Rizwan Cheema      

Full name Rizwan Ahmed Cheema

Born August 15, 1978, Pakistan

Current age 41 years 89 days

Major teams Canada, Canada A, Duronto Rajshahi, Ontario, Vancouver Knights, Winnipeg Hawks

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 24 24 2 389 72 17.68 314 123.88 0 2 33 28 11 0
First-class 8 16 1 374 97 24.93 499 74.94 0 1 38 22 9 0
List A 53 52 1 1190 94 23.33 1021 116.55 0 8 146 57 19 0
T20s 59 58 3 822 72 14.94 698 117.76 0 2 64 53 18 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 24 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 53 51 2060 1655 52 6/34 6/34 31.82 4.82 39.6 1 1 0
T20s 59 43 784 916 28 3/16 3/16 32.71 7.01 28.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Canada v Bermuda at King City (NW), Aug 18, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Canada v Kenya at ICCA Dubai, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Canada v Pakistan at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Hong Kong at Tolerance Oval, Oct 24, 2019 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 Uganda at Windhoek, Jan 24, 2015 scorecard
T20s debut Canada v Pakistan at King City (NW), Oct 10, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Canada v Hong Kong at Tolerance Oval, Oct 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20 Canada v Hong Kong Tolerance Oval 24 Oct 2019 T20I # 965
5 Canada v Ireland Abu Dhabi 23 Oct 2019 T20I # 961
28 Canada v Kenya ICCA 2 Dubai 15 Oct 2019 Other T20
2* Canada v Singapore ICCA 2 Dubai 14 Oct 2019 Other T20
19 Canada v U.S.A. Sandys Parish 25 Aug 2019 T20I # 865
72 Canada v Bermuda Sandys Parish 24 Aug 2019 T20I # 864
0 Canada v Cayman Is Sandys Parish 22 Aug 2019 T20I # 860
10 Canada v U.S.A. Sandys Parish 21 Aug 2019 T20I # 858
25* Canada v Bermuda Hamilton 19 Aug 2019 T20I # 854
0 Canada v Cayman Is Sandys Parish 18 Aug 2019 T20I # 852
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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May 27, 2017

Rizwan Cheema is bowled for a second-ball duck, Canada v USA, ICC World Cricket League Division Three, Kampala, May 27, 2017

Rizwan Cheema is bowled for a second-ball duck

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May 24, 2017

Dev Govindjee presents Rizwan Cheema with another Man of the Match award, Canada v Oman, ICC World Cricket League Division Three, Kampala, May 24, 2017

Dev Govindjee presents Rizwan Cheema with another Man of the Match award

© Peter Della Penna

May 4, 2015

Rizwan Cheema hits Stefan Kelly back over his head for six, Bermuda v Canada, ICC Americas Regional T20, Indianapolis, May 4, 2015

Rizwan Cheema hits Stefan Kelly back over his head for six

© Peter Della Penna