Davison confident Canada can topple Zimbabwe
Canadian skipper John Davison said this week his team can push a weakened Zimbabwe for the tri-series championship in Trinidad this week.
"I think if we can put our game together we can really challenge Zimbabwe for the title," Davison told CE Worldwide this week.
"I believe that this is the best balanced Canadian team that I have played in. Unfortunately we have had very limited preparation. The selectors have put together a strong sqaud. We will miss Ian (Billcliff) , but the addition of Heaney and Barnett gives us a good balance."
Davison said while Bermuda's preparation had been superior, recent losses may have affected them.
"Bermuda have been playing a lot of cricket in comparison, but they have also suffered defeats against Namibia and UAE, which wouldn't have done much for their confidence. They will also be without their best batsman, Clay Smith."
Davison is one Canadian player who has recent match practice, having played the second half of the Australian summer with Sydney club, Mosman CC, after coaching at the ICC's Winter Training Camp in South Africa.
The former South Australian and Victorian Pura Cup player was non-committal on this post-World Cup future.
"I have certain obligations to My wife. I am busy with my coaching qualifications and a personal training diploma. I would like to think that my body will hold out for a few more years if the desire to play remains high."