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Personal Information

Full NameSikandar Raza Butt
BornApril 24, 1986 Sialkot, Punjab
Age36 Years, 7 Months, 8 Days
National SideZimbabwe
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingOff break
SportCricket

Ranking

TestODIT20
Batting513186
Bowling697680

Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL
2970-

Career Information

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

Sikandar Raza Butt Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAVGS/RCTSTDucksR/O
Test
173301187127 v SL181181735.9655.155030
ODI
123118183656141 v AFG6203008536.5684.2351024
World Cup
66012546 v UAE0015420.8399.202000
T20I
66633125987 v SIN06994720.98128.8628063
CPL
73263* v SKN00006.0075.004011
tten
1513432187* v DR02252935.66226.054010
ttwenty_non_domestic
1111227367 v CT01172230.33138.572000

Bowling Performance

IOMRWBest3s5sAVGE/RS/RMtc
Test
25442.5561441347/113 v SL4242.383.2578.1416
ODI
95638.2233124703/21 v SL9044.624.8954.7195
World Cup
640119721/34 v PAK0098.504.92120.006
T20I
5514111013384/8 v NED3026.657.1822.2655
CPL
717011073/15 v SKN1015.716.4714.577
tten
11210179102/7 v LIO0017.908.5212.6011
ttwenty_non_domestic
815013742/34 v CT0034.259.1322.508

Sikandar Raza Butt Profile

Born in Sialkot in the northeast of Pakistan, Sikandar had his ambitions set on becoming a fighter pilot from an early age and got into Air Force college. But failing an eye test during the third year led him to drop out. While pursuing his bachelor's degree at the Glasgow Caledonian University, he picked up cricket as a semi-professional realizing his true potential.

Raza moved to Zimbabwe, where his parents had resided since 2002, and he made his first-class debut in 2007. He made one half-century in nine innings before completing his studies and returning to full-time cricket in the 2010-11 season. Sikandar had a more fruitful time, scoring 625 runs at an average of 41. He continued to develop his skills as an all-rounder in the domestic circuit.

It was in 2013 when Sikandar Raza made his debut across all formats for Zimbabwe in the international circuit. The following year, Raza was a part of the highest opening stand for Zimbabwe in ODIs with Hamilton Masakadza which was worth 224 runs. He was certainly able to cement his spot in the side with his consistently outstanding performances since then.

In January 2020, Raza gained the record for the second best bowling figures in an innings by a Zimbabwe bowler in Test cricket with 7 for 113 against Sri Lanka. In the same year, he also played his 100th ODI match. Sikandar Raza still continues to go all guns blazing with the blade. In an ODI series against Bangladesh in 2022, he smacked consecutive centuries in the first two matches out of three, and both came in a winning cause.