Shingi Matibiri, Sports Reporter
Raza who has been in terrific form in 2022 winning the August ICC Men’s Player of the Month award said he is delighted to join Rangpur Riders.
“I’m incredibly humbled and delighted to announce that I am part of the Bangladesh Premier League 2023 season. I cannot wait to join the Rangpur Riders family guys,” he said.
“Can’t wait to see you. Can’t wait to join you. It’s going to be really exciting. See you soon. And that’s Charlie by the way.”
Raza has prior experience of taking part in the Bangladesh Premier League, having played for the Khulna Tigers and Chittagong Vikings.
Raza was in brilliant form in the T20 World Cup 2022, although Zimbabwe failed to advance to the semis of the tournament. In eight matches, he scored 219 runs and picked up 10 wickets.
He also won the Player of the Match award on three occasions. One of his Player Of The Match awards came against Babar Azam’s Pakistan, where Zimbabwe won by one run. Raza picked up three wickets for 25 runs in that game.
He also broke the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s record of most T20I Player Of The Month awards in a calendar year.