maehara wrote: brmtaylor.com admin wrote:
How Ziehl could think otherwise is incredible
Because he's been told to say that, perhaps? We all know politics plays a role in selection - as a selector, Ziehl has to justify anyone's place in the side, even if they've been placed there over his head. He can't exactly turn round and say "he sucks, but then we didn't want him anyway" - not if he wants to keep his job, anyway.
That said, I personally wouldn't want
to be a selector unless my decisions carried the authority of God. There's no point in the role if people on the administrative side are going to overrule you.
Fair call. You'd think if he was trying to toe the party line he would at least say something believable though. To say "he has a very good attitude" or "we appreciate his search for runs and his positive, attacking mindset" would surely be more suitable than "Cephas played well", which anyone that watched the matches would have no hesitation in disagreeing with!
1) What calibre of bowlers was he facing domestically? He obviously is not reffering to the logan cup/Fairwear!! He hasnt passed 50 yet
It could have been the Vigne Cup (which would be downright embarrassing if he got promoted from Old Malvernians straight into the national team
) but I'm guessing it was Faithwear because he had a strike rate of 110 or so. Hell, I don't think he even got picked for the Logan Cup last season.
It was a gutsy move to play Zhuwawo, it was always going to be a 50/50. I guess you win some you lose some. I'm sure there was an example from the late 90's of a player who was brought from nowhere into the Test team and did well... it might have even been Ray Price? If that is correct, that is one move that certainly paid off.
And Zhuwawo is still young, a few more years in the domestic league (and a lot of coaching) and who knows, he could become something.