[Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by pariah » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:58 am

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Mpofu & Tiripano are useless. Dry pitch, condition ideal for reverse swing. Both these bowlers neither have pace nor skills to deceive batsman, simply depends on batsman to make wrong.

Zimbabwe Pace Department is a big vacant. Since Jarvis retire, Vitori banned, none of them looked threatening. Streak & Ntini should think of new talents here, taking wickets has become dependent only on Cremer.
Clearly Chatara was deemed not fit enough, and the coaching felt they needed both Mpofu and Tiripano just in case one of them breaks down.

It might sound crazy, but after considering all of these factors, why didn't Streak come out of retirement for this one? He outbowled Fidel Edwards last year(plus some favourites' man a certain Sean Ervine), and yet Fidel just got called up to the West Indies Test squad.

The moment Streak decided Nathan Waller would fetch on this pitch he should have considered himself vs Mpofu. Afterall both him and Tiripano have only bowled 10 overs each right?

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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:59 am

A bit disappointed really with the captaincy. Definitely should have bowled Tiripano and Masakadza (if not Mpofu) at least at some stage to change things up a bit. In fact, opening with Raza was fine, but the other end should have been Tiripano. At least for a few overs. We effectively opened with two part timers. Not even Cremer himself! And surely towards the end of the day was when the time was ripe for some frustratingly accurate medium pace of Masakadza.

We need to be more imaginative tomorrow or this can slip away very quickly.

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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by Ming » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:25 pm

pariah wrote:
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...It might sound crazy, but after considering all of these factors, why didn't Streak come out of retirement for this one? ...
Erm...Streak makes Hami look anorexic! :lol:
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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:39 pm

When did Streak bowl ?

Sad thing is he would almost certainly be one of our bets even now.


Thing is we can't have cremer do it all. He isn't Warne, and even if he was he can't do it alone. We need at least 4 wickets elsewhere

And for this reason I don't think we will win (mind changes with quick wickets tomorrow)
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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by tawac » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:56 pm

Zimbabwe doing well for a change. Its nice when we are not being completely out classed by a side. Its should have been a 5 match series then we could have had a chance of winning is 3-2.
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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by eugene » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 pm

I am still backing Zimbabwe for the win. I think the pressure is on SL, not Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe are expected to lose, a test loss at home to Zimbabwe for SL on the other hand is a major embarrassment. If only Chatara was fit. We are essentially a one-man attack (Cremer) with a bunch of part-timers backing him up.
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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by TapsC » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 pm

I think Hami and Tiripano have to bowl here.. just wicket to wicket military mediums.. force them to take a chance with some big shots. We need an economic bowler on one side and Cremer to do the rest. It's unfortunate that Cremer always bowls one loose delivery an over.. the morning sessions have been the hardest to bat on.. 3 wickets there and it's our game.. their tail doesn't wag as much as ours and on each of their specialist batsmen is injured..

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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:01 pm

TapsC wrote:
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I think Hami and Tiripano have to bowl here.. just wicket to wicket military mediums.. force them to take a chance with some big shots
That's going to be my strategy exactly. 5 overs each by those two on the one end while Cremer bowls from the other, and ensures there are no hit me balls from his side. These 20 overs would decide whether we can win tomorrow or not. If we start with other part time spinners, we might leak runs and they won't feel any pressure.

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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:39 pm

I agree with all of the above. Zim are in a pretty good position, a couple of wickets in the morning session tomorrow and panic will set in for SL.

I think Zim will come out tomorrow with a good plan and I think they'll execute it.

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Re: [Match Thread] OnIy Test: SL vs ZIM

Post by Kriterion_BD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:41 pm

eugene wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 pm
I am still backing Zimbabwe for the win. I think the pressure is on SL, not Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe are expected to lose, a test loss at home to Zimbabwe for SL on the other hand is a major embarrassment. If only Chatara was fit. We are essentially a one-man attack (Cremer) with a bunch of part-timers backing him up.
yeah I think Zimbabwe are ahead at this stage. had SL been 150-1 as I had expected they would have been ahead. 160-2 would be even stevens. 170-3 means ZIM are ahead but dont have the game in the bag.

200-5 tomorrow and its all over. but if SL get to 250-4, they will probably scrape by with a 2 wicket win.
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