Full Name

Raymond William Price

Born

June 12, 1976, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

45y 173d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

A left-arm spinner who takes wickets with guile and aggression rather than massive spin, Ray Price is Zimbabwe's most impressive spinner since Paul Strang. Price has the tenacity and self-belief to compete against the best, winning high praise for his seven wickets in his second Test against Bangladesh at Harare in April 2001, and indeed was first identified as a possible Test specialist for Zimbabwe. He acquitted himself well at Test level, picking up consecutive five-wicket hauls against South Africa and India in 2001-02 and taking 6 for 121 in Australia's first innings at Sydney in October 2003.

He almost bowled Zimbabwe to a remarkable victory in the first Test against West Indies in November of the same year, but was denied by the obdurate pair of Ridley Jacobs and Fidel Edwards. The 19 wickets he picked up in the two Tests against West Indies capped a superb year for Price in 2003-04, during which he took 33 wickets at 22.42 in five Tests against Australia, West Indies and Bangladesh, including three five-fors. But just as he established himself, he threw in his lot with Heath Streak and the rebel cricketers and found himself ostracised, and then went to England to resume his career, signing for Worcestershire in August 2004.

After three-and-a-half seasons, and in spite of his excellence in the one-day format, he rejected a new contract with Worcestershire for 2008. In November, he came out of exile after Zimbabwe Cricket offered him a new contract for their series against the West Indies. Since then, Price has established himself as a canny and economical bowler in one-day cricket. In 2009, he picked up 44 wickets in the format at 20.61 and ascended to second in the ICC one-day bowling rankings. A dogged batsman, he used to open the innings for Midlands in Zimbabwean domestic cricket, but has since settled into a far more suitable lower order role.

Price suffers from partial deafness owing to the effects of meningitis as a youngster. He is a trained installer of refrigeration and air-conditioning units. He is a handy golfer, but his uncle, Nick, is one of world's best: he won the British Open in 1994.


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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test223561352885806/7310/16136.062.8276.6551
ODI10299537435751004/224/2235.753.9953.7100
T20I1616369378132/62/629.076.1428.3000
FC11827899121384168/3529.172.6167.0203
List A2311135274082374/214/2131.253.9147.8500
T20686714641562585/125/1226.936.4025.2010
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test22388261368.7082131.790041140
ODI1025917406469.6670157.9100315170
T20I1694157*3.002853.57001030
FC118188342512117*16.31111610
List A2311303610564911.2300510
T2068251387147.2511079.090071140
Raymond William Price
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Zimbabwe vs West Indies12* & 71/4712-Mar-2013BridgetownTest # 2079
Zimbabweans vs Sagicor--0/2307-Mar-2013BridgetownOTHER
Eagles vs Mountaineers9 & 03/2026-Feb-2013HarareFC
Eagles vs Rocks0 & 31*2/8719-Feb-2013MasvingoFC
Eagles vs Mountaineers81/2410-Feb-2013HarareT20

Photos


Ray Price at a press conference in Colombo
Chris Mpofu and Ray Price celebrate a wicket
Zimbabwe celebrate the run-out of Kane Williamson
Charles Coventry gets a high five after running out Asad Shafiq
Saeed Ajmal and Rameez Raja celebrate Pakistan's win
Ray Price is bowled