Sikandar Raza PSL Career Profile: Batting, Teams, Bowling, History

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Sikandar Raza PSL Career

Originally from Pakistan, Sikandar Raza Butt serves as a Zimbabwean cricketer who competes internationally. Reza was raised in Sialkot to an ethnic Kashmiri family that spoke Punjabi as their native language. As an all-rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and his bowling style is off-spin. He also bowls right-handed.

In May 2013, he gave Zimbabwe his first appearance on the international stage.

Raza was born in Sialkot, but he and his family moved to Zimbabwe in the year 2002. Soon after, he established himself as one of the most talented batsmen in the home league, which attracted the attention of the Zimbabwean selection committee.

The only trouble was with citizenship, which was finally granted in the year that was 2011.

Following the reorganization of Zimbabwe’s national structure in 2009, Raza moved on to play cricket alongside the Mashonaland Eagles at the first-class level. In the course of the 2007 Logan Cup, he played his debut in the first-class competition on April 12, 2007, playing for Northerns versus Easterns.

Raza made his first appearance for Zimbabwe in a One-Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh in May of 2013. Even though he batted at number three, he only managed to score three runs, making him the 116th batsman to ever represent Zimbabwe in this format.

 In addition to this, he was the first player who did not reside in Zimbabwe to ever represent the country at the international level. On November 5, 2013, Raza played his first Twenty20 International match against Bangladesh.

Sikandar Raza PSL Career

Additionally, he holds the record for being the youngest player to ever score fifty runs in a Twenty20 International. When he was only a little bit older than 17 years old, he accomplished this achievement.

Karachi Kings picked Sikandar Raza for PSL 2019. But he was given an opportunity in only three matches.

While participating in the 2023 Pakistan Super League selection, the Lahore Qalandars selected Raza in the Gold Category level. This took place in December of 2022. So he represented Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2023.

Sikandar Raza PSL Teams

  • Karachi Kings (2019)
  • Lahore Qalandars (2023–present)

In 2019 Karachi Kings picked Sikandar Raza in the silver category. He played only three matches for Karachi Kings but he could not perform well.

In December 2022 Lahore Qalandars Picked Raza for PSL 8 2023. He played the whole tournament and performed well in the tournament and his side won PSL 8.

Sikandar Raza Batting Stats in PSL

Sikandar Raza is very good player in T20 cricket. He was nominated as ICC T20 player of the year 2023 but unfortunately could not win.

Raza has played 15 matches in PSL so far. In 14 Innings he can play with bat and scored 276 runs with an average of 27.33. The strike rate of Raza in PSL is 151.85 which is extremely high in T20 cricket.

Sikandar Raza has one fifty in PSL and his highest score is 71 not out. He smashed 21 fours and 11 maximums in PSL history so far.

PSL Spam  Matches Inn Runs  Sr.  Hs Avg  100 50 0 4s 6s
2019-2023 15 14 276 151.85 71* 27.33 0 1 0 21 11

Sikandar Raza Bowling Stats in PSL

Sikandar Raza is batting allrounder but he can spin the ball well. He can be used at any position in the match.

Sikandar Raza has 7 wickets in PSL history in 15 matches. He has thrown 21.5 overs in PSL. The economy of Raza is 8.15 in the Pakistan Super League.

The best bowling figure for Sikandar Raza is 2 wickets for 6 runs.

PSL Spam Matches  Overs  Mdns Runs  Wkts BBI Econ 4 Wkts 5 Wkts
2019-2023 15 21.5 1 178 7 2/6 8.15 0 0

Sikandar Raza in PSL 8 (2023)

Sikandar played a very good role in winning PSL 8 for Lahore Qalandars. He played 12 matches I which he could bat in 11 innings. He scored 223 runs in the tournament with an average of 35.83.

The strike rate of Raza with the bat was 179.84 which was very good in the lower order and the highest score was 32.

Sikandar Raza also took 4 wickets in PSL 8 with a bowling average of 36.50. The best bowling figure of Raza was 6 runs for 2 wickets.

Sikandar Raza in PSL 9 (2024)

Pakistan Super League season 9 is going to start on 19 February 2024. Sikandar Raza has been picked by Lahore Qalandars in the Gold Category because he played a key role in winning PSL 8.

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