And so, here we have it: the 15 men who have been charged with bringing the One-Day International Cricket World Cup home. England have hosted the tournament five times, been runners-up three times but have never won it. So with their opening fixture against South Africa at the Oval just around the corner, captain Eoin Morgan and ECB selector Ed Smith have selected a diverse squad. Most notable is the inclusion of Barbados-born fast-bowler Jofra Archer - having only played three time for England - while both David Willey and Joe Denly have missed out. Archer has impressed for the Rajasthan Royals during this years IPL and following his few appearances for England, looks to have added a new dynamic to the England squad. And bearing in mind England’s ODI side is currently ranked number one in the world, that could be a scary prospect for the rest of England’s competition. England squad for Cricket World Cup 2019 Jason Roy 28, Surrey Right handed batsman Played: 76 Runs: … [Read more...] about England’s Cricket World Cup squad profiled
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8 May 2019 • 11:27am Read Oliver Brown's exclusive interview with Phil and Tracey Neville before the 'summer of their lives'. Auto update On Off 11:27AM Beth Mead gets the call from a legendary Arsenal forward... Imagine your childhood hero announcing that you're going to the @FIFAWWC 🤩@bmeado9 #Lionessespic.twitter.com/tvWxSerYTj— Lionesses (@Lionesses) 8 May 2019 11:24AM Abbie McManus is off to her first World Cup... Champion to champion 💪@Abss_5!#Lionesses pic.twitter.com/XQNW56clBF— Lionesses (@Lionesses) 8 May 2019 11:15AM From one Man City star to another Sterling for Stanway 💙@StanwayGeorgia is on the plane!#Lionessespic.twitter.com/5g8GPBojYv— Lionesses (@Lionesses) 8 May 2019 11:09AM Wrighty gives Leah Williamson the good news Lifelong Gunners and PROUD 👊@leahcwilliamson! #Lionesses pic.twitter.com/rCIHObkOfH— Lionesses (@Lionesses) 8 … [Read more...] about England Women World Cup squad announcement
0 Have your say The World Cup is just around the corner and Scotland will look to strengthen their squad by calling up some players who, for reasons of form or fitness, did not appear in the Six Nations. We pick the most likely outsiders to bolster the national squad:FORWARDS1. Blade ThomsonThe Kiwi No.8 was concussed on 2 November when the Scarlets played Edinburgh at Murrayfield on the eve of the Wales-Scotland match one day later. He has not played since.Thomson is Gregor Townsend’s type of player – rangy, athletic and highly skilled – but the Scotland coach may conclude that he has enough players of that ilk in his forward pack and what he actually needs is a big blindside stopper and a ball carrier at eight.Thomson’s long absence has to count against him. Unless he can make an appearance before the end of the season he may be one filed away for the future.2. Richie GrayA Richie Gray who is fit and firing would be welcomed into the … [Read more...] about Scotland’s missing men: Who could break into World Cup squad?
The Rugby World Cup may still feel like a long way off and there are still five months to go. But preparation for this year's global showpiece will begin in earnest a little sooner than you might think. It could be argued that Warren Gatland has been preparing for this competition for years but things really kick up a notch in the next few months. Before we know it, the Wales boss will be naming his wider training squad for the competition, before whisking them away for training camps in Switzerland and Turkey. So what are the key dates and who has the most to play for between now and the end of the season? THE ONES WITH THE MOST TO PLAY FOR Given Wales are on a stunning 14-match unbeaten run that includes a Grand Slam, forcing your way into the side is going to be tough at this stage. When you consider the depth that has also developed as a result of last year's summer tour of Argentina, the chances of an uncapped player forcing their way in at this stage are slim. But there are a … [Read more...] about How and when Wales’ Rugby World Cup squad will actually be decided
Sport by Press Association 17/03/2019, 10:02 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Eddie Jones believes England are suffering from a fault line exposed during the 2015 World Cup as he plans to recruit outside help to work on reshaping his players’ minds. Mirroring the collapse in Cardiff earlier in the Guinness Six Nations, England fell apart in the second half against Scotland as a 31-0 lead was squandered with only a converted injury-time try by George Ford salvaging a 38-38 draw. It continues a theme that initially developed on last summer’s tour to South Africa when strong positions were surrendered in the first two Tests. Jones insists the flaw evident on Saturday was a result of England’s traumatic group from their own World Cup four years ago, but is adamant it will be rectified in time for Japan 2019. “It’s about how the team thinks under pressure. It’s like we have some hand grenades in the back of a … [Read more...] about England suffering from fault line exposed during 2015 World Cup – Eddie Jones