Zimbabwe declining XI squad

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ZIMDOGGY
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Zimbabwe declining XI squad

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Just for some fun,
In the wake of the ‘emerging’ side that had some players who were anything but, who arr the players who started out with promise, but fizzled out worse than High Hefner’s erection when the Viagra wore off.
Current players only.

For me;
1. Chamu Chibhabha (c)
2.Tino Mawoyo (I had to double check that he was still an active!)
3 Richmond Mutambami
4. Sikander ‘Mystery man’ Raza
5 Tarisai Musakanda
6 Kevin Kasuza
7 Tino Mutombodzi
8 Richard Ngarava
9 Natsai Mshangwe
10 Chris mpofu
11 Tendai Chatara


I’ve no doubt missed a few.
I’ve also tried to avoid players like Maruma who never had any flocked of brilliance on the up. He’s just stayed consistently decent at Logan cup level and not international. Doesn’t count.
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Re: Zimbabwe declining XI squad

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:48 am
Just for some fun,
In the wake of the ‘emerging’ side that had some players who were anything but, who arr the players who started out with promise, but fizzled out worse than High Hefner’s erection when the Viagra wore off.
Current players only.

For me;
1. Chamu Chibhabha (c)
2.Tiko Mawoyo
3 Richmond Mutambami
4. Sikander ‘Mystery man’ Raza
5 Tarisai Musakanda
6 Kevin Kasuza
7 Tino Mutombodzi
8 Richard Ngarava
9 Natsai Mshangwe
10 Chris mpofu
11 Tendai Chatara


I’ve no doubt missed a few.
I’ve also tried to avoid players like Maruma who never had any flocked of brilliance on the up. He’s just stayed consistently decent at Logan cup level and not international. Doesn’t count.
bit harsh on chatara, ngrava and raza imo

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Very harsh on Ngarava in particular. If anything he has a lot of potential to improve and I'm pretty confident he will.


I actually agree on Raza. His bowling has definitely declined since he tried to be Narine hiding the ball all the time.

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Yeah, this lineup is a bit harsh, Raza has had a good career, even featured in lucrative global T20 competitions. Mpofu over-achieved for his modest talent. Musakanda has always been a forum favoutite but has barely done anything on note. My lineup would be

1. Sibanda (excellent technique, poor temperamemt)
2. Mawoyo (could occupy the crease for ages but never established himself as a solid opening batsman)
3. Masakadza ( test 100 on debut and sporadic performances thereafter)
4. Coventry (one-time ODI batting world record holder, could have achieved more)
5. Mufambisi (crisp batting technique, but like Sibanda, no temperament)
6. Chibhabha (good batting and medium pace bowling technique, could have been Zims answer to Jacques Kallis, but unfortunately too narcissistic and entitled)
7. Neville Madziva (a genuine match winner, could close out the batting and was a good dearth bowler, just faded away)
8. Muzhange ( showed glimpses of dearth bowling which would have suited T20 cricket, also faded away)
9. Mavuta (promising spin bowling allrounder, his technique needed work, but he did shine vs SA and got himself a lucrative Mzansi T20 contract)
10. Nyumbu (one time fan favourite, suspect bowling action)
11. Vitori (read Nyumbu)

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Tinah09 wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:21 pm
Yeah, this lineup is a bit harsh, Raza has had a good career, even featured in lucrative global T20 competitions. Mpofu over-achieved for his modest talent. Musakanda has always been a forum favoutite but has barely done anything on note. My lineup would be

1. Sibanda (excellent technique, poor temperamemt)
2. Mawoyo (could occupy the crease for ages but never established himself as a solid opening batsman)
3. Masakadza ( test 100 on debut and sporadic performances thereafter)
4. Coventry (one-time ODI batting world record holder, could have achieved more)
5. Mufambisi (crisp batting technique, but like Sibanda, no temperament)
6. Chibhabha (good batting and medium pace bowling technique, could have been Zims answer to Jacques Kallis, but unfortunately too narcissistic and entitled)
7. Neville Madziva (a genuine match winner, could close out the batting and was a good dearth bowler, just faded away)
8. Muzhange ( showed glimpses of dearth bowling which would have suited T20 cricket, also faded away)
9. Mavuta (promising spin bowling allrounder, his technique needed work, but he did shine vs SA and got himself a lucrative Mzansi T20 contract)
10. Nyumbu (one time fan favourite, suspect bowling action)
11. Vitori (read Nyumbu)
3/4 of those are (sometimes longtime) retired?
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Re: Zimbabwe declining XI squad

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:26 pm
Tinah09 wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:21 pm
Yeah, this lineup is a bit harsh, Raza has had a good career, even featured in lucrative global T20 competitions. Mpofu over-achieved for his modest talent. Musakanda has always been a forum favoutite but has barely done anything on note. My lineup would be

1. Sibanda (excellent technique, poor temperamemt)
2. Mawoyo (could occupy the crease for ages but never established himself as a solid opening batsman)
3. Masakadza ( test 100 on debut and sporadic performances thereafter)
4. Coventry (one-time ODI batting world record holder, could have achieved more)
5. Mufambisi (crisp batting technique, but like Sibanda, no temperament)
6. Chibhabha (good batting and medium pace bowling technique, could have been Zims answer to Jacques Kallis, but unfortunately too narcissistic and entitled)
7. Neville Madziva (a genuine match winner, could close out the batting and was a good dearth bowler, just faded away)
8. Muzhange ( showed glimpses of dearth bowling which would have suited T20 cricket, also faded away)
9. Mavuta (promising spin bowling allrounder, his technique needed work, but he did shine vs SA and got himself a lucrative Mzansi T20 contract)
10. Nyumbu (one time fan favourite, suspect bowling action)
11. Vitori (read Nyumbu)
3/4 of those are (sometimes longtime) retired?
ah i missed the current too

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If we are just doing current, then Mawoyo retired a couple of seasons ago Doggy!

I’ve enjoyed his commentary in the Pakistan and Bangladesh series though. Hope that doesn’t decline too! :lol:

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secretzimbo wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:02 pm
If we are just doing current, then Mawoyo retired a couple of seasons ago Doggy!

I’ve enjoyed his commentary in the Pakistan and Bangladesh series though. Hope that doesn’t decline too! :lol:
Did he retire? I though the was technically still playing?
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If this list was made 6 months ago Luke Jongwe would have been the biggest flop in recent history. He played so many games at the beginning, got something like 5 wickets for 6 runs against Afghanistan then completely disappeared. Crazy how a few months can change everything.

Tari Musakanda is probably the most disappointing now on the current list.

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:17 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:02 pm
If we are just doing current, then Mawoyo retired a couple of seasons ago Doggy!

I’ve enjoyed his commentary in the Pakistan and Bangladesh series though. Hope that doesn’t decline too! :lol:
Did he retire? I though the was technically still playing?
True, I don't think he's ever announced retirement. But I mean he hasn't played for two years and seems like he has his fingers in a lot of different pies now; coaching, commentary and a foundation. Can't see him playing again tbh.

He's a smart guy and I think pretty honourable. ZC could do worse than getting him involved with something somewhere.

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