Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

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Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Post by Black Mamba » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:39 am

Zimbabwe Squad:

Sean Williams (c), Craig Ervine, Prince Masvaure, Sikandar Raza, Timycen Maruma, Brian Mudzinganyama, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Carl Mumba, Ainsley Ndlovu, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano, Charlton Tshuma

Sri Lanka Squad:

Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan


Scorecard : https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/197 ... we-2019-20

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Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Post by Black Mamba » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:45 am

If Zimbabwe bats early

Possible Threats

1) Viswa Farnando's both ways swing

2) Lakmal's accuracy & Kumara's pace

3) Embuldeniya not a big turner of the ball but dries away runs

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Post by jaybro » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:21 am

Things look bleak at this stage with rain forecast all day and for the next three days at least whilst there’s also no sign that this series will be telecast

Listening to Sean Williams’ interview I think they’re going in with four seamers, which I predicted over a month ago
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Post by TapsC » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:33 am

I think we will get play. It will be overcast but I think we will play. At least half a day hopefully. As I was saying before these conditions at completely different to what we are used to. We need different skillsets. 4 seamers only makes sense. No need for a specialist spinner. That would be a waste of a spot. I like Nyauchi but I'm hoping Tshuma gets a go first.

I doubt we will need 5 days anyway with these kind of conditions. 3 and a half days max

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Post by jaybro » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:38 am

TapsC wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:33 am
I think we will get play. It will be overcast but I think we will play. At least half a day hopefully. As I was saying before these conditions at completely different to what we are used to. We need different skillsets. 4 seamers only makes sense. No need for a specialist spinner. That would be a waste of a spot. I like Nyauchi but I'm hoping Tshuma gets a go first.

I doubt we will need 5 days anyway with these kind of conditions. 3 and a half days max
It sounds like you’re in Harare atm TapsC? Any word about broadcast?
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Post by TapsC » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:22 am

Haven't really followed up on the broadcast but knowing ZC something will pop up soon. Last minute announcement. If the weather permits I will go and watch a couple of hours

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Post by zimbos_05 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:31 am

Not as excited for this series. Could be to do with the fact that with everything that has gone on in the past few months, it just seems to justify the corruption and ineptitude that exists within ZC, and what we as fans have to put up with.

Knowing the ICC is complicit in this too is essentially them shitting on the fans and genuine players. Also, Hammy has endorsed it all, so it almost seems dirty to be behind them.

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Post by jaybro » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:35 am

zimbos_05 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:31 am
Not as excited for this series. Could be to do with the fact that with everything that has gone on in the past few months, it just seems to justify the corruption and ineptitude that exists within ZC, and what we as fans have to put up with.

Knowing the ICC is complicit in this too is essentially them shitting on the fans and genuine players. Also, Hammy has endorsed it all, so it almost seems dirty to be behind them.
Give it a rest mate lets enjoy some Test cricket
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Post by jaybro » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:36 am

Looks like Nyauchi, Ndlovu & Kasuza are in, probably means Mumba is out

Disappointing although the pitch doesn't look like its a green monster, looks pretty good for batting so a good 1st innings score is important

Zimbabwe won the toss batting 1st
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Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Post by Kriterion_BD » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:40 am

Given how 80% of Test matches are finishing inside 4 days...losing 5-6 sessions to rain shouldn't be a problem at all.

That being said, all Tests should be 5 days, unless you can play 110 overs per day.
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