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Old August 3, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Tigers_eye
Zimbabwe is a balanced team. They are at home. Their bowling is better than us (w/o Mash and MRafique) and batting too. Their players have been playing together 5+ years now. Ours just two years or less. Zunaed, Shakib, Tamim, Naeem, Riyad, Robin, Nazmul, Rubel) The only issue is match practice for Zim.

BD has the mental edge though. Flying high from the WI tour. That may be enough to pull this off. The first match is very important and BD must fire and take it.
i don't think their bowling is better than ours...shakib and naeem will be tough to handle if they haven't improved against spin. and i fully back rasel to come good. and if rubel finds his line and length, goodbye. rainsford won't trouble us, and chiggy will do the same. utseya averages 49 against us in 24 games, ray price and mupariwa are the only threats, neutralize them and 270+ scores should be on the card every game.

bating wise, we bat quite deep. tamim, junaid have been fairly solid of late. shak is always there, rahim has improved his game, riyad and naeem are sensible batters down the order, and you have ash, who on his day can do things few batsmen the world over can. if he scores steady fifties, we should be good.
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