Zubayr Hamza

Country: South Africa
Born: June 19, 1995, Cape Town, Cape Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Batter

Zubayr Hamza Bio

Zubayr Hamza, born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, is a talented cricketer who has made a significant impact in the sport. He made history as South Africa’s 100th Test player since readmission when he was selected for the third Test against Pakistan in January 2019.

Known for his exceptional skills as a middle-order batsman, Hamza possesses a unique combination of free-flowing batting ability and the determination to grind out an innings. His consistent performances for the Cape Cobras over a couple of seasons caught the attention of selectors, and his First-Class average reached an impressive level of almost 50, paving the way for his call-up to the national team.

Hamza’s early cricketing development can be traced back to his education at Rondebosch Boys High School, an institution renowned for producing cricketing greats such as Jonathan Trott, Gary Kirsten, HD Ackerman, and Andrew Puttick. At school, Hamza showed promise in the sport and was nurtured by former player Andrew Puttick as well as coaches Ashwell Prince and Faiek Davids during his time at the Cape Cobras franchise.

Despite his early love for football, Hamza made the decision to pursue a career in cricket as his talent in the sport flourished. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Western Province age-group sides, impressing with his skills and earning a place in the senior provincial side in early 2014. His performances caught the attention of selectors, leading to his inclusion in the South African Emerging Players tour to Sri Lanka in the following year, where he showcased his abilities alongside future stars such as Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen.

Not long after his 21st birthday, Hamza became a contracted player for the Cape Cobras franchise. His exceptional form in the longer formats of the game landed him a spot in the South Africa A squad that toured India in July 2018. He left a lasting impression by scoring a century in his first innings and narrowly missing out on another in the second four-day game.

Although he did not secure a contract for the inaugural Mzansi Super League in late 2018, Hamza’s reputation in cricket’s longer formats continued to grow. When captain Faf du Plessis was suspended and unable to play in the third Test against Pakistan, Hamza was seen as a natural replacement due to his consistent performances and skill set.

Zubayr Hamza’s career has been defined by his immense talent, hard work, and determination. As the 100th Test player for South Africa, he has already made a mark on the cricketing world. With his exceptional batting ability and unwavering dedication, the future looks bright for this promising star from Cape Town.

Zubayr Hamza Career Stats

Zubayr Hamza Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 12 0 212 62 17.66 446 47.53 0 1 29 2 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 1 0 56 56 56 79 70.88 0 1 5 1 0 0
FC 90 150 19 6294 222* 48.04 10340 60.87 17 30 869 65 88 0
List A 68 65 7 2017 156 34.77 2517 80.13 2 12 203 16 34 0
T20s 28 26 5 649 106 30.9 564 115.07 1 4 71 13 12 0

Zubayr Hamza Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 90 9 162 138 0 - - - 5.11 - 0 0 0
List A 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 28 1 12 12 1 1/12 1/12 12 6 12 0 0 0

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