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Ramiz Raja      

Full name Ramiz Hasan Raja

Born August 14, 1962, Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), Punjab

Current age 55 years 189 days

Major teams Pakistan, Allied Bank, Islamabad Cricket Association, Lahore, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Punjab, Service Industries

Also known as Rameez Raja

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Other Commentator

Relation Father - Saleem Akhtar, Brother - Wasim Raja, Brother - Zaeem Raja

Ramiz Hasan Raja
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 57 94 5 2833 122 31.83 2 22 3 34 0
ODIs Insights on odi 198 197 15 5841 119* 32.09 9226 63.31 9 31 33 0
First-class 183 304 20 10392 300 36.59 17 63 103 0
List A 298 295 28 9490 131 35.54 15 56 62 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs Insights on odi 198 1 6 10 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 183 509 343 6 2/2 57.16 4.04 84.8 0 0
List A 298 145 110 6 4/43 4/43 18.33 4.55 24.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v England at Karachi, Mar 2-6, 1984 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Apr 26-30, 1997 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Feb 6, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI India v Pakistan at Toronto, Sep 21, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1977/78 - 1996/97
List A span 1976/77 - 1997/98

On and off the field, in Pakistan cricket, it will be difficult to find a more stylish man than Ramiz Raja. In Pakistan's post-90s mess of scandal, dirt and intrigue, he also emerged, importantly, as a rare man of integrity and considerable dignity on the field and in administration. As an opening batsman Raja arrived on the scene the next Majid Khan. His basic game was built on solid, understated elegance. Some of the leg-side play was outstanding and the flick to square leg soon became a signature stroke. Why he didn't score more runs in Tests remains a mystery, though his importance to Pakistan's strong ODI sides of the 80s and early 90s cannot be underestimated. In the World Cups of 1987 and 1992 he was a key figure and as well as taking the catch that won it for Pakistan in 1992, he scored two hundreds through the tournament. His integrity and seniority helped him in captaining Pakistan late in his career, but the qualities became of greater use after he retired. First, as a bright, dynamic chief executive of the Pakistan board he was instrumental in bringing about a prosperous period in the early 2000s, including negotiating a breakthrough in Pakistan-India ties. The series won an important Laureus award for bringing the countries together through cricket. But by then he had also become an articulate voice of Pakistan the world over as a television commentator. That career has gone from strength to strength so that in the modern turmoil of Pakistan cricket, Raja's has been an authoritative, informed and sane voice amid the madness.
Osman Samiuddin

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Feb 7, 2017

Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram listen to a speech from Shoaib Malik, Dubai, February 7, 2017

Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram listen to a speech from Shoaib Malik


Dec 22, 2015

Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja speak at the PSL draft, PSL draft, Lahore, December 22, 2015

Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja speak at the PSL draft


Jan 3, 2013

Sandeep Patil and Ramiz Raja during a felicitation by CAB, India v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Kolkata, January 3, 2013

Sandeep Patil and Ramiz Raja during a felicitation


Ramiz Raja cricket photos
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