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    Andy Flower

    Andy Flower will dominate the world cup and migth single handly carry there team in to the super 6 stage. If they are to reach this stage they need someone to support him along the way the only person that i believe is capapble of doing this is Grant Flower. But i doubt that the flower brothers can score enough runs on there own to win enough mathces as there bowling attack is quite erratic and inconsistent

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    thats a big call. One player cant win you a world cup. You need the whole team playing well. To make the super 6 stage i think Zimbabwe would need Andy Flower to make probably 3 centuries in 6 games, and i really dont think he can do it.

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    i said he might carry them through to the next stage if he gets good support. And andy is a player that thrives on pressure i believe he could make 3 centuries in 6 games

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    a year or two ago i would have said he could do it but not now.
    i think Zimbabwe can make the S6 stage. But they will need Streak, A. Flower, G.Flower and a youngster, Taibu (sp?) to play well in the same crucial matches against England and India and Pakistan.


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    Taibu may be a talented keeper but I don't see a problem with Flower keeping in ODIs as it's hardly going to exhaust him is it?
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    taibu is a good batsman too, and perhaps he is just the better keeper of the two.

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    Taibu batting isnt going to warrant selection. So Flower should keep then zim can play an extra bowler or batsman. Taibu usually bat about no.8 in their team.

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    Andy Blignaut is one zimbabwe player that could make a huge differance. He is Zimbabwe's fastest bowler and is a huge hitter of the ball and they say he bats a bit like klusner

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    Originally posted by Thomas Aquinas
    Andy Blignaut is one zimbabwe player that could make a huge differance. He is Zimbabwe's fastest bowler and is a huge hitter of the ball and they say he bats a bit like klusner
    I agree, with Doug Hondo who's been impressive, and Heath Streak returning the side looks better. I'm not sure Brian Murphy will ever be close to International Standard though it's good to see Guy Whittall back. I was waiting for a re-call for Dirk Viljoen who is a good all-rounder, but they picked Ervine who's done nothing so far...

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    And they made Brain Murphy captain. What a joke he really doesnt look to have much potenial at all.

    Here is my Zimbabwe 11.
    1. M. Vermulen
    2. A. Campbell
    3. G. Flower
    4. A. Flower
    5. S. Carlisle
    6. D. Marriler
    7. H. Sreak
    8. A. Blignaut
    9. T. Friend
    10. D. Hondo
    11. H. Olonga

    BUt Campbell and Carlisle arent in the world cup squad and will have to be replaced. Ebrahim will replace Campbell and Craig Wishart will replace Carlisle.
    Campbell may be in terrible form but is one player that has proved he can score big runs against quality opposition.
    Carlisle was dropped for polttical reasons because of an altercation with the board.

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    What happened to Gavin Rennie?
    What about Dion Ebrahim?
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    What happened to Gavin Rennie?
    What about Dion Ebrahim?
    Gavin Rennie is one of the best openers in Zimbabwe but he's white...I suppose the ZCU just wanted a black opener...

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    Zimbabwe A vs South Africa A - 26 Jan 03
    CB Wishart
    MA Vermeulen
    A Flower
    GW Flower
    DD Ebrahim
    GJ Whittall
    *HH Streak
    TJ Friend
    +T Taibu
    BA Murphy
    DT Hondo

    Looks suspiciously like the first choice XI to me...
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    Er, Marc... date...

    26th January, i.e. Monday

    They lost the first game heavily, then brought in Andy Flower for Doug Marillier (that's the only change) and then won the next two (narrowly).

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