Sri Lanka Tour: Squad Announced

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secretzimbo
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Sri Lanka Tour: Squad Announced

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https://twitter.com/ZimCricketv/status/ ... 06/photo/1

Craig Ervine (C)
Ryan Burl
Regis Chakabva
Tendia Chatara
Luke Jongwe
Takudzwa Kaitano
Clive Madande
Wessly Madhevere
Wellington Masakadza
Tinotenda Mutombodzi
Blessing Muzarabani
Richard Ngarava
Sikandar Raza
Milton Shumba
Sean Williams
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Re: Sri Lanka Tour: Squad Announced

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Interesting squad. Sort of amazed Madande is in there - wtf! I mean it's great for him, I rate him highly, but I don't think he's ready yet.

Mutombodzi over Maruma! Another wtf. Although I don't care - they are both equally mediocre anyway.

Chatara getting the nod over Tiripano, Chivanga and Mumba.
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Re: Sri Lanka Tour: Squad Announced

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Just a 3 match series, so I can understand taking a short squad and hoping nothing goes wrong.

Dont know much about Madande but I saw his numbers on cricinfo and they look good.

Mutumbodzi is a very surprising selection, completely unexpected for me.

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Madande is a really good, exciting kid. It's way way way too early for him, but obviously he won't play anyway unless Regis gets injured. So a good experience for him to travel with the team and learn.

It's a decent squad. It can probably be relatively competitive.

But the fact that our back-ups are Madande and Mutombodzi is pretty scary. And there's no one else really who's better than Mutombodzi is there? The person who will be aggrieved and pissed off is bloody Maruma!!! Our first eleven is good but our depth is terrifyingly thin at the moment.

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Re: Sri Lanka Tour: Squad Announced

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Just got to hope that nothing goes wrong like covid etc. The first 13 players pretty much pick themselves and Madande is the back up keeper. Mutombodzi over Marumani and even Maruma is the surprising 1. This would have been a good experience for Marumani too

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There is always that 1 strange pick by ZC. Always.

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For me, the XI for the first match picks itself;

1 Takudzwa
2 Reggie (wk)
3 Slug (c)
4 Willo
5 Wes
6 SRB
7 Ponzo
8 Welly
9 Jongwe
10 Muza
11 Big Rich

Lion, Clive, Tino and Larry in reserve.

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Re: Sri Lanka Tour: Squad Announced

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Pretty happy with that, I was pretty close with my estimate before the north/south series.

Mutombodzi had a great domestic season so not going complain with that one.

I initially had Mavuta in there because of his season, but he mustn’t have done enough to be on Zimbabwe’s radar again
CalZim wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:10 am

Sean Williams
Craig Ervine (c)
Ryan Burl
Regis Chakabva (wk)
Blessing Muzarabani
Richard Ngrava
Wellington Masakadza
Brandon Mavuta
Luke Jongwe
Wessly Madhevere
Sikander Raza
T kaitano
Milton Shumba
Clive Madande (wk)
Tendai Chatara
Ernest Masuku (if 18)
Donald Tiripano (if 18)
T Mutombodzi (if 18)
Looking forward to the series

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Just hit be pretty hard that BT has retired

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