2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

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2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by Black Mamba » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:33 am

Zimbabwe A bowlers failed, none of them looked threatening.
M Chinouya, S Masakadza, VM Nyauchi have been a common name over last one year in A games, nearly part of every A match series but have failed to show any ripping spells.
Probably, after this series some new set of pacers should be selected.

Mumba and Ndlovu might get picked today.Prince also deserve a go. Gumbie did well but was ran out of partners.

Selection of Chari is really amazing, despite Kasuza, Kaia and Kunze performed well and better then him in domestic cricket. Kasuza & Kunze should open. Kaia is a one day material.

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Re: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by The Robot » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:43 am

Few Rising Academy youths should have been given chance here, specially the pacers like Blessing Muzarbani & M Nayathi

Team Selection looks rubbish four openers, Kasuza, Chari, Kunje, Kaia have been picked. Chibhabha, Chakabva, Masvaure have also played in opening slot. Just one middle order batsman in form of Mutambodzi.

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Post by jaybro » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:14 am

Chari is the best opening prospect we have he must be given as many chances in the A side as possible .....
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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Post by jaybro » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:13 am

Scorecard for the Match, bowling first Shingi is playing ....

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/1794 ... f-Zimbabwe
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: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by TapsC » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:59 am

Interesting to see Chamu bowling a lot more this series.. maybe he has finally seen that he needs to do more to crack the team coz of Mire. Good to see what some competition can do to a guy. Gunaratne has shown how deadly some medium pacers can Be if worked on

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Re: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by tawac » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:34 am

The bowlers finding it tough to pick up wickets despite keeping in tight. Waller and Chinouya with a wicket each 95/2 after 31 overs run rate is below 3.
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Re: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by pariah » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:56 am

It really doesn't matter what level - club, 2nd XI, Grade, FC, A/XI and international, when you have a bowler coming at you and you can't score runs off them, you'll target bowlers you think you can take on and fall while doing so. This has been proven time and again. Pressure spells really work. Batsmen are also vulnerable after breaks, more so if no everything is going their way. So 4 maidens from 6 overs is really good from Shingi. That's what you exect when your top domestic bowlers come up against top talent from other countries. Chinouya always hurries a batsman and is a bull. Too bad he doesn't have the pace to go with it, but he's another one who's really above this level and shouldn't really be playing here (like Shingi the Test XI no brainer).

Yaseen Valli is a definite future Protea in all formats. He's been great in the varsity scene, junior national sides and has started off his career well. Likes of Phehlukwayo, Rabada and now Markram have gone ahead of him, but maybe he too can have a decent season out of th eblue like Markram and be back in that top bracket.

Of the bowlers I've got time for Zuma from the little I've seen, even though he hasn't progressed as well as he should have. Would be interested to hear more from the guys how Cele goes. The conditions seem helpful to seam bowling, and Bokako will no doubt be kicking himself for being below par. But then again, he ran into Regis and Chamu - again a set of players who are in all honesty well above this level.

Anyway, Ndlovu, Kaia, Kunje, Gumbie and to a less extent Kasuza and Nathan Waller, are the ones being tested here. Chari has done far too well across formats in domestic as well as for ZIM A & XI to be playing here(though not as much of an insult to him as picking Shingi and Regis for this match though since he's still developing to some degree). It's just a case of giving him a chance in a position he can thrive in. He's definitely got the goods.

Mbhalati http://www.espncricinfo.com/southafrica ... 46526.html
Fojela http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/ ... 45206.html
Sadly, neither got a chance to put on a Proteas jersey but some will moan when green Andile&Ngidi do:cry:

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Re: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by pariah » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 am

tawac wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:34 am
The bowlers finding it tough to pick up wickets despite keeping in tight.
Against relative greenhorns, it doesn't look tight though tawac. Apart from the left-arm spinner(always a challenge for Southern Africans...then again India and Afghanistan A are struggling against Phangiso), only Shingi is keeping it tight.

Are they really that tight?

Mbhalati http://www.espncricinfo.com/southafrica ... 46526.html
Fojela http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/ ... 45206.html
Sadly, neither got a chance to put on a Proteas jersey but some will moan when green Andile&Ngidi do:cry:

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Re: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by The Robot » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:03 am

jaybro wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:14 am
Chari is the best opening prospect we have he must be given as many chances in the A side as possible .....
Chari has played enough and is not made for international cricket.He haven't done anything in domestic cricket to get selected in Zimbabwe A team. Prince Masvaure deserve a place in for Chari

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Re: 2nd Unofficial Test : Zimbabwe A V/s South Africa Emerging Side

Post by The Robot » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:08 am

Taking maiden over in test cricket doesnt matter. Even Peter Moor and Mukuhalani can also take maiden in test cricket, as batsman are least bother to take any risk.


Bowlers who can deceive batsman are the one who has got talent.

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