Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

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Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby maehara » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:30 am

27 January 2008
Multan Cricket Stadium (Day/Night match)


Squads:
Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Misbah-ul-Haq, Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, Sohail Khan, Rao Iftikhar, Sohail Tanvir, Kamran Hussain and Yasir Arafat.
Zimbabwe: Prosper Utseya (captain), Gary Brent, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Keith Dabengwa, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Mupariwa, Raymond Price, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams.

Two changes in the Pakistan side - Sohail Khan and wicketkeeper-batsman Khalid Latif (both uncapped) are in for the match. Samiullah Niazi and Sarfraz Ahmed have been dropped to make way for them.

For Zimbabwe, Prosper Utseya is doubtful (hamstring injury).
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby brmtaylor.com admin » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:36 am

What are the odds the only change is Dabengwa for Utseya :lol:
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby jimbo » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:00 pm

Dabengwa has had a bit of a run ( Undeservedly) in the ODI side. If the selectors have picked Maruma as a specialist spinner why not give him a try and see what he's like on these sub-continent pitches
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby brmtaylor.com admin » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:25 pm

Cricinfo's prediction:
Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza (capt), Brendan Taylor, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Chamu Chibhabha, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Gary Brent, Timycen Maruma, Ray Price, Christopher Mpofu.


Utseya has been ruled out with injury. Masakadza will captain.
http://content-www.cricinfo.com/pakvzim ... 33529.html
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby zulu » Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:44 pm

this is the team Id play tomorrow with utseya obviously injured and id open with Masakadza because he has done well in that position why change it.

1.V.Sibanda
2.H.Masakadza
3.T.Taibu
4.C.Chibahba
5.B.Taylor
6.S.Williams
7.E.Chigumbura
8.T.Maruma
9.G.Brent
10.R.Price
11.T.Mupariwa
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby jimbo » Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:24 pm

The problem i have with the zimbabwe front-line attack at the moment is that they are all containement bowlers with perhaps the exeption of Mpofu. Mupariwa/Brent/Chibhabha all bowl a nice little length but with little bite or venom. On pakistan wickets it just sits up to be hit...... Please next series give rainsford or mahwire a go selectors
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby maehara » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:02 pm

Teams (probable)
Pakistan
Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik (capt), Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Iftikhar Anjum, Sohail Khan.

Zimbabwe Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza (capt), Brendan Taylor, Tatenda Taibu (wk), Chamu Chibhabha, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Gary Brent, Timycen Maruma, Ray Price, Christopher Mpofu.
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby brmtaylor.com admin » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:54 am

But with Zimbabwe selectors, logic goes out the window :)

Zimbabwe have gone with three changes: Captain Prosper Utseya misses out due to the ankle injury and so does Matsikenyeri and Williams. Their replacements are : Mupariwa, Maruma and Dabengwa with Mazakadza set to lead the team.


Williams out, Dabengwa in... huh?
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI

Postby Maraicha » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:26 am

Good to see that the selectors have finally decided to drop Matsikenyeri. ;) I think they should have given Maruma a go though. Hi BRMTayloradmin and Maehara. Good to see you guys online.
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