RAZA GETS SECOND BITE OF IPL CHERRY

Brandon Moyo

THIS year is proving to be yet another fruitful one for Zimbabwe international cricketer, Sikandar Raza.

He will, for the second consecutive year, take part in the biggest franchise cricket league in the world, the Indian Premier League.

After an impressive campaign in his IPL debut this year, the Chevrons star, has been retained by Punjab Kings for next year’s 17th edition of the IPL.

The Chevrons T20 captain is one of the 17 players who were retained by Punjab Kings ahead of next year’s season of the IPL. 

From the 17, six are overseas players including Sam Curran, the son of the late former Zimbabwe Cricket international, Kevin Curran.

Other players who got the second dance are Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Mathew Short, Liam Livingstone, Nathan Ellis and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

Raza was an integral part of the Punjab Kings squad that finished in eighth place out of 10 teams.

He is considered as one of the important members of the team.

Club CEO, Satish Menon, said:

“We believe that you function better with a unit that has played together for a while, you may not have done so well in the previous season but we believe that it’s not just about one person but it’s a unit and that has been our philosophy. That is why we are going with the majority of the players from last season.”

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