Sikandar Raza : A Destined Cricketer

Sikandar Raza : A Destined Cricketer

Sikandar Raza’s dream of being a fighter pilot ended prematurely when he failed in his eye examination. Nursing the dream from a tender age of 11, it was not easy for Raza to see his dream being shattered in such a way. But God’s Plan was for him to make his country proud.  

Determined to succeed in his life, Raza got admitted to the Glasgow Caledonian University and moved to Zimbabwe, where his parents had resided since 2002. He began playing cricket as a semi-professional and made his First-Class debut in 2007 for the Northerns. After Zimbabwe’s cricket structure was revamped in 2009, he went on to play First-Class cricket for the Mashonaland Eagles.

After completing his studies, he returned to full-time cricket in the 2010-11 season. He had a decent season, scoring 625 runs at an average of 41. He made his Twenty20 debut for the Southern Rocks in 2010 against the Desert Vipers. He turned out to be a T20 specialist, and he was the leading run-scorer in the 2010 Stanbic Bank 20 Competition.


1.) In Test matches, Sikandar Raza has taken 34 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 42.38. This means he has been moderately effective as a bowler in the longer format of the game.

2.) In One Day Internationals (ODIs), Raza has taken 71 wickets in 126 matches, with an average of 45.32. This suggests that he has been a valuable contributor with the ball in the limited-overs format.

Sikandar Raza has certainly been an important player for the Zimbabwean national team, contributing in both batting and bowling departments. He’s considered as the most underrated cricketer on the planet.

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