Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by Googly » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:55 am

They've got this new 20 year old coming through, whom everyone is raving about, can't wait to see him in action.

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by eugene » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:19 pm

Colin de Grandhomme would be largely ineffective as a bowler outside of NZ or English conditions I think. His batting is ok, but he doesn't strike me as the most talented guy. Maybe a good T20 guy?
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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by Kriterion_BD » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:34 am

His bowling will come good in seaming conditions, but I'm not sure he has the technique to bat any higher than 8 in Tests.
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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by Mr Twig » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:37 am

Smashing the Windies all over the park

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:54 am

102 off 71 now, and none of the hitting looked brutal too. Pure class and timing. This was the first time I properly watched him bat, and boy, what hand-eye co-ordination...

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by Stoneman Returns » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:00 am

Another talented player lost due to quota and Black Empowerment policy.
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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by pariah » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:02 am

Then someone will say Kemar Roach is a better bowler than Panyangara.

Imagine what Panyangara would have done to the Black Caps in those conditions.

The old Roach lasted just a short while - a short moment. Panyangara has been Panyangara throughout. A world class test seamer.

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by zimbos_05 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:56 am

Some will just refuse to accept that black empowerment has not worked. Not the way it should. They will also continue to spouse that for as long as they fail, it is not their fault, but the white mans from 50 years ago.

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by Black Mamba » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:24 am

Colin de Grandhomme has been backed by New Zealand Selectors, despite failures as a result he is showing some improvement in every games, whereas Zimbabwe never backs a player, drops them affecting their confidence.

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Re: Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

Post by pariah » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:53 pm

Black Mamba wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:24 am
Colin de Grandhomme has been backed by New Zealand Selectors, despite failures as a result he is showing some improvement in every games, whereas Zimbabwe never backs a player, drops them affecting their confidence.
Unless you have examples to share(apart from the quintet of Mutziwa, Chisoro, Wellington, Jongwe and Madziva) the last country you can blame for that is ZIM to be honest.

But thy have been excellent for Zimbabwe.

Shingi too has been dropped several times but that has never affected his performance levels.

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