Heading into Zimbabwe is always interesting because you never know quite know what to expect.
Other than the fact that Sri Lanka is going to offer them a complete thrashing.
I’m not ashamed to say that I don’t know half the team that will take the field for the ODI series from the Zimbabwe. I lost interest in Zimbabwean cricket ever since Andy Flower left and the mass exodus in 2004.
That Zimbabwe had some grit about them. Led by Andy and Heath Streak, the batting was solid and the bowling was effective. Since then the Zimbabweans have been fielding 2nd string teams.
Which makes me wonder what the point of this series is. England would rather cancel the Sri Lankan tour in 2009 rather than face a 2nd string Sri Lankan XI.
Why must should we expect less from Zimbabwe. Or better yet, Why must we play them in the first place.
Sean Williams just pulled out to play cricket in South Africa, Brendon Taylor opted for Australia. Tatenda Taibu is in some court facing assault charges, oh hello? Tiny Taibu in an assault case?
The man assaulted apparently said “You should see the other guy”
This series going to be an absolute farce.
The only reason I am remotely interested in this series is because, couple of the young cubs I predicted big things for here, are going be playing.
Even the Sri Lankans are not taking this seriously, Jayasuriya will be just across the border, playing for the Dolphins, then he will hop on a plane to Hong Kong, to play in the 6s.
Which by the way promises to be more interesting as Sri Lanka are the defending champions.
However, for some unknown reason, they have sent King Sanga and Murali
Probably to ensure the annihilation will be as swift as possible.
Zimbabwe haven’t won a game against SL since 2004, I don’t expect this to change anytime soon.