Muzarabani

Blessing Muzarabani, the 21-year-old Zimbabwe fast bowler, has decided to pursue a career in England. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) made the announcement on Thursday, while wishing Muzarabani the best as he bid farewell to international cricket.

“I wish my former team-mates and Zimbabwe Cricket all the very best for the future. I have been honoured to represent my country but feel this is an appropriate time for me to pursue other challenges both personally and professionally,” said Muzarabani in a statement released by ZC.

This puts an end to a fledgling international career that saw him play one Test, 18 ODIs and six Twenty20 internationals for Zimbabwe. Muzarabani will not be considered for Zimbabwe’s tours of South Africa and Bangladesh from September to November.

Muzarabani has taken 18 ODI wickets and nine in T20Is. He went wicketless on his Test debut in December 2017 versus South Africa.

Player discontent is at an all-time high as Zimbabwe took the field without five of their top players - Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine - in the recently concluded T20 triangular series against Australia and Pakistan at home. On the eve of the Pakistan ODIs, Malcolm Waller pulled out of the squad as well.