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News: Zimbabwe win by 2 wkts against Bangaldesh… again

Well well….. what is happenning here??

Last ball coming up, 5 runs required…. and Taylor hits a six! Zim go 2-1 up in the series, and I think that even if they lose it from here, they should be silencing some of their critics.

Why was Duffin playing? He is a slow batsman, who nearly lost the game for Zim today. Chibhabha had an average of 40 against the WI earlier this year, and should not be dropped for games against Bangladesh. He should be their 1 down player.

The great thing about these games is that it has probably created lifelong fans out of the spectators. The 2 Zimbabwe wins were absolutely amazing fightbacks/comebacks, and very thrilling games. On top of that Zim won, so it augurs well for them.

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  1. Ram
    August 2, 2006 at 8:47 pm

    The common notion that the European Associates might be stronger than Zimbabwe and slightly weaker than Bangladesh seems to have been ill-founded with the way this series has unfolded. I just feel we maybe back to square one in that Zim/Ban are stronger than these 3 countries over a 5 match series though these Associates are more than capable of causing the odd upset..Of course, we can only keep guessing since neither Zim/Ban nor the ICC seem to interested in organizing such fixtures..

  2. August 2, 2006 at 9:36 pm

    European associates probably are stronger, or as strong as Zim/Bangladesh…… We will know more about comparative standards in Europe in the Div 1 championships tommorrow……

  3. August 3, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    Ram, I think that the onus is as much on the Associates to push for matches as the ICC. Certainly one would not expect Zim/Bang to push, but the latter may well be receptive if approached. Going by their response to Kenya anyhow.
    If associates want matches, they need to do the leg work and chase them. CK have as far as I know (and there may be more I don’t) approached at least 4 test teams in regards series either against them or their A sides. Not all with success, but at least we have got some fixtures out of it.
    Our standards may have dropped a bit but I guarantee you that if even a couple of these series come off each year, we will get back simply due to playing more cricket against quality opposition.

  4. August 4, 2006 at 3:19 am

    Nick….. why doesnt Kenya either tour, or invite Scotland for a series? I understand that ICC has set up one Ken-Sco series in Jan 2007, but why doesnt Kenya host them on their own? I think Scotland would also give the Kenyans a very very good run…… perhaps as good or better than Bangladesh/Zimbabwe……….. Scotland did beat Bangladesh last year in England tour as far as I remember……

  5. Ram
    August 4, 2006 at 5:36 am

    Nick, I agree that Zim/Ban may not be too keen on such fixtures but I don’t understand why Ban are refusing to host these European Associates for a 3 or 5 ODI series when they can host Zim/Kenya?..I felt Ban may want to host these European countries in anticipation of the money they stand to make from a 3 or 5 ODI series while Zim may want to play them in the hope of registering a few victories and thereby silencing their critics..

    I think the European Associates are more keen on hosting the top Test nations in an ODI or two rather than Zim/Ban because they are more interested in the money such games will generate compared to an ODI against Zim/Ban..Also, the difficulty in getting their players to play round the year is probably preventing them from organizing tours to Ban/Zim that are outside of the ICC’s program, which is why I thought the ICC must have organized more cricket between the European Associates and Zim/Ban rather than asking them to play a pointless triseries with Bermuda and Canada..

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