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    Zimbabwe

    Duffin *
    Rinke
    Masakadza
    Taylor
    Coventry
    Chigumbura
    Ewing
    Utseya
    Panyangara
    Mahwire
    Hondo

    Four Reserves
    Rainsford
    Higgins
    Ireland
    Meth

    Strengths
    Er... bat down to number ten? (and they'll need to!)
    Masakadza is very talented, so is Panyangara.
    Coventry and Chigumbura is a good aggressive middle order.

    Weaknesses
    Inexperience
    General lack of quality
    Lack of specialist batsmen
    Political situation means anything can happen between now and the World Cup
    The batsmen get too aggressive and get themselves out
    They don't really know how to work a ball around for singles, it's big shots or nothing
    The bowlers leak runs and aren't penetrative
    Their fielding is poor
    They can't play swing
    They can't play left-armers
    They can't play high-quality spin
    They can't play pace, with the exception of Duffin
    They can't play any bowling except part-time dobbers
    The coach is volatile and prone to making excitingly confrontational statements, which tend to backfire
    Their running between the wickets can best be described as inept
    Too many bits-and-pieces players
    Team disharmony
    Corruption
    Racism


    It's enough to make me wonder why I bother.
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    Canada

    *JM Davison
    +PB Dassanayake
    D Chumnany
    Qaiser Ali
    DES Maxwell
    A Bagai
    N Ifill
    GR Codrington
    U Bhatti
    A Patel

    Pros
    *They got the best all rounder outside the test world, John Davison. In fact, he might be better than some high class allrounders himself!

    *They have gone through a rejuveanation program, now claiming to be not a "1 man band"

    *Easily the strongest team of the 5 qualifyers, with thier own set up domestic league producing new talent

    *A brand new coach in Nicks

    *Youthful

    Cons

    *Without Davison, they have no chance of winning againest test nations, and sometimes other qualfiyers!

    *No other reconized players

    *Inexperinced


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    I don't think that the gaps between 2-7are big enough for any team to be overly confident of victory in the games between each of those teams though.
    Hell, even Australia can't be overly confident of victory against Bangladesh anymore, and thats #1 vs #9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy #4
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    *They got the best all rounder outside the test world, John Davison. In fact, he might be better than some high class allrounders himself!
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    Not as good recently as Davison!, he did a Jim Laker, 17 wickets, 2 tons, one of them a double as well, if he fires, The one man band could make it to the 8, possibly the semis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
    West Indies
    Weaknesses
    Leadership problems
    Often when a big wicket goes (Lara, Gayle, etc) confidence is lost.
    No really recognised bowlers
    Not many big hitters down the list
    Add "Selectors not knowing who their one quality spin bowler is"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy #4
    *Easily the strongest team of the 5 qualifyers, with thier own set up domestic league producing new talent
    Don't know about that mate Scotland, Ireland and Holland are all stronger then Canada with or without Davison. Ireland have a lot stronger batting line up then Canada and have more depth in bowling and really anything Davison can do with the bat Morgan and Ed Joyce can do better. Holland have a better all rounder in ten Doeschate as do Scotland in Dougie Brown and both have a lot more depth in batting and bowling. Davison is past it and hardly plays for Canada anymore, he didn't even play in the ICC Trophy or InterContinental Cup for them last year. Also all three have better domestic competition then Canada, producing county standard cricketers. They will be lucky to win a game.
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    I think Holland has gone down since Lefebvre left

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    I guess you haven't watched them over the past 12 months then, their developing some very good depth and have a lot more balanced side then they had in the past. No doubt their bowling isn't as good as it was with Lefebvre, but their batting has improved ten fold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy #4
    Not as good recently as Davison!
    So the double he scored in the last 3 or 4 days doesn't count ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    So the double he scored in the last 3 or 4 days doesn't count ?
    I thought you had to be able to take wickets to be an allrounder?
    Messi scores on the rebound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes
    I thought you had to be able to take wickets to be an allrounder?
    Nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oz_fan
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    Giles
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    Pretty much the Test team there, which is what most English fans were calling for in their emails to Sky earlier. Alas, we'll probably end up with Solanki and Ali and Mahmood etc. The only one-day specialist in the England side I'm a fan of is Collingwood, but well, he's a test player now as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I guess you don't need to be able to score runs either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb
    Zimbabwe

    Weaknesses
    Inexperience
    General lack of quality
    Lack of specialist batsmen
    Political situation means anything can happen between now and the World Cup
    The batsmen get too aggressive and get themselves out
    They don't really know how to work a ball around for singles, it's big shots or nothing
    The bowlers leak runs and aren't penetrative
    Their fielding is poor
    They can't play swing
    They can't play left-armers
    They can't play high-quality spin
    They can't play pace, with the exception of Duffin
    They can't play any bowling except part-time dobbers
    The coach is volatile and prone to making excitingly confrontational statements, which tend to backfire
    Their running between the wickets can best be described as inept
    Too many bits-and-pieces players
    Team disharmony
    Corruption
    Racism
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