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. After a brief period away, in late 2007, he officially returned to the Zimbabwe team. He was selected to play the West Indies. Ever since, he has been a regular and influential member of the team, used to dry up runs and to take crucial wickets.
He has been one of many rebel cricketers who have returned due to the improving situation in Zimbabwe. He has had a superb comeback to the Zimbabwe cricket team, rising to 3rd in the ICC Cricket ODI Bowling Rankings, taking 45 wickets in just 27 matches, while bowling very economically.