Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by TopManager » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:26 pm

Great win today! Good luck in the final two matches!
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:42 pm

I think we have done all we can. Lineup looks great...and relatively rested. See what happens. Thanks for the support :thumbsup
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:45 pm

Frustrating, puzzling and disappointing day... :thumbsdown :thumbsdown

Netherlands bowled well and kept our score low....too easy for them to defend. Our seam bowlers just werent good enough. Its not over yet but we have to win well tomorrow and hope results go our way....NRR is our problem.

Currently examining the whole process to see if anything could have been done differently to win at least one of the Green pitch matches that we lost. :angry: :angry:
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:35 pm

Green pitches were very unkind to us during my reign. Never quite found the right selection and/or tactics. Good luck tomorrow.

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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:46 pm

Dont think we had the strength in depth with the seamers...trying to rectify that going forward but its tough as we have loads of good spinners.
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:15 pm

Another good win, South Africa this time. Colreavy top scoring again with 57 which made him the top run scorer in our Division. A valuable 44 was added by our skipper, Ndlovu with the 3 spinners, Makhanya, Mofokeng and Rabie all taking 3 wickets.

3 wins out of 5 games was just just not enough with us missing out by 0.11 on NRR. The terrible result against Canada ultimately was the deciding factor. Disappointing end in not promoting but we played well and showed alot of promise. :thumbsup

Thanks again for your support :D :clap
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by TopManager » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:17 pm

Tough luck, 3 wins is a good effort.
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by thebof » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:03 pm

6 out of the last 7 one day tour defeats for Zimbabwe U20s have been on green pitches.

Good luck in the remaining tours.

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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:53 pm

Hi

The U20s 20/20 is coming up. I dont expect a lot from this tour as it will be played on seamers pitches. Gives a few young ones a bit of experience though
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Post by epcguy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:03 pm

A little disappointing so far however 2 games to go.... we can win these games and take something from the tour

A really close game today against Canada that I knew was going to define our tour. Unfortunately it didnt go our way losing by 2 runs.
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:48 am

Another Tour over with mixed feelings....

Disappointment at where we finished in the table...2nd bottom

Pleased with many performances...games were close and we had players that gained experience for the next One day tour.

Viyusa Mujura finished 3rd in the batting stats scoring 149 runs

2 of our fast bowlers Biddy Devoy and Barrie Forssberg both took 5 wickets wickets.

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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by TopManager » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:10 pm

Great win today! Chasing 275 on Green is a fantastic way to start the tour.
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:27 pm

Yes I agree...Last ball win. I thought the match was very tight all the way but some very good batting performances got us there.

Marimo opening with 43, young future star Mlambo 52, Ryan 69 off 66 balls and then Ray-Jones finishing off with 43 off 27 balls but it was an all round great performance by the whole team on a Green pitch which historically isnt good to us. :clap

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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by Chepu » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:20 pm

Unsold 2 days ago, Shezi has played the best innings of his career today :clap :clap
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Re: Zimbabwe U20 Nationals Discussion

Post by epcguy » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:31 pm

Yes thats right Chepu....Shezi's innings of 65 off 98 balls was the backbone of another Zimbabwe victory after an amazing bowling session by all 5 bowlers....Muzadzi was the star of the show with 5 wickets and he also hit the winning run.

Another tight game but we have South Africa tomorrow which means we have to raise our game to another level

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