Thursday, May 18, 2006

Bermuda Add To Canada's Woes

For the second time in two outings, Canada's top order failed dismally. On Tuesday, the team was skittled for 75 in their huge loss to Zimbabwe. Yesterday, they did slightly better against a team most expected them to beat. It was only a rear guard action by a bowler, Codrington, that brought them respectability however, and they finished on 9-157. Bermuda were set a reduced target using the duckworth-Lewis system, and reached it with 3 wickets in hand off the last ball. In the end it was a close match, and it remains to be seen how Bermuda will fare against Zimbabwe, but for Canada it was still another loss. Kenya will be playing both Canada and Bermuda in July and August, and if these results are anything to go by, we will go in as strong favourites. That should not mean however that training should be slacked off, but rather the opposite. We need to find a ruthless streak, and record big victories against the other Associates when we get the chance. It is therefore heartening to hear that Cricket Kenya will soon be announcing a provisional squad for not only the World Cup, but that they will be starting continuous training very soon. This squad will form the backbone of the teams to Canada and must be in top shape to take advantage of their weakness.

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