Sikandar Raza Butt is a Pakistani-born Zimbabwean cricketer. Sikander Raza was born on 24 April 1986 in Sialkot, Punjab to Punjabi Muslim parents and he immigrated to Zimbabwe country in year 2001 along with the family. He gradually turned out as one of the finest batsman in the national competition held and attracted the eye of the Zimbabwe selectors but the only difficulty was citizenship matters, which was approved in year 2011.
After the refurbishing of Zimbabwe’s national structure in year 2009, he transformed on to play game of first-class cricket matches for the Mashonaland Eagles and he is now an efficacious first-class cricketer, having a top score of 146.
Raza’s performances received him a position in the preliminary team for Zimbabwe’s year 2011 Cricket World Cup match, but did not let the team reach to finals. After then Raza had additional fine presentation, at the Masvingo Sports Club where his opening stood of 161 with other player namely-Chamu Chibhabha, just by clubbing the Matabeleland Tuskers bowlers, which allowed the basis for a massive Southern Rocks success.
Hi performance in matches made the Zimbabwean selectors choose him for the training team for the Australia A and South Africa A tri-series sequences. Raza had additional remarkable performance with score 93 off just 48 balls for Southern Rocks in front of Matabeleland Tuskers in a Twenty20 match.
Right in his career in cricket, Raza has been bestowed with many prestigious awards including Man of the Match awards and Man of the Match series. He won the One-Day International Cricket- Man of the Match awards against team Afghanistan in year 2014 and team Ireland in year 2015. Raza also won Man of the Series award against Afghanistan in year 2014 and against Ireland in series played in year 2015.
Raza started his T20I debut in year 2013 against Bangladesh team and he is even the youngest player to score a fifty in that. Sikander Raza was entitled stand-in captain in second T20I arranged during India tour of Zimbabwe in year 2015. Prior to this, Raza captained for four times for Mash Eagles in national cricket in year 2012 and allowed Zimbabwe to reach in their leading win of the tour by difference of 10 runs. In course of the second match against New Zealand team in year 2015, Raza scored his third century 100* on 95 ball deliveries.
Sikandar Raza studied at the Pakistan Air Force Public School Lower Topa for period of three years and sought to be a Pakistan Air Force pilot, however his dreams were not completed when he failed a vision test compulsory for its corresponding selection.
Raza went to Scotland, where he completed a bachelor’s degree graduation in software engineering at the renowned university-Glasgow Caledonian University and there Raza played semi-professional cricket, knowing his potential.
Sikandar Raza Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Sikandar Raza is $0.7 million US dollars as of 2017. The estimated net worth has combined influence of Raza’s cricket matches in Test matches and ODI, brand endorsements, business deals, promotions, etc.
Sikandar Raza stayed as a brand ambassador of Tazz Ambassador in period-2011-13. Upcoming deals are imminent in year 2017 accepting Raza as their brand endorsements.
Sikandar Raza has performed batting in different match against New Zealand in period between July and August 2016 and also did bowling in these matches.
Sikandar Raza has done bating against Afghanistan on February 16, 2017 against Sri Lanka on November 27, 2016 and against West Indies on November 19, 2016, he also did bowling in these matches.
Raza has also played batting and bowling in T20 against India, Afghanistan, Scotland and Hongkong.
Sikandar Raza has played in Zimbabwe cricket since last many years and proved himself as a successful batsman and bowler of the team. In Raza’s career history, he has been awarded with Man of the Match title awards and Man of the Series title awards many times because of his excellent playing in the matches.