Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

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thebof
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:23 am

MD-Summit wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:30 pm
thebof wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Quite happy with this weeks pull...

Not Now Bernard >> Brett O'Leary >> Details
Player Info
16 years | 33,232 rating | $1,244 wage (5% discount)

Left hand batsman | Right arm Finger spin

Talents Spin Specialist
Nationality Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Form reasonable
Fatigue rested
Experience poor
Captaincy reasonable
Skills Summary
Batsman ordinary
Bowler average
Keeper reasonable
Allrounder ordinary
Notes

Skills
Batting ordinary Endurance reasonable
Bowling average Technique average
Keeping reasonable Power average
Fielding reasonable
wow, what are you going to do with that?
LH bat, spin specialist, keeping and fielding both at reasonable. Has to be a keeper for me.
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by MD-Summit » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:17 am

At least the U16 keepers are looking strong!

Between him and Sikhosana
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:21 am

Very much so.
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:04 pm

Can't complain too much after last weeks good pull, but it's straight on the scrap heap for this weeks pull...

Not Now Bernard >> Oliver Dwanqube >> Details
Player Info
16 years | 17,184 rating | $477 wage (5% discount)

Right hand batsman | Right arm Finger spin

Talents Skilled (Technique)
Nationality Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Form reasonable
Fatigue rested
Experience atrocious
Captaincy average
Skills Summary
Batsman poor
Bowler dreadful
Keeper dreadful
Allrounder dreadful
Notes

Skills
Batting poor Endurance poor
Bowling dreadful Technique ordinary
Keeping dreadful Power poor
Fielding ordinary
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:03 am

We're three games into my first tour. 2 defeats and a win so far being outrated in all matches.

Our pool of 16yo is looking a bit healthier than the current squad we have, so thank you to everyone who is pulling from Zimbabwe every week. Please keep doing so and then the plan is to be competing with the big countries in a few seasons.

I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Get that fielding trained to at least reasonable, preferably capable or higher.

#mzga
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by CaptainCaveman » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:21 pm

Corrie popped in batting this week.

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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:40 am

I'd noticed, thanks. He's in the squad for T20 tour coming up.
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by 2001 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:24 pm

This late in the season pure bowler me thinks

Newball Slappers >> Corra Davids >> Details
Player Info
16 years | 28,964 rating | $1,150 wage (5% discount)

Right hand batsman | Right arm Finger spin

Talents Skilled (Technique)
Nationality Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Form reasonable
Fatigue rested
Experience poor
Captaincy reliable
Skills Summary
Batsman average
Bowler average
Keeper poor
Allrounder average
Notes

Skills
Batting ordinary Endurance average
Bowling average Technique reasonable
Keeping poor Power average
Fielding average

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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:17 am

Very nice. Agreed on pure bowler.
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:51 am

My first T20 tour in charge and a difficult week ends with 4 losses and a tie.

Player of the tour goes to Robertson Chimusasa who took 12 wickets in his 4 matches. With no one else in the league taking more than 7 wickets it really was a good week for him.

I'm very happy with all the efforts to pull from Zimbabwe this season which should help performances in a few seasons. Please keep it up.
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 am

I'm running a big cup competition to start early next season to encourage Zimbabwe youth pulls. Free to join.

http://www.fromthepavilion.org/competit ... ionId=6496

Myself and epcguy have run a couple of competitions this season and results have been good with what looks like a good bunch of 16yo. If we can get good results with pulls next season, the future is looking promising.

It's been a very tough start to my U19 management with one of the poorest group of players (with a few exceptions) and because of that, next season will be tough as well as the current crop remain youth players for another season with the age changes for youths.
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:56 am

Coming up to the end of my first season in charge of Zimbabwe U19s and thought I'd post a little bit about my plans.

The T20 World Cup is coming up in a few weeks. I will be going all out to try and win the thing, but realistically there are better teams. It won't stop me trying though. The squad of 18 I have at the moment is probably the squad I'll be selecting. One or two changes might occur.

Then onto next season...

We're the lowest ranked country and qualifying for the World Cup will be highly unlikely. Because of this, I'm going to select a lot more current 18yo (19yo next season) with only a handful of current 19yo (20yo next season) in the squad. This will help the younger players get valuable experience and then the season after next we can start being properly competitive. I've been very happy with the youth pulls this season and am looking forward to hopefully being in charge when they all hit 19/20.

I know a lot are, but please get fielding trained as much as possible to capable (probably looking at at least reliable for 20yo with the age changes in youth coming up).
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Re: Zimbabwe U19 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:44 am

Following on from my last message, here's the 18 I've selected for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Maxwell Corrie  
Frank Cowan  
Samuel Kapini  
Pite Buys
Makhaya Munjamanje  
Ou-Boet Palfreyman  
Dave Hatton  
Wian Drinnen  
Shadley Tallon  
Wendell Stricker  
Leeroy van der Linde  
Robertson Chimusasa  
Jimmy Phiri  
Tapiwa Nyamuzinga  
Juan Barnard  
Godfrey Nyasango  
Mathew Frank  
Rhylee West  


I have a list of 30 players ready for next season which I'll select once the World Cup is over. It includes 8 19yo, 19 18yo and 3 17yo (all current ages). I am constantly looking to see which players I think should be in or out of the squad of 30.

I have an open door policy. If anyone wants to message me here or in the game to discuss any of your players, I'm happy to listen and converse.
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