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Editor's Pick (Test): Zimbabwe - West Indies

West Indies stood by their earlier team. I thought they might need a change. But guess they didn’t after all. They won the first test match by a whopping 117 runs. In their first innings, they hit 219. Shai Hope could not complete his century as he ran short of ten runs and a partner. Kieran Powell made for a good partner for a bit but wasn’t along his side long enough. In reply, Zimbabwe hit 159 runs. Not even a fifty on this side. With a 60 run lead, West Indies came in to hit 373 runs giving the opponent a target of a massive 433 runs. They had the physical as well as moral advantage here. 316 runs was not enough. Zimbabwe lost.
Devendra Bishoo won the man of the match award. His five wicket haul for 79 runs - phenomenal. Second innings saw him contribute 44 runs to the score and take 4 wickets again. He deserved it.


Zimbabwe Squad
Playing XI
Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer (c), Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Sean Williams, Regis Chakabva (wk), Malcolm Waller, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire
Bench
Chamu Chibhabha, Nyasha Mayavo, Michael Chinouya, Peter Moor, Tendai Chisoro
Windies Squad
Playing XI
Kemar Roach, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder (c), Shane Dowrich (wk), Jermaine Blackwood, Shai Hope, Kyle Hope, Roston Chase
Bench
Raymon Reifer, Miguel Cummins, Shimron Hetmyer, Alzarri Joseph


The winning lineup for the first test by Vivek Singh
Devendra Bishoo
Roston Chase
Graeme Cremer
Shai Hope
Kraigg Brathwaite
Hamilton Masakadza
Kyle Jarvis
Jason Holder
Kemar Roach
Craig Ervine
Shane Dowrich


Other players who did well are S Williams, BRM Taylor, Solomon Mire, and Sikandaar Raza.


My lineup
Batsmen
Craig Ervine
Hamilton Masakadza
Shai Hope
Kraigg Brathwaite
Bowlers
Graeme Cremer
Kyle Jarvis
Kemar Roach
Devendra Bishoo
All-Rounders
Roston Chase
Jason Holder
Wicket-Keeper
Shane Dowrich


Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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