Zimbabwe Preliminary Squad
Bring forth the lambs, the knives are being sharpened;
Squad : Prosper Utseya, Gary Brent, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Keith Dabengwa, Terrence Duffin, Trevor Garwe, Ryan Higgins, Tinashe Hove, Anthony Ireland, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Friday Kasteni, Blessing Mahwire, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Christopher Mpofu, Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Tawanda Mupariwa, Mluleki Nkala, Edward Rainsford, Piet Rinke, Vusumuzi Sibanda, Gregory Strydom, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams.
The horrible thing is that Matsikenyeri is the only survivor from the 2003 World Cup squad.
Timycen Maruma has played for Zimbabwe A and is an offspin bowler with 8 wickets @ 46 from 3 games and 8 @ 13 from 5 domestic one-day matches.There is no information about what Tendai Chisoro, from Masvingo, does, but from the stats he appears to be a bowler, though of what kind is uncertain. It might be better to select Chibhabha's sister Julia who is a gun for the Zimbabwe women's side than these two, because she'd probably make more runs and take more wickets than them!
All of the players have been in the full national and A squads in the past year so they have played a limited amount of good-standard cricket but we'll be lucky to record a win.
The Influence of CricketWeb?
I have just found out that Neeten has been contacted this week about his Zim future and becoming part of the fold.
Someone at the ZCU been reading this thread? :D