Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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slcricfan1
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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Haasaranga likely to not be playing

Mueddie28
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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Rajkumar Sharma wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:10 pm
Richard Ngarava, needs to work in bowling inswing to the right handers, the only skill which makes a left arm pacer vicious
I think because Ngarava is inconsistent that's why we need jongwe or Evans as the third seam attack
Wellington with the help of Raza; Burl & Sean is enough spin bowling..

Starting X1
Madhevere
Chakabva
Ervine
Sean
Shumba
Raza
Burl/ Mavuta gets one game if Burl is ineffective
Jongwe/ Brad Evans gets one game if Jongwe is ineffective
Wellington
Ngarava
Blessing

Tinah09
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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Mueddie28 wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:27 pm
Rajkumar Sharma wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:10 pm
Richard Ngarava, needs to work in bowling inswing to the right handers, the only skill which makes a left arm pacer vicious
I think because Ngarava is inconsistent that's why we need jongwe or Evans as the third seam attack
Wellington with the help of Raza; Burl & Sean is enough spin bowling..

Starting X1
Madhevere
Chakabva
Ervine
Sean
Shumba
Raza
Burl/ Mavuta gets one game if Burl is ineffective
Jongwe/ Brad Evans gets one game if Jongwe is ineffective
Wellington
Ngarava
Blessing
Ngarava was arguably our best bowler in the Ireland/Scotland series, his left arm pace with a bit of fine tuning can be a match winner. Plus Blessing really needs to have some pressure taken off him.

Evans stats and international/academy experience and willingness to play for Zim gives him the edge over Jongwe in my book. No. 8 is now an all-rounders slot, you need to be able to bat AND bowl. Most LOI nowadays goes to the wire eggs. “30 runs to win off 20 balls”, you need a lower middle-order that can actually bat 1. To chase a score 2. To provide a “cushion” for the specialist batsmen to let rip.

I don’t understand why Wellington is a shoe-in in most of these hypothetical teams? He has great attitude, appears to be competitive but his stats are not as good and shouldn’t guarantee him a spot. He really should be competing for this spot with Masuku, Chapungu etc. If our specialist spin bowler is not in our top 3 spin bowlers (Sean, Raza and Burl) , then what’s the point of having him there?? If his economy was good like Utseyas was, that will be something else, but it’s not!

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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Tinah09 wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:01 pm
Any news regarding team selections?? I would have expected them to name players for a “Northens vs Southerns” series of matches to pick their travelling team. It’s kind of a pattern in zwe that the team is announced a few days before take off, before people can debate team selections etc. the series starts in 2 weeks time yet in the era of social media and infinite means of communication, the fans (and players I reckon) are not informed….next thing we’ll see Maruma, Kaia and chibhabhas names on the team list a day or two before take-off with “experience” used to justify their inclusion
The squad has been selected and communicated to players apparently. Camp starts Jan 1st. I guess they'll play a practice match or two (if they can, with bubbles etc) before flying out.

I haven't heard any whispers about who is in or out yet though sadly.

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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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We have ervine Williams raza and Chakhabva so plenty of experience in batting. Stick in burl shumba and madhevere and that's a real nice mix of players

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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Donald wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:16 pm
We have ervine Williams raza and Chakhabva so plenty of experience in batting. Stick in burl shumba and madhevere and that's a real nice mix of players
It's a good top six. But who opens? None of them are ideal for it. That's why I'd probably look to give Kaitano and Kasuza a chance. They might prove to be shit, but otherwise we are putting square pegs in round holes again.

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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Rajput youth policy might mean that reggie opens with shumba rather than another player pushing 30 ( kaitano) debuting.

I might Imagine they may even play 8 batsmen so spin is covered with ngarava and blessing perhaps the sole spinners

Tinah09
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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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secretzimbo wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:22 pm
Donald wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:16 pm
We have ervine Williams raza and Chakhabva so plenty of experience in batting. Stick in burl shumba and madhevere and that's a real nice mix of players
It's a good top six. But who opens? None of them are ideal for it. That's why I'd probably look to give Kaitano and Kasuza a chance. They might prove to be shit, but otherwise we are putting square pegs in round holes again.
Kaitano has definitely earned a spot. Who will be his opening partner ??

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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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Tinah09 wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:17 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:22 pm
Donald wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:16 pm
We have ervine Williams raza and Chakhabva so plenty of experience in batting. Stick in burl shumba and madhevere and that's a real nice mix of players
It's a good top six. But who opens? None of them are ideal for it. That's why I'd probably look to give Kaitano and Kasuza a chance. They might prove to be shit, but otherwise we are putting square pegs in round holes again.
Kaitano has definitely earned a spot. Who will be his opening partner ??

My? - A squad X1
Kasuzu or klong
Kaitano
Marumani
PJ Moor
J Campbell
Masuku
Madande
Mumba
Tiripano
Chatara last run
Chivanga

Then mix and match the U19 players when they are done with the world cup

Tinah09
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Re: Who should be on that flight to Sri Lanka?

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:lol:
Mueddie28 wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:31 am
Tinah09 wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:17 pm
secretzimbo wrote:
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:22 pm


It's a good top six. But who opens? None of them are ideal for it. That's why I'd probably look to give Kaitano and Kasuza a chance. They might prove to be shit, but otherwise we are putting square pegs in round holes again.
Kaitano has definitely earned a spot. Who will be his opening partner ??

My? - A squad X1
Kasuzu or klong
Kaitano
Marumani
PJ Moor
J Campbell
Masuku
Madande
Mumba
Tiripano
Chatara last run
Chivanga

Then mix and match the U19 players when they are done with the world cup
:lol: :lol: I think I wrote this before/during the Domestic season. Half of these players won’t be selected in the travelling 15 due to poor form K long, PJ while Madande and Campbell need a Zim A run and tons of FC cricket…No Madhevere and Shumba = blasphemy

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