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aklemalp
October 3, 2017, 03:18 PM
Arrival:October 11th

October 15-17: warmup match v Zimbabwe A at Bulawayo Athletic Club

October 21-25: 1st Test at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo

October 29- November 2: 2nd Test at Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo

Departure: November 3rd


October cricket in Zimbabwe with the return of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis.

Looking to see both of them will be included in the warmup match.

aklemalp
October 3, 2017, 03:29 PM
Haven't seen any squads up yet on cricinfo...

Yankees
October 3, 2017, 03:32 PM
Looking forward to seeing how much impact the returning players willl have.

aklemalp
October 3, 2017, 06:11 PM
Anyone remember that test Brendan Taylor played in and he scored a century in both innings?

Gowza
October 5, 2017, 03:48 AM
No Darren bravo I thought was kind of weird.

WI got some exciting fast bowling talent not on this tour but hopefully will be in the fray soon. Beaton already in the squads but oshane Thomas looks awesome, Reynard levereriege has potential, odean smith, chemar holder, keon harding and sylvester clarkes son shakeem Clarke is getting some hype now.

Ambris, Lewis, bravo, shai hope could make a solid batting unit.

Russell, rovman, Reiffer pretty decent allrounders.

narine, nurse for the spinners.

I'm sure I've missed some names especially with the batting.

DinRaat.
October 5, 2017, 03:51 AM
In form, Mire, Raza and Ervine combined with BRMT and Kyle Jarvis. The WI don't stand a chance.

Shadow
October 5, 2017, 07:33 AM
The West Indies squad will remain unchanged. I hope to see a good series.

Tigers_eye
October 5, 2017, 08:45 AM
Revamped Zimbabwe have teeth now. WI should win though. There will be fight and resistance for sure. Very interesting series.

aklemalp
October 5, 2017, 08:48 AM
Windies will feel at home with the crowd and turnout

RealSports
October 5, 2017, 08:57 AM
It will be interesting to see how Zimbabwe does at home given their recent success away to Sri Lanka. It's an important series despite being a low-key one. I don't think they are part of the test table as of yet.

One World
October 5, 2017, 09:01 AM
Shai Hope will be the man of the series.

aklemalp
October 5, 2017, 12:00 PM
Oh, finally:

West Indies Test Squad / Players:
Jason Holder(Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite(Vice-Captain)
Devendra Bishoo
Jermaine Blackwood
Roston Chase
Miguel Cummins
Shane Dowrich
Shannon Gabriel
Shimron Hetmyer
Kyle Hope
Shai Hope
Alzarri Joseph
Kieran Powell
Raymon Reifer
Kemar Roach

Average age: 26 years, 102 days

aklemalp
October 11, 2017, 11:21 AM
Zimbabwe Squad:
Graeme Cremer (captain)
Hamilton Masakadza
Sean Williams
Craig Ervine
Brendan Taylor
Regis Chakabva
Malcolm Waller
Solomon Mire
Sikandar Raza Butt
Peter Moor
Chamu Chibhabha
Tendai Chisoro
Richard Ngarava
Chris Mpofu
Mike Chinouya
Kyle Jarvis
Nyasha Mayavo

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Jason Holder on Zimbabwe cricket:

“They (Zimbabwe) had a really good time in Sri Lanka and they seem to be very competitive,” the all-rounder noted.

“And obviously with Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis coming back into their squad, they’re pretty much at full strength as well.

“Consistency is something I’ve preached in the dressing room for a very long time and I think once we’re consistent in all departments we should get the results we’re looking for.”

aklemalp
October 11, 2017, 11:25 AM
Windies have arrived in Zimbabwe today./

Tigers_eye
October 11, 2017, 11:38 AM
Good speech by holder. Please keep Marlon Samuels away from micro phone. He may all of a sudden start saying "Ordinary" like Tamim. :facepalm:

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 06:57 AM
Slow start to the warmup match, we are batting first- 98/3 in 45 overs.

Kraigg with 48, he's out
Kyle Hope with 44, he's out

Shai and Roston at the crease, both in single figures.

Go Windies!

Night_wolf
October 15, 2017, 07:04 AM
why no ODI in this series?

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 07:06 AM
why no ODI in this series?

I think I was not scheduled, it was arranged last minute. So I love me some tests.

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 07:07 AM
...and I'm excited about our test team than ODI at the moment.

Night_wolf
October 15, 2017, 07:24 AM
I think I was not scheduled, it was arranged last minute. So I love me some tests.

5/7 ODIs would have been good preparation for WI before the WC qualifying, specially when the qualifiers are taking place in Zim

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 07:45 AM
5/7 ODIs would have been good preparation for WI before the WC qualifying, specially when the qualifiers are taking place in Zim

I would have love a complete series. But it is what it is at the moment.

Teams are not doing that at the moment...Australia just finished a limited overs series against India...now NZ are preparing to play a limited overs series against India.

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 07:49 AM
Chase and Shai going along easily...26 and 25 respectively.

148/3

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 09:04 AM
The partnership is still going strong.

226/3

Shai on 70
Chase on 52

aklemalp
October 15, 2017, 11:10 AM
Stumps.

301/6 (90 overs)

Shai- 85
Chase-79

Both of them retired out

aklemalp
October 16, 2017, 10:07 AM
Bowled out Zimbabwe A for 143

We are currently batting on 74/1 in the second innings. Shai on 35*, Powell on 34*

Tigers_eye
October 16, 2017, 01:30 PM
Bowled out Zimbabwe A for 143

We are currently batting on 74/1 in the second innings. Shai on 35*, Powell on 34*
I thought it was Kyle and not Shai.

aklemalp
October 16, 2017, 05:56 PM
I thought it was Kyle and not Shai.

Err, sorry.

Thanks for that T_E bro:)

I am following the trend of only knowing the most popular sibling,..., Yeah, it's Kyle Hope making one last attempt to make that permanent test spot.


On the other hand, I am surprised that they have not let loose Shimron Hetmyer on the Zimbos.

Probably, they might play him in the 1st test as a surprise factor.

Gowza
October 16, 2017, 08:07 PM
They should play hetmyer, if they treat him right and give him support then he'll be a really good player.

aklemalp
October 16, 2017, 08:33 PM
Unlikely they'll play Hetmyer.

aklemalp
October 17, 2017, 11:06 AM
Hetmyer did get a dig in the second innings. Made 30-odd

kyle hope solidify his spot.

Will be interesting to see the team for the first game.

Gowza
October 17, 2017, 03:48 PM
Hetmyer did get a dig in the second innings. Made 30-odd

kyle hope solidify his spot.

Will be interesting to see the team for the first game.

Scorecard is saying hetmyer made 48, strike rate 114.

aklemalp
October 17, 2017, 03:52 PM
Scorecard is saying hetmyer made 48, strike rate 114.

Last score I saw, he was on 30-something...didn't bother to look again

Gowza
October 17, 2017, 04:40 PM
Last score I saw, he was on 30-something...didn't bother to look again

Well I hope they let him play, it would be a good experience for him.

aklemalp
October 17, 2017, 04:48 PM
Well I hope they let him play, it would be a good experience for him.

Yeah, he's getting the overseas exposure. This is very helpful to him. They might not play him, I think.

Gowza
October 17, 2017, 04:52 PM
Yeah, he's getting the overseas exposure. This is very helpful to him. They might not play him, I think.

Maybe not but I think it's the perfect situation to play him, quality opposition but not the best of the best and away from home. If he gets runs he'll get the confidence he needs to jump start his international career. Then again some say to blood quality youngsters against the very best so the standard is set high from the start.

aklemalp
October 20, 2017, 05:35 PM
First match is tomorrow.

Starts at 3:30 in the morning over here, might get to see a bit before leaving for work

DinRaat.
October 20, 2017, 05:42 PM
Can't wait to witness BRM Taylor's comeback.