Cricket World Cup 2019: Can Australia be champion once again?

Cricket fanatics having discussions about Australia’s one-day international players craving to play “their roles”, mainly when batting. It’s a fact Shane Warne, Mark Waugh and Dean Jones have all strengthened. While it can be measured slightly of a sporting cliché, a look at former Australian World-Cup winning sides have to put focus on this point.

When Australia won Cricket World Cup in 2015, David Warner and Aaron Finch could each get things affecting at the upper of the order, Steve Smith summed up the mood at No.3, Michael Clarke was the nudger, while Shane Watson and James Faulkner seen later in action.

Those who remember the ’99 World Cup contests, when the Australians lost two of their first three matches but recovered their rhythm, know that things can rapidly change even during a key tournaments. But that side included all-time greats of the game who could win contests on repute. This latest embodiment does not claim such talent. Finding these types is the task until Langer and his team this summer lead this upcoming contest of Cricket World Cup 2019.

Ireland outclass Italy 54-7 in 2018 Autumn Internationals

Ireland defeated Italy 54-7 in Autumn Internationals 2018 at Soldier Field in Chicago, USA. 2018 Six Nations Champions Ireland outclassed Italian rugby side in all aspects of the game. Irish full-back Jordan Larmour made a hat-trick of tries. Scoreboard on break time was 14-7 with Ireland leading. Second half was all about Irish attack as 40 unanswered points closed game on 54-7. It is a perfect start to Ireland campaign in 2018 Autumn Internationals. With this win Ireland national rugby team have launched preparations of Rugby World Cup 2019.

Ireland Vs Italy Rugby - Autumn Internationals 2018
Ireland Vs Italy Rugby – Autumn Internationals 2018

Ireland were outstanding in all aspects of the game. They regularly penetrated in the Italy side and there was little challenge the opponents could offer. Jordan Larmour scored a hat-trick of tries in his first test appearance. Irish lock Tadhg Beirne kicked two penalties. Luke McGrath, Garry Ringrose, Sean Cronin all touched down for Ireland. Joey Carbery added five conversions with Ross Byrne registering two. Ireland will look to capitalize on this victory for Irish preparation for RWC 2019 in Japan.

Ireland captain Rhys Ruddock said: “We’ve really enjoyed the experience of playing in Chicago and it was a tough Test match against Italy. We knew we were inaccurate at times and didn’t pick up the tempo. We knew we wanted to pick up the tempo in the second half and hold onto the ball for longer. We managed to do that and the scoreline maybe flattered us a bit.”

Ireland Vs Italy 54-7
3 November 2018 – Soldier Field, Chicago, USA
Ireland: 54
Try: Beirne 2, L McGrath, Larmour 3, Cronin, Ringrose
Con: Carbery 5, Byrne 2
Italy: 7
Try: Campagnaro
Con: Canna

England Is Set to Rule Cricket World Cup 2019?

Cricket fanatics from around the world are now looking forward to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The global celebration of cricket gets under way on the 30th May following year and this 12th edition is being accommodated by England and Wales. It is going to be first Cricket World Cup to feature just ten teams and to claim a set-up which will see all of them play one another at least once. If you were to ask a fan of each of the ten sides elaborate which is the best cricket team in the world, you would likely get ten dissimilar responses. In expectation of Cricket World Cup 2019, however, we’ve taken a somewhat less prejudiced view of the tournament to try to pick out which teams may lead the action.

Of the ten teams lining up in next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup, they are really only two who can now convincingly lay privilege to being the best cricket team in the 50 over game. Those two sides are England and India, and both will assuredly fancy their gambles of being capped world champions on the 14th July next year.

After an unsatisfactory Cricket World Cup 2015, England have boarded upon debatably their most fruitful ever spell of ODI cricket. Ran by coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Eoin Morgan, the team have earned an inspiring 13 of the 16 multi-game ODI series they have frolicked since the last Cricket World Cup. Those series conquests have comprised wins over India, Australia, Pakistan and almost every other team they will face in their 2019 Cricket World Cup fixtures.

Wales defeat Scotland 21-10 in Autumn Internationals 2018

Wales beaten Scotland 21-10 in the 2018 Autumn Internationals match at Principality Stadium (Millennium Stadium) in Cardiff, Wales. Stephen Leigh Halfpenny spearheaded much of the Welsh attack on Scottish side. Adam Hastings played a significant part in Scotland resistance. It is 10th victory in a row for Wales against regular opponents Scotland. Wales have won their opening match of End of Year Rugby Tests for the first time since defeating Romania 40-3 in Autumn Internationals 2002. This victory is perfect start for Wales national Rugby Union team preparations of Rugby World Cup 2019.

Wales Vs Scotland - Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018
Wales Vs Scotland – Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018

Wales full back Leigh Halfpenny scored 1st three penalties in first half. His hat-trick of penalties happened in 4′, 14′, 22′ respectively. Scottish fly half Adam Hastings scored a 25’ penalty. Welsh winger George North made a 29’ m try. Scotland captain Stuart McInally converted a driving line-out to grab a 34’ c try. Adam Hastings converted this to 36’ penalty. Wales were leading on 14-10 at the break time.

Welsh centre Jonathan Davies recorded a 47’ c try. Halfpenny was able to convert it on 48’ m. Scotland attacked continuously but Wales defence stopped their efforts. Scottish side could not score in the second half. Wales won the game 21-10 against Scotland. It was first opening win for Wales at the Millennium Stadium since defeating Samoa 50–6 in 2000. Wales national rugby team will look to carry this momentum in Welsh preparation for RWC in Japan.

Scotland team were heartbroken on the loss as it is setback to Scottish preparations for RWC 2019. Head Coach Gregor Townsend, said: “I think we didn’t start with the energy and the accuracy that is required in a game like this against a very good opponent. That was a game that we had enough pressure, territory and opportunities to win.”

Wales Vs Scotland 21-10
3 November 2018 – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Wales: 21
Try: North 29’ m, Davies 47′ c
Con: Halfpenny (1/2) 48′
Pen: Halfpenny (3/3) 4′, 14′, 22′
Scotland: 10
Try: McInally 34′ c
Con: Hastings (1/1) 36′
Pen: Hastings (1/1) 25′

Cricket fans are desperately looking for the mega contests of Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup is worldwide championship of Cricket in the One Day International (ODI) format which is held after every four years. Cricket World Cup is organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is one of the most viewed and enjoyed sports tournaments in the world. This most admired world cup of Cricket is estimated by ICC as the flagship rivalry of the international cricket calendar. Australia are the most efficient team at Cricket World Cup with five world cup titles. West Indies and India have attained the title twice. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been successful once each. 2019 Cricket World Cup is the 12th Cricket World Cup. England and Wales are hosting ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 from 30th May to 14th July 2019. Ten teams including Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Afghanistan are contributing in ICC Cricket World Cup England & Wales 2019.

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South Africa dejected as England win 12-11 in Autumn Internationals

England beaten South Africa 12-11 in the End of Year Rugby Tests 2018 at London’s Twickenham stadium. South Africa had dominated much of the first half. Springboks made a string of errors which resulted in control shift in the second half. Red Roses capitalized on the opportunity to register a win coming from behind. Owen Farrell played a leading role in English charge. This defeat is a setback for Springboks campaign in Autumn Internationals 2018. South Africa preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have also took a hit. Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus was very disappointed on the missed chance.

England Vs South Africa - End Of Year Rugby Tests 2018
England Vs South Africa – End Of Year Rugby Tests 2018

Red Roses were weakened by injury and had to field a number of young players. Owen Farrell scored three penalties out of four, with Elliot Daly landing one penalty. Handré Pollard of Springboks made two penalties out of three, while S’busiso Nkosi made one try. England coach Eddie Jones was overjoyed as his side overcame experienced South Africa who dominated much of the match. Springboks had kept 78% of territory and 67% of possession in the first half. Springboks made comedy of errors which gave Red Roses scope of resurgence. England made a remarkable turnaround from playing defensive game in first round, to dishing a commanding attack in second half, to snatch a victory from South Africa.

England were ahead with 12-11 lead in the closing stage of match. South Africa desperately tried to score before finish but Handré Pollard missed penalty in 77th minute. André Esterhuizen made a last minute charge towards England goal, but Owen Farrell made a tackle and ball was kicked dead. Referee Angus Gardner ruled the challenge fair after consulting television match official Olly Hodges. South Africa national Rugby Union Team and coach Rassie Erasmus are are left to work harder for Springboks preparation for RWC 2019 in Japan.

England Vs South Africa 12-11
3 November 2018 – Twickenham Stadium, London
England: 12
Pens: Farrell (3/4) 20′, 36′, 72′; Daly (1/1) 50’
South Africa: 11
Try: Nkosi 32’ m; Pens: Pollard (2/3) 6′, 67′

Owen Farrell stars as England beat South Africa 12-11

England defeated South Africa 12-11 in Autumn Internationals 2018 match at Twickenham in London. Owen Farrell played important role in the victory of injury-hit Red Roses. Farrell landed three penalties out of four, while Elliot Daly shooted one penalty. Eddie Jones’ men overcame experienced Springboks who dominated much of the match. Handré Pollard of visitors had knocked over two penalties, while S’busiso Nkosi made one try. This victory is important for England’s preparations for the 2019 edition of Rugby World Cup in Japan. South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus was left disappointed as his side ended on losing side despite dominating first half.

England Vs South Africa - Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018
England Vs South Africa – Rugby Autumn Internationals 2018

South Africa had took lead early in first half with a 6′ penalty by Pollard. Springboks had kept 78% of territory and 67% of possession in 1st half. NKosi scored a try on 32′ to make it 8 points for South Africa against 3 points for English side. Farrell hit a 36′ penalty to make it 8-6 signalling comeback of Eddie Jones’ side. England played a defensive game and ended just two points short on half time. South Africa also made comedy of errors which offered Red Roses a good chance of resurgence.

England started attack on South Africa side after interval. Daly smacked a 50′ try to give England 9-8 lead. South Africa responded with aggression to take control back. Pollard kicked a 67′ penalty to take 9-11 lead. A fighting back and forth ensued between both sides as the game neared ending time. Farrell landed a three-pointer penalty on 72′ to put England ahead with 12-11 lead. South Africa made desperate effort to take lead before closing time. Pollard missed a penalty in 77th minute. André Esterhuizen made a last minute charge towards England goal, but Farrell made a tackle and ball was kicked dead. Referee Angus Gardner ruled the challenge as fair after discussion with Television match official Olly Hodges. England celebrated a well-earned win for a weakened side with injury. England national Rugby Union Team and coach Eddie Jones are happy as this victory will serve well in English preparations for RWC to be held in 2019 in Japan.

England Vs South Africa 12-11
3rd November 2018 at Twickenham Stadium, London
England: (6) 12
Pens: Farrell (3/4) 20′, 36′, 72′
Daly (1/1) 50’
South Africa: (8) 11
Try: Nkosi 32’ m
Pens: Pollard (2/3) 6′, 67′