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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019 is the mega event of the ICC. The venue for this mega event decided England and Wales. The ICC world cup will be played from May 30 to July 14, 2019. Get the full information about WC 2019 Schedule, WC 2019 Groups, WC 2019 teams, WC 2019 Tickets from our site and you can also watch the live matches and highlights of the World Cup 2019.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

All Squads For Cricket World Cup 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019 event is just around the corner and this mega event is heated up now. After a very controversial debate, Cricket World Cup 2019 qualifying teams have been announced the 15 players squads. So many skillful batsmen and bowlers are facing hard luck and may get a chance to play the next Cricket World Cup 2023 but not at this ICC World Cup 2019.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Squads
Here is the all squads list with players names of the qualifying 10 teams for the World Cup 2019.
Every team's selection managers are trying to include the match winners and star performers. There are two top players of the cricket history are joining back in the team and they are ready to lift the world cup 2019.


Cricket World Cup 2019 Squads

There are four favorite teams that will begin the World Cup competition with a top ODI ranking England, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. While there are two major threats "West Indies" and "Pakistan" for every opposition's team. They are unpredictable for decades, especially in the mega event. They can able to win from nowhere. On the other hand, Australia has now won eight consecutive ODIs and has accumulated a lot of certainties and energy en route. England's team has also done pretty well. They are crossing 400-runs limit multiple times since the last World Cup. While they have chased down in excess of 350-run twice this year. This ICC world cup 2019 will be expected to full of mysterious actions. Here is everything you want to know about the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squads.


Australian Team Squad

After the inclusion of David Warner and Steve Smith Australian Team Squad for Cricket World Cup 2019 looks very strong. Here is the Australian's 15 players squad.
  1. Usman Khawaja
  2. David Warner
  3. Steve Smith
  4. Aaron Finch (c)
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Shaun Marsh
  7. Alex Carey (wk)
  8. Marcus Stoinis
  9. Pat Cummins
  10. Jason Behrendorff
  11. Adam Zampa
  12. Nathan Lyon
  13. Mitchell Starc
  14. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  15. Kane Richardson

Afghanistan Team Squad

The top ODI bowler Rashid Khan finds the spin partner Najibullah Zadran in the mega event. Najibullah is also the star performer of the under 19 cricket world cup. Afganistan Team Squad is looking pretty balance on the paper. Here is the name of Afghanistan's 15 players that have been selected in the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad.
  1. Mohammad Shahzad (wk)
  2. Dawlat Zadran
  3. Asghar Afghan
  4. Gulbadin Naib (c)
  5. Aftab Alam
  6. Hashmatullah Shahidi
  7. Rahmat Shah
  8. Mohammad Nabi
  9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  10. Noor Ali Zadran
  11. Rashid Khan
  12. Hazrat Zazai
  13. Hamid Hassan
  14. Najibullah Zadran
  15. Samiullah Shinwari

Bangladesh Team Squad

Finally, Shakib Al Hasan is fit for the mega event of the ICC and he is included in the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad. Here is the name of those players who have been selected for the Bangladesh Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad.
  1. Liton Das (wk)
  2. Tamim Iqbal
  3. Soumya Sarkar
  4. Sabbir Rahman
  5. Mushfiqur Rahim
  6. Shakib Al Hasan
  7. Mashrafe Mortaza (c)
  8. Abu Jayed
  9. Mahmudullah
  10. Mohammad Mithun
  11. Mosaddek Hossain
  12. Mustafizur Rahman
  13. Mehedi Hasan
  14. Mohammad Saifuddin
  15. Rubel Hossain

England Team Squad

This is the time for England to lift the World Cup first time ever. They are 3 times world cup finalist but unfortunately, they have never won the final. According to Experts and cricket lovers, England's team has purely capable to win this mega event. After the Pakistan and England series, they finally added the Jofra Archer into the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad. England's team has the long batting tail and verities of bowlers. Hence they are the most favorite for the WC 2019.  
  1. Jason Roy
  2. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
  3. Joe Root
  4. Eoin Morgan (c)
  5. Jos Buttler (wk)
  6. Moeen Ali
  7. Ben Stokes
  8. Chris Woakes
  9. James Vince
  10. Tom Curran
  11. Adil Rashid
  12. Jofra Archer
  13. Liam Plunkett
  14. Mark Wood
  15. Liam Dawson

Indian Team Squad

This team has kept the sensational batting line up. According to expert and cricket lovers, Indian's team is the second most favorite for the World Cup 2019. This is the last world cup for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Hence, the Indian fans are keeping so much expectation with M.S Dhoni. While the top three order batsmen are in supreme form and they are known as the most destructive batsmen for the oppositions. Here is the name of Indian's 15 players that have been selected in the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad.
  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Shikhar Dhawan
  3. KL Rahul
  4. Virat Kohli (c)
  5. Vijay Shankar
  6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk)
  7. Kedar Jadhav
  8. Dinesh Karthik
  9. Hardik Pandya
  10. Ravindra Jadeja
  11. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  12. Mohammed Shami
  13. Yuzvendra Chahal
  14. Jasprit Bumrah
  15. Kuldeep Yadav

New Zealand Team Squad

There is a surprising selection of Tom Blundell as a wicketkeeper while Tom Latham is also the part of Newzealand's team squad. This team is not playing any cricket matches in the recent 30 days. So this will be a surprise package for the opposition that how well their batsmen and bowlers are in the form?
  1. Martin Guptill
  2. Colin Munro
  3. Ross Taylor
  4. Kane Williamson (c)
  5. Henry Nicholls
  6. Tom Latham
  7. Tom Blundell (wk)
  8. Colin de Grandhomme
  9. Jimmy Neesham
  10. Mitchell Santner
  11. Tim Southee
  12. Matt Henry
  13. Ish Sodhi
  14. Trent Boult
  15. Lockie Ferguson

Pakistan Team Squad

Dramatically changed in Pakistan's squad for Cricket World Cup 2019. The Chief Selector is facing the criticism for the given preference to Imam ul Haq over Abid Ali. Imam has a close relationship with the chief selector. Well, Wahab Riaz has also been included in the Pakistan team squad.
  1. Imam-ul-Haq
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Babar Azam
  4. Haris Sohail
  5. Shoaib Malik
  6. Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk, capt)
  7. Mohammad Hafeez
  8. Asif Ali
  9. Imad Wasim
  10. Shadab Khan
  11. Hasan Ali
  12. Mohammad Amir
  13. Wahab Riaz
  14. Mohammad Hasnain
  15. Shaheen Afridi

South Africa Team Squad

South Africa lies in between top 4 teams of ICC ODI ranking. They are pretty well known as choker just because they cross the semi-final barrier easily but suddenly lost all an important match in semi-final. This time they have a very interesting squad for the cricket world cup. While the most famous cricketer "AB Devillier" has announced his retirement just before the Cricket World Cup 2019.
  1. Aiden Markram
  2. Hashim Amla
  3. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  4. Faf du Plessis (c)
  5. JP Duminy
  6. David Miller
  7. Lungi Ngidi
  8. Chris Morris
  9. Andile Phehlukwayo
  10. Dwaine Pretorius
  11. Tabraiz Shamsi
  12. Imran Tahir
  13. Kagiso Rabada
  14. Dale Steyn
  15. Rassie van der Dussen

Sri Lanka Team Squad

All the big guns have been taken retirement after the Cricket World Cup 2015. The maiden 4 consecutive centuries record holder, Kumar Sangakkara said that we should support this new team to play better cricket in this mega event. Here is the name of Sri Lankan's 15 players that have been selected in the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad.
  1. Kusal Mendis
  2. Kusal Perera (wk)
  3. Dimuth Karunaratne (c)
  4. Dhananjaya de Silva
  5. Lahiru Thirimanne
  6. Isuru Udana
  7. Angelo Mathews
  8. Thisara Perera
  9. Milinda Siriwardana
  10. Lasith Malinga
  11. Avishka Fernando
  12. Jeevan Mendis
  13. Jeffrey Vandersay
  14. Nuwan Pradeep
  15. Suranga Lakmal

West Indies Team Squad

West Indies is the only team who can make 500 runs or maybe bowled out in just 150 runs. The most unpredictable team from the last decades. This time they have full of entertaining cricketers. This is the only team who has a lethal combination of power hitters. Cricket lovers have so much expectation with this team that they will surely surprise the favorite team of World Cup 2019.
  1. Chris Gayle
  2. Evin Lewis
  3. Shai Hope (wk)
  4. Fabian Allen
  5. Darren Bravo
  6. Shimron Hetmyer
  7. Nicholas Pooran
  8. Andre Russel
  9. Jason Holder (c)
  10. Ashley Nurse
  11. Carlos Brathwaite
  12. Shannon Gabriel
  13. Sheldon Cottrell
  14. Kemar Roach
  15. Oshane Thomas

Friday, 19 April 2019

Pakistan's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

There is good news for the Pakistani fans about the Cricket World Cup 2019 squad. Pakistani chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced 15 men squad for Cricket World Cup 2019. But there is a little clause as the ECB mentioned in their squad for Pakistan vs England series which will be played just before the world cup 2019. Pakistan has announced a provisionary squad of 15 players which can be changed depending on the performances in the upcoming England series.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Squads
Cricket World Cup 2019 Squads
There is a lot of debate according to Pakistan captaincy in the past few weeks. PCB did the experiment with Shoaib Malik in Pakistan Vs Australia series and the result knows everybody very well. Pakistan has faced the whitewash lost in that series. So, the chief selector has decided that Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead the team, while Shoaib Malik will be his deputy.

Mohammad Aamir Has No Place In Pakistan's Squad For CWC 2019

The basic reason to drop Mohammad Aamir from the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad is his bad performance. Aamir has still chance to prove himself in upcoming England series because he is picked for that series. According to his performance, he has played throughout in the ODI since the Champions Trophy final against India in 2017. His performance has generally been poor while he has played 14 matches picking up only five wickets at an average of 92.6. The last performance of Amir was in Champions Trophy against India, where he picked three wickets to lead Pakistan to title victory.
Mohammad Aamir Has No Place In Pakistan's Squad For CWC 2019
Mohammad Aamir Has No Place In Pakistan's Squad For CWC 2019

Mohammad Hafeez Returned To Pakistan Camp

“Hafeez has not played any cricket for the past 10-odd weeks, but he has always featured in our plans," said Inzamam.
Mohammad Hafeez Returned To Pakistan Camp
Mohammad Hafeez Returned To Pakistan Camp
Hafeez sustained a finger injury which forced him out of the Pakistan Super League, but Inzamam said the experienced batsman 'was always in the plans'.

"Although his inclusion in the World Cup squad is subject to fitness, yesterday we got a boost when he started playing with a tennis ball with his doctor confirming he will be available for selection for the series against England. Our World Cup opener is on 31 May against the Windies, which is still six weeks away, and we are confident he will be fully fit and ready to display his vast international experience."

A Surprising Addition In The Opener Slot

Abid Ali, who scored a century on debut against Australia recently, has been picked as the third opener, backing up Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq. Left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari missed out, while 19-year-old Mohammad Hasnain was "selected due to his sheer pace and speed". Hasnain has played only three One Day Internationals and will join the pace attack that has Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Junaid Khan.
A Surprising Addition In The Opener Slot
A Surprising Addition In The Opener Slot
Overall, 11 of the 15 players featured in the Champions Trophy in England in 2017.

“This is more or less the side we have been playing since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. I have absolute trust that Pakistan's squad has grown further in experience and stature since 2017. Supported by the flare, skill, talent, and killing-instinct, this side has the capability and potential to rise to the occasion and produce strong performances," said Inzamam.

A Fine Bowling Attack In Pakistan's Squad

The world knows Pakistan cricket by their pacer skills. According to history, Pakistan's bowling attack can change the game in just one over by any chance. The inclusion of Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, and Mohammad Hasnain will always threaten for the opponents. Pakistan has probably the most attacking and lethal bowling unit, which has variation and variety to take wickets and keep the opponents under pressure.

Experience Does Matter For ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Shoaib Malik and Hafeez have played in World Cups before, which makes them experienced and qualified to provide the required stability to the middle-order. The exuberance of Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam make them the most exciting, talented and entertaining top-three in the world. Sarfaraz is a proven performer with the bat who has played a number of crucial knocks for Pakistan and his presence further strengthens the middle-order.

Pakistan's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

Inzamam has added Asif Ali as an additional player due to his best power-hitting. Everyone knows the Pakistani players play with the slow run rate and they desperately need a power hitter to overcome this issue. Asif will provide cover to the World Cup squad and can be drafted into the side by May, 23 if required," said chief selector Inzamam ul Haq.
Pakistan's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019
Pakistan's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019
  1. Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain)
  2. Abid Ali
  3. Fakhar Zaman
  4. Imam-Ul-Haq
  5. Babar Azam
  6. Shoaib Malik
  7. Haris Sohail
  8. Mohammad Hafeez
  9. Shadab Khan
  10. Imad Wasim
  11. Faheem Ashraf
  12. Shaheen Afridi
  13. Hassan Ali
  14. Junaid Khan
  15. Mohammad Hasnain

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Indian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

As we all know, Indian players are in supreme form and they have already made so many impacts in past matches. Obviously, it is very difficult to pick 15 most talented player in Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad for India while every player is showing his skills throughout in every match. There was very little tension hanging over boss selector M.S.K Prasad's newsgathering to report a 15 man squad driven by Virat Kohli as a large portion of the players picked themselves with Mahendra Singh Dhoni the undisputed first-decision wicketkeeper, the selectors favored Karthik's experience to the raw talent of 21-year-old Pant.
Team India Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad
Team India Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad


Who is the best Wicket Keeper For Cricket World Cup 2019?

Selector Said that “We felt Rishabh Pant or DK will come into the playing XI only if Mahi (Dhoni) is injured,” Prasad told reporters, saying Karthik’s superior keeping and reputation as a “finisher” clinched it for the 33-year-old.
Who can replace Dhoni?
Who can replace Dhoni?
“In crunch matches, who can be the best guy who can handle the pressure? For that reason, the decision went in favor of Dinesh Karthik. Otherwise, Pant is full of talent, there’ll be time for him. It’s unfortunate for him that he missed out.”



Veteran Dinesh Karthik pipped youthful Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper's spot in India's World Cup squad on Monday and all-rounder Vijay Shankar additionally made the cut. While Pant has demonstrated achievement in Test cricket (696 keeps running at 49.71), his ODI structure has been sketchy (93 keeps running at 23.25, the strike rate of 130.98).

Middle Order Chaos For Indian's Cricket Team

There was an intense hypothesis about who India pick as their No.4 batsman and Shankar pipped Rayudu. 
vijay shankar has been selected for the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad
Vijay Shankar has been selected for the Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad
"What Vijay Shankar offers is three dimensional," Prasad said. "Aside from his batting, he can bowl and he's an incredible fielder. We are seeing him as number four. We have Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav additionally, so we have a lot of alternatives at number four at the present time." 

KL Rahul made the squad as a back-up opener, yet could likewise bat at No.4, Prasad said. 



The World Cup in England and Wales beginning on May 30.

Indian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

A highly skilled team who is in supreme form throughout the past 2 years is finally ready to in action at Cricket World Cup 2019. Indian's selector has been announced the 15 best players squad for the upcoming ICC mega event. Following are the names of Indian's 15 men squad for Cricket World Cup 2019.
Indian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019
Indian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019
  1. Virat Kohli (captain)
  2. Rohit Sharma
  3. Shikhar Dhawan
  4. KL Rahul
  5. Vijay Shankar
  6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  7. Kedar Jadhav
  8. Dinesh Karthik
  9. Yuzvendra Chahal
  10. Kuldeep Yadav
  11. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  12. Jasprit Bumrah
  13. Hardik Pandya
  14. Ravindra Jadeja
  15. Mohammed Shami

Monday, 15 April 2019

Australian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

Australia’s 15-man World Cup squad 2019 is in and there is plenty to talk about. Triumphant returns for Steve Smith and David Warner and a long-awaited World Cup call-up for Shaun Marsh. We take a look at the biggest winners and most shocking omissions from the announcement. So let's begin it from the tragedy of unpicked Josh Hazlewood or Peter Handscomb whose are also match winners for the Australian's squad.
Australia CWC 2019 Squad
Australia CWC 2019 Squad

Two Most Devastating Players are not the part of Cricket World Cup Squad 2019

You would be unable to put forth a defense against Handscomb in the event that you were going on his exhibitions alone. He is averaging 43.54 this year with a strike rate of 98.15 and he is a back-up wicketkeeper to boot. He's played the majority of Australia's previous 13 ODIs and was a key piece of helping the group turn things around following a critical two years in the arrangement. Lamentably for the Victorian, with Steve Smith and David Warner returning, someone needed to pass up a great opportunity. The reality there is an Australia A visit matching with the World Cup presumably harmed his expectations, given it implies selectors can call-up a wicketkeeper from that gathering if Alex Carey separates. His was the roughest scorn of all.
Handscomb Press Conference
Handscomb Press Conference
From multiple points of view, Hazlewood has turned into the overlooked man in Australia's one-day set-up gratitude to his inconvenient back damage and the ascent of Jhye Richardson. It merits recollecting that he is the latest of Australia's players to have topped the ICC's men's ODI bowling rankings and just Pat Cummins (sixth) right now sits higher than him (twelfth). A normal of 25.15 and economy of 4.73 spot him among the world class of the 50-over diversion. In any case, it has been over four months since Hazlewood last played and he as of late came back to bowling in the nets off two or three paces. While he is sure he will be completely fit before the competition, you can comprehend the selectors' alert given the Ashes is practically around the bend.


Two Match Winners Are Included In Australian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

The chances of Smith being let well enough alone for this squad were constantly thin. All things considered, he was Australia's most noteworthy run-scorer at the last World Cup, stay in the discussion for best since Bradman and midpoints a solid 41.84 in ODI cricket with eight tons. In any case, his determination is a hazard. It's been over a year since Smith last played for Australia, and in the year preceding his suspension, his ODI numbers were desperate (330 keeps running at 30, the strike rate of 75.34). Furthermore, in contrast to David Warner, he has not set the IPL land (186 at 37.20, the strike rate of 107.51). Having had elbow medical procedure in January, Smith went six matches before tossing a ball in the IPL. All things considered, by the day's end, this is Steve Smith we're discussing and that by itself truly is sufficient to legitimize his spot.
Two Match Winners
Two Match Winners
Warner looks prepared to overwhelm the World Cup, coming back from elbow medical procedure in fine fettle in the Indian Premier League. He sits over the IPL run-scoring diagrams (400 at 80.00) and doesn't look like backing off at any point in the near future. He'll be experiencing strain on all fronts after the occasions of Cape Town. Shane Warne has tipped him to be player of the competition.

A Consistent Performer Ashton Turner

Given he has just played three ODIs to date, Turner was dependably a longshot to get a World Cup call-up. In any case, what he appeared in those three one-dayers — especially the second — recommends Australia is leaving a strong weapon at home. For quite a while now he has been seen as the nation's best finisher in residential cricket, and against a world-class Indian assault, he indicated he can take that amusement to the global stage. The new kid on the block right-hander scored a tornado 84 off 43 to direct Australia to its most prominent at any point run-pursue against the kind of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.



A Dream Is Come True 

Sixteen years subsequent to making his 50-over introduction for Western Australia, Shaun Marsh has at long last been chosen for a World Cup. Furthermore, any reasonable person would agree he has earned it as well, pipping the unfortunate Peter Handscomb and Ashton Turner to determination. Given the voracity of batsmen competing for determination, the left-hander faces a firm challenge to make the XI yet as the nation's most noteworthy ODI century-producer of the previous a year, he has a solid case for choice. Swamp has scored four tons in the previous year, two of which came in England, Since the beginning of 2018, he is averaging 53.19 in ODIs.


New Vice Captain - Alex Carey


As the group's bad habit commander and attendant, Carey was continually going to make the squad. The reality he was the main wicketkeeper chosen is noteworthy. This is a show of confidence from selectors given there would have been a justifiable compulsion to have Handscomb in the squad both as damage spread for Carey and as an alternative to supplant the South Australian to reinforce the batting. Presently, bar damage, Carey is ensured to play the majority of Australia's matches.
Alex Carey
Alex Carey

Australian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

There are so many questions has been rising for the past 2 weeks that whose drop out from the squad or whose drop in the squad. Finally, the Australian selectors have announced the 15 men squad for Cricket World Cup 2019. The perception of the big guns that are not included in the squad is totally wrong. Check out yourself the name of Australian Squad that is given below.
Australian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019
Australian's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019
  1. Aaron Finch
  2. David Warner
  3. Usman Khawaja
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Shaun Marsh
  6. Glenn Maxwell
  7. Marcus Stoinis
  8. Jhye Richardson
  9. Alex Carey
  10. Pat Cummins
  11. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  12. Mitchell Starc
  13. Jason Behrendorff
  14. Adam Zampa
  15. Nathan Lyon

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

New Zealand's Squad For Cricket World Cup 2019

New Zealand's Squad for Cricket World Cup 2019
New Zealand's Squad for Cricket World Cup 2019
Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell, who made a century on his test debut is ready to in action. New Zealand's selector has decided to give a chance to this young wicketkeeper to play one-day international matches at the ICC mega event. So, Tom has been included in New Zealand's 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup 2019.

The 28-year-old Wellington guardian was the real astonishment in the squad named Wednesday by mentor and team coach Gary Stead and selector Gavin Larsen. New Zealand is the first country to name its World Cup line-up.

Blundell has played two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals yet missed New Zealand's last domestic season and has found the middle value of just 23 at a strike rate of 79 out of 40 List A matches to date.

Tim Seifert, a forceful top-order batsman who has ODI experience and scored 84 and 43 in T20 internationals against India this season, was likely the favored possibility to back up Latham before enduring a broken finger in the last round of the domestic season.

Seifert will be over that damage in time for the World Cup yet Blundell, New Zealand's back-up Test manager behind B.J. Watling, is currently observed as better with the gloves.

Tom Blundell came into dispute when New Zealand decided it required an expert professional to back up wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham at the World Cup, which begins in England on May 30.
Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell made the first century on his debut

Bowling Line Up

The determination of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in front of Todd Astle is the other argument of the squad.

Astle seemed to have edged ahead in the race for the master spinner's billet when he was picked for New Zealand's last one-day arrangement of the late spring against Bangladesh. Be that as it may, he has played just nine one-day internationals and the selectors may have been influenced by the more prominent experience of Sodhi who has played 30 ODIs.

Astle bowls into the wicket more than Sodhi and was believed prone to be fit to English conditions however Sodhi has as of late been in remarkable structure, taking 26 wickets in his last four-day matches for Northern Districts. Hard-hitting batsman Colin Munro has been held in spite of an ongoing loss of structure which saw him lose his opening job to Henry Nicholls who currently joins at the highest point of the request with Martin Guptill. Munro has been picked as back up in the center request.

Among a flock of all-rounders, Colin de Grandhomme seems to have pushed out Doug Bracewell for the last spot. De Grandhomme has more grounded batting qualifications and his medium pace swing bowling may likewise suit English conditions. The other all-rounders are Jimmy Neesham and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner. Seamers Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry have both been in great structure all through the household summer and have been chosen close by the customary new ball pair Tim Southee and Trent Boult.
Trent Boult
Trent Boult

Squad Name Facts

The Cricket world cup 2019 squad was named at Tai Tapu Primary School, a little nation school close Christchurch. Desires for the group are high after New Zealand achieved the last of the last World Cup in 2015 which it co-facilitated with Australia.

"Similarly as with any squad named for a noteworthy competition, there's must be some extreme calls and there will be some frustrated players," Stead said. "The key for us was finding the correct parity for the squad and ensuring we had our bases secured for what will be an exceptionally aggressive World Cup."

New Zealand Squad

Here are the names of the top 15 players are included in the New Zealand World Cup 2019 Squad. Finally, they will be in action at the ICC Mega event.
New Zealand's captain - Kane Williamson
New Zealand's captain - Kane Williamson
  1. Kane Williamson (captain)
  2. Ross Taylor (vice-captain)
  3. Martin Guptill
  4. Henry Nicholls
  5. Tom Latham
  6. Colin Munro
  7. Tom Blundell
  8. Colin de Grandhomme
  9. Mitchell Santner
  10. Jimmy Neesham
  11. Ish Sodhi
  12. Matt Henry
  13. Lockie Ferguson
  14. Tim Southee
  15. Trent Boult

Monday, 11 March 2019

The impossible Cricket World Cup selection puzzle that looms

It’s becoming increasingly hard for selectors to find the weak links in Australia’s ODI line-up as they stew over who to tap on the shoulder when Steve Smith and David Warner return.

The two, whose year-long suspensions expire later this month, are fully expected to be included in the 15-man World Cup squad that must be submitted by April 23.


Australia travels to the UAE for a five-match ODI series after Wednesday’s decider against India.
Cricket World Cup Selection
Cricket World Cup Selection

The impossible Cricket World Cup selection puzzle that looms

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has a further six ODIs to study before he makes a call.

Ashton Turner, the most inexperienced batsman in the squad, loomed as an obvious omission for the World Cup but his unbeaten 84 is the sort of match-winning innings that will linger long in the mind of Hohns.

Usman Khawaja would have felt nervous a fortnight ago but scored 91 on Sunday and now has 283 runs for the current series, seven short of the world’s best batsman Virat Kohli.


Aaron Finch logged a second-ball duck in Chandigarh but it came two days after the captain scored 93 to shore up his place in the side.

Shaun Marsh has failed to fire in the current series but started the tour as Australia’s form one-day batsman, having produced four centuries from his past nine ODIs.

Glenn Maxwell has played a couple of vital cameos after top-scoring in both Twenty20s at the start of the tour, while Peter Handscomb produced his maiden ODI ton in Australia’s history-making chase.
Australian Cricket World Cup selection
Australian Cricket World Cup selection
“Everyone who is getting an opportunity is taking it, which is all you can ask at this time,” Finch said.

Handscomb, who has averaged 47.85 since being recalled to the one-day team at the start of this year, was thrilled with his knock of 117 but looking no further ahead than the series decider in Delhi.

“I didn’t know if I was ever going to play a one-dayer again. It’s funny how things change,” Handscomb said.

“It was shattering to get dropped from the Test squad ... to now be pushing my case in white-ball cricket, it’s a beautiful feeling.

“How quickly the highs and lows change.”

Smith and Warner, who have both recovered from elbow surgery, will soon link with their Indian Premier League franchises.

Cricket World Cup Rivals

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has conceded he is worried by Australia’s World Cup credentials after it sealed a remarkable ODI win against India.


Rookie batsman Ashton Turner scored an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls to steer Australia to a four-wicket win with 13 balls to spare in pursuit of 359 to win. It was Australia’s greatest ever successful chase and it leveled the five-match series against India at 2-2.

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams Strength

One-day cricket’s 10 best teams will convene in England and duke it out for the sport’s greatest trophy — the World Cup. The hosts head into it as marginal favorites over a remarkably consistent Indian outfit, right now it is still anyone’s prize to win. No team is perfect, and no team lacks the weapons to have a say on where the trophy ends up. With time quickly running out for each side to nail down a game plan, we analyze every country’s greatest strength and most glaring concern.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams Strength
Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams Strength

South Africa

Bowling Attack

The South Africans are building nicely to the World Cup with four series wins in a row. That success has been built on the back of their bowlers, who have only conceded more than 250 runs on four occasions across their past 17 matches, and only once allowed a team past 300.

With Dale Steyn back in the picture, alongside Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, leg-spinner Imran Tahir and the increasingly impressive Andile Phehlukwayo, South Africa has an attack that is as frugal as it is dangerous.

Collectively South Africa’s bowlers have averaged 27.59 (second among World Cup teams) and struck every 32.2 balls (first) across the past 12 months.
South African Team's Strength
South African Team's Strength

Batting Attack

South African middle order batting particularly does not look nearly as threatening as it once did. Worryingly for the Proteas, alongside losing de Villiers to retirement, they may have lost Hashim Amla to form.

With an average of 49.74, Amla was once one of the first names on the team sheet but he has been left out of the squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka after a lean 12 months.

Time is running out for Amla to make a case for a recall, but the Proteas will surely be wary of going into the World Cup without their two most experienced and proven ODI batsman of the past decade.

The good news for South Africa is that captain Faf du Plessis looks primed for a bumper tournament. The skipper scored an unbeaten 112 in his most recent innings and has averaged 72.62 in ODIs across the past 12 months. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock also seems to have found his best again, notching back-to-back 80+ scores in his most recent two innings after a lean 2018.

Australia

Bowling Attack

It’s difficult to gauge just how strong Australia’s World Cup hopes are. On the form, the defending champions should stand little chance. It has been more than two years since they last won an ODI series, and their win-loss ratio in that period (four wins, 19 losses) is the worst in the world.

However, with five World Cups in the trophy cabinet and an attack featuring Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, they simply can’t be ruled out.

The biggest factor for the Australians might just be the returns of David Warner and Steve Smith, however. With more than 7000 runs and 22 ODI centuries between the two of them, Warner (4343 runs at 43.43) and Smith (3431 at 41.84) are Australia’s two most proven batsmen and are good enough to take Australia’s batting order from faltering to elite.
Australian's Team Strength
Australian's Team Strength

Batting Attack


There are a host of concerns for Australia, and it is going to take more than the return of Smith and Warner to remedy those issues. This was a 50-over team in trouble before their suspensions after all, with the pair involved in 10 straight ODI losses before their 12-month bans.

Nevertheless, how quickly the two find their feet on the international stage is going to have a huge say on Australia’s World Cup hopes. Given the struggles of Aaron Finch, right now what this Australian team is missing more than anything is batsmen who know how to turn a start into a match-defining performance.

You needn’t look further than the respective XIs in the first ODI of the India-Australia series for that. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan had one more century (15) than the entire Australian XI combined. Rohit Sharma (22) and Virat Kohli (39) each have more than the entire Australian squad combined (19).

With 14 and 8 ODI centuries respectively, Warner and Smith need to fill that hole.

New Zealand

Batting Strength

There are a host of concerns for Australia, and it is going to take more than the return of Smith and Warner to remedy those issues. This was a 50-over team in trouble before their suspensions after all, with the pair involved in 10 straight ODI losses before their 12-month bans.

Nevertheless, how quickly the two find their feet on the international stage is going to have a huge say on Australia’s World Cup hopes. Given the struggles of Aaron Finch, right now what this Australian team is missing more than anything is batsmen who know how to turn a start into a match-defining performance.


You needn’t look further than the respective XIs in the first ODI of the India-Australia series for that. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan had one more century (15) than the entire Australian XI combined. Rohit Sharma (22) and Virat Kohli (39) each have more than the entire Australian squad combined (19).

With 14 and 8 ODI centuries respectively, Warner and Smith need to fill that hole.
New Zealand Team's Strength
New Zealand Team's Strength

Opening Pair Weakness

In terms of averages, in the past 12 months, New Zealand has the third worst opening combination in the world in ODI cricket. The two nations below them are Zimbabwe (17.82) and the Netherlands (2.50), the latter of which has only played twice.

Across the 16 matches New Zealand has played in that time, on average the first wicket has garnered the country 21.43 runs – world leaders England, by comparison, have an opening stand worth 63.75 on average.

The Black Caps can take some encouragement from the fact Guptill looked to be back to his best against Bangladesh (264 runs at 132.00). They’ll be hoping that was an indication of his form rather than reflective of an attack that has typically struggled outside of Asia.

Given that patience has seemingly run out with Colin Munro, who has averaged 18.53 over the past 12 months, much will depend on how Henry Nicholls takes to life at the top of the order.

England

Explosive Batting Order

Having won 10 of its past 12 bilateral series, England is the world’s best one-day international team and has the ICC ranking to prove it. There is no doubt the hosts will be the team to beat at the World Cup.

Embarrassed at the 2015 World Cup, where a conservative approach saw it bundled out in the group stage. England is now the most attacking team in the world with the bat. No side has passed 300 more times in ODI cricket since the World Cup than England – Eoin Morgan’s men have managed it 34 times, 14 more than second best India – and South Africa is the only other team to have posted a 400+ total. England has done that four times.

Alongside having batsmen gifted with the ability to go hell for leather from ball one - Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Morgan all average more than 40 with strike rates above 100 over the past 12 months – they also have a batting order deep enough to give those players license to attack. No.11 Mark Wood is the only out-and-out bowler regularly playing for England, with the rest of the attack more than capable with the bat.
England Team's Strength
England Team Strength

Batting Collapse

Adopting an all-out attacking approach with the bat has made England the team to beat. A lack of flexibility may be what costs them, with enough collapses in recent times to make it a concern.

A game after hammering 6-418 against the West Indies, they were bundled out for 113, failing to change their approach on a tougher pitch. They were on the brink of being bowled out at 9-132 against a struggling Sri Lanka in October.

Weighing a bowler’s merits as a batsman has also cost the team on occasion too, with Scotland pulling off one of the great upsets last year by piling on 371 runs in a six-run thriller.

The question England has to answer is whether it can adapt its game to suit the conditions, particularly as the pitches and fields get drier, and reverse swing and spin become bigger factors.

It’s an issue England think tank are aware of too.

“It is quite difficult to curb what has been your natural reaction for the last couple of weeks. The honest answer is we need to get better at it,” Morgan told Sky Sports after England were skittled by the Windies.

“When we come up against different conditions it never is that easy for any side but you need to adapt on the day and find a way of scoring runs, occupying the crease and managing your innings better than we did.


“You have to rock up on any given day and be in a good enough head space to adapt to conditions.”

India

Bowling Attack

This Indian team features three of the all-time great 50-over batsmen – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni – and one under-appreciated because of the caliber of players around him in Shikhar Dhawan. But if the Indians go all the way in England it will be because their attack is in the conversation for best in the game.

Kohli has three of the top five ODI bowlers in the world at his disposal, according to the ICC’s rankings. The star of the show, and No.1 bowler on the rankings, is Jasprit Bumrah (82 wickets at 21.07) but the ace up Kohli’s sleeve is the duel act of Kuldeep Yadav (82 wickets at 20.60) and Yuzvendra Chahal (71 wickets at 23.83), who sit fourth and fifth on the rankings. The spin twins have given India unrivaled cut through in the middle overs.

With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami competing to partner Bumrah with the new ball, and seam bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya likely to carry the fifth bowler’s load, India’s attack will cause plenty of trouble.
Indian Team's Strength
Indian Team's Strength

Batting Strength

The big three of Sharma, Dhawan, and Kohli has been the platform on which India has built its near-constant success in ODI cricket since the last World Cup. It’s an over-dependence on this top three that could also cost the Indians in England, just as it did in the Champions Trophy, where Kohli’s side was bundled out for 158 after the top three contributed a grand sum of 26 runs.

Given Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni – the likely candidates to bat No.4 and 5 – average 48.34 and 50.84 respectively, this critique may seem harsh. However, neither Rayudu nor Dhoni are particularly quick run-scorers any more, with the onus on one of Sharma, Dhawan or Kohli to cash in with quick runs in the second half of the innings after laying a foundation in the first.


Having made the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, the Indians will be confident they have it in them to tackle English conditions. Nevertheless, if the ball is moving off the straight the onus on the top three to set up the innings will only increase.

Pakistan

Top Three Batting Order

They may only sit fifth on the ICC rankings, but there is plenty to like about a Pakistan team that has unearthed a few gems in the past two years.

Stability may not be a phrase synonymous with Pakistani cricket, but they have just that thanks to a world-class top three.

The fire and ice combination of Fakhar Zaman (1442 ODI career runs at 53.40) and Imam-ul-Haq (1090 at 60.55) has averaged 61.06 as an opening pair over the past 12 months. Only England’s Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy (64.64) have fared better among opening combinations that have played more than five ODIs since last March.

With Babar Azam – fifth on the ODI rankings and averaging 51.29 – coming in at No.3, Pakistan’s top three does not leave much to be desired.

There is a lot to get excited about with the next generation of Pakistani cricketers coming through. The likes of Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Shinwari and Shadab Khan – aged between 20 and 25 – have all shown that they can have a serious impact.

However, if Pakistan is going to make a splash at the World Cup then the senior pros will need to step up too. That’s a concern given Mohammad Hafeez is nursing a thumb injury and veterans Shoaib Malik (404 runs at 33.66) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (213 runs at 26.62) have both looked off color over the past 12 months.
Pakistan Team's Strength
Pakistan Team's Strength

Bowling Attack

Rookie quicks Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Afridi will have big roles to play alongside the more established Hasan Ali. With 20-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan there too, Pakistan has most areas covered with the ball.

Mohammed Amir is also struggling. The quick has taken three wickets at 86.33 over the past 12 months in ODI cricket. While Pakistan has not missed him too much, thanks to Afridi (19 wickets at 19.36) and Shinwari (17 at 19.41), Amir is a big stage player. The left-arm quick was at the heart of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win, taking 3-16 in the final.

“If a senior bowler like him looks out of form, off-color, it’s a worry for us, but we still have time for Amir. We still have ten one-dayers and two-three months,” chief selector and former batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq said. “Amir can make a comeback. We will give him a full chance to make a comeback. He is a big-occasion bowler and we need to have a bowler like him in our armory.”


Bangladesh

Batting Attack

Bangladesh surprised the world by making it past the group stage of the World Cup last time, and in the years since have become proven performers on the big stage.

In 2017, the Tigers made it into the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy, getting through a group that featured England, New Zealand and Australia. In 2018, they made the Asia Cup final and lost a last-ball thriller against India.

Each of those tournaments saw a senior bat step up, with Tamim Iqbal scoring 293 at 73.25 in the Champions trophy and Mushfiqur Rahim 302 at 60.50 in the Asia Cup.

Up until the ODI series against New Zealand, both those men were in hot form. In the past 12 months, Mushfiqur has averaged 51.84 and Tamim 63.14. Alongside Shakib Al Hasan they will carry the bulk of the responsibility with the bat for Bangladesh. If Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar can step up too, then this Bangladeshi outfit will be a handful.
Bangladesh Team's Strength
Bangladesh Team's Strength

Chasing Failure

While the form of Bangladesh’s batsmen is impressive, collectively they are going to have to step it up in England. With flat pitches and small grounds the norm, scores around 300 are expected to be par.

That’s a concern for a Bangladeshi batting order that has only passed 300 once in the past 12 months and six times since the 2015 World Cup. Afghanistan is the only World Cup team to have reached 300 on fewer occasions (2) since the last tournament.

The counterpoint to this is that Bangladesh has only conceded 300 runs in an ODI eight times since the last World Cup and only once in the past 12 months.


Sri Lanka

Al-Rounder Strength

With all-rounder Thisara Perera (512 runs at 39.38, the strike rate of 121.04) leading the charge, Sri Lanka’s batsmen have scored at 5.78 runs a year across the past 12 months. Only England (6.41) has scored faster.

Alongside Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera shape as the key me in Sri Lanka’s batting order. Both have scored more than 400 runs in the past 12 months, with strike rates just under 100.
Sri Lanka Team's Strength
Sri Lanka Team's Strength

Bowling Strength

While the Sri Lankans score runs at a rapid rate, they concede them even quicker. The Lasith Malinga-led side has leaked a world-worst 6.21 an over across the past 12 months. No wonder they have lost 12 of their last 16 ODIs.

Worryingly for Sri Lanka, their two best bowlers over the past year have both had stints on the sidelines.

Akila Dananjaya, a right-arm spinner of every variety, has been both their greatest threat (26 wickets at 19.76) and most frugal bowler (6.45) in the past 12 months. He has only just returned to playing duties after a stint on the sidelines because of suspect action.

Malinga, the team’s second highest wicket-taker in the past year (17 at 28.05), is never a guarantee to play given his age and injury history.


West Indies

Destructive Batting Pairs

The West Indies’ greatest strength and biggest concerns are one and the same. Theirs is a dynamite team – whether they implode or explode is the question.

With Chris Gayle back at the top of the order and power hitters like Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite in the side, the West Indies are capable of posting scores few other teams in the world can.

Just ask England’s bowlers, who were at the receiving end of some absolutely disdainful batting during a recent ODI series in the Caribbean that finished 2-2. Gayle was at the center of that series, with the bruising left-hander in ominous touch ahead of the World Cup. He hammered 424 runs for the campaign at an average of 106.00 with a strike rate of 134.17. There were 39 sixes along the way.

At the same time, the West Indies are as likely to crumble as any team, having been held under 200 on six occasions in the past 12 months.

West Indies Team's Strength
West Indies Team's Strength
Afghanistan

Spin Magic

In Rashid Khan, Afghanistan has the best white-ball spin bowler in the world. Second, on the ICC’s ODI bowling rankings, Rashid has taken 33 wickets at just 17.36 runs apiece in the past year. He’s only leaked 3.85 runs an over in that time.


The scary thing about Afghanistan is that Rashid is no one-man band. Brisbane Heat fans got a look at Mujeeb ur Rahman over the summer in the BBL (12 wickets at 23.41, econ. 6.04), and the 18-year-old has been a revelation since making his ODI debut (47 wickets at 18.14, econ 3.74). Throw in the finger spin of all-rounder Mohammad Nabi and Afghanistan’s attack is not short of quality.

Though the pace stocks aren’t impressive, Afghanistan boasts the most economic attack of any team at the World Cup, leaking just 4.21 runs per over in the past year and 4.51 since the last World Cup.
Afghanistan Team's Strength
Afghanistan Team's Strength

The X-Factor

Having registered wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and a tie with India at last year’s Asia Cup, Afghanistan doesn’t need to have any concerns over whether they are good enough to mix it with the big boys.

However, they will have to improve their run rate if they want to be more than also-rans. Asghar Afghan’s team has scored at just 4.64 runs per over across the past year. That makes them comfortably the slowest scorers of any team in the World Cup, with Pakistan (4.64) the next worst.

Big tournaments from Nabi and wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad could rectify that issue.

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