Ray Price Retires From International Cricket
Zimbabwean spinner Ray Price has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Price was in the squad for the current series against India in Zimbabwe but won’t be travelling to Bulawayo for the remaining two One Day Internationals.
His retirement was no surprise as speculation had been that this would be the 37 year-old’s last series.
The news was confirmed by captain Brandon Taylor after the third ODI at Harare Sports Club which the hosts lost by 7 wickets.
Pricey’s called it a day. If he was going to play it was going to be here in Harare. We’re going to miss his experience, but in saying that it does give our young spinners who are coming through a great opportunity.
He’s a hell of a competitor. He’s a guy that plays with his heart on his sleeve. He leaves nothing out on the field, he’ll give you everything and he’s a real team man. Unfortunately age is not in his side anymore, and he’s moving on with his family. We’ll miss him, but I’m sure he’ll still be in the picture with our young spinners coming through and I’m sure he’ll always be contributing somewhere along the line.
Price played 35 tests taking 80 wickets. In 102 ODIs he took 100 wickets. At international Twenty 20 level he played 16 matches and took 13 wickets. His real skill was his metronomic miserly bowling.
With information from Cricinfo