Zimbabwe's Muzarabani to join Northamptonshire

Zimbabwe bowler Blessing Muzarabani has joined Northamptonshire

Zimbabwe pace bowler Blessing Muzarabani has agreed to joined English county Northamptonshire on a three-year contract from the start of next season.

Muzarabani revealed last month that he is putting his international ambitions on hold to chase a lucrative career in English county cricket.

The 21-year-old had played in one Test, 18 one-day internationals and six Twenty20s for Zimbabwe, taking 27 wickets across the three formats.

"I've come here to chase my dreams. I want to perform and achieve. I just can't wait to get started," he said.

Muzarabani impressed in the World Cup qualifier earlier this year, taking career-best figures of four for 47 against Afghanistan.

Head coach David Ripley said: "We've been talking to Blessing for quite some time.

"He's got a lot to learn and he knows it, but we're looking forward to helping him achieve his potential over the next few years."