I’m glad that Ray Price is playing for Zimbabwe again. I rate him as the best left-arm spinner in the world with Daniel Vettori.
He bowled well in the test against Australia that I saw in Sydney and he was a key player in Zimbabwe’s victory against the West Indies yesterday in Harare.
Price returned to Zimbabwe from England recently after rejecting a new contract with Worcestershire where he spent four seasons.
In 2004 he was one of 15 players who went on strike to oppose Zimbabwe Cricket’s (ZC) regime.
He has taken 69 wickets in 18 Tests at 35.86, but in 2003-04 took 33 wickets at 22.42 from five tests.
He is said to have consulted Heath Streak, Trevor Gripper and other former teammates before returning. In my view Price would make an ideal captain.
Update (January 2012): Ray Price is closing in on 100 ODI wickets. He currently has 97 wickets at an average of 35.07. His economy rate is an impressive 3.92.