African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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secretzimbo
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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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Train Driver wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:41 pm
Donald wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:45 pm
I see people are clamouring for Musekiwa to go straight into the national side on twitter. . That's dangerous. Boy has oodles of talent but needs to have many more matches and be more consistent. Eventually could be a major challenger to Jongwe and Evans. Blood him in the A side instead with one eye on 2026 20/20
Boy?????? He's a 31 year old man for goodness sakes, are you an England selector?
Cricinfo has his profile wrong. He is about 24-26, not 31.

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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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Googly wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:11 pm
There's just no way Bennett, Marumani, Munyonga, Mufudza, or Madande are better T20 batters than Welch, its a joke that hes sitting out, he's just had a terrible season, but he'll come good. They seem happy to hamstring a quality player, what's going on there?
I agree on Welch’s quality but to be fair it’s difficult to pick a guy who has been so consistently poor for the past 6 months. What message does that send?

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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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Donald wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 8:37 pm
Surprised Mangongo Favourite Alastair Frost isn't in the squad
Is he a Mangongo favourite? Based on what?

He’s very keen on an Irish future from what I understand

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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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secretzimbo wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 11:36 pm
Madande is in great form and really prospering as a captain. I rate him! Others don’t but he’s shown a maturity that most of our young players haven’t, multiple times. A very fine player.
Yeah Madande has actually done about as well as any young rookie can do. Rare feat in Zimbabwe.
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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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The performances of a lot of players have been worth appretiating throughout this tournament. I know they are playing against no so strong sides but these lafs ate also not internationals, so this is very pleasing to see.

If Zimbabwe can unearth even 2-3 good players from here that can make the national side, it will be huge.

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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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secretzimbo wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 11:38 pm
Train Driver wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:41 pm
Donald wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 4:45 pm
I see people are clamouring for Musekiwa to go straight into the national side on twitter. . That's dangerous. Boy has oodles of talent but needs to have many more matches and be more consistent. Eventually could be a major challenger to Jongwe and Evans. Blood him in the A side instead with one eye on 2026 20/20
Boy?????? He's a 31 year old man for goodness sakes, are you an England selector?
Cricinfo has his profile wrong. He is about 24-26, not 31.
Some of the ages for Zimbabwean cricket players at All Africa Games. Dont know the source though.

1. R. Mupfudza
- 22 years
- Born 12 August 2001

2. T. Marumani
- 22 years
- ⁠Born 2 January 2002

3. J. Campell
- 27 years
- Born 17 February 1997

4. B. Bennett
- 20 years
- Born 10 November 2003⁠

5. C. Madande
- 23 years
- ⁠Born 12 April 2000

6. T. Munyonga
- 25 years
- ⁠Born 31 January 1999

7. T. Musekiwa
- 24 years
- ⁠Born 20 February 2000

8. Owen Muzondo
- 26 years
- 19 February 1998⁠

9. Trevor Gwandu
- 26 years
- ⁠24 February 1998

10. Wallace Mubaiwa
- 25 years
- ⁠24 August 1998

11. Kudakwashe Macheka
- 23 years
- ⁠25 September 2000

Average Age For The XI
- 24 years
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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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I'm highly impressed by the spinners in this tournament. Good to see some strong character from the lads knocking for national colors. Batting woes still remain though at every level. It's always dependance on a few middle order contributions every game.

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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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sam_ahm wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2024 2:41 am
The performances of a lot of players have been worth appretiating throughout this tournament. I know they are playing against no so strong sides but these lafs ate also not internationals, so this is very pleasing to see.

If Zimbabwe can unearth even 2-3 good players from here that can make the national side, it will be huge.
Ya, that’s the takeaway from this tournament. Sure the opposition has hardly been top drawer but other than Madande, Marumani and Munyonga, this is basically a young inexperienced side who’ve given a good account of themselves. Plenty of potential to work with going forward.

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Re: African Games Semi Final | Zim vs Kenya

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Exactly
Hardly top draw but winning.

I still have hope for marumani. I feel he needs to get out of sun for a season and experience different bowling attacks.

Internationals or not this has been great

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Can we please stop getting so hyped up against scores of 30ish against Tanzania, kenya etc
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