[MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

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[MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

Post by jaybro » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:34 am

Just seen some articles on the match so thought I’d get in early plus it’s a really big game so I’m sure we can chat shit about it for 2 days
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: [MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

Post by jaybro » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:38 am

‘UAE game is basically a final’ – Brendan Taylor
At the end of Windies’ four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 on Monday, five of the six teams in the mix were still left with a chance of making the top two and going through to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Zimbabwe, despite the reversal, are in with a very good chance of travelling to the United Kingdom, but to get there, they must beat the United Arab Emirates, the only team to not have a shot at making the cut, on Thursday at Harare Sports Club.

Brendan Taylor, whose excellent 138 against Windies, his second century of the tournament, went in vain, called the UAE fixture ‘a final’, and expected the Zimbabwe team to raise their game for it.

“We know the importance of Thursday against UAE, which is a side that is certainly developing. They’ve got some pretty handy players as well and they will be keen to make a statement. For us, it’s basically a final. We need to win that. It’s pretty clear-cut for us. We know what we have to do,” said Taylor after the defeat.

Zimbabwe looked good for more than the 289 they put up when Taylor was batting with Sikandar Raza, with the scoreboard reading 234/4 at the start of the 43rd over. But wickets started to fall to the Windies pacers, and Zimbabwe had to settle for a competitive total instead of a formidable one.

Taylor was clear that his team took the foot off the pedal at various stages, and were not ‘sharp enough’.


“We need to be sharper than we were today. I think there were a couple of soft dismissals, our spinners weren’t probably as good as they have been in the past in this tournament, and certainly not backed up by our fielding. That’s what let us down today,” he said. “We grafted hard and we felt we had a good total there. Unfortunately, I don’t think we were sharp enough in the field today to try and restrict them.”
https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/648335
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: [MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

Post by jaybro » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:40 am

Match preview also from ICC

They mention expected rain but the forecast looks clear

https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/648946
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: [MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

Post by zimbos_05 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:07 am

Bosses should be giving people the day off so they can pack the ground and get full support behind the boys. Make it as noisy as possible, and plaster Zim colours everywhere.

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Post by UXBCC » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:08 am

Google weather is showing a 50% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. They had the same forecast for Monday’s game.

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Post by TapsC » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:31 am

If there is any chance of rain we need to bowl first and get them out ASAP.

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Post by Googly » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:32 am

They’re isolated events that don’t affect the whole sky and secondly it’s suddenly gotten a bit cooler. These weather apps have been good but have been off the mark of late. The rains came very late this year and it looks like it’s mostly over, barring the odd shower. Accuweather is good if the ITCZ is around but thunderstorm predictions are not easy in the tropics. Thunderstorms are a convectional event and require heat. I’m no weather guru but judging from today’s weather it’s unlikely.
They usually happen in the afternoons so if tomorrow looks like it can cook up an afternoon storm DL will come into play. Today will be a good indication of what tomorrow will be like, if that makes sense.

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Re: [MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

Post by zimdan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:26 am

Rain is forecast for tomorrow. Will be extremely sad if rain scuppers our chances.

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Post by Googly » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:54 am

Rain is forecast now and it’s a beautiful blue day.

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Re: [MATCH THREAD] ZIM v UAE WCQ

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:56 am

yes the iphone says rain.

NRR confuses me so where will it leave us? obviously sweating on the Taliban/Ireland game, but how will we need that to play out?
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