Blessing Muzarabani inks a three-year deal with Northamptonshire
The fast bowler seemed to be excited to represent his new team.
Updated - Sep 7, 2018 8:10 pm
Zimbabwe cricketer Blessing Muzarabani, who was in the news for taking an indefinite break from international cricket, has recently signed a three-year contract with Northamptonshire. The seamer will be a regular member of the side from the 2019 English season. The deal keeps him with the club till 2021. Further, he will be available to play all the formats for the team.
Muzarabani has played 18 One-Day Internationals, six T20Is and a solitary Test for Zimbabwe. He picked 27 international wickets in total in all of these games. This deal will possibly mean that we wouldn’t get to see his exploits in the Zimbabwean jersey for a long time. The fast-bowler seemed to be excited about the challenges up front.
I’ve come here to chase my dreams
Speaking about the move, Blessing Muzarabani said that he couldn’t wait to get started. He added that he went there to chase his dreams and wants to perform and achieve. “I’ve come here to chase my dreams. I want to perform and achieve. I just can’t wait to get started,” he said.
David Ripley, Northamptonshire head coach said that they were in talks with Muzarabani for quite some time now and also added that he impressed them by the way he played for the second team against Durham in May. He also said that they were looking forward to helping him achieve his potential.
“We’ve been talking to Blessing for quite some time and were impressed by the way he played for the second team against Durham in May. He’s got a lot to learn and he knows it, but we’re looking forward to helping him achieve his potential at the County Ground over the next few years,” the head coach stated.
The fast bowler put a break on his international career last month to pursue his options in England. “Blessing Muzarabani has put his international career with (Zimbabwe) on hold, opting to pursue his options in England,” Zimbabwe Cricket issued a statement back then.