The Ideal Zimbabwe XI?

CricInfo are indulging in a little fantasy cricket today, and have come up with what they feel should be Zimbabwe's current first team, if politics and player disputes weren't an issue. Some players who quit for other, personal reasons (such as Murray Goodwin) or have had ongoing injury problems (eg Douglas Hondo) have been ommitted, but the article makes for a good read.

For the record, their ideal XI (in no particular order) is:
Dion Ebrahim, Trevor Gripper, Grant Flower, Stuart Carlisle, Sean Ervine, Tatenda Taibu, Travis Friend, Andy Blignaut, Heath Streak, Ray Price, Anthony Ireland.

And what of the current side, Taibu excepted?

We also did consider the current XI but the general view was that none of them would be able to make this side, although some players would come close. We were still left with a more than useful list of reserves: Gavin Rennie, Barney Rogers, Craig Ervine, Craig Wishart, Colin de Grandhomme (now qualifying for New Zealand), Clint Heron, Brighton Watambwa (who now lives in the USA)...

Perhaps yesterday's hammering by South Africa A will help ZC see sense. But probably not.
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