Ahmed Raza

U.A.E.|Bowler
Ahmed Raza
INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2022
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Full Name

Ahmed Raza

Born

October 10, 1988, Sharjah

Age

34y 54d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

Six-foot-five Ahmed Raza is best known for his economical spells of left-arm spin. In a must-win World Cricket Division Two game for UAE against Oman in 2018, he conceded only 16 runs in nine overs for two wickets, and in an Asia Cup match against Oman in 2016, he took 1 for 6 from three overs.

In December 2018, Raza, who has juggled a job as a bank officer while playing professional cricket, was one of three UAE players suspended for eight weeks for criticising the ground facilities in Karachi. A year later he became UAE's captain and led them when they qualified for the 2022 T20 World Cup. In January 2020, he took his first ODI five-for, against Namibia in Al Amerat. At the same venue, two years later, he took his maiden T20I five-for, against Nepal.

Despite his success in T20Is, he was removed as the captain ahead of the 2022 World Cup (but retained the ODI role) after the selectors chose to split the captaincy.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI535328011924645/265/2630.064.1243.7110
T20I555410681178375/195/1931.836.6128.8010
FC203441261741677/378/10625.982.5361.5150
List A107107545435971435/265/2625.153.9538.1320
T20706913571451505/195/1929.026.4127.1010
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI534174095012.0267460.6801298250
T20I5520101222212.2014782.990035200
FC203023914613.9683147.0500493170
List A10780167645011.93130058.76015510490
T207026121602211.4217790.390046260
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Ahmed Raza took Player of the Match honours after a T20I career-best 5 for 19
Ahmed Raza, UAE's captain, at a training session
After a rocky start in the field, Imran Haider's prayers were answered with three wickets
Mohammad Nabi holds on to a catch at slip to give Rashid Khan his third wicket on the way to his fourth five-wicket haul
Ahmed Raza top edges a sweep toward short fine leg to fall for 28
Ahmed Raza gets a high five after dismissing Mohammad Nabi as part of his five-wicket haul