Sikandar Raza (Cricketer) Biography, Career, Debut, Pakistani ?, Citizenship, Family, Wiki, Education, Age, Height, Weight, And More

Sikandar Raza Butt known as Sikandar Raza is a Pakistani-born Zimbabwean international cricketer.

Sikandar Raza (Cricketer)

Sikandar Raza Early Life

Sikandar was born on 24th April 1986 in Sialkot, Pakistan. His father’s name is Tasadaq Hussian, he runs a business of motor parts. He has a younger brother Taymoor Raza Butt.

During his school days, he wanted to become a fighter pilot. He was selected from 10,000 students to study at the Pakistan Air Force boarding school but he failed the Lens Opacity test in the final medical round.

In 2002, he moved to Zimbabwe with his parents. There he started playing cricket at the amateur level. After seeing his popularity at the amateur level that the selectors of the Zimbabwe cricket team approached him to play for Zimbabwe’s national cricket team. However, as he was a Pakistani citizen, he could not play for the national team.  in 2011, the Zimbabwe Government allotted him their citizenship which made him eligible to play for the national team.

Sikandar Raza early life

Sikandar Raza Career

Domestic

On 12 April 2007, he made his first-class debut for Northerns against Easterns during the 2007 Logan Cup. In 2007, he made his List A debut. Initially, he played List A for Northerns but later switched to play for Mashonaland Eagles.

In 2010, he made his Twenty20 debut for the Southern Rocks against the Desert Vipers.

In 2011, he then represented a Zimbabwe XI team before the Bangladesh tour to Zimbabwe started. Zimbabwe XI won the two matches.

Sikandar Raza career

T20 Leagues

On 3 June 2018, Raza was selected to play for the Montreal Tigers in the players’ draft for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament.

In October 2018, he was named to Tshwane Spartans’ squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In the same month, he was selected in the squad for the Chittagong Vikings team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.

In July 2020, he was selected for the Trinbago Knight Riders squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. In December 2020, he was selected to play for the Southern Rocks in the 2020–21 Logan Cup.

Sikandar Raza T20

International

In May 2013, Raza made his ODI debut for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh. He became the first non-residential player to represent Zimbabwe at the international level.

On 3 September 2013, he made his test debut and scored 60 runs on his debut against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club, in which he had a 127-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Malcolm Waller that put the hosts on course for the lead.

On 5 November 2013, Raza made his T20I debut against Bangladesh. At the age of 17, he became the youngest person to hit a fifty in T20I.

In 2017, he guided Zimbabwe to win the final ODI to seal the series 3–2, their first-ever series win against Sri Lanka.

In April 2021, he was sidelined from international cricket due to an infection in his bone marrow. His condition was also speculated to be cancerous but later it was revealed that his condition was normal and reports of his condition being cancerous were downplayed.

In July 2022, he was selected in Zimbabwe’s squad for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifier B tournament which was held in Zimbabwe.

Sikandar Raza international career

Sikandar Raza Family

He is married and has 2 children.

Sikandar Raza with his wife

Sikandar Raza Education

He completed his schooling at Pakistan Air Force College, Lower Topa, Pakistan. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in software engineering at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

Sikandar Raza Education

Sikandar Raza Some Interesting Facts

  • Raza is represented by Stem Sports and Lifestyle Management Agency.
  • He is the brand ambassador of various brands like Splash Zimbabwe, Shrey Sports, The Country Club, and PUMA South Africa.
  • Raza loves eating African Braai.
  • He is the first player from Zimbabwe to score 3 centuries in ODI match run chases.
  • In August 2022, he became the ICC ODI player of the month, becoming the first player from Zimbabwe to get the title.
  • Raza is the first player from Zimbabwe to score 600 runs in T20 cricket in a calendar year.

Sikandar Raza some interesting facts

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Sikandar Raza Cricket Info

International Debut Test Cricket- 3 September 2013 against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club Ground, Harare (scored 60 runs)
ODI Cricket- 3 May 2013 against Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club Ground, Bulawayo (scored 3 runs)
T20 Cricket- 13 May 2013 against Bangladesh at Queens Sports Club Ground, Bulawayo (scored 14 runs)
Jersey Number #24 (Zimbabwe)
Batting Style Right-hand-bat
Bowling Style Right Arm Off-Spinner

Sikandar Raza Physical Stats

Height (approx.) in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye Colour Light Brown
Hair Colour Black

Sikandar Raza Wiki/Bio

Name Sikandar Raza
Full Name Sikandar Raza Butt
Date of Birth 24 April 1986 (Thursday)
Birthplace Sialkot, Pakistan
Zodiac sign Taurus
Profession Cricketer (All-rounder)
Nationality Zimbabwean, Pakistani
Hometown Sialkot, Pakistan
School Pakistan Air Force College, Lower Topa, Pakistan
College/University Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK
Educational Qualification B.Sc. in Computer Science
Religion Islam
Ethnicity Kashmiri

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married

Family

Wife/Spouse Name Not Known
Children He has two children.
Parents Father- Tasadaq Hussian Raza (owns a business of motor parts)
Mother- Name Not Known
Siblings Brother- Taymoor Raza Butt (younger)

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