Andre Odendaal shortlisted for a shock Zim debut

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Andre Odendaal shortlisted for a shock Zim debut

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Former Chevrons U-19 all-rounder Andre Odendaal has been shortlisted to make a shock debut for the national senior side, almost a decade after his tryst with cricket at international level, if sources are to be believed.

Team selection for the home series against Pakistan is around the corner and Odendaal seems to have impressed with his nippy left arm swing bowling, as well as fearless lower order hitting during the ongoing Logan cup campaign. The Southern Rocks coach Shepherd Makunura specifically highlighted his six hitting prowess and likened him to former Zimbabwe all-rounder Andy Blignaut when it comes to clearing the ropes.

Odendaal, only in Zimbabwe for longer than he had originally planned for due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, is expected to get a shock of his life when he is named in the T20I squad to face Pakistan later this month. After the setbacks of the T20 series against Afghanistan last month, ZC is looking to unearth T20 specialists like some of the other successful nations including England.

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Wow that's actually encouraging! Who knew ZC had it in them to see the issues with our T20 side and act on them :shock:

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ah wait is this an April Fools' joke

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The reference to Andy Blignaut gave it away :lol:

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:lol:

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Arhhhh whats an April fools day joke here without mentioning Andy Blignuat.
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I actually believed it before reading the comments :lol:

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I’m disappointed there was no Blignaut return story this year :(
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:lol:

Obviously snuck in Andy Blignaut there as a clue...

But I'd be the one fooled if ZC actually does this, and I won't mind :)

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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:55 am
:lol:

Obviously snuck in Andy Blignaut there as a clue...

But I'd be the one fooled if ZC actually does this, and I won't mind :)
You can say that again. ZC should have a couple of T20s to see who else can be co-opted into the team. Otherwise we are in for another healthy hiding at the hands of the Pakistans.
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