Text XI - Windies series

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If the Taliban really were withholding ICC money then surely they are a quarter to suspension. The ICC is trying their hardest to not suspend them but that might be the last straw because its putting them at risk of and FBI investigation. The same kind of investigation which brought FIFA down

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Never mind their stance on women's cricket and women in general, on gays, black guys, white guys, non moslems, and whatever else people keep kneeling for.
Do they ever kneel? Can't remember.

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jaybro wrote:
Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:49 pm

My XI at this stage (subject to change)

Takudzwanashe Kaitano
Kevin Kasuza
Innocent Kaia
Craig Ervine
Sean Williams
Sikander Raza
Regis Chakabva
Ryan Burl
Brad Evans
Richard Ngarava
Blessing Muzarabani
Thought I might do a ‘floating XI’ update after each round, and yes I do change my mind a lot so be warned.

A few things have popped in my head and caused reason for change. The original XI I chose was more so the best Test XI available, but I have been thinking more about the opposition & possible conditions.

I expect slow low decks to negate Roach, Holder, Joseph & Searles, so I’m thinking two spinners rather than 3 seamers. I’m also looking at the Windies test side for the Aussie tour, lots of right handlers and not many lefties.

At this stage I won’t be leaving Kaia & Regis out, although if Kaia doesn’t reappear soon and we get some clarity of Regis then things will change.

Takudzwanashe Kaitano
Innocent Kaia
Craig Ervine
Sean Williams
Sikander Raza
Wes Madhevere
Regis Chakabva
Ryan Burl
Wellington Masakadza
Brad Evans
Blessing Muzarabani

I’ve dropped Kasuza for now after a dismal display, but he could yet work his way back. Kaia is being moved up to open with the middle order also moving up one spot to accommodate Wes at No.6 (SZ will be happy).

With the expected pitch conditions, protecting the middle order from the new ball probably isn’t so important. The pitch conditions & also the large number of R/Hand batsman for the Windies has persuaded me to bring in Wellington for Ngarava.

As I said things will change from week to week and it’s just a bit of fun.
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Kaitano is decent and certainly had a great test debut. My only fear is his weakness against spin which will most probably be the weapon of choice against the West Indies.

Raza with his variations might turn out to be a match winner in those conditions too.. my big concern so far is who will be the frontine spinner. I just don't trust Wellington in the longer format.

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Mashinge at number 8
Brad evans at 9
Ngarava at 10
Muzurabani 11

Bat right down to nunber 10 with that batting order

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Donald wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:59 pm
Mashinge at number 8
Brad evans at 9
Ngarava at 10
Muzurabani 11

Bat right down to nunber 10 with that batting order
Probably more suited to facing Afghanistan or Bangladesh rather than the Windies I’d say
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