Zimbabwe A Vs South Africa A! June

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secretzimbo wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 10:15 am
ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 8:22 am
I have seen akram twice in that recent t20 and thought he looked the best out of our seamers bar Blessing. Kept it extremely accurate.
Did well on debut in Pakistan but that second match against Afghanistan I think he looked poor.

Odd that he got his chance in T20, on the back of basically no experience at all in the format. He's a much better red ball bowler. You're right, he's pretty accurate when I've seen him over the years. But offers very very little threat really. No pace, doesn't get much bounce, doesn't get much swing, not much seam. He's a bit of a trundler really. He's basically Donald Tiripano but without the experience and guile.

Also not the most popular man in the changing room at Eagles this season I hear.
sure better than DT. Zim don't hve that much of bowlers with pace. BM would be the between 130 to 135. So does nagarva.
Others r into 120s pace with a few deliveries about 130s mark.
What was discouraging to see with low pace they can't get most deliveries on good line and length. DT, Nagrava and Jongwe bowling too many eassy bowls to hit. Offcourse they were not getting any seam.

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So with some batting ability also being talked about, is Akram the current generation's Keegan Meth, with ability to bowl slow, accurately and move it around a bit? IF that is the case, I don't see much success for him in the shorter format...

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Surely he is not as good as Meth?

Meth ran through batting lineups. Akram has not taken a fivefer yet has he?

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Jemisi wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Surely he is not as good as Meth?

Meth ran through batting lineups. Akram has not taken a fivefer yet has he?
Yeah, you are right. That comparison was a little too optimistic for his current domestic record. May be that's the least we should expect of him at domestic level, specially if he doesn't have the pace...

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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:24 pm
Jemisi wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Surely he is not as good as Meth?

Meth ran through batting lineups. Akram has not taken a fivefer yet has he?
Yeah, you are right. That comparison was a little too optimistic for his current domestic record. May be that's the least we should expect of him at domestic level, specially if he doesn't have the pace...
Yea Meth was a seriously intelligent bowler and a more than useful lower order batter.
He has an international half century to his name as well.
Akram is absolutely nowhere near Keegan Meth

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Faraz is the true definition of gentle medium pace,I don’t see him getting a 5wickets in an innings in a international game.
With Jongwe back in contention,plus the ever dependable Tiripano. I don’t see Faraz getting anywhere near the playing X unless he puts on a outstanding performance.

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Meth had an amazing domestic record. Akram isn't even half as talented!

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secretzimbo wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:50 pm
Meth had an amazing domestic record. Akram isn't even half as talented!
But you need to tell current players any 5 players in bowling better than him

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farhanhussan wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 1:22 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:50 pm
Meth had an amazing domestic record. Akram isn't even half as talented!
But you need to tell current players any 5 players in bowling better than him
Muzarabani
Ngarava
Chivanga
Nyauchi
Chatara
Evans
Mumba
Jongwe
Tiripano
Tshuma

There's 10 for you.

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farhanhussan wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 1:22 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:50 pm
Meth had an amazing domestic record. Akram isn't even half as talented!
But you need to tell current players any 5 players in bowling better than him
Most people bowling in the domestic competition are better than Akram

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