News: Zimbabwe win series against Bangladesh…
Win one match still to go……. Zimbabwe have already won the series, and for the first time in 2 years, they will be going into an ODI without any pressure……. I do expect Zim to win that one as well……..
I do find humour in this though…… Zim too bad for test standard, Bangladesh encouraging….. Zim beating Bangladesh…… the wheel is turning full circle once again…….
Bangladesh gave very good performances against Sri lanka, where they also won an ODI, and against Australia in 1 test and 1 ODI…… Hence, I would not jump to the conclusion that Bangladesh is going down…. I would say that Zimbabwe have improved quite rapidly…… no country is able to handle an exodus of 20 top players from the country, but Zimbabwe have shown that they have what it takes at least to be at number 9, and not go into obliviion…..
I will accept the fact that this was all unexpected……. I did think that Zim will be competitive, and may lose series 3-2……. but them winning it 3-1 with one match to go is a pleasant surprise…….
I would like to put something here that I found on Banglacricket Forums, before the start of the series…… I dont know what this guy is saying now, but it seems the reality check was painful…….
“Well Frankly speaking this is the first time that we are going to Zimbabwe being complete favorites. And almost certainly we will achieve our mission being the first Bangladeshi team to win a series abroad. But honestly speaking, do you think that this series win will make a difference to how the world will percieve Bangladesh Cricket? I surely dont think so. Even if we beat the Zimbabwe team convincingly 5 -0, i still don think that the cricket world would percieve us as a team that could have beaten the Zimbabwe team with players like Heath Streak, Stuart Carlisle, Grant Flower, Craig Wishart, Andy Blignaut, Raymond Price, Gary Brent, Sean Irvine, Travis Friend, Barney Rogers, Trevor Gripper, Richard Simms, Neil Ferreria, Charles Coventry, Gavin Ewing , Taibu.
On the positive note some of our players will improve their averages, our team record will also improve and our players will get some exposure after a long slumber. But is the excitement of beating a mediocre Zimbabwe team worth celebrating and are we trying to live in a fools paradise?”
Fools paradise indeed….