newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | It just wasn’t meant to be, says Tom Latham

Tom Latham said that destiny wasn’t with the New Zealand side, despite his team playing a good brand of cricket, leaving everything on the pitch. New Zealand, who came into the final as ‘underdogs’, pushed England till the end, although all the luck went the way of the eventual winners.
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featurecricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s predicted XI for the final against England

New Zealand defied all the odds and made it to the final of the World Cup for the second time in a row. The Kane Williamson-led side defeated tournament favourites and table-toppers India in the semi-final to chisel their path into the game that matters the post. Here’s the predicted XI.
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featurecricketa month ago

India, New Zealand, and the world’s early (un)pragmatic approaches

Sitting at Leeds press box, Rohit Sharma was not quite sure whether the team would travel to Birmingham or Manchester. It was evening in England and he insisted the team wouldn’t mind travelling anywhere of the two beautiful cities that had been home to some glorious cricket in the last few weeks.
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featurecricket2 months ago

NZ vs SA | Takeaways - Tom Latham’s position behind the stumps and Lockie Ferguson’s importance to New Zealand

South Africa and the Edgbaston heartbreak added one more chapter to the World Cup storyline as New Zealand, with a solid win over South Africa, ended the former's semi-final hopes once and for all. The game, however, provided a perspective to New Zealand on how to use your resources well.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand's predicted XI for game against India

New Zealand might have a perfect record so far but it has come with an Asterisk due to the level of opponents. Now, as they get ready to take on an Indian side that has just lost Shikhar Dhawan, the Kiwis will want to prove their doubters wrong and take a big step towards making the final four.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s Predicted XI for their game against Afghanistan

After winning the first two games of the tournament, New Zealand are better placed and hope to carry on their winning momentum for the next game against Afghanistan. While they are settled and there is hardly any need of change, Ish Sodhi may replace Colin de Grandhomme keeping the wicket in mind.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Not every game will see scores over 350, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson has stated that not every game in this World Cup will witness scores in excess of 350 and has cautioned his side to be ready to play on scrappy surfaces too. New Zealand had a mixed run in warm-up games and will start their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka at Cardiff today.
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featurecricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s predicted XI for their opening game against Sri Lanka in Cardiff

New Zealand will start their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka in Cardiff today. Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham has recovered from his finger injury and is a sure starter in the playing XI, replacing Tom Blundell, whereas Henry Nicholls is expected to open along with Martin Guptill.
Ayesha d'Souza
newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Tom Latham hopeful to feature in Kiwi's encounter against Sri Lanka

Tom Latham has revealed that his training session on Thursday was completed without a hitch and he is feeling good about his recovery. He had fractured his finger in a warm-up game but stated it has healed for the most part and a final decision will be taken soon regarding his inclusion in the team.
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featurecricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | SWOT analysis – New Zealand

The 2015 defeat would still be fresh in their memories and New Zealand would be looking to prove their worth yet again this season. They are widely acknowledged as the dark horses and have been often underestimated, but have managed to punch above their weight on a regular basis.
Suraj Choudhari