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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    I am struggling to pick which were the minnows that ZIM played in 1990s. All sides in world cricket perhaps except SL in early 90s were not minnows by any stretch of imagination.
    I didn't say the Zimbabwean team played minnows. They were, IMO, the only minnows during the 90s. My post, which you've chopped, was referring to Pakistan, India and New Zealand of the 50s-60s. The point was, you have to be a bit more careful comparing minnows in their batting/bowling stats, for example, because they also usually play weaker sides like themselves.

    For Zimbabwe, I wouldn't consider them minnows towards the late 90s when, for example the likes of Goodwin came.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    For Zimbabwe, I'd consider them minnows in all their time in Test cricket bar the late 90s until 2003 where they were clearly pretty good and no longer a rung below.
    You consider them to be the best of the minnows during their minnowhood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    You consider them to be the best of the minnows during their minnowhood?
    I'd consider them the only minnows during their history until the arrival of Bangladesh. I guess Sri Lanka were pretty weak early on in the 90s too.

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    The problwm was how weak were SL / ZIM / PAKcompared to NZ / BAN or SAF. The above analysis shows that SL / ZIM / PAK were much stronger as minnows than NZ / BAN or SAF. And the former were quite competitive compared to latter


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    Jesus Christ, Bangladesh really are far, far beyond awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golaxi View Post
    why aren't england on the list? there was a time when we were happy (ecstatic) to beat ANYONE.
    Probably because that period only encompassed half a decade (1986-1989), and during the earlier part of that decade (1980-1985) England were actually pretty damn successful. This analysis is done on the basis of entire decades; if it were done on half-decades England certainly would be in there in the second half of the 1980s.
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    Was that Laugh smiley aimed at my above post or the thread in general?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Was that Laugh smiley aimed at my above post or the thread in general?
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    Well, by definition ENG and AUS are not minnows, as they did not play against sides who were established by then, although I see the point that Richard makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
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    A nice analysis Migara. Thanks! Richard I think England was a mediocre side in the 90s also right? They went winter after winter without really doing anything overseas.

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