Teamwork: England cricketers combined well with one another to perform as a coherent unit in World Cup 2019. No one player may be picked and lauded for carrying the team on his shoulder all the way to glory at Lord's. If there were as many as four batsmen to score in excess of 400 runs in the tournament, there was also a Jofra Archer who was the team's highest wicket-taker with 22 scalps. If captain Eoin Morgan slammed a record 17 sixes in a single innings - in the match against Afghanistan, there was a Joe Root and Ben Stokes providing a perfect blend of stability and aggression. Each and every player in the team came out with their 'A' game to help the side shine through. … [Read more...] about ICC World Cup 2019, England’s report card: Trophy taken but only just
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There have been tactical issues, with Gotze at times struggling to fit Guardiola's system at Bayern, while his evolution from dribbling, darting wide player into a more central forward or false nine has left him something of a misfit in Dortmund's high-speed attack. … [Read more...] about Mario Gotze: Where next for Borussia Dortmund’s World Cup winner?
With just over two minutes to go in England's bronze medal play-off against South Africa, captain Serena Guthrie left the court to a huge ovation. The crowd knew that with a 16-goal cushion, their side had the bronze medal in the bag, and they were in fine voice. … [Read more...] about England’s Rachel Dunn relives Netball World Cup magic with Sky Sports watchalong
Guthrie's World Cup, and indeed her 98 caps for England, are filled with game-changing moments. Moments when she wins ball, lifts the crowd and her team-mates, and the team accelerates. The bronze medal play-off in Liverpool was no different and interestingly, she's working off instinct. … [Read more...] about Serena Guthrie relived an ’emotional’ Netball World Cup for first time with watchalong
“It may be that circumstances dictate that when the time comes maybe we can only use one or two venues, we really don’t know any of that yet,” Roberts said. “There’s endless scenarios and possibilities (but) we’re very optimistic that we will be able to stage the Indian men’s tour and the other inbound tours for the season.” … [Read more...] about Australia: T20 World Cup “high risk” of being postponed