How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by Robin » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:07 pm

Where are Coventry and Hove?

Good to see Strydom back - why didn't he play last year?

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:03 pm

I think Strydom played only the one dayers. Tinashe Hove was dropped for the National League final and not included in the Westerns squad - I'm not sure of the exact circumstances of his omissions. No idea where Coventry is, but he always seems to be in and out of frame. He'll probably make himself available some time throughout the season.

Welcome to the forum Robin :)

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:03 pm

Finally got some figures for Mpofu
Christopher Mpofu (max 132 kmh · avg 125 kmh)
Very, very similar speeds to Chigumbura but a bit more bounce due to his height. One thing about Mpofu is besides his slower ball which is about 97kmh, he tends to bowl high 120's quite consistently. Chigumbura tends to drop to the low 120's (around 122) quite often in comparison.

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by andy24 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:42 am

its interesting. theres a bloke over at the netherlands called Mark Jonkman whose ment to b the quickest out side the test areana. a country like netharlands to produce that, its prety good. by the sounds of it he bowls 140s. and his only 21. if only zim had someone like that comin threw the ranks.

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by Cribbage » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:27 pm

andy24 wrote:its interesting. theres a bloke over at the netherlands called Mark Jonkman whose ment to b the quickest out side the test areana. a country like netharlands to produce that, its prety good. by the sounds of it he bowls 140s. and his only 21. if only zim had someone like that comin threw the ranks.
I saw him bowl a few years back and he wasn't getting anywhere near those speeds, so it quite possibly could be a case of Chinese whispers. He looked a bit under-developed at the time though, for lack of a better phrase, so he might have achieved a significant rise in pace with some gym work. I think someone like Mpofu could benefit from some gym work of this sort.

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by zimdan » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:24 pm

You dont need pace to be successful, Glenn McGrath proved that. If you have a good line and length, your still just as hard to hit as someone with pace.

Brent is the zimbabwean example of this.

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by Cribbage » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:33 pm

zimdan wrote:You dont need pace to be successful, Glenn McGrath proved that. If you have a good line and length, your still just as hard to hit as someone with pace.
This is correct, however, even McGrath bowled quicker than all the current Zimbabwean bowlers, and he's famous for his lack of pace! McGrath did a lot more than just hit a good line and length, too - he set up the batsman better than any bowler I've ever seen, got excessive bounce due to his height and moved the ball off the seam both ways at will.

115km/h straight up and down with no real plan (or a really basic, simple plan) from a shortish bowler such a Brent isn't going to cause anyone any problems, even with McGrath-like accuracy (which he doesn't have).

We aren't asking for Brett Lees here; just someone who bowls at a pace acceptable enough for international cricket. Have there really been any successful international bowlers since uncovered wickets who bowled seam up at Brent/Mupariwa pace, from any country? It's really not good enough, especially if all the bowlers have the same problem.

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Re: How fast do the Zimbabwean "quicks" bowl?

Post by bigdoggpitbull » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:24 am

in zimbabwe most of the quicks are bowling between 115-125km/h..people lyk trevor garwe nd taurai muzarabani can get it to 132km/h with the lyks of chigumbura & vitori who can hit the mid 130s..from what iv seen ex Falcon boy Gerald Aliseni is the fastest..Remember he was once rated as the fastest 14year old in zim & south africa(2001-2002)..He can get it in the mid to high 140s(143km/h-149km/h)..i reckon if Aliseni is managed properly he can bowl 150km/h or more that is wat Mark Vermuelen says..From wat iv heard of him he lacks seriousness but throw a cricket ball at him he'll get the speed guns talking..its a pity that such talent is bein wasted by Zimbabwe Cricket..i hope zim cricket takes these youngsters seriously..the problem with these private school kids is they come from wealthy families or privileged backgrounds..once frustrated they leave eg Kyle Jarvis now at Pretoria University..He can get it into the mid 130s to early 140s but ZC let him leave..Is there a force working against private school kids in ZC?? becoz year in year out its the same story..its a sad situation..i hope things improve & we dont let 'our' talent leave..

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