Zimbabwe Cricket Photo Quiz

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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:51 am
590. While we are at some quickfire exchanges today, here's one more for the day from my end. Who is the other Zimbabwean to fill that question mark in this elite company?

May be foreignfield answers it and we have a 3-way tie at the top... :)
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That’s John Traicos but I’m not sure who the other man is?
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jaybro wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:54 am
CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:51 am
590. While we are at some quickfire exchanges today, here's one more for the day from my end. Who is the other Zimbabwean to fill that question mark in this elite company?

May be foreignfield answers it and we have a 3-way tie at the top... :)
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That’s John Traicos but I’m not sure who the other man is?
Yeah, you need to find that connection and the special group they belong to. What I need as answer is the other person :)

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Brighton Watambwa put on a bit of weight.

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The special things about John Traicos are

He was born Egypt

He was of Greek decent

He played Test Cricket for South Africa

He played Test cricket in his 40’s

I’m not sure what else it could be
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foreignfield wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:57 am
Brighton Watambwa put on a bit of weight.
I think that was from 2017 or 2018. Not sure what the state is now :)

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jaybro wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:00 am
The special things about John Traicos are

He was born Egypt

He was of Greek decent

He played Test Cricket for South Africa

He played Test cricket in his 40’s

I’m not sure what else it could be
There is some connection somewhere there.

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Dave Houghton?

Zimbabwean to play test cricket in his 40’s ??
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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:21 am
Had never seen his pic before! Looks like a really good action. Would love to follow his fortunes... That guess was because you had already started the Macheka Mania sometime back, so thought you might have found his pic too :)
Yeah that’s why I thought it might be an obvious choice

He doesn’t look that tall and like most other Zimbabwe seamers he looks very lean
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jaybro wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:31 am
Dave Houghton?

Zimbabwean to play test cricket in his 40’s ??
I had not considered this as the reason for grouping, but you are right in a way, because only these two fall into that bucket of 40+ test cricketers from Zimbabwe. So, I'll give you a point for that for unearthing another perfectly logical two-people grouping.

My grouping was with a different reasoning, again with former Zimbabwe internationals. I'll wait for that to be attempted as well by you, or by others.

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Not a former Zim international and thus not what you are looking for, but it has occured to me that if I'm not mistaken (as I might well be) Traicos and Brendan Taylor are the only Zimbabwe players whose Test careers extend over three decades (?): BT is, I believe, the only player who debuted (in Tests) in the 2000s and is still going strong in the 2020s. None of the Test players who debuted in the 90s managed to extend their careers into the 2010s, while Traicos' career covers the 1970s to 1990s (although with a hole in the 1980s--which also leaves a hole in my argument ...).

That's a pretty long-winded and maybe not entirely convincing attempt to sneak up to the duo at the top :)
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