare in September 2013. He had a brilliant start to his Test career with innings of 60 and 24 in a match that Pakistan won by 221 runs. In his next match in October 2014, Raza got another half-century, exactly 50. More consistent than most of his teammates, Raza scored 82 and 65 at Chattogram against Bangladesh, though in another lost game. He got his only Test century against Sri Lanka at Colombo in July 2017. Batting first, Zimbabwe made 356, with Raza contributing 36. In the second innings, Raza scored 127 off 205 balls to help his side set a target of 388 that the Sri Lankan batsmen managed to chase down. In October 2017, Raza scored 80 and 89 against the West Indies at Bulawayo to be named Man of the Match in a drawn game. In January 2020, he got another Man of the Match award when he scored 72 and 34 against Sri Lanka at Harare in another drawn game, a match in which he had his best bowling figures of 7/113 in an innings. In his last Test match against Bangladesh in Dhaka in February 2020, which was won by the hosts by an innings, Raza had scores of 18 and 37. In 15 Test matches, Raza has scored 1037 runs at an average of 34.56 with the highest score of 127. He has also taken 32 wickets at 41.51 with two fifers, including his best bowling in an innings of 7/113.

ODI Career

Raza had a poor start to his ODI career against Bangladesh at Bulawayo in May 2013, in a match the visitors won by 121 runs. Batting at number three, Raza made a better impact in the next game, contributing 23 to a successful run chase of 253. He had a consistent run of scores that season, including 37 in the next match against Bangladesh and scores of 82 and 20 against India at Harare. In July 2014, Raza had a brilliant series against Afghanistan. In the first game of the series, he made 42 not out in a successful chase of 227. In his next match, he made his first ODI century, scoring 141 in another successful run chase. He also took 2/25 to be named Man of the Match. In his last match held in March 2020 at Sylhet against Bangladesh, Raza made 61, even though the hosts won by the DL method. In 100 ODIs, Raza has scored 2801 runs at an average of 34.58 with three centuries, including the highest score of 141. He has also taken 59 wickets with the best bowling figures of 3/21.

T20I Career

Playing at number five, Raza made 14 in his first T20I, helping Zimbabwe to a winning score of 168/5 against Bangladesh at Bulawayo in May 2013. In the World T20 in March 2014 held in Sylhet, Raza took 2/15 to restrict the UAE to 116/5, in a match that Zimbabwe won by five wickets. His best bowling figures of 2/7 came against Bangladesh at Khulna in January 2016 to help bowl out Bangladesh after Zimbabwe had set them a target of 188. In 34 T20I matches, Raza has made 428 runs at an average of 13.37 with the best batting performance of 59. He has also taken 12 wickets at 35.41 with his best bowling figures of 2/7.