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Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by maehara » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:05 am

2 February 2008, Sheikhpura Stadium, Sheikhupura

Injury worries galore for Zim:
Prosper Utseya remains sidelined by an ankle injury. He has been undergoing rehabilitation with the team physiotherapist, Amato Machikicho, and is expected to start on moderate fielding drills over the next two days and so is out of the 5th ODI. His condition will be reviewed back home prior to the Zimbabwe Select’s first match of the MTN Series in Harare.
Tawanda Mupariwa, also with a left ankle sprain, remains unavailable for selection. He suffered the injury when he fell after stepping on a boundary rope on Tuesday, during practice for the 4th ODI. He began gentle walking exercises yesterday and will only resume dynamic drills next week.
Keith Dabengwa woke up with a sore throat on Thursday and was rested from practice while he commences medication. If he is found to have improved overnight, he will then practise with the team on Friday morning and be in contention for the last game. (No rush, Keith...!)
Timycen Maruma developed an acute toothache overnight. The dentist consulted in Lahore on Thursday advised that the player has mild gum infection around a wisdom tooth. If he responds favourably to the prescription, Maruma will train with the squad this morning and be available for selection.


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Shoaib Malik (capt), Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Naumanullah, Fawad Alam, Rizwan Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Zia, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Abdur Rauf

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by eugene » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:27 pm

How does a sore throat prevent you from playing cricket?

Sill I won't mind if Keith feels he isn't up to playing due to his sore throat.
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by zulu » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:35 pm

I hope Maruma plays, Ive never seen him bowl he should be given a chance because he also adds depth to the batting lineup

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:55 pm

eugene wrote:How does a sore throat prevent you from playing cricket?

Sill I won't mind if Keith feels he isn't up to playing due to his sore throat.
Maybe he is picked for his sledging ability? :mrgreen:

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by eugene » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:24 pm

I am sure we must have better sledgers than Dabengwa. I imagine Mark Vermeulen would make a good sledger. He could throw a few boundary pegs at the batsmen or something. As opposed to the England team throwing jellybeans.
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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by maehara » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:54 pm

Latest on the Zim 'injuries' - Dabengwa and Maruma are fit to play, Masakadza will continue as captain.

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by zulu » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:35 pm

maehara wrote:Latest on the Zim 'injuries' - Dabengwa and Maruma are fit to play, Masakadza will continue as captain.

good to hear Maruma is fit to play :D looking forward to see him bowl (thats if he gets selected) lets just hope the live stream is working.

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by Kopje » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:39 pm

brmtaylor.com admin wrote:
eugene wrote:How does a sore throat prevent you from playing cricket?

Sill I won't mind if Keith feels he isn't up to playing due to his sore throat.
Maybe he is picked for his sledging ability? :mrgreen:

I would say Price is a good sledger :mrgreen:

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:57 am

5/67

Zimbabwe batsman don't even look like they are trying to win. Disappointing end to the series. Let's get behind Zimbabwe Provinces, because this match is gone :lol:

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Re: Match Thread: Pakistan v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:36 am

There was a hold up for about 5 or 10 minutes - Taylor even went off the ground and came on again. Nobody in the commentary team knew what was going on, just a disturbance in the crowds.

The cameras scanned around, and for a split second it looked like somebody was holding up a poster with the word "monkey" written on it. Now, I don't know for sure because it was so brief - the camera went off it immediately, maybe someone else can confirm, but if the Pakistani's and Indian's are now going to call anyone of African descent a monkey, maybe the ICC will finally do something about racism (maybe they can start with banning Harbhajan for 3 Test's as he was originally supposed to).

I get the feeling that if there is any thought of racism being directed towards an African country like South Africa or Zimbabwe, the ICC will pay attention more than if it was say Australia. Not to mention the respective boards will kick up more of a fuss.

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