Race to 100 ODI wickets

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Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by jaybro » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:08 am

Just looking at the Zimbabwe ODI wicket takers list and we might have a few guys pass the milestone of 100 ODI wickets in the next year or so .....

We only have 4 players so far who have past the mark, those being Streak, Utseya, Grant Flower & Price ......

The 3 guys in contention are -

Graeme Cremer on 84 wickets

Chris Mpofu on 85 wickets

Elton Chigumbura 95 wickets ( 98 if you include his wickets for Africa )

Obviously Elton is closest to the milestone but he currently isn't bowling and is out of the side, Cremer was ahead of Mpofu going into the Afghanistan series but he lead the wicket takers that series and has jumped to the lead .....

So who will be first ? I'd have my money on Cremer .....

Anyone think otherwise ?

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/zimbabwe/ ... ;type=team
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by TapsC » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:44 am

judging by the last series, the next games supposedly in Europe which would most probably favour pace bowlers and of course Heath Streak's undying love for him... I got a funny feeling mpofu might get there first especially also because the opponents are not exactly world class.

it would be interesting to see where Panyangara would fit in this team when he makes a comeback. my suspicion is they will drop Ngarava and go for Chatara Mpofu and Panyangara

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by jimbo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:14 am

Stick with ngarava he did very well in his first series.

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by Mueddie28 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:50 pm

Don't count out Chatara getting​ to​ 100 ODIs before those guys

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by jaybro » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:00 pm

Tinashe has a awful ODI record. A wicket per game @47 going at over 5.5 an over .....

Maybe in the test side where he has had success but not for the odi's for me .....
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by Jemisi » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:26 pm

Chigs has 101 wickets - he is already there.

Otherwise I'd say Mpofu if he doesn't get injured.

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by grant » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:49 am

Chris Mpofu most likely, though I wouldn't be surprised if Cremer got there before him.

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Re: Race to 100 ODI wickets

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:20 am

My money is on Guy Whittall to make a surprise comeback as a left arm chinaman bowler and get those 12 wickets needed to rush to a 100 ahead of everyone else (fittingly).

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