Hasan Raza

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Hasan Raza
Personal information
Full nameHasan Raza
Born (1982-03-11) 11 March 1982 (age 37)
Karachi, Pakistan
BowlingRight arm Fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 140)24 October 1996 v Zimbabwe
Last Test3 December 2005 v England
ODI debut (cap 110)30 October 1996 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI22 October 1999 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
1999–presentHabib Bank Limited
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 7 16 232 197
Runs scored 235 242 13949 5155
Batting average 26.11 18.61 44.70 39.35
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 36/63 8/27
Top score 68 77 256 115*
Balls bowled 6 0 1661 1034
Wickets 0 18 29
Bowling average 59.11 33.34
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/11 3/17
Catches/stumpings 5/– 1/– 221/– 77/2
Source: Cricinfo, 26 January 2019

Hasan Raza (Urdu: حسن رضا) (born 11 March 1982) is a Pakistani cricketer.[1] He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He initially was subject to something of a claim for an international cricketing record, as his debut performance was believed to have taken place at the age of 14 years and 233 days,[2] then a world-record, sparking investigations over the legitimacy of his age claims.[3]

He was soon taken away from international play after struggling initially in the Early 2000s, but was recalled against Australia and Zimbabwe in 2004.

Hasan also captained the Pakistan A side in early 2006 to Abu Dhabhi in a tournament which consisted of India A, Sri Lanka A, UAE, Kenya and Netherlands. Pakistan A reached the final of the tournament where they faced off against rivals India. Hasan scored 105* . Pakistan went on to win the tournament and he was credited for good captaincy. He had a very good tournament as a captain and he also had a very good performance with the bat as well as other Pakistan A players like Bazid Khan and Taufeeq Umar. Hasan has been a talking point lately in the Pakistan selection committee but has yet to make a comeback. Hasan currently plays domestic Pakistan cricket and also plays in the current Pakistan A team. Hasan was replaced as captain by Bazid Khan for disciplinary reasons.[citation needed]

Hasan had always been a prolific run scorer in Pakistan's domestic cricket but had always been overlooked by selectors because he could not translate his domestic success to the international stage. Frustrated with the PCB, Hasan made a decision that has seemingly ended all hopes of his return to international cricket as he joined the unofficial Indian Cricket League (ICL). In his first season with the ICL he was the leading run scorer.

Fixing allegations[edit]

Hasan Raza was linked by Al Jazeera on the match fixing controversy through tampering the Galle pitch along with Robin Morris and Tharindu Mendis. It was revealed that Hasan Raza didn't directly communicate with Robin Morris and Tharindu Mendis but was found to have connections relating to doctoring the Galle pitch in 2016 during a test match between Sri Lanka and Australia.[4] He was filmed secretly by the Al Jazeera documentary during the meeting on fixing matches in future along with few bookmakers as he seated near Robin Morris at a room with whom he played for Mumbai Champs team at the Indian Cricket League.[5][6]

In August 2018, on the back of the allegations, he was not selected to play in the 2018–19 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy by his domestic side Pakistan Television.[7]


  1. ^ "Hasan Raza". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Rohit Kumar Paudel becomes fourth youngest ODI debutant". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "A late starter". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Hasan Raza caught on camera in alleged spot-fixing sting". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Hasan Raza caught on camera during Al Jazeera sting". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Sting reveals Hasan Raza's alleged involvement in fixing - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Pakistan cricketer sidelined from QeA Trophy after suspicious activity". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 5 August 2018.