Ahmed Raza2020-02-21T14:07:03+00:00

Ahmed Raza

Date of Birth 10/10/1988
Age 31
NationalityEmirati (UAE)
Player Status Available
Playing Role All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style Left-arm Orthodox Spin
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams United Arab Emirates, Edmonton Royals, Karnataka Tuskers

Ahmed Raza is not only the United Arab Emirates’ most prominent spinner but the countries leader, having taken on the captaincy role following Rohan Mustafa’s retirement in 2019.

In a country often derided for a failure to produce homegrown talent resulting in an over-reliance on South Asian ex-pats, Raza is one of the rare success stories of a player who came through UAE's Under-19 program, born and bred in Sharjah, to achieve senior team success.

Regarded as a “boa constrictor” with the ball, the left-arm tweaker is also a surprisingly athletic fielder for a man of his 6'5" stature. Whilst acknowledged as one of UAE’s all-time greats with the ball, he has produced numerous notable innings to lay-claim to all-round status, to include a ODI half-century.

UAE, who sit inside the top 20 in the ICC ODI rankings, compete in Division Two of the World Cup League alongside the likes of Oman, USA, Scotland, Namibia, Nepal, and PNG, are pushing for a World Cup place in 2023. Raza is one of UAE’s trump cards and is regarded as the right man at the helm to drive the country towards a World Cup birth.

He has, in recent years, produced the goods time-and-time again for the UAE. Following his UAE debut in 2006 as a 17-year-old against India A, he has gone on to play over 100 matches for his Country and taken well over 200 wickets. He was the ICC Intercontinental Trophy bowler of the tournament in 2017 (32 wickets at 21.31) and currently boasts 35 wickets at 31.40 in 31 ODI’s, to include best figures of 5-26 in his most recent match against Namibia (Jan 2020).

The UAE skipper is currently seeking an opportunity to ply his trade in the UK this summer. Save for their ODI series in Papua New Guinea in June (dates TBC), he will be available throughout the rest of the season. A fantastic signing for any UK club for the 2020 season.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.

Date of Birth 10/10/1988
Age 31
NationalityEmirati (UAE)
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style Left-arm Orthodox Spin
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams United Arab Emirates, Edmonton Royals, Karnataka Tuskers

Ahmed Raza is not only the United Arab Emirates’ most prominent spinner but the countries leader, having taken on the captaincy role following Rohan Mustafa’s retirement in 2019.

In a country often derided for a failure to produce homegrown talent resulting in an over-reliance on South Asian ex-pats, Raza is one of the rare success stories of a player who came through UAE's Under-19 program, born and bred in Sharjah, to achieve senior team success.

Regarded as a “boa constrictor” with the ball, the left-arm tweaker is also a surprisingly athletic fielder for a man of his 6'5" stature. Whilst acknowledged as one of UAE’s all-time greats with the ball, he has produced numerous notable innings to lay-claim to all-round status, to include a ODI half-century.

UAE, who sit inside the top 20 in the ICC ODI rankings, compete in Division Two of the World Cup League alongside the likes of Oman, USA, Scotland, Namibia, Nepal, and PNG, are pushing for a World Cup place in 2023. Raza is one of UAE’s trump cards and is regarded as the right man at the helm to drive the country towards a World Cup birth.

He has, in recent years, produced the goods time-and-time again for the UAE. Following his UAE debut in 2006 as a 17-year-old against India A, he has gone on to play over 100 matches for his Country and taken well over 200 wickets. He was the ICC Intercontinental Trophy bowler of the tournament in 2017 (32 wickets at 21.31) and currently boasts 35 wickets at 31.40 in 31 ODI’s, to include best figures of 5-26 in his most recent match against Namibia (Jan 2020).

The UAE skipper is currently seeking an opportunity to ply his trade in the UK this summer. Save for their ODI series in Papua New Guinea in June (dates TBC), he will be available throughout the rest of the season. A fantastic signing for any UK club for the 2020 season.

There are no overseas stats available for this player.