The shots and the best Zimbabweans to play them

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CrimsonAvenger
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The shots and the best Zimbabweans to play them

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Which Zimbabwean comes to mind first for each of these type of shots - who is the best exponent / most elegant exponent (when it comes off) in your opinion? Here's what I could think of. If I have missed any specific shots, please add too...

Straight drive - Vusi Sibanda
Reverse sweep - Andy Flower
Clean loft over bowler's head / in the "V" - Heath Streak
Upper cut - Brendan Taylor
Cover drive - Hamilton Masakadza
Square cut - Murray Goodwin (RH), Neil Johnson (LH)
Hook - Craig Wishart
Nurdle / on drive - Guy Whittall
Late cut - Tatenda Taibu
Sweep - Sean Williams
Slog sweep - Craig Ervine
Pull - Grant Flower
Flick - Alistair Campbell
Stepping out and hitting out of the park - Andy Blignaut
The "Marillier" scoop - Doug Marillier

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Nice thread. I'm gonna do one for the BD team :D
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Grant Flower had a lovely cover/straight drive. Very high elbow. More recently, loved watching Brendan Taylor's lofted straight drive vs Pakistan. Beautiful shot.

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Robbo wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:04 am
Grant Flower had a lovely cover/straight drive. Very high elbow. More recently, loved watching Brendan Taylor's lofted straight drive vs Pakistan. Beautiful shot.
There's always been something special about BT's lofted drives when he's on song.

Pull shot -- Vusi for me, even though he got out to it too often. Pure elegance and power.

And while Williams' reverse sweep is riskier than Andy Flower's, he plays it as the most natural of strokes.

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Why is it only one player per shot?

Also I think Carlisle has the square cut sorted.
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Re: The shots and the best Zimbabweans to play them

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As much as i love the Williams sweep...far to regularly he has become unstuck by it. To make it in your list id go with players who don't get out by it so often haha.

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:36 am
Nice thread. I'm gonna do one for the BD team :D
which forum?

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saifulsohel05 wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:06 pm
Kriterion_BD wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:36 am
Nice thread. I'm gonna do one for the BD team :D
which forum?
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sam_ahm
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Re: The shots and the best Zimbabweans to play them

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I always loved Bredon Taylor's upper cut, he plays it so well and was a delight to see him play that recently against Pakistan.

'Dilscoop' was unfairly named after Dilshan, as rightly mentioned, it was Douglas Marillier who introduced that shot to the world.

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Re: The shots and the best Zimbabweans to play them

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As phenomenal as Andy flower was with the reverse sweep you deffo cant rule out Dave Hoguhton for that shot either

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