Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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secretzimbo
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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Jan 12, 2022 2:50 pm
Updated fixtures have ben circulated;

Pro50 Final: Saturday 15th Jan
Logan Cup resumes: Monday 17th Jan
Domestic Twenty20: End of March
Lol, franchise received these dates yesterday but have been told this morning that it's changed already and the Pro50 final is 'TBA'. Changes every single day. What a joke.

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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Hes coming back from ankle surgery. I'd think he's taking a chance playing so soon, but clearly desperate to impress.
I'd say he's bowling at 75%. He's always bowled within himself though, compounded by the fact that in red ball he's had to play a containing role. He seems to lose his radar if he tries to bowl flat out. A dead cert way of getting picked here is to be able to bowl mid to high 130's consistently and be able to hold a bat. We're desperate for guys with real ability, in Evans we certainly have one, but his mental game needs a big kick. That's easier said than done. He seems to get emotional instead of focused and determined when the pressure is on. Once you see a guy punching his bat or haranguing himself at a mis-hit when he's only chasing 7's, you know he's not going to get the job done. The good'uns get that thousand yard stare and decide they're winning this on their own. He's currently not a chaser, theres work to do there, and he's wasted in this team coming in down the order and having to get on with it, he needs to bat up the order where run rate is not an issue initially, he's absolutely good enough to top 4 in any franchise here. If he just stopped going aerial he'd make big runs, he's a good player.
He needs to be made to bowl 4 or 5 over spells fast, he needs to send in a bouncer more often, he's got a good one.

I thought he could have bowled a bit better at Compton actually. He bowled at him too often and then the ones going across him were a fraction short and wide, Compton was able to cut and guide, he needed to get him on the front dog. Also Compton doesn't look like a puller (might be wrong), a couple of well directed bouncers would likely be dot balls and keep him guessing.

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I'm not sure if we are getting a Pro50 final in the end? Anyway, here's the final leading run scorers and wicket takers in the Pro50 at the end of the group stage at least;

Leading Run Scorers:

Ben Compton: 361 runs at 51.6
Tinashe Kamunhhukamwe: 243 runs at 34.7
Takudzwa Kaitano: 235 runs at 33.6
Craig Ervine: 233 runs at 46.6
Kevin Kasuza: 227 runs at 37.8
Sean Williams: 225 runs at 28.1
Tino Mutombodzi: 221 runs at 73.7
Kudzai Maunze: 216 runs at 36.0
Sikandar Raza: 207 runs at 41.4
Ben Curran: 197 runs at 39.4

Leading Wicket Takers:

Sean Williams: 15 wickets at 16.8
Ernest Masuku: 14 wickets at 16.8
Carl Mumba: 14 wickets at 22.4
Tendai Chatara: 12 wickets at 16
Blessing Muzarabani: 12 wickets at 18.6
Trevor Mutsamba: 10 wickets at 18.2
Sikandar Raza: 10 wickets at 19.1
Tashinga Musekiwa: 10 wickets at 23.0
Ryan Burl: 10 wickets at 29.0
John Masara: 9 wickets at 15.2

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And the Logan Cup is now at the half-way stage. Here are the leading run scorers and wicket takers in that competition;

Leading Run Scorers:

Sikandar Raza: 378 runs at 75.6
Craig Ervine: 363 runs at 27.6
Richmond Mutumbami: 351 runs at 50.1
Kudzai Maunze: 346 runs at 49.4
Roy Kaia: 318 runs at 79.5
Wes Madhevere: 315 runs at 52.5
Tanunurwa Makoni: 308 runs at 38.5
Remembrance Nyathi: 294 runs at 73.5
Takudzwa Kaitano: 281 runs at 46.8
Prince Masvaure: 235 runs at 29.4

Leading Wicket Takers:
Brandon Mavuta: 25 wickets at 26.8
Ernest Masuku: 19 wickets at 27.5
Tanaka Chivanga: 17 wickets at 16.0
Ainsley Ndlovu: 17 wickets at 29.2
Wellington Masakadza: 16 wickets at 22.8
Tendai Chisoro: 16 wickets at 39.1
Victor Nyauchi: 15 wickets at 16.2
Tapiwa Mufudza: 14 wickets at 30.4
Trevor Mutsamba: 11 wickets at 30.5
Charlton Tshuma: 11 wickets at 32.6

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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Sorry for posting this here folks, but just curious to know what happened to Brian Vitori?

He got suspended for bowling action and no one in ZC cared to work on his bowling? Or did he just walk away from ZC?

I do remember he played the last WCQ and that is when he was suspended.

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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sam_ahm wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:56 pm
Sorry for posting this here folks, but just curious to know what happened to Brian Vitori?

He got suspended for bowling action and no one in ZC cared to work on his bowling? Or did he just walk away from ZC?

I do remember he played the last WCQ and that is when he was suspended.
Only Zim pacer who was capable of taking 300+ test wickets, what a viscious inswingers he had with pace, troubled Tamim in that 2013 series. The biggest surprise, how he was the only left arm pacer to be suspended for chucking ? Mainly right arm pacers are in that list.

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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Rajkumar Sharma wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:34 pm
sam_ahm wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:56 pm
Sorry for posting this here folks, but just curious to know what happened to Brian Vitori?

He got suspended for bowling action and no one in ZC cared to work on his bowling? Or did he just walk away from ZC?

I do remember he played the last WCQ and that is when he was suspended.
Only Zim pacer who was capable of taking 300+ test wickets, what a viscious inswingers he had with pace, troubled Tamim in that 2013 series. The biggest surprise, how he was the only left arm pacer to be suspended for chucking ? Mainly right arm pacers are in that list.
Well I won't say he was as good but surely a decent bowler. Him getting called for chucking coincided with Zimbabwe's disastrous end to the WCQ. Streak, Ntini, Klusener were all sacked, and then I never got to know what happened to Vitori.

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Logan Cup;

Leading Run Scorers:
Richmond Mutumbami - 503 runs at 55.9
Tanunurwa Makoni - 451 runs at 41.0
Kudzai Maunze - 404 runs at 40.4
Sikandar Raza - 378 runs at 75.6
Craig Ervine - 363 runs at 72.6
Roy Kaia - 359 runs at 59.8
Ben Compton - 331 runs at 82.8
Tafadzwa Tsiga - 329 runs at 36.4
Wessly Madhevere - 315 runs at 52.5
Remembrance Nyathi - 294 runs at 73.5

Leading Wicket Takers:

Ernest Masuku - 28 wickets at 24.0
Brandon Mavuta - 27 wickets at 29.2
Tendai Chisoro - 24 wickets at 29.6
Tanaka Chivanga - 23 wickets at 18.0
Wellington Masakadza - 21 wickets at 22.0
Ainsley Ndlovu - 19 wickets at 34.2
Tapiwa Mufudza - 18 wickets at 33.9
Tendai Chatara - 17 wickets at 19.5
Victor Nyauchi - 15 wickets at 16.2
Charlton Tshuma - 14 wickets at 34.4

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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Gubbins is flying home already! That was quick

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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sam_ahm wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:56 pm
Sorry for posting this here folks, but just curious to know what happened to Brian Vitori?

He got suspended for bowling action and no one in ZC cared to work on his bowling? Or did he just walk away from ZC?

I do remember he played the last WCQ and that is when he was suspended.
If memory serves his action started out ok enuf to survive scrutiny , but then he started bending his arm with his short effort ball and that may have started to creep into his other deliveries when he started losing pace. I recall he took a fifer on debut? Then next tour may have been NZ and he arrived badly out of condition and bowling low 120's.
It's a problem we have here- one man of match effort from someone and suddenly they're world beaters. The fancy hair-do and/or 20kg weight gain completes the all too brief moment of glory.
During his all too brief height of his bowling prowess he was really excellent, he would trouble the best batsmen.
I have an aversion to fat Zim cricketers. It's a fair indication they have taken their foot off the pedal, if it was ever on in the first place.

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