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Old August 1, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Default Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2009 News Thread

Guys please feel free to post all the news and updates regarding the upcoming Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2009 series here in this thread other than creating different threads about the same tour.

Any one knows why Taibu is out of the team?
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Old August 1, 2009, 06:24 PM
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Tour preview published in Zimbabwe Independent.
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 19:25
THERE is no doubt that Zimbabwe will be facing a dangerous Bangladesh side when the two teams meet for five ODIs in Bulawayo next month.
Zimbabwe has not played international cricket in five months, and although their last series against Kenya back in February produced a comprehensive 5-0 win, the lack of game time since then will mean they are at a slight disadvantage coming into this series.
Off-spinner Prosper Utseya will once again marshal the side, and the spotlight will be on how he unifies the team against a Bangladesh side that is currently playing an explosive, attacking brand of cricket and which heavily rely on their spinners to make hay.

Playing at Queens Sports Club, batsmen with ability to play slow deliveries and seamers with variations (subtle changes in pace) should get the nod.

On the batting front, Zimbabwe will heavily rely on Hamilton Masakadza, who in 68 ODIs is yet to score a century. His average is only 23.86, not reflective of the obvious talents he has. He nevertheless is one of the best players of slow bowling in the country, and it is in games of this nature that he should stand up and be counted.

Another key man is Elton Chigumbura, a clean striker of the ball, himself another good player of spin. His weakness is inconsistency which renders him rather unreliable, although he chips in with useful wickets upfront, with the potential of getting to the 145km/h mark.

Twenty-three-year old wicketkeeper Forster Mutizwa should consider himself unlucky if he does not get a spot in the starting line-up. With an average of 41.33, he can be picked on his batting alone, and his recent two-week training stint in Australia should boost his confidence.

On the bowling front, Tawanda Mupariwa is expected to lead the attack. Although he has been criticised for lacking genuine pace, he has taken 52 wickets in 33 one-dayers, averaging 25 balls per wicket.

Mupariwa is the ideal option at Queens. He possesses a good slow ball and hits good lengths consistently in spite of his limited pace.

Ed Rainsford exhibited much more control in the home series against Sri Lanka and his ability to swing the ball should see him share the new ball with Mupariwa.

Utseya is the frontline spinner, partnered by a left-arm spinner, Ray Price. His ability with the bat as well strengthens his case. Medium pacer Admire Manyumwa has a strong case for inclusion in the starting line-up after performing consistently in the past domestic season and with the Zimbabwe “A” side.

On the back of their historic series win against a depleted West Indies side, Bangladesh will be a tougher opponent. Although it was only a makeshift Windies side, the Tigers still managed to play proper cricket, and to push for a result.

The player to watch is Tamim Iqbal, who plays aggressively at the top of the innings. Bangladesh depend on him to get the team off to a flyer. At 20, he has shown a lot of promise and should relish the prospect of playing in Zimbabwean conditions.

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful remains a threat. His elegant batting, as in the past, could provide problems for Zimbabwe’s bowlers. Junaid Siddique has also established himself at the top of the order and has really blossomed of late.

Should he recover from an injury sustained during the Caribbean tour, newly appointed captain Mashrafe Mortaza should bolster the Bangladesh attack as he has ably done for some time now. He bowls sufficiently well to trouble the best in the world.

Their spin department is their forte. Former national Under 19 off-spinner Mahmudullah will be a handful. Enamul Haque Jnr, who will be returning to the country he debuted four years ago if he makes the trip, should also find Zimbabwe a happy hunting ground.

As for Zimbabwe, the “inexperienced” excuse is way past its sell-by date, and the knives are out if they fail here.
Tsvanhu is a Zimbabwe first-class cricketer studying media and journalism at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.
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Old August 1, 2009, 06:25 PM
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The preview didn't mention a single line about Shakib. Interesting enough.....
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Taibu slapped with ten-match ban
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Former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu has been banned for ten matches after an internal Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) hearing found him guilty of an offence for which he had already been cleared in court. However, Cricinfo has learned that although a Harare court dismissed charges that Taibu had assaulted Esther Lupepe, Zimbabwe Cricket's general finance manager, at a travel agents last November, Taibu himself has admitted that the claims were in fact true and that he had lied to the magistrate.
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Old August 1, 2009, 06:31 PM
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For those who want to visit their fans' site .....
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The preview didn't mention a single line about Shakib. Interesting enough.....
And the reporter does not know that Mashrafe is not with the touring party, and that Sakib is the captain in his absence!
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Vermeulen is recalled...

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Mark Vermeulen is set to make a return to the international fold after being named in Zimbabwe's one-day squad for the five-match series against Bangladesh at home next month. His selection comes just months after being acquitted of an arson attack which destroyed Zimbabwe's cricket academy in 2006.
The arson attack could have cost Vermeulen up to 25 years in prison. He admitted to starting the fire but was acquitted on the grounds that he had been suffering psychiatric problems, including partial complex epilepsy, ever since he suffered a head injury during an ODI against India in 2004. He made his first steps towards an international comeback when he was named in the A squad for the tour of Namibia in February. He last played an international match in 2004.
Another player making a return to the 19-man squad is the wicketkeeper-batsman Charles Coventry, who last played for Zimbabwe in 2006. There was no place, however, for the former captain Tatenda Taibu, who has been suspended for ten games by the board, despite being acquitted of assaulting Esther Lupepe, Zimbabwe Cricket's general finance manager. Another player dropped from the squad which faced Kenya earlier this year is Malcolm Waller.
"An internal disciplinary team made up of three retired magistrates however found him [Taibu] guilty," Zimbabwe Cricket spokesman Shingai Rhuhwaya told Associated Press. "He has therefore been suspended for 10 matches. He will however be eligible to play for his province."
The two new faces in the squad are the Mashonaland right-arm seamers Trevor Garwe and Admire Manyumwa. There are also recalls for batsman Chamu Chibhabha and offspinner Timycen Maruma.
Bangladesh will play all five matches in Bulawayo from August 9 to 18.
Controversial Vermeulen earns Zimbabwe recall
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I'm disappointed to learn Taibu will not be playing.

I have a few questions:

Have we retained the same squad?

Will the boys be flying to Zimbabwe directly from the Caribbean?
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Go for pace - Streak

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The decision by Zimbabwe Cricket to host all five matches at Queens Sports Club, which is considered spin-friendly, could result in Zimbabwe employing a three-man spin attack of Prosper Utseya, Ray Price and Graeme Cremer.

But in an interview with IndependentSport this week, Streak seemed to suggest that this approach might backfire, just as the decision not to have some of the matches played in the placid conditions of Harare Sports Club.

“Bangladesh always struggled against quick bowling when we played,” Streak said.

“If we use slow and turning wickets it gives them confidence. It puts them at ease. When we played them we tried to expose them to conditions they were not comfortable playing in.”

Streak’s side used to defeat the Asian side with relative ease, but the pendulum swung after the exodus of several experienced players.

“I think Bangladesh’s history has always been of an up and down team,” he said. “On their day they can beat anyone. But I think they are a little bit inconsistent.”

But the 35-year-old veteran of 65 Tests and 189 ODIs and his country’s leading wicket-taker at both forms of the game said he still fancied Zimbabwe to do well.

“The last time we played very well against Bangladesh in Bangladesh,” said Streak. “Obviously now the biggest concern is match fitness. That aside, there is a lot of talent in the side.

“If we find early form there is no reason why we can’t beat Bangladesh at home.”
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I have a few questions:

Have we retained the same squad?

Will the boys be flying to Zimbabwe directly from the Caribbean?
Bangladesh is retaining the same squad from WI, as far I know.

The team will fly to London, and then catch a flight to Harare from there.
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Bangladesh is retaining the same squad from WI, as far I know.

The team will fly to London, and then catch a flight to Harare from there.
Hey thats great, maybe they'll come to my dad's restaurant again.

I should be getting a chance to see them, as my dad is part of the commitee to hospitalise them in their short stop.
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The preview didn't mention a single line about Shakib. Interesting enough.....
Well they will have to be ready for a nasty surprise then, won't they. Shakib somehow managed to keep a very low profile within international cricket fans. Recenlty I had been talking to few Indian and Pakistany fans in the UK, although most of them knows Masrafee, Ashraful and Tamim, not many are aware of Shakib.
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I pray that Bangladesh do well in Zimbabwe.
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Well they will have to be ready for a nasty surprise then, won't they. Shakib somehow managed to keep a very low profile within international cricket fans. Recenlty I had been talking to few Indian and Pakistany fans in the UK, although most of them knows Masrafee, Ashraful and Tamim, not many are aware of Shakib.
It seems spinning all-rounders are normally ignored by the general fans.
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Razzak is out for ZIM tour with hamstring injury

Enamul to replace him...
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Chigumbara does not bowl 145k... that's all I have to say.
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It seems spinning all-rounders are normally ignored by the general fans.
Afridi and Yuvraj...
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Afridi and Yuvraj...
And Dan Vettorrie!!!!
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And Dan Vettorrie!!!!
lol yes. Seems like it's just Bangladesh ARs .
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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.
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From http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesig....php?nid=99989
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It would be a long journey for Shakib Al Hasan's men who will reach Zimbabwe via London and Dubai on August 6. The first match of the five-match series will take place at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on August 9.

Left-arm spinner Enamul Haque -- who was named as the replacement of injured Abdur Razzak, BCB's director Gazi Ashraf Hossain -- who accompanies the team as a head of the team management during the tour, and selector Akram Khan will join the team in Dubai tomorrow.
Three day long trip! There is no mention of the practice match on the 7th, wondering if it has been scrapped off.

Why do we need Lipu to be the head matobbor?! Is not having Heera as the manager enough?!
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Why do we need Lipu to be the head matobbor?! Is not having Heera as the manager enough?!
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2) Shopping at Dubai.
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So those two montri's are also making the tour? Or two new will accompany the team?
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Just a question. Does Aussie selectors fly with the Australian team? How about the Board members? Ministers? Ozgod, IanW and others: can you shed some light here. Does anyone know the same thing about the SA team?
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I believe Aussie chief selector does join the team from time to time to make critical choices (generally regarding the opening pair), but not sure if a selector travels with Aussie team all the time.
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