I can tell you the answers now.Originally Posted by chekmeout
I can tell you the answers now.Originally Posted by chekmeout
Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men
All that I remember of Carlton's batting is a very tailendery dismissal against a Harmison short ball at the Oval in 2004, the sort of thing that makes you go "ugh", the sort of thing that ended McGrath and Smith's Test careers.
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Joseph was man of the match in the World Cup final I played on International Cricket Captain scoring an unbeaten century, despite the West Indies losing to me.
Surely that means something.
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Another 400 run total possible?
Let's face it New Zealand nearly did it last year to Zimbabwe, and Australia did it to South Africa who in reply did it to Australia (poor Mick Lewis).
I don't think the West Indies will thrash Zimbabwe. Hopefully they will win 7-0 though.
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What's that then?
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Well if the WI win every match by 1 run or 1 wicket, is it still a thrashing?
I guess it depends on one's definition of a thrashing, whether it be amount of wins or how easy the wins came.
I don't mean the series result. As Jono said, I mean the individual results. All this talk of huge scores and 400 and whatnot is just setting the West Indies up for disappointment IMO.
Ok. I agree about that. Although if Gayle, Sarwan and Lara are all in a good mood in one of the matches who knows?Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
Happy to see Sky are showing this series which I am looking forward too. Nicetimes today with mid-afternoon starts.
Just a warning though and that is the second match on Sunday 30th will start on interactive at 2.30pm before going to Sky Sports 2 at 6.30pm. Ill be missing the start it clashes with the Warwickshire v Scotland game on Sky Sports
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I'm predicting a 7-0 win for the West Indies but Zimbabwe to play quite well in two of those games.
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I am going to say 6-1. Maybe Zimb. will have a good day in one of the matches
That from CricInfo.Andy Pycroft, Zimbabwe's team manager, wants to put in the background the politics and the economics that have afflicted Zimbabwe's cricket in recent times. Instead he wants to concentrate on developing their reconstructed, inexperienced side for their forthcoming trip to the Caribbean.
"We're looking at cricket not politics and trying to prepare this new side as quickly as we can."
As they prepare to head for the West Indies for a series of seven one-day internationals, starting on April 29, Pycroft is optimistic they will make the type of progress to ensure they return to Test cricket early next year.
"We wouldn't be doing what we're doing unless we believe it was possible," Pycroft said. "The time frame set to try and get back into Test cricket is February next year.
"We've very much been focused on one-day cricket because we believe that's the way to bring the side through and then get back into longer cricket once we've got the experience that we need."
Pycroft, who played three Tests and 20 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe between 1983 and 1992, was speaking from Harare during an interview with CMC CricketPlus during the third day of the Carib Beer Challenge final between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados at Guracara Park on Monday.
A series victory, he admitted, would certainly raise a lot of eyebrows. "A lot of people have written Zimbabwe cricket off with the problems they've had, but there is still a lot of potential there."
Their 16-man squad, led by Terrance Duffin, includes several players with very little international experience, but the manager is upbeat about the preparations.
"The mood's been very good. It's a very young side. The average age is only something just over 20 years old, forced on us because a lot of players have given up in the recent past," Pycroft said. "The side we've got together has been practising hard over the last five or six weeks. They are learning quickly and playing quite well. The strength of the side is more in the bowling department. The batting is quite inexperienced."
Prior to coming to the Caribbean, Zimbabwe played against Kenya and after the ODIs against the West Indies, they will remain for a triangular limited-overs series in Trinidad that also involves Bermuda and Canada.
"We want these lads to get as much experience as possible. A lot of these guys haven't played at international level," Pycroft said. "They are getting better and better. The aim of this tour is to give them experience as quickly as possible and to be as competitive as possible. There is no doubt we can do it."
I think this will be a very interesting series actually. To be fair I hope they return to Test Cricket asap. He mentions the lack of experince and that is what could really hurt them. I just hope we don't see uncontested whitewashes and it would be nice to see a few Zimb. talents emerge.
Just looking at the squad and its pretty much the same as the series against Kenya. Piet Rinke and Keegan Meth were supposedly two real positives from that series so lets see how they can do when they step up against a better class of opposition. Other than that it’s a pretty uninspiring squad but as I said above it will be an intriguing series and thanks to Sky will give us a good look at the Zimb team in the run up to the World Cup.
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