SIKANDAR Raza has just smashed another cricket record in a year in which he has transformed himself into one of the world’ top cricketers.
The Chevrons all-rounder, who is celebrating becoming the first Zimbabwean to be named the ICC Cricketer of the Month, now has another proud record.
He holds the record for the most runs on a single ground in a calendar year?
“Is it right that Sikandar Raza broke the record
for most runs on one ground during 2022?” asked Suresh Dhani from India.
“Who held the record before him?”
The Cricinfo experts then provided the answer.
“Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza scored 753 international runs at the Harare Sports Club during 2022 – 540 in nine one-day internationals (including three centuries), and 213 in six T20Is. “The previous record for one ground in a calendar year was 738 by Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas, in Lahore in 1982.
“His total was made up of 401 in three Tests, with 215 against India and 134 against Sri Lanka, plus 337 in three ODIs, in each of which he scored a century.”
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“Not far behind come Sachin Tendulkar (709 in Sharjah in 1998), Shakib Al Hasan (703 in Mirpur in 2010) and the Flower brothers, on different grounds at home in Zimbabwe in 2001.
“Grant scored 699 in Bulawayo, while Andy made 676 in Harare.”
Elamaran Perumal, from the United States, asked whether Gris Gayle’s 15 Test hundreds, all on different grounds, was a record for Test cricket.
“Chris Gayle’s 15 centuries on 15 different grounds is easily a record for Tests.
“Australia’s Simon Katich comes next, with ten, while Ted Dexter of England, New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming and Navjot Sidhu of India all scored nine hundreds on nine different grounds.
“The record for one-day internationals is ten centuries on ten different grounds, currently shared by Matthew Hayden of Australia, the West Indian Marlon Samuels, and England’s Jos Buttler.
“They are followed by Michael Clarke with eight, and Mohammad Azharuddin (seven).” – H-Metro/Cricinfo