Afghanistan Test & T20 Squad (No BT & Craig)

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zimfan1 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:51 pm
BT, Ervine & PJ all out of the Afghanistan tour due to illness/injury. Think the issue will be that they missed the bio secure camp so could not be added.
Squad for Afghanistan Tour:
Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano

Milton Shumba, Faraz Akram and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe will join the squad later for the T20I series.
With 2 of the Big 4 out plus Moor its going to hella tough. But perfect time for Wez and Tari to step up. This is why the game is played.
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Re: Afghanistan Test & T20 Squad (No BT & Craig)

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Yeah this is a chance to how we go when Ervine and BT retire, I am excited to see how they embrace the opportunity.

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Yikes. This could be some lovely rough and tumble cricket or it could be a complete mess reminiscent of a Southerns vs Centrals game from 2007.

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TapsC2 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:04 pm
Wow. Interesting. There has never been a better time for Burl and Tari to put their hands up. Could be a career defining tour. For Wes too.

If that’s the case then I would have a lineup like this.

Prince
Tari
Burl
Williams
Wes
Raza
Regis (wk)
Don
Mavuta
Blessing
Ngarava

Big big opportunities for some of these guys to prove themselves. 5 spinners in that team.

No Chisoro will affect the balance for me
No quality spin options but a great opportunity to step up. I agree with your lineup. It sorta picks itself based on that squad. Really is time for Burl and Musakanda.

I think that's a good team that can beat Afghanistan.

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Bredan Taylor is a massive loss, but as rightly said it is high time for the Zimbabwean youngsters to show their worth, Tari, Madhevere and Burl need to step up. I would have loved to see at least Moor in there but it is how it is.

It will be a tough tour for Zimbabwe. Hope they rise to the challenge.

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How on earth has Wellington been picked? If Raza & Wellington are the front line spinners Zim are toast. Maruma destroyed them along with Burl
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Fairly sure that I have watched nearly all of Wellingtons international appearances and can't remember him every turning the ball. This is the issue with all our so called "front line spinners" none of Chisoro, Mufudza, Ndouvu or Wellington turn the ball.

At least Burl and Muvuta give it a rip, I also think Wesley's bowling has been under used since his debut, for me he is a better bowlers than Raza or Williams.

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/afg- ... on-1252182

Afghans name a more or less full strength side. Asghar still around and now a captain SMH. He’s like the Afghan Mohammad Mithun lol.
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Re: Afghanistan Test & T20 Squad (No BT & Craig)

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If Wellington is our best spin option, well we already knew we have serious problems, but this is now laughable. Clearly ZC has not spend any time in actually looking to develop players. To be honest, I just look at that squad and feel flat. Is Mutumbami also the best wk option we have?

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Re: Afghanistan Test & T20 Squad (No BT & Craig)

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zimbos_05 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:15 am
If Wellington is our best spin option, well we already knew we have serious problems, but this is now laughable. Clearly ZC has not spend any time in actually looking to develop players. To be honest, I just look at that squad and feel flat. Is Mutumbami also the best wk option we have?
You just made me realize that Regis might be in the squad as a batsman and not the main keeper..Richmond honestly isn’t that bad but he isn’t world class either. If they play with 8 batsmen then Richmond might come in as the keeper with Regis and Prince opening. There are multiple options

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