Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

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Re: Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

Post by Googly » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:58 pm

Tino, Ed and Vusi took the commentary bolt hole when it was offered. They’re pretty good. Ya the cricket is in a shambolic state. Yet again club cricket was on hold as well. Its hard to predict how it’s going to end, but end it will, unless there’s a complete revamp. Ya anyway almost done talking about it.

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Re: Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

Post by jaybro » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:30 pm

kudet wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:54 am
https://www.theindependent.co.zw/2019/0 ... er-chance/

Sports Panorama: Enock Muchinjo

WHILE the forthcoming tours by the fast-rising Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates in April can be viewed in a sense as mitigating Zimbabwe’s absence from the World Cup, the games can have a considerable bearing on the future of Zimbabwean cricket in a much broader view.

First, with the opportunity that presented itself this week to ring in changes in the leadership of the Zimbabwe team, time was right to take a longer-term view and give a younger player the chance to captain the side. In addition to allowing the new skipper to serve his apprenticeship in a less stressful situation, the choice of a younger emerging player as captain would have shown that Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is seriously looking towards the next generation to lead the team for the next decade and beyond.

The ZC board, instead, decided this week to extend the tenure of the 35-year-old Hamilton Masakadza in a move that — with all due respect to the veteran batsman — exposes once again the lack of strategic foresight in those running the game in this country. As a cricketing nation, we continue to show an astonishing lack of trust in young players, which is all the more surprising given our record under the leadership of some of the so-called experienced players.

Take, for example, that PJ Moor — only now promoted to be Masakadza’s deputy—is still seen as some kind of rookie learning the ropes, while Steve Smith has since captained Australia with some success between 2014 and 2018.

Come to think of it, Moor and Smith both played at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup for their countries. The faith that ZC has shown in Masakadza, meanwhile, cannot be undone, but that is not to say we cannot salvage some positives out of it. Success rate and his captaincy style out of the discussion, Masakadza should and is quite capable of playing a key mentoring role to the younger players for the remainder of his career, starting with the tours by Afghanistan and UAE.

It will be another gigantic blunder if the ZC board and selection panel stick with the same tried-and-failed players when these two emerging sides arrive in April.

Our selectors have this strange knack of picking the same players with the hope that this time they might perform. Recalling Elton Chigumbura late last year did not give selectors the vindication they were hoping for. This is the time to aggressively incorporate youngsters directly into the playing 11, not just as the 12th man passing around water. We do have a group of young Zimbabwean players, locally and abroad, with the guts to have a go at the opposition.

It is scandalous how as a nation we could not hold on to such sublime talents as Nick Welch and Eddie Byrom and then lately the exciting fast bowling prospect Blessing Muzarabani. Hosting Afghanistan and UAE at this moment in Zimbabwean cricket is a particularly wonderful opportunity to build a new team because, truthfully, we have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

With all our old-guard around, Afghanistan have been dominating us for four years now, winning the last four successive ODI series against Zimbabwe. As for the UAE, they denied us, at full strength, a place at the World Cup.

So really, what is there to play for anymore, or to prove, for some of our older players? I would love to see a new-look Zimbabwe team, with the younger generation assembled around a core group of skipper Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara.

The past is gone, let us not fear the future.
A lot of good points in that
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: Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

Post by zimbos_05 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:55 am

jward wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:13 pm

Hammy batted superbly for his century in the final Logan Cup match last week, a really fine innings, when the rest of his strong team did little; he was streets ahead of the rest. Admittedly Tuskers are weak opponents on paper, but their bowling was not at all bad. So he still has it, though not as often as we would wish for. He would still be in my national side.
Scoring a century in the Logan Cup does not say much. I reckon most us could score a century in the Zim domestic comp. That comp is a shambles.

That article by Enock is so spot on. Finally nice to see someone writing the rights things. ZC is the only board that keeps screwing things up. I really like the point about Moor and Smith. It shows how much more foresight every other nation has. To think that Zim was once one of those countries with such foresight.

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Re: Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

Post by Googly » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Hammy gets some really nasty stuff on social media here. A mediocre Hammy is still better than most here, a Hammy in good touch is still leagues ahead of any of his possible replacements. His appointment just shows that he’s prepared to tow whatever line he’s thrown. I don’t think he’s a great captain, he’s too quiet and not pro-active enough, but he’s played a monumental amount of cricket and must know a fair bit and is obviously a key senior player. I wonder if anyone is bothered to dig up stats with him as a player and at the helm? It’s rare that captaincy has no effect, players either step up or suffer under the burden. Our captaincy can’t be easy, imagine having to make those continuous speeches about taking positives from the last game all the time!
I believe that BT should still be Capt, but PJ is the heir apparent. If and when Tari steps up he’d be the right deputy.

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Re: Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

Post by SpitfiresKent » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:19 pm

jaybro wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:12 am
the board is still obviously not totally over their issues with the strike players.
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Re: Peter Moor appointed as Vice Captain

Post by jaybro » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:57 am

Hahaha

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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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