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Northamptonshire adds Sikandar Raza for Vitality Blast

Zimbabwe’s captain and best all-rounder, Sikandar Raza, has decided to play for Northamptonshire in the 2024 Vitality Blast.

Raza, who is 37 years old, is currently ranked as the fifth-best all-rounder in T20I cricket. He also recently became the first player in the history of the game to score five half-centuries in a row. He has been put forward for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year award.

T20 appearances

Raza has played in more than 200 T20 games as a professional. He has played in the IPL, the Caribbean Premier League, the Pakistan Super League, the Bangladesh Premier League, and the Lanka Premier League. However, this will be his first game in England’s T20 tournament.

“I’m delighted to be coming to Northamptonshire.” Raza spoke. “This is going to be different for me, but I’ve loved playing cricket in England before.” I’m excited to finally play in the Vitality Blast because it’s always been a dream of mine.

Northamptonshire’s head coach

Northamptonshire’s head coach, John Sadler, said, “We’re thrilled to have signed Sikandar for the Blast.” He has a lot of knowledge and is a top performer around the world. He’s a complete cricket player who makes a difference in every game he plays. We also know he’s a fierce rival, which is great for us.

Raza will be added to the team before the event and can play in all 14 group stage games.

“I would like to entertain the fans and put a smile on their face with as many wins as possible,” he stated.

“Our first goal is to make it to the quarterfinals. We’ll then carry that confidence and momentum into the later stages, where we hope to win the trophy.”

“Looking at the side we have a decent squad and a lot of good players, I’m looking forward to using my experience to help us win as many games as possible and help the younger players as well.”

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Param

    January 18, 2024 at 8:00 am

    interesting!!!

  2. Rudra

    January 18, 2024 at 8:52 am

    Welcome to Northamptonshire Sikandar Raza!

  3. Sonu

    January 18, 2024 at 9:08 am

    welcome legend ,

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