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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by Mr Twig » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:27 pm

Yeah I was surprised to hear Ervine will captain. Raza seemed like the obvious choice to me.

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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by zimlover » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am

Craig will probably win the 1 match Test series and will eventually become our next Captain for the one day team.

Plus he is the first man on my team sheet in all three formats, Test ODI AND T20 he can rotate the srtike and handles spin very well

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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by kudet » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 pm

https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2020/02/1 ... portunity/
BY DANIEL NHAKANISO

CRAIG Ervine wants to savour every moment of his brief stint as stand-in Zimbabwe cricket team captain when he leads the national side during the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka starting on February 22.

The 34-year-old stylish left-handed middle-order batsman was a surprise pick to lead the Zimbabwe side in the absence of captain Sean Williams, who will miss the one-off Test to be with his family for the birth of his first child.

Ervine himself admitted being a little surprised to be given the honour ahead of other equally experienced players in the squad such as the team’s former captain Brendan Taylor, allrounder Sikandar Raza and seamer Donald Tiripano.

Taylor — widely regarded as one of Zimbabwe’s finest players of his generation — has had two stints as national team captain and was the favourite to take over the interim captaincy, while Raza led the side as stand-in-captain five years ago in a famous T20 win over India at Harare Sports Club.

Tiripano has also recently been spoken of as a future leader of the side having consistently put in some solid performances for the team with both bat and bowl in hand over the last couple of seasons.

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), however, entrusted the responsibility on Ervine’s shoulders and it’s a responsibility he says he will always cherish even though it will be for just one game.

“Firstly, I’d like to say it’s a real honour and privilege to have been given the reins to lead as captain of the team in Bangladesh. Although it will be just one game I’ll certainly cherish the moment and take it all in, not everyone gets this opportunity so I feel very blessed,” Ervine said.

“It was a slight surprise to be handed the captaincy, especially with the likes of Brendan (Taylor), Sikandar (Raza), Donald (Tiripano) etc being captains previously in their own capacities, but never the less I’m looking forward to it.”

Although Ervine is known for his quiet and reserved demeanour in general, he is vocal on the field, involving himself with field setting and often discussing strategies with other senior players while always willing to impart his knowledge to the younger players.

“I am always helping the young guys as I know how difficult it is to learn your game and to always keep it simple and not get too caught up trying too many things. I want to be a person that is approachable and they respect my advice,’ he said.

Ervine, who has been in and around the national team setup for almost a decade featuring in 17 Test matches, 93 ODIs and 22 T20Is for Zimbabwe since making his ODI debut against India in May 2010, said he was excited about the direction the team appears to be heading.

The Chevrons head to Bangladesh on the back of a solid performance against Sri Lanka where they lost 1-0 in the two match series played in Harare last month.

Despite a 14-month absence from Test cricket in the lead up to the two-match series against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe pushed their more illustrious opponents right throughout the five days of both Test matches.

Zimbabwe lost the first match by 10 wickets in the final session on the fifth day in a match they could have drawn and for long periods in the second Test it looked like they might secure their first-ever Test win over Sri Lanka but their hopes were scuppered by rain delays and bad light on the penultimate day.

“I think we are in a good space at the moment, with a mix of younger players in the squad, which allows them to learn and grow,” Ervine revealed.

“The recent performance was refreshing, it was exciting to see our openers fight hard and create platforms for the rest of the order. I felt the team performed well and not just a couple of individuals.”

He believes most of the players’ familiarity with the conditions in Bangladesh will stand them in good stead during the tour, in which they will also play three ODIs and two T20Is after the one off Test.

“I think we are very familiar with their conditions as we have toured there a considerable amount in comparison to other countries so it should hold us in good stead. We have also been successful in recent times and with the last series against Sri Lanka we will definitely take a lot of confidence into the tests and other formats from that. We need to adapt very quickly from our wickets to theirs and that shouldn’t be a probable for us,” he said.

The Zimbabwe Test squad, which left the country on Friday was expected to arrive in Dhaka yesterday for the tour that kicks off with a two-day practice game against the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI which leads into the first Test.

After the Test match, the Chevrons and the Tigers will then play three ODIs on March 1, 3 and 6 for which Williams is expected to be available.
The tour ends with Zimbabwe and Bangladesh meeting in two T20Is on March 9 and 11 in Dhaka.

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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:52 pm

Was he a ‘surprise’ pick? Or the last guy standing after Williams omission, Kyle and Tendais injury, Solomon, Graeme and Hamilton’s retirement and Raza and BTS lesson in respect?
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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:10 pm

zimlover wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am
Craig will probably win the 1 match Test series and will eventually become our next Captain for the one day team.

Plus he is the first man on my team sheet in all three formats, Test ODI AND T20 he can rotate the srtike and handles spin very well
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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by eugene » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:21 pm

It is remarkable how many games our senior guys miss for one reason or another given how little cricket we play. I don't fault Sean Williams for staying home to be with his wife while she is giving birth but it is yet another time we see a birth, death, wedding, vacation conincide with one of the five game we play per year.
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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by zimlover » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:03 am

Craig will probably play all 3 formats for Zim.I would not be surprised if he eventually gets the ODI captaincy, I can not see Chamu doing anything special with the Bat to win games.

Fingers crossed let’s see what happens next.

What will be interesting to see is if they prepare a seam friendly wicket seeing we are short in the seam department and Bangladesh have included in their Test Squad Taskin and Mustafizur.

Spin always play a huge part in Bangladesh,if they prepare a seam friendly pitch it would be good to see how Nyauchi and Tshuma May go.

Although not forgotting that we need a specialist spinner Ndlovu might get a game my pick for this one off test is likely to be

Kasuza
Masvaure
Craig
Taylor
Raza
Chakabva
Maruma
Mutombodzi/Ndlovu
Tiripano
Nyauchi
Mpofu

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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by Andybligzz » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:49 am

zimlover wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:03 am
Craig will probably play all 3 formats for Zim.I would not be surprised if he eventually gets the ODI captaincy, I can not see Chamu doing anything special with the Bat to win games.

Fingers crossed let’s see what happens next.

What will be interesting to see is if they prepare a seam friendly wicket seeing we are short in the seam department and Bangladesh have included in their Test Squad Taskin and Mustafizur.

Spin always play a huge part in Bangladesh,if they prepare a seam friendly pitch it would be good to see how Nyauchi and Tshuma May go.

Although not forgotting that we need a specialist spinner Ndlovu might get a game my pick for this one off test is likely to be

Kasuza
Masvaure
Craig
Taylor
Raza
Chakabva
Maruma
Mutombodzi/Ndlovu
Tiripano
Nyauchi
Mpofu
Not trying to be a dick here man but would you mind giving your reasons why you would pick maruma? I know he’s a fc warrior but his stats this season aren’t very flattering, and let’s not go into his international career . Fair enough if you see something would just love to know why
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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by zimlover » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:23 am

Andybligzz wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:49 am
[quote=zimlover post_id=145598 time=<a href="tel:1581897811">1581897811</a> user_id=924]
Craig will probably play all 3 formats for Zim.I would not be surprised if he eventually gets the ODI captaincy, I can not see Chamu doing anything special with the Bat to win games.

Fingers crossed let’s see what happens next.

What will be interesting to see is if they prepare a seam friendly wicket seeing we are short in the seam department and Bangladesh have included in their Test Squad Taskin and Mustafizur.

Spin always play a huge part in Bangladesh,if they prepare a seam friendly pitch it would be good to see how Nyauchi and Tshuma May go.

Although not forgotting that we need a specialist spinner Ndlovu might get a game my pick for this one off test is likely to be

Kasuza
Masvaure
Craig
Taylor
Raza
Chakabva
Maruma
Mutombodzi/Ndlovu
Tiripano
Nyauchi
Mpofu
Not trying to be a dick here man but would you mind giving your reasons why you would pick maruma? I know he’s a fc warrior but his stats this season aren’t very flattering, and let’s not go into his international career . Fair enough if you see something would just love to know why
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I am picking players based on the current travelling squad

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Re: So No cares about Craig Ervine Captain credentials

Post by zimlover » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:41 am

zimlover wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:23 am
Andybligzz wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:49 am
[quote=zimlover post_id=145598 time=<a href="tel:1581897811">1581897811</a> user_id=924]
Craig will probably play all 3 formats for Zim.I would not be surprised if he eventually gets the ODI captaincy, I can not see Chamu doing anything special with the Bat to win games.

Fingers crossed let’s see what happens next.

What will be interesting to see is if they prepare a seam friendly wicket seeing we are short in the seam department and Bangladesh have included in their Test Squad Taskin and Mustafizur.

Spin always play a huge part in Bangladesh,if they prepare a seam friendly pitch it would be good to see how Nyauchi and Tshuma May go.

Although not forgotting that we need a specialist spinner Ndlovu might get a game my pick for this one off test is likely to be

Kasuza
Masvaure
Craig
Taylor
Raza
Chakabva
Maruma
Mutombodzi/Ndlovu
Tiripano
Nyauchi
Mpofu

I am picking players based on the current travelling squad

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