2022 T20I World Cup in Australia 🇦🇺

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2022 T20I World Cup in Australia 🇦🇺

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With the humiliating drubbing that Zimbabwe suffered at the hands of the Afghans in shortest format of the game, Zimbabwe really need to pull up their socks and make all the necessary changes to prepare for 2022 T20I World Cup in Australia coz Zimbabwe cricket fans around the World want to see them qualify for 2022 T20I World Cup .The obvious problem that has been hurting Zimbabwe is not being able to take full advantage of the first 6 overs or first powerplay, that, as a result, creates immense pressure for those who come in at number three and four to up the ante from the word go. Sikandar Raza who began his international career by opening in ODI for Zimbabwe, in my humble opinion, should raise his hands up again and take the responsibility of opening for Zimbabwe in T20 format alongside BT to give that much needed power at the top, these two can play spin and pace equally well. Jayawardene was not an opener but he opened in T20 for Sri Lanka, Jos Buttler was not an opener but he is opening for both his country and Rajasthan Royals and Virat Kohli has also started opening in T20I for India. I know this brings up a question that given Raza opens in T20I for Zimbabwe, who could assume his position at number six? I believe that PJ Moor can be the answer to that question, PJ has what it takes to clear any boundaries but the only problem is that he is someone who needs time at the crease to get going so if he can address that issue, which to me seems not a big issue, then Zimbabwe might have a better chance to book a place at the mega-event in Australia in 2022. By the way, we might be able to lure Solomon Mire out of retirement with that 2022 World cup in Australia.

This would be my dream11 for Zimbabwe in T20 format

1) Sikandar Raza Butt
2) Brendan Taylor
3) Sean Williams (C)
4) Wesley Madhevere
5) Tarisai Musakanda
6) PJ Moor
7) Ryan Burl
8) Donald Tiripano
9) Tendai Chisoro
10) Blessing Muzarabani
11) Richard Ngarava

12) Craig Ervine
13) Jarvis
14) Mavuta
15) Cephas Zhuwao ( only for the qualifiers coz he will fare terribly against quality oppositions)

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Elton is still one of the better t20 strikers

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Zimco wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:17 am
Elton is still one of the better t20 strikers
He retired two years ago
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It is criminal not to open with our best in T20s. The first 6 overs are there to be feasted on.
It’s bad coaching not to have Taylor/Raza/Williams open.
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lobsang wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:36 am

This would be my dream11 for Zimbabwe in T20 format

1) Sikandar Raza Butt
2) Brendan Taylor
3) Sean Williams (C)
4) Wesley Madhevere
5) Tarisai Musakanda
6) PJ Moor
7) Ryan Burl
8) Donald Tiripano
9) Tendai Chisoro
10) Blessing Muzarabani
11) Richard Ngarava

12) Craig Ervine
13) Jarvis
14) Mavuta
15) Cephas Zhuwao ( only for the qualifiers coz he will fare terribly against quality oppositions)
Will go with Jarvis ahead of Tiripano in the playing 11, otherwise a very good team.

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The whitewash against Afghanistan was expected. In T20, Afghanistan is the fastest growing nation and, as of now, they are comparable to Bangladesh, aiming to catch on Sri Lanka in their climbing.

Rather than deciding which is best Zimbabwe line-up, I would be more keen to see Zimbabwe squad play MORE OFTEN. Zimbabwe players play, on a yearly basis, less matches than those from other nations, notwithstanding less chance to test their skills in T20 leagues around the world.

Let's (at least) double the matches played by Zimbabwe and then best line-up will arise automatically.

Anyhow: Forza Zimbabwe!

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They need to find specialist T20 players. Can't just play the same players in every format.

It should be mentioned that Zimbabwe has to play in a qualifying tournament in early 2022 and place top 2 in their group to make it to Australia

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Re: 2022 T20I World Cup in Australia 🇦🇺

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Come on! Do Zimbabwe get to play more tests than T20s? Why do associate nations get to play T20I World Cups instead of ODI World Cups and World Test Championships? It is because the T20 format is the easiest and the format is more suitable for those teams with lesser skills. In T20, you just got to hit as many out of the park as you can in that short period of time, it is as simple as that. In my opinion, Zimbabwe lost all those three T20Is in the first six overs of their run chase on this UAE tour due to the inability of the openers to give a flying start, they were terrible against the spinners, no rotation of strike, no feet movement and playing too many dots and creating lots of pressure for the middle order batsmen with unachievable RRR ( required run rate ).
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Re: 2022 T20I World Cup in Australia 🇦🇺

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sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:38 am
lobsang wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:36 am

This would be my dream11 for Zimbabwe in T20 format

1) Sikandar Raza Butt
2) Brendan Taylor
3) Sean Williams (C)
4) Wesley Madhevere
5) Tarisai Musakanda
6) PJ Moor
7) Ryan Burl
8) Donald Tiripano
9) Tendai Chisoro
10) Blessing Muzarabani
11) Richard Ngarava

12) Craig Ervine
13) Jarvis
14) Mavuta
15) Cephas Zhuwao ( only for the qualifiers coz he will fare terribly against quality oppositions)
Will go with Jarvis ahead of Tiripano in the playing 11, otherwise a very good team.
A very big No to Jarvis in the T20 format, he is too expensive, his bowling is more suited to test format and I also do not like him being in the ODI squad, his pace has gone drastically, yes he has got better control of his line and length. We all know Tiripano can legitimately score important runs and his bowling in the shorter format is not that bad so Tiripano over Jarvis for me.

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Re: 2022 T20I World Cup in Australia 🇦🇺

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:09 am
Zimco wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:17 am
Elton is still one of the better t20 strikers
He retired two years ago
Lol two years ago?

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