Random Zimbo sounding names playing cricket around the world

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Random Zimbo sounding names playing cricket around the world

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With T20s across various nations being considered as T20Is and Zimbabwean diaspora spread all over the world, you never know which cricketer with Zimbabwean roots might turn up where, on the lines of Gregory Strydom for Cayman Islands and Brighton Watambwa for Belgium sometime back.

Just thought of keeping a thread to track folks with potential Zim connection (or just for fun) turning up in strange teams like this.

I saw that a certain Dylan Blignaut debuted for Germany today. Has played for Eastern Provice SA U-17s and then Notts 2nd XI too before. Not sure if he has any connections with our own Arnoldous Mauritius Blitzkrieg...?

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Reginald Nehonde

Reginald Nehonde is a 30-year-old player who was born in Zimbabwe. The right-arm off-break bowler was a part of the Zimbabwe U-19 team in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2008.

However, he could convert his success at the senior level. Ultimately, he shifted to Botswana and played international cricket for the Botswana team. He has played seven T20Is so far.

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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:11 pm
With T20s across various nations being considered as T20Is and Zimbabwean diaspora spread all over the world, you never know which cricketer with Zimbabwean roots might turn up where, on the lines of Gregory Strydom for Cayman Islands and Brighton Watambwa for Belgium sometime back.

Just thought of keeping a thread to track folks with potential Zim connection (or just for fun) turning up in strange teams like this.

I saw that a certain Dylan Blignaut debuted for Germany today. Has played for Eastern Provice SA U-17s and then Notts 2nd XI too before. Not sure if he has any connections with our own Arnoldous Mauritius Blitzkrieg...?
how can you tell a white Zimbabwean name apart?

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Blignaut is actually more likely to be a South African name, as it’s an Afrikaner name, bliggie was a rare Zimbabwean Afrikaner
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Yeah, an Afrikaner name, but just thought of having a thread for all Zimbo connected names that we might come across... Looks like this Blignaut has no connections with Zim. Could come in handy in April though :)

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CrimsonAvenger wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:17 pm
Yeah, an Afrikaner name, but just thought of having a thread for all Zimbo connected names that we might come across... Looks like this Blignaut has no connections with Zim. Could come in handy in April though :)
I can already see the headline,”allrounder Blignaut open to playing in the logan cup this season”
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