Andre Russell, who was reigned out of the T20I series with India due to hurt, says he wants to recuperate rapidly to be “fit and ready” for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England.
“My knees, I did get therapy two months ago and I am feeling a lot better at the moment. I have been busy in the gym, getting ready and fit for the World Cup,” said Russell.
“It is a big tournament, in fact the biggest moment in cricket. I don’t want to sit at home when the World Cup is being played, so just making sure I am fit and ready to go.”
He said he want to get wickets and get confidence going into the World Cup.
The all-rounder, who lately raised the T10 trophy with Northen Warriors, is an expert in the shorter formats of the game. He trusts that the Indian Premier League, which will be planned before the World Cup next year, will be the perfect training ahead of the multi-nation competition. He is hopeful to play upcoming cricket world cup.
“IPL is going to be a big tournament running up to the World Cup and you can work on your game while in the IPL,” said Russell,
India will start Cricket World Cup 2019 as favourites, according to former opener, Aakash Chopra. He was a chief guest as the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Journey, driven by Nissan, here in Mumbai on Saturday. Talking at the event, the batsman currently commentator spoke extremely of India’s probabilities at the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
“Well, India start as favourites irrespective of how far the World Cup is at this point of time and I see them at the podium holding the trophy, hopefully,” said Chopra. “They do have whatever it takes to win the trophy.”
“This team has a lot of things going in its favour. The bowling is outstanding and you have got some of the finest batsmen. So, a lot of things are in India’s favour and hopefully England will be nice and accommodating for us as it has happened in the past — the two Champions Trophies (2013 and 2017), so hopefully we will be able to pick up the World Cup.”
“We tried a dozen batsman at [the No. 4 spot] but now it feels that Ambati has sealed the deal. His boarding pass, in my opinion, is already printed for that flight to England. With Ambati already at No. 4, there’s not many places up for grabs, and this shows that the team is settled.”
Before the World Cup come to be underway in May 2019, India have continuously away series in contradiction of Australia and New Zealand. While these deliver India a further chance for finding their best groupings, Chopra doesn’t trust the result will have any bearing on their World Cup confidences.
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Carmaker Nissan has publicized that the soon to be launched Nissan Kicks will be the official car for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is planned to be held from May 30 to July 14 in upcoming year. As official car of the ICC World Cup 2019, the Nissan Kicks will go on a trophy trip in India, booming the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy transversely eight main cities including Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi.
Nissan Kicks slated to be launched in India early next year, the new Nissan Kicks will be a lot changed from the European-spec Kicks. The India defined Kicks will be based on the Terrano’s B0 platform and will be bigger than its European counterpart. The SUV is also set to get new designing and features suitable for the Indian shop. However, the car is expected to share its engine selections with the Terrano. It is being predicted to be estimated between 11-16 lakhs in India and will competing other similar models like Terrano, Hyundai Creta and Renault Capture.
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All Black Sonny Bill Williams has proposed that he may continue playing after next year’s Rugby World Cup. It was thought that Williams would probably draw the curtain on his stellar rugby profession in Japan, with other promises such as family and study now taking up more of his time. But the 51-test veteran told the Sydney Morning Herald that he still energy to play test rugby and would even reflect looking into rugby league proposals.
“I’ve enjoyed the process so far,” he said. “And I have to think about what I will do in the future. I am positioning myself in case that becomes an option. I am enjoying doing a bit of studying and keeping my brain going in a different way.
“The last couple of years have been tough with injury, but I still have the fire inside me. I still feel fresh.
“I’m not sure if league is in my future at 33 [but] if there are offers, I will examine it with my family and go from there.”
The 33-year-old code hopping superstar tackled off against Australian Bachelorette winner Stu Laundy in a four, two-minute round charity boxing bout on Saturday night, in an event called ‘The Banger Under the Hanger’.
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The trophy, which will be available to the winner of ICC World Cup 2019, will be exhibited in malls of many cities. The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup trophy on Friday arrived in India which is its eighth stop on the international leg of the Trophy Tour. The Trophy Tour will tour nine cities in 23 days get on its journey across India. There will be a chance in the four Indian cities Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru to see the Trophy Tour in action at the major shopping points. There will also be a photo prospect with the trophy along with player collaboration.
In Mumbai, the trophy will reach on December 2. The place will be Infiniti Mall, Link Rd, Malad West, Mumbai, 40064. This will be surveyed by player dealings. The Cricket World Cup trophy on Friday arrived in India which is its eighth stop on the worldwide leg of the Trophy Journey.
The first place that derives to your mind when you think about the Home of Cricket is the Lord’s cricket ground. And the first place that comes to your mind when you think about the Home of Tennis is Wimbledon indeed. Both venues are less than 10 miles at a distance, will brace up to crowd the finals of the prime events of their individual sports on Sunday, the 14th of July, 2019. Yes, cricket’s biggest contest ODI World Cup and tennis’s most admired tournament, the Wimbledon, will take place round the same time next year. While ICC publicized the fixtures for next year’s World Cup was announced on 26 April this year, it was gambled that Wimbledon’s slot would be lifted to ensure smooth operative of both events. But, as per the tendency for the last four terms, Wimbledon is taking place in its positioned window.
England is a famous sporting station and the origin for many a sport counting cricket and tennis, the country is home to many fans from worldwide during the summer. Its capital city London is also host to various major football and rugby places, also other sports as well as athletics. Sports fanatics can get latest updates and tickets for cricket world cup with economical deals from our trusted online ticketing platform.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is just 6 months far and all the 10 teams have started hard practice in advance of the outstanding cricket tournament. Australia are the current champions and not various fans suppose them to hold the trophy in upcoming Cricket World Cup. Host England are the favorites to win their first every Cricket World Cup as they will enjoy the benefits of home situations and on top of that also have one of the finest ODI teams currently.
The Indian team owns some of the prime names of world cricket like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and also has the best youngsters in Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant and several more. While, the 15-man squad for the World Cup is yet to be broadcasted by the BCCI, there’s one purpose why India will not lift their 3rd cricket World Cupin spite of placing their best team. India’s mid order has been out of touch and with every team set to play a least of 9 matches in the group stage in advance of the semi-finals, Virat Kohli would recognise that he cannot win the World Cup deprived of a stable and performance given middle order.
This problem has sustained with the Indian team ever since the leaving of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag and is predictable to continue at the ICC World Cup 2019 to lead the side’s exit from the four-yearly event.
Canada have booked place in the Rugby World Cup 2019 after winning the qualification Repechage tournament at Pierre-Delort Stadium, Marseille, France. Canada won all three matches played against Kenya, Germany and Hong Kong. Canada eliminated Hong Kong on 23rd November 2018 to advance to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Canada representing Americas topped the competition table with three wins from three matches. Germany of Europe came second with two victories from three games. Tournament top seeded Hong Kong of Asia finished third with one win from three fixtures. Kenya of Africa rounded the tournament table without a win from three match-ups.
Canada had missed on direct qualification for Rugby World Cup after finishing fourth in the Americas qualification process. Argentina had automatically qualified for RWC 2019 after finishing as semi finalist of the RWC 2015. United States and Uruguay had qualified as Americas 1 and Americas 2 in the Americas qualification of 2019 Rugby World Cup. Canada ended fourth in the Americas qualification process and moved to the 2019 RWC Qualification Repechage tournament. Canada have qualified for the 9th edition of RWC by triumphing in Repechage competition. Canada have nevertheless participated in every Rugby World Cup edition since inaugural tournament in 1987. This is an incredible achievement for a tier 2 rugby union team.
2019 Rugby World Cup Qualification Repechage was held from 11th November to 23rd November 2018 at the Pierre-Delort Stadium in Marseille, France. Canada defeated Kenya 65-19 in opening match on 11th November 2018. Top seeded Hong Kong were stunned 9-26 by Germany in other fixture of the Round 1. Hong Kong bounced back with a bonus point win over Kenya 42-17 on 17th November 2018 in Round 2. Canada beaten Germany 29-10 in second match-up of the day. Kenya were outclassed by Germany 6-43 on 23rd November 2018 in Round 3. Second match of the day and last fixture of the competition served as the tournament finale’. Rugby World Cup berth was on the line in Hong Kong vs Canada matchup. Hong Kong were eliminated by Canada 10-27 on 23rd November 2018. Canada national Rugby team qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Canucks are hopeful of channeling Repechage tournament success for Canadian preparation of RWC 2019 in Japan.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying their level best to impact Australia to play two matches in Pakistan ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Australia are listed to play a five-match ODI series in contradiction of Pakistan in the UAE next year March before the Cricket World Cup. The Australians have stated interest to push the series as close to the World Cup as probable. The PCB chairman Ehsan Mani is in dialogs to persuade Australia to play two of the five matches in Pakistan.
“Once anyone comes to Pakistan and views the situation by himself, it will not be hard to convince him that international cricket can return to Pakistan properly. But it is not easy trying to change the perception of people who have not been to Pakistan in recent times,” he said.
Since then no touring side has visited a full series counting Tests in Pakistan and between September 2017 to April 2018, PCB was able to influence teams to come and play short T20I sequence together with an ICC World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies, which pass on without any glitches.
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Wales convincingly defeated Tonga 74-24 in the 2018 Autumn Internationals match at Millennium Stadium (Principality Stadium) in Dublin. The competition between Welsh team and Tongans resulted in record win for home side. Wales beaten Ikali Tahi earning their biggest victory in terms of points difference since Namibia match in RWC 2015. Welsh side has now all three matches of the End Of Year Rugby Union Tests played so far. A win against South Africa in next round will result in clean sweep for Wales. Dan Biggar was main contributor for Welsh team and earned man of the match award for his performance. Wales have won their last eight matches. Tonga have lost in all nine matches played against Welsh team to date. This game offered preparations of Rugby World Cup 2019 for national rugby union teams of both Wales and Tonga.
Wales attacked right from the match start with a 2′ penalty try. Dan Biggar hit a 5′ try, that he converted himself on 6′. Sonatane Takulua of Tonga opened account of his team with a 8′ penalty. Liam Williams smashed a 10′ try for Welsh team that Biggar converted on 11′. Dan Biggar upped the ante for Wales with 21′ penalty. Tongan player Leva Fifita responded with a penalty on 31′, that Takulua converted on 32′. Steve Mafi hit a 38′ penalty that Takulua converted on 39’. Wales were in front with 24-17 on half time and had controlled the first half in terms of possession and territory. Tonga had reduced the Welsh lead despite committing several errors and being one player short due to sin bin.
Tonga erased the Welsh lead quickly in the second half by a Sione Vailanu try on 42′, that Sonatane Takulua converted on 43′. Scorecard read 24-24 and Tonga hoped for maiden win over Wales for a brief time. But then Welsh side went on a rampage scoring 50 points in the second half. Steffan Evans kicked a 45′ penalty that Biggar converted on 46′. Dan Biggar hit a penalty on 55′. Tomos Williams smashed a try on 57′ that Biggar converted on 59′. Tyler Morgan joined the party with a 62′ try. Cory Hill and Aled Davies hit tries on 64′ and 69’; which Rhys Patchell successfully converted. Patchell kicked own try on 71′ that he also converted. Liam Williams hit his second and overall tenth try of Welsh side on 77′ with Patchell converting. Wales finished match with 74-24 score against Tonga, thus winning handsomely by 50 points. This victory boosted their confidence as Wales get plentiful preparation for RWC 2019 in Japan. World Rugby tier 2 team Tonga will have to improve the Tongan preparations for RWC 2019 by tweaking strategy and establishing team combinations.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland said: “We started off exceptionally well and then we had 20 minutes where we put ourselves in a bit of a hole. We dug ourselves out of it in the second half with some outstanding rugby. That group of players would have learned a lot from that experience. There were a couple of things we needed to tidy up at half time and we did that. We spoke at half-time that in previous games in the autumn we’ve started well against teams and allowed them to score points. That group of players did a fantastic job. We knew in Test match rugby sometimes it just does not happen. It can take 50 or 60 minutes to wear a side down and we were able to capitalise on that.”
Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu is confident that Tongan preparations for RWC 2019 are going in right direction. He said: “We’ve got potentially 16 to 18 people missing out of this group of 30. Out of this group of 30 I could see only five or 10 people going to the World Cup. We get our talent back and sufficient time to prepare, and those two things would hugely increase our chances at the World Cup.”
Wales Vs Tonga 74-24
17 November 2018 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Wales: 74
Try: Penalty try (2′), Biggar (5′), L. Williams (10′, 77′), S. Evans (45′), T. Williams (57′), Morgan (62′), Hill (64′), A. Davies (69′), Patchell (71′)
Con: Biggar (6′, 11′, 46′, 59′), Patchell (65′, 70′, 72′, 78′)
Pen: Biggar (21′, 55′) Tonga: 24
Try: Fifita (31′), Mafi (38′), Vailanu (42′)
Con: Takulua (32′, 39′, 43′)
Pen: Takulua (8′)