Zimbabwe cricket team star Sikandar Raza has been retained by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings ahead of next season.
The experienced allrounder had an impressive debut campaign in the prestigious competition earlier this year to cap off a memorable season.
Raza made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to score a half century and be named player of the match in the IPL in his debut season.
He top scored with 57 runs off 42 deliveries to help Punjab Kings beat Lucknow Super Giants.
Zimbabwe’s T20 captain is one of the 17 players who were retained by Punjab Kings ahead of next year’s season of the IPL.
Out of the 17, six are overseas players including Sam Curran, the son of the late former Zimbabwe player and coach, Kevin Curran.
Other players who got the second dance are South African star Kagiso Rabada, Engand’s Jonny Bairstow, Mathew Short, Liam Livingstone, Nathan Ellis and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.