Ramiz Raja turns 57 today, available for commentary in Sri Lanka


Bipin Dani  

Former Pakistani captain Ramiz Raja will be one of the TV commentators for the Test matches between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, it is learnt here. 

Ramiz Raja turns 57 today

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He will be the only Pakistani commentator and will be joined by at least two commentators each from visiting New Zealand and the home Sri Lankan teams.

Incidentally, former right-handed batsman Raja will be celebrating his 57th birthday on the first day play of the Galle Test.

Raja, who captained 5 Tests (all against Sri Lanka) is also a member of the MCC Cricket Committee. He, however, could not attend the recent Cricket Committee meeting in London, owing to his commentary assignments.

According to the sources close to the broadcasters in Sri Lanka, the other four commentators will be Simon Doull and Kyle Mills.  Roshan Abeysinghe and Russel Arnold will be the home commentators.

Ramiz Raja played 13 years for Pakistan national team. He made his test debut against England on March 02, 1984 and ODI debut against New Zealand on Feburary 06, 1987. He played his last test against Sri Lanka on April 06, 1997 and last ODI against India on September 21, 1997.

Batting and fielding averages in his career
MatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100506sCtSt
Tests57945283312231.832223340
ODIs198197155841119*32.09922663.31931330
First-class183304201039230036.5917631030
List A29829528949013135.541556620
Bowling averages in his career
MatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests57
ODIs1981610010.00000
First-class18350934362/257.164.0484.800
List A29814511064/434/4318.334.5524.1100
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