Zimbabwe All-Time Test XI - Open Voting
Zimbabwe have certainly produced some class players well above their mean during their time in Test cricket despite the long-lasting political turmoil in the country, and in fact I think they'd quite hold their own if the other "all-time" teams were restricted to the period since Zimbabwe got Test status. I've always had a strong interest in Zimbabwean cricket so I felt it fitting I ran the voting for this one.
The order I run this voting may seem slightly strange but it'll make sense from a team balance perspective as we get closer.to the final eleven, as I've looked into all the realistic possible combinations.
To start things off I'm asking you to vote for TWO opening bowlers and ONE opening batsman.
PLAYER TEST CAREER
Heath Streak 216w @ 28.14
David Brain 30w @ 30.50
Pommie Mbangwa 32w @ 31.43
Kyle Jarvis 30w @ 31.73
Eddo Brandes 26w @ 36.57
Douglas Hondo 21w @ 36.85
Andy Blignaut 53w @ 37.05
Henry Olonga 68w @ 38.52
Bryan Strang 56w @ 39.33
We're only selecting one opening batsman for now because I think the choice of the second will come down to team balance later; someone like Whittall increases his stock as an opener if we need him to be the fifth bowler by that point.
PLAYER TEST CAREER AS OPENER
Kevin Arnott 302r @ 43.14 302r @ 43.14
Tino Mawoyo 381r @ 38.10 381r @ 38.10
Grant Flower 3457r @ 29.54 2373r @ 29.29
Guy Whittall 2207r @ 29.42 424r @ 35.33
Alistair Campbell 2858r @ 27.21 306r @ 38.25
Vusi Sibanda 465r @ 23.25 453r @ 25.16
Dion Ebrahim 1225r @ 22.68 813r @ 23.22
Trevor Gripper 761r @ 22.38 761r @ 22.38