ZIMBABWEAN all-rounder, Sikandar Raza has been signed by the Punjab Kings for the upcoming edition of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Chevrons all-rounder was snapped up by Punjabi Kings for nearly 60 thousand United States dollars.
He will become just the fourth player from Zimbabwe after Ray Price, Tatenda Taibu and Brandon Taylor to play in the IPL.
However, he is the first from the country to be auctioned after the previous trio was signed as picks after the auction.
The latest achievement caps a wonderful year for Zimbabwe’s star man, who played a crucial role in the country’s campaign at the T20 World Cup where he was eventually named in the team of the tournament.
Raza was this Friday also named is the Wisden Cricketer team of the year for T20s.
The Pakistan born player has played in the Lankan Premier league, Nepal League, BPL and the Abu Dhabi 10s but the move to the world’s most lucrative league raises his stalk even further.
At Punjab, he will be playing alongside Sam Curran who became the most expensive player in IPL history after the auction this Friday.
Curran is the son of former Chevrons coach, Kevin Curran and was born in Rusape and did all his education in Zimbabwe before deciding to represent England.