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Rizwan Cheema      

Full name Rizwan Ahmed Cheema

Born August 15, 1978, Pakistan

Current age 36 years 76 days

Major teams Canada, Canada A, Duronto Rajshahi, Ontario

Also known as Cheema

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Rizwan Ahmed Cheema
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 33 32 1 764 94 24.64 685 111.53 0 6 92 35 15 0
T20Is 16 16 1 238 68 15.86 219 108.67 0 1 23 15 8 0
First-class 8 16 1 374 97 24.93 499 74.94 0 1 38 22 9 0
List A 47 46 1 1053 94 23.40 908 115.96 0 7 127 52 19 0
Twenty20 46 45 2 573 68 13.32 535 107.10 0 1 47 33 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 33 32 1330 1095 32 3/25 3/25 34.21 4.93 41.5 0 0 0
T20Is 16 15 300 382 9 2/19 2/19 42.44 7.64 33.3 0 0 0
First-class 8 13 946 497 13 3/39 4/60 38.23 3.15 72.7 0 0 0
List A 47 46 1910 1520 52 6/34 6/34 29.23 4.77 36.7 1 1 0
Twenty20 46 40 760 861 28 3/16 3/16 30.75 6.79 27.1 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Canada v Bermuda at King City (NW), Aug 18, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Canada v Kenya at Dubai (CA), Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Pakistan at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Kenya at Sharjah, Nov 26, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Scotland v Canada at Aberdeen, Jul 2-4, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Namibia v Canada at Windhoek, Apr 5-8, 2012 scorecard
List A debut Canada v Bermuda at King City (NW), Aug 18, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Canada v United Arab Emirates at King City (NW), Aug 8, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Canada v Pakistan at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Canada v Kenya at Sharjah, Nov 26, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/14, 0 Canada v Kenya Sharjah 26 Nov 2013 T20I # 346
34 Canada v Italy Abu Dhabi 24 Nov 2013 T20
15, 0/5 Canada v Namibia Abu Dhabi 23 Nov 2013 T20
0/9, 16 Canada v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 22 Nov 2013 T20
9 Canada v Uganda Abu Dhabi 19 Nov 2013 T20
0/21, 10 Canada v Hong Kong Abu Dhabi 18 Nov 2013 T20
0/30, 0 Canada v Ireland Abu Dhabi 16 Nov 2013 T20I # 338
28, 0/4 Canada v U.S.A. Abu Dhabi 15 Nov 2013 T20
7, 2/39 Canada v Bermuda Dubai (CA2) 13 Nov 2013 Other T20
0/8 Canada v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 12 Nov 2013 Other T20
Profile

A big-hitting batsman who also bowls some handy medium pace, Rizwan Cheema came to notice with a 61-ball 89 against West Indies in his second ODI. In the Canada T20 tournament, in October 2008, he hit ten sixes, more than either Sanath Jayasuriya or Shahid Afridi, and was his team's top run-getter, averaging over 60 in the series. Born and raised in Pakistan, Cheema, who moved to Canada in the early 2000s, had only ever played cricket at club level, but his tendency to belt the ball into orbit caught attention in the Toronto and District Cricket Association league. He turned in a noteworthy season in 2005, scoring 627 runs in 14 matches at just under 50, and taking 24 wickets at 13.12. After a disappointing 2006, Cheema established himself as the league's most dangerous batsman the following year with two big hundreds. He went on to make his international debut in the summer of 2008 with impressive results, narrowly missing out in a maiden ODI hundred against Netherlands in July 2009. Later that month Cheema was one of six players awarded central contracts as Cricket Canada sought to professionalise its structures, and was appointed captain of the national side for the ICC America's Division One Championship in Bermuda in Ashish Bagai's absence.
Faraz Sarwat

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Apr 12, 2012

Canada's Rizwan Cheema took 6 for 34, Namibia v Canada, ICC World Cricket League Championship, 24th match, Windhoek, April 12, 2012

Canada's Rizwan Cheema took 6 for 34

© ICC/Helge Schutz

Mar 7, 2011

Elijah Otieno bowls Rizwan Cheema  for 17, Canada v Kenya, Group A, World Cup, Delhi, March 7, 2011

Elijah Otieno bowls Rizwan Cheema for 17

© AFP

Mar 7, 2011

Rizwan Cheema is bowled by Elijah Otieno, Canada v Kenya, Group A, World Cup, Delhi, March 7, 2011

Rizwan Cheema is bowled by Elijah Otieno

© AFP

Results
Cent Z (BD) v North Z (BD) at Dhaka - Feb 22-25, 2013
Cent Z (BD) won by 31 runs
Dhaka v Chittagong at Dhaka - Feb 19, 2013
Dhaka won by 43 runs
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 18, 2013
Chittagong won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 17, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chittagong v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 16, 2013
Chittagong won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
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