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Ahmed_B
June 1, 2006, 10:32 AM
DAV Evaluating the AUS ODI series:
If you look at the first match, in very good batting conditions we just did not do enough. And if I look at all the three games, the area where we were consistently lacking in was the ability to score runs without losing wickets while the field restrictions were in place. As a result, it is very difficult for a developing team to recover in situations like that and when you are playing against an opposition like Australia, it is virtually impossible. It certainly did not go the way we had planned but I have to say that there were periods of play especially in the first two matches where the opposition had to work pretty hard particularly when they batted. In the first game Australia lost six wickets before they could overhaul our 195 and had to bat till the 45th over. In the second they batted first on a good wicket and reached 250. I thought that brought a lot of credit for our bowling attack and our fielding effort. But as I have mentioned that losing wickets early on, whether you are building an innings or chasing down a target, makes it very difficult to win a match, I’m talking about anything between three or five wickets while the restrictions are on. In all our cases it was four wickets lost I think within the first 20 overs.

About coming ODI series in Zimbabwe:
The tour to Zimbabwe is very, very important for us. Many judges all over the world would say that Bangladesh are better than Zimbabwe and it has been said to me before by other good judges in cricket. Whilst I agree with that statement, what brings us back on a level playing field is the conditions we are going to play them in. It is totally different. It is the middle of winter in Africa and we can expect the weather to be a lot cooler although in the middle of the day it’s quite pleasant, around 20 degrees. But really it’s sweaters in the morning and sweaters in the late afternoon and the ball does move a little bit more because of the cooler conditions. Zimbabwe, who are in self-exile in the longer version of the game, are still very keen to show the world that they are competing in the one-day form but I still think that we will start slight favourites.

Full report from Tigercricket: "Can't wait for Action!" 17th may, 2006
Link: http://tigercricket.com/DavColumn2.aspx

Tendulkar_Mcgrath
June 1, 2006, 01:41 PM
Dav Whatmore is trying his best with our boys. its Obvious. I think Our players should be serious like him.

Fazal
June 1, 2006, 01:50 PM
I think Our players should be serious like him.

Sure. As well as as happy as he is:

http://www.cricketnext.com/topstoryphotos/whatmore.jpg

kalpurush
June 1, 2006, 11:17 PM
Oue cricketers should rember that nothing could be taken as granted though...
We are going to play in their soil now!

PoorFan
June 2, 2006, 09:42 AM
Only result but nothing, no analysis, no excuse for this Kenya and Zimbo series.

Haradhon
June 2, 2006, 08:15 PM
Sure. As well as as happy as he is:

http://www.cricketnext.com/topstoryphotos/whatmore.jpg Where did you get this pisture of Anil Kapoor!

Fazal
June 5, 2006, 11:42 AM
Where did you get this pisture of Anil Kapoor!
No its not Anil Kapoor. Actually its Bonny Kappor, Anil's borther and Sri Devi's hubby.:lol:

fjahan
June 7, 2006, 08:10 AM
No its not Anil Kapoor. Actually its Bonny Kappor, Anil's borther and Sri Devi's hubby.:lol: No, i remember this photo and when it was taken. He is actually Dav whatmore, this was the press briefing after whatmore was offered the possition way back in 2003..