Ollie Ritchie, Newshub sport reporter Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry Colin Munro retains his place for two reasons: - When he finds his rhythm he is far too destructive to leave out, and can easily be the difference between the Blackcaps making 250 and 330+. - While they tinkered with the idea of Henry Nicholls opening, it is far too late in the piece to be changing things up. If that's what they wanted to look at, it needed to happen sooner. I know the selection of Corey Anderson may be an unpopular one, but when Anderson is on, he is one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket. It's been a while since he's done it, but one good knock and he can do it again. Martin Guptill set for return from injury Colin de Grandhomme has simply performed too poorly … [Read more...] about Newshub Roundtable: Cricket World Cup squad
England 2015 world cup squad
A couple of question marks still remain over which 15 cricketers will represent New Zealand at the World Cup in England from May-July. Henry Nicholls secured his place with his brilliant maiden ODI century in Nelson, while all-rounder Jimmy Neesham can also get his passport ready, after three fantastic performances against Sri Lanka. Henry Nicholls savouring more ODI responsibility Jimmy Neesham injury gifts Doug Bracewell selection lifeline Star bowler Jasprit Bumrah to miss New Zealand tour Coach Gary Stead is yet to reveal the balance of his squad, but is likely to take five specialist batsmen, four pace bowlers, two spinners, two all-rounders and two wicketkeepers to the showpiece event. The batsmen pick themselves with Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Nicholls all in fine form. Pace bowling isn't so straightforward, with Lockie Ferguson the only one to come through the Sri Lankan series with his reputation intact, while Trent Boult's class cannot be … [Read more...] about John Day: Still doubts over Blackcaps World Cup squad
OPINION: The All Blacks 2018 season wasn't without its faults, but the reality of 12 wins in 14 games represents yet another stellar campaign for Steve Hansen and his merry men. However, fans have been left with more questions than answers when it comes to the make-up of the 31-man squad who will attempt to create history in Japan by winning a third straight World Cup. Pretenders turned into contenders and in some cases, contenders turned into pretenders. Andrew Gourdie: Where's the respect for Steve Hansen? Joe Schmidt to walk away from coaching after the World Cup A year is a long time in rugby. Twelve months ago names like Karl Tuiinukuafe, Dalton Papalii, Te Toiroa Tahuirorangi or Shannon Frizell had barely registered interest among Super Rugby franchises let alone the All Blacks. So expect a few more to pop up during the early months of next season. Nehe Milner-Skudder made a late run to earn a spot on the 2015 squad. It could happen. There are two things we cannot predict when … [Read more...] about Brad Lewis: The All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad a year in advance
It’s a huge season for Wales’ World Cup wannabes with less than a year until coach Warren Gatland names his squad for the tournament in Japan. A runner-up finish behind Grand Slam kings Ireland in this year’s Six Nations and outstanding victories over South Africa and Argentina (twice) three months ago has provided him with real strength in depth. He will face the most testing time of his 11-year reign but it will be a welcome headache as he attempts to whittle down the permitted number of players to 31 by the September 2 deadline. There’s genuine contenders in every position but they all have one thing in common - they will have to shine this campaign to book a seat on the jet taking Gatland’s party to the Far East. With injuries inevitable come Japan 2019, here are the 65 men who cannot be ruled out at this stage. BACK-THREE Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams, Hallam Amos, Gareth Anscombe, George North, Josh Adams, Steff Evans, Tom Prydie, Owen Lane, Keelan … [Read more...] about The 65 men who still have a chance of making Wales’ World Cup squad
Sport by Press Association 09/07/2018, 8:02 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter England face Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday, the first time since 1990 that the Three Lions have made it so far. Here, Press Association Sport looks at where all of those involved in 1990 are now and what they are doing. Bobby Robson Robson was the first man since Sir Alf Ramsey to take England so far in a World Cup and went on to enjoy a varied managerial career at PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and Newcastle. He died in 2009 after a fight with lung cancer. Peter Shilton England’s first-choice goalkeeper in Italy played on until 1997 and now runs a consultancy business with his wife. He competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and works on the after-dinner speaking circuit. Chris Woods Woods enjoyed a five-year spell at Sheffield Wednesday and moved into coaching following his retirement in 1998. He worked … [Read more...] about England’s 1990 World Cup squad – where are they now?