Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by zimbos_05 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:39 am

Invited by Zimbabwe Cricket, the team will compete across three formats in matches against select opposition during the three-week tour.
Looks like ZC are behind this and most likely going to be their favourites who play the matches.

Also noticed that Derbyshire has a Zimbabwean in their ranks, Dustin Melton.

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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by TapsC » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:50 am

I actually hope they play the winners of our domestic comp. Which I hope will be a full strength mountaineers. Would be really interesting and will solve our argument about how strong county cricket really is. After that they can play an A team and then lastly a full stregnth team.

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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:03 pm

TapsC wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:50 am
I actually hope they play the winners of our domestic comp. Which I hope will be a full strength mountaineers. Would be really interesting and will solve our argument about how strong county cricket really is. After that they can play an A team and then lastly a full stregnth team.
It would be a good incentive to win the Logan Cup if the reward was playing against a county side.
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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by zimbos_05 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:38 am

So 'select opposition' doesn't ring certain alarms....fair enough.

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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:00 am

This is the team I’d like to see against Derbyshire. In order.

1. Chari
2. Burl
3. Ervine
4. Taylor
5. Williams
6. Mouyonga
7. Raza
8. Moor (w)
9 Tiripano
10 Jarvis/Chatara
11 Mumba

Basically a Zimbabwe A plus team. Similar to their usual strategy.

Our top 4 batsman in the middle for competitiveness and experimentation with Burl opening, Moor included as his tenure is shaky. Chari And Moutonga I want to have a further look at to see if they have it in them.

The bowling virtually unchanged except we are having a look at Mumba against a higher level.

If there’s a spinning pitch, if Cremer isn’t available still I’d almost be inclined to throw in the under 19 chinaman for Mumba or Donald.

If any of the batsmen withdraw, either from the experimental guys or the usuals, bring in Musakanda.I pray they don’t bring in a has been like Elton as a ‘Thankyou for your service’ which they are inclined to do.
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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by sloandog » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:17 am

If one of the guys do really well against this county side they may have a chance (granted, a very outside Chance) of being invited for a trial for the next English summer.

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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by Googly » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 am

If they happen to have a British passport. They ain’t wasting an overseas or Kolpak slot on anyone that’s not an international.

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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:32 am

Googly wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 am
If they happen to have a British passport. They ain’t wasting an overseas or Kolpak slot on anyone that’s not an international.
Big assumption that Kolpak would still be a thing next season.
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Re: Derbyshire to tour Zimbabwe in March

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:33 am

The dissolution and purge of the Kolpak player from English domestic cricket sill be the greatest thing to happen for international competition in the last decade.

Gives Africa, Ireland and the Netherlands a real shot at being competitive.
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