Mohammad Rizwan, born on June 1, 1992, is a prominent Pakistani cricketer. He serves as the vice-captain of the Pakistan cricket team in T20I format and leads the Pakistan Super League (PSL) team, Multan Sultans. Known for his skills as a wicket-keeper batsman, Rizwan has made a significant mark in the cricketing world.
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Mohammad Rizwan PSL Records & Stats
Mohammad Rizwan has a commendable record in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), having played 70 matches. His highest score of 110 showcases his ability to perform under pressure. With a total of 1996 runs, including 16 half-centuries and one century, Rizwan boasts an impressive average of 43.39. His strike rate of 128 indicates his ability to score quickly when needed. Additionally, his contributions behind the stumps are notable, with 15 stumpings and 59 catches to his name. Overall, Rizwan’s PSL stats reflect his consistency, versatility, and value to his team.
Mohammad Rizwan Domestic & PSL Career
Making his debut in first-class cricket with Peshawar during the 2008–09 season, Mohammad Rizwan showcased his talent early on, hitting five half-centuries, four of them unbeaten, in his first seven innings. His consistent performances with both bat and gloves caught the attention of Basit Ali, coach of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, who recruited him for the 2011–12 season.
Rizwan’s standout moment came during the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2014–15, where he scored a brilliant 224, helping Sui Northern to clinch the title with a commanding first-innings lead of 301 runs. He also represented Pakistan A in limited-overs matches against Kenya in December 2014.
Recognized for his abilities, Rizwan was named vice-captain of Punjab’s squad for the 2018 Pakistan Cup, where he showcased his batting prowess with a stellar 140 off 123 balls against Federal Areas. His leadership qualities were further acknowledged when he was appointed captain of Federal Areas for the 2019 Pakistan Cup.
In a significant career move, Rizwan was appointed captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament, where he made notable contributions both with the bat and ball, earning the player of the tournament award in the 2019–20 National T20 Cup.
His journey in domestic cricket continued with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the 2020–21 season, where he not only retained his place as a player but also captained the team. Rizwan’s talent was further recognized internationally when he was signed by Sussex in December 2021 to play County Championship and T20 cricket in 2022.
Transitioning to the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Rizwan initially faced challenges with Lahore Qalandars in 2016, followed by a stint with Karachi Kings from 2018 to 2020. However, it was with Multan Sultans in 2021 that Rizwan truly shone, leading the team to victory in his first season as captain and achieving personal milestones as the highest run-scorer in PSL 8, with 1596 runs. His unbeaten century against Karachi Kings in PSL 8 further solidified his status as a top-tier batsman in T20 cricket.