Zubayr Hamza is a 25-year-old batsman who has represented South Africa in international cricket. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm leg-breaks.
South Africa, South Africa A, South Western Districts, Western Province, Cape Cobras, Jo’burg Giants
Zubayr Hamza has played 5 Tests and scored 181 runs at an average of 18.10. He played his first Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg in January 2019, a match in which the hosts batted first. Batting at number 5, Hamza scored 41 runs in 68 balls in a 92-minute stay at the wicket. He shared a 4th-wicket partnership of 75 with Theunis de Bruyn to help propel South Africa to a score of 262. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 185, handing South Africa a useful first-innings lead of 77. In their second knock, the hosts made 303 to set Pakistan a winning target of 381 before bowling them out for 273 to wrap up a 108-run victory. In a match against England at Centurion in December 2019, the hosts batted first. Batting at number 3, Hamza scored 39 in 72 balls. He shared a 3rd-wicket partnership of 39 with Faf du Plessis to help South Africa to a competitive score of 284. In reply, England were bowled out for 181. Armed with a handy first-innings lead, South Africa scored 272 in their second outing. Chasing a target of 376, England were all out for 268, handing South Africa a well-deserved 107-run win. Hamza achieved his highest Test score against India in Ranchi in October 2019. in that game, India batted first and piled up a score of 497/9 declared. In reply, South Africa were bowled out for 162. Batting at number 3, Hamza shared a 4th-wicket stand of 91 with T Bavuma. However, after Zubayr’s dismissal, the visitors collapsed to be all out for 162 and eventually lost by an innings and 202 runs.