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21 May 19
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England legend Nasser Hussain has named six players who will deliver at the World Cup (Picture: Getty) England legend Nasser Hussain has named six players he expects to shine at the upcoming World Cup. The ten best ODI teams on the planet will compete for the 50-over World Cup over the next six weeks, with host nation England the pre-tournament favourites. Former England captain Hussain is expecting big performances from Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah. Kohli is considered one of the best players of his generation, while fellow Indian Bumrah is the top bowler in the world across all three formats. Chris Gayle will retire from ODIs following the tournament (Picture: Getty) Williamson has led New Zealand superbly since Brendon McCullum’s retirement and is one of the game’s most prolific batsmen. West Indies legend Gayle will hope to perform in his final World Cup, and will have support from Indian Premier League star all-rounder Russell. Afghanistan are hoping to be the surprise package at the World Cup and can call upon one of the best white-ball spinners in the world in Rashid. Asked which players he expects to stand out at the 2019 World Cup, Hussain told Sky Sports: ‘I think Gayle will want to do something very special. Virat Kohli will hope to lead India to a third World Cup title (Picture: Getty) ‘Russell has been out of the West Indies set up but is a fantastic player. Rashid Khan from Afghanistan is one of the best white-ball bowlers in the world. ‘Another top bowler is Bumrah – he absolutely nails his yorkers and death bowling will be key throughout the tournament. ‘Kane Williamson, that quiet, smiling assassin from New Zealand… he always scores runs. And the greatest player in the world is in town in Virat Kohli.’ Hosts England, defending champions Australia and two-time winners India are the three favourites just nine days ahead of the World Cup but Hussain says a number of teams are capable of producing upsets. 9️⃣ days to go! pic.twitter.com/sjBLWfarej — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 21, 2019 ‘Anyone on their day can beat you,’ the ex-England batsman added. ‘Don’t write off Afghanistan and West Indies. ‘England will go into the tournament knowing they have to be good throughout. Make sure you get the points in the bag. ‘They will get through to the knockout stages I think. But then it’s a one-off game and anyone can beat anyone. ‘England’s recent record is phenomenal though and they will be confident.’ [metro-zone-post-strip]
21 May 19
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Virat Kohli, the India captain, expects a ‘challenging’ World Cup (Picture: Getty) Virat Kohli expects the upcoming World Cup to be the ‘most challenging’ he has played in and says his India team will need to handle the pressure to lift the trophy. Kohli helped India win their second World Cup title in 2011 and was part of the team that reached the semi-finals four years later in Australia. ‘It will be the most challenging World Cup I have played in,’ Kohli said on Tuesday as the India squad prepare to travel to England. ‘Any team can beat any team. Team will have to adapt very quickly. Handling pressure is the most important thing at the World Cup – not necessarily handling the conditions.’ India won their second World Cup trophy in 2011 (Picture: Getty) India have thrived in all three formats under Kohli’s captaincy and the team travel to England as one of the favourite to win the World Cup. On India’s prospects over the next six weeks, head coach Ravi Shastri said: ‘If we play to our potential we can win the World Cup. ‘The pitches might be flat but in England overhead conditions will play a part. You have to be prepared to be flexible. ‘This is an experienced unit, we have accomplished. Each one compliments each other.’ Kohli’s side are one of the favourites for the 2019 edition (Picture: Getty) India continue their preparations for the World Cup with warm-up matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh next week. On Tuesday morning, hosts England announced their final 15-man squad for the tournament, with Jofra Archer selected after impressing in three ODIs against Pakistan. David Willey and Joe Denly were the two notable absentees and the former admitted he was ‘absolutely gutted’ to miss out. Eoin Morgan’s England face South Africa on May 30 in the first match of the 2019 World Cup. [metro-zone-post-strip]
21 May 19
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David Willey was left out of England’s final World Cup squad (Picture: Getty) David Willey admits he is ‘absolutely gutted’ after losing his place in England’s World Cup squad to rising star Jofra Archer. Left-armer Willey has been a key member of England’s one-day team since the last World Cup in 2015, taking 52 wickets in 46 ODIs. The 29-year-old was named in the provisional World Cup squad last month but missed out on the final 15 as Archer got the nod from the England selectors. Writing on social media following the announcement, Willey said: ‘What can I say, I’m absolutely gutted. Still 100% behind the lads. On a positive…..still winning at life!’ What can I say, I’m absolutely gutted. Still 100% behind the lads. On a positive…..still winning at life!! pic.twitter.com/h8AAoregxV — David Willey (@david_willey) May 21, 2019 Former England captain Nasser Hussain admits Eoin Morgan’s side will miss the left-arm threat of Willey, but said Archer ‘had’ to be included in the squad. He said: ‘For me, I would’ve liked to have that left-arm option of Willey. With 10.30am starts in this World Cup, if you get a grey day, with it swinging around, he is the only one in world cricket really that swings that new ball. ‘But you’ve got to leave someone out, and every single one of them gives you something. View this post on Instagram Our World Cup Squad! 🦁🦁🦁 #cwc19 #englandcricket A post shared by We Are England Cricket (@englandcricket) on May 21, 2019 at 1:29am PDT ‘Mark Wood gives you extra pace, Liam Plunkett gives you wickets in the middle overs, Tom Curran has a lot of character and fight about him. ‘It was a difficult decision. We had four pundits looking at this in the last game and we left three different people out. No-one really knows. But, in the end, they’ve probably gone the right way. ‘One thing is for certain, I don’t think England will lose the World Cup because they went for Archer over Willey. It’s now how they play that’s going to be important.’ England face Australia in a warm-up match on Saturday, before beginning the World Cup against South Africa on May 30. [metro-zone-post-strip]
21 May 19
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Michael Vaughan believe England have picked the right World Cup squad (Picture: Getty) Former captain Michael Vaughan says England have picked the ‘right squad’ to win the World Cup. England confirmed their final 15-man squad on Tuesday morning, with Jofra Archer and Tom Curran included and David Willey and Joe Denly missing out. Willey and Denly were named in last month’s provisional squad but have been dropped for Archer, who made his international debut earlier in the month, and Liam Dawson, who has made two England appearances in the last year. Vaughan said on Instagram: ‘It’s the right squad. Willey will be desperately disappointed but they’ve picked the right team. The right squad selected by England imo … Now Play brave,smart,intelligent cricket & get the luck of the Irish and this could be our time … #England #CWC2019 — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 21, 2019 ‘They needed that spare spinner and that’s why Dawson is in. It’s the right squad.’ He added on Twitter: ‘The right squad selected by England imo… Now play brave, smart, intelligent cricket and get the luck of the Irish and this could be out time…’ Nasser Hussain, another former England captain, described the 15-man squad as the ‘best they have ever picked’ and said the Archer selection was ‘100 per cent the right call’. He told Sky Sports: ‘The first thing to say is that’s the best squad England have ever picked for a World Cup. It is a phenomenal lineup of cricketers, especially in the batting department. Jofra Archer was selected ahead of David Willey (Picture: Getty) ‘They’ve made the right call in having Archer in that squad. Absolutely; 100 per cent. He had to play. He is such a rare talent, a game-changer, a wicket-taker. ‘One thing is for certain, I don’t think England will lose the World Cup because they went for Archer over Willey. It’s now how they play that’s going to be important.’ England continue their preparations for the World Cup on Saturday when they face Australia in a warm-up match. Steve Smith and David Warner, banned for 12 months after the ball-tampering scandal, are set to feature for the Aussies, who won the last World Cup in 2015. [metro-zone-post-strip]
21 May 19
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Jofra Archer was selected in England’s final World Cup squad (Picture: Getty) England bowler Jofra Archer has named Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle as his two prize scalps ahead of the World Cup. Archer was named in England’s final World Cup squad on Tuesday morning, just three weeks after making his international debut. A superb bowler, an athletic fielder and a handy batsman, Archer won over the England selectors in his three ODI appearances against Pakistan. The Barbados-born 24-year-old now hopes to help England lift the World Cup, and says he also has an eye on India captain Kohli – considered the best player of his generation – and West Indies batsman Gayle, who will retire from ODIs following the tournament. India captain Virat Kohli (Picture: Getty) Asked which batsmen he would relish the opportunity to bowl at over the next six weeks, Archer said: ‘I’d quite like to get Virat out. ‘I wasn’t able to do that at the Indian Premier League [for Rajasthan Royals]. I wanted to bowl at AB [de Villiers] at the World Cup as well but he won’t be playing… ‘Maybe Chris Gayle as well… I just want to make an impact in every game.’ Archer was an automatic pick in England’s World Cup squad despite his limited experience playing international cricket. Archer has enjoyed a remarkable rise (Picture: Getty) The Sussex star received the call from national selector Ed Smith on Monday evening and believes he is ready to make an impact at the World Cup. ‘I got the call from Ed yesterday. It was really, really exciting to know that I’ll be part of a big summer for English cricket,’ Archer told Sky Sports. ‘I think I’m ready. I’ve played a lot of cricket around the world so I know how to deal with pressure. ‘Everyone has welcomed me with open arms. It’s a great team to be part of, with a great captain, great players and a great support staff.’ The Cricket World Cup starts on May 30 (Picture: Getty) Smith, meanwhile, heaped praise on Archer after confirming the 24-year-old had forced his way into the World Cup squad at the expense of David Willey. He said: ‘Jofra is a very good player. He’s an outstanding talent and has made a very good start to his England career.’ England, who beat Pakistan 4-0 in the recent ODI series, face Australia in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday. Eoin Morgan’s side then kick off their World Cup campaign against South Africa at The Oval on May 30. [metro-zone-post-strip]
21 May 19
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Joe Denly missed out on the World Cup as England selected Liam Dawson (Picture: Getty) Nasser Hussain believes missing out on a place in England’s World Cup squad could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Joe Denly. Denly was named in England’s provisional squad last month but failed to impress in the recent ODI series against Pakistan and was left out of the final 15 on Tuesday morning. Liam Dawson, rated as a better spin bowler, was selected instead but Hussain says it could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Denly as he looks to bat himself into Ashes contention. ‘It could be a blessing in disguise for Denly,’ former England captain Hussain told Sky Sports. ‘There is an Ashes coming up. Our #CWC19 emoji team! 💪🏻😉 pic.twitter.com/U7LB4VL6Wa — England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 21, 2019 ‘If he was in this squad but not playing – carrying the drinks for a month – he might have missed out on the Ashes. It’s not a blessing in disguise for David Willey, however. ‘He’s been part of the set-up for three years and he’s been replaced by someone who has bowled 22 overs in ODIs. I think he will be absolutely ticking.’ Asked whether England made the right decision by dropping Willey for rising star Jofra Archer, who has only made three ODI appearances, Hussain said: ‘Picking Archer was the right call. ‘He has to play, he’s such a rare talent. I would like to have the left-arm option of Willey but I fully understand you’ve got to leave someone out.’ Former England captain Nasser Hussain (Picture: Getty) Hussain also praised England’s selection of Hampshire star Dawson, adding: ‘He’s a good pick. ‘Say you get to a semi-final on a tired pitch and Moeen or Adil Rashid comes down with illness… Liam is England’s next best white-ball spinner. Denly is a batsman who bowls a bit. So this is the right selection for me.’ England are the pre-tournament favourites and Hussain has heaped praise on Eoin Morgan’s side, who beat Pakistan 4-0 this month and play Australia in a warm-up match this weekend. ‘That’s the best squad England have ever picked for a World Cup,’ he said. ‘It’s a phenomenal line-up of cricketers.’ [metro-zone-post-strip]
21 May 19
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Jofra Archer has been named in England’s final World Cup squad (Picture: Getty) Jofra Archer has been included in England’s final 15-man squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Archer, 24, will go into the tournament having only played three one-day internationals, bowling 26 overs for his adopted country since making his debut earlier in the month. The rise of the Sussex star left a number of bowlers sweating for their World Cup places and David Willey, the left-armer with 46 ODI caps, has missed out. Joe Denly is another absentee, with the Kent man making way for Liam Dawson despite being named in England’s provisional World Cup squad last month. [metro-fact-box title=”England’s final World Cup squad” colour=”green” icon=”exclamation”] Eoin Morgan (c) Moeen Ali Jofra Archer Jonny Bairstow Jos Buttler Liam Dawson Liam Plunkett Adil Rashid Joe Root Jason Roy Ben Stokes James Vince Chris Woakes Mark Wood Tom Curran [/metro-fact-box] Dawson has only represented England twice in the past year but is considered a better spin-option than Denly and will have a role to play if Adil Rashid or Moeen Ali suffer an injury over the next two months. England national selector Ed Smith said: ‘It was a very difficult decision. We had more players we wanted to fit in the squad than we were allowed to. ‘David Willey has been a big part of the one-day side, it was a tough call but someone has to miss out. I spoke to David and Joe [Denly], they are both outstanding men and very unfortunate to miss out.’ Eoin Morgan’s team showed the form of World Cup favourites as they easily beat Pakistan 4-0 in their final ODI series before this summer’s showpiece event. Eoin Morgan’s side are the World Cup favourites (Picture: Getty) The home side scored over 340 in all four innings, with top-order batsmen Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, James Vince and Morgan all contributing scores. Ben Stokes also rediscovered his form against Pakistan, while Jos Buttler’s century in Southampton was one of the highlights of the series. Moeen and Rashid were automatic picks in England’s World Cup squad, as was Chris Woakes, the leader of the bowling attack who took five wickets in the final match on Sunday. Mark Wood only played one of the five Pakistan contests but his ability to bowl in excess of 90mph – like his new team-mate Archer – was an attractive proposition for the England selectors. Seamers Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett – both handy batsmen – complete an England squad bidding to make history by winning the 50-over World Cup for the first time. [metro-zone-post-strip]
20 May 19
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20 May 19
Blessed Lion

I am almost to the point where I can say my anxiety is completely healed, things that used to throw me off into a tantrum of worry, rumination, and fear are laughable now. I know this is extremely valuable to experience and that is why I want to share my knowledge in hopes that it […]

20 May 19
Guelph Sports Journal

Two six-packs for Mohawks lead to win over Wallaceburg DRESDEN – The Elora Mohawks scored six times in a span of three minutes and 49 seconds late in the second period of a 14-6 victory over the Wallaceburg Red Devils in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play at the Dresden Arena. The outburst was one […]

20 May 19
Chris Damian

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20 May 19
Stabroek News

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19 May 19
Frederic Sealey

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18 May 19
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Vincent Kompany looked apologetic as Manchester City thumped Watford (Picture: Getty) Manchester City completed a historic domestic treble by thrashing Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Having already won the Premier League and EFL Cup this season, Pep Guardiola’s side secured their third trophy of the season with a 6-0 win over Watford. David Silva fired the champions ahead midway through the first half, before Raheem Sterling doubled City’s advantage shortly before the break. Second-half substitute Kevin de Bruyne put the game to bed after half-time and Gabriel Jesus added a fourth when he slotted past Heurelho Gomes. From one Skipper to another… Vincent Kompany had a message for Troy Deeney 👀 pic.twitter.com/GreiAQzyH6 — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 19, 2019 Man City smashed Watford at Wembley (Picture: Getty) Sterling scored two more goals in the final ten minutes of the match but it was after the fourth that fans spotted Vincent Kompany looking awkwardly at Watford captain Troy Deeney. Kompany, an integral member of City’s title-winning team, was walking back past the halfway line when he offered an apologetic expression to Deeney before saying: ‘Harsh.’ Manchester City’s 6-0 victory sees them equal the record for the biggest victory in a FA Cup final. Speaking after the win, Kompany said: ‘What a season and what a tremendous club. ‘This is a positive group with a lot of quality. It’s the best team in the world for me. It’s a privilege to play for Manchester City.’ [metro-zone-post-strip]
18 May 19
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Sergio Aguero was named on the Manchester City bench v Watford (Picture: Getty) Pep Guardiola has explained his decision to bench Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in the FA Cup final against Watford. Guardiola made one change to the side that clinched the Premier League title at Brighton last week, with Gabriel Jesus starting and Aguero dropping to the bench. Jesus makes his first start since the FA Cup semi-final victory over Brighton. Kevin de Bruyne features on the Manchester City bench but England midfielder Phil Foden is absent from the squad altogether. Your City line-up for the #FACupFinal! 🏆 XI | Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus Subs | Muric, Danilo, Stones, Aguero, De Bruyne, Sané, Otamendi 🔵 @haysworldwide #mancity pic.twitter.com/X6eSjOpnsC — Manchester City (@ManCity) May 18, 2019 Asked about Jesus starting over Aguero before the game, Guardiola said: ‘It’s always difficult but at the same time Gabriel is an incredible guy. ‘You cannot understand his mood in training. He has played throughout the competition so he deserves to play. ‘He’s helped us to get here. It was hard to choose the right XI but it is what it is.’ On Aguero’s absence, Arsenal hero Ian Wright said: ‘Not seeing Sergio Aguero’s name on the list will give the Watford players a massive lift. ‘It goes on the small pile of things that could swing the result in Watford’s way.’ [metro-zone-post-strip]
18 May 19
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Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt is rated as one of the best young players in the world (Picture: Getty) Matthijs de Ligt would be a ‘good fit’ for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp should attempt to sign the Ajax defender ahead of Manchester United and Barcelona, according to Jaap Stam. De Ligt is rated as one of the most talented young defenders in the world and enjoyed a superb season for Ajax, helping the club win the Eredivisie and reach the Champions League semi-finals. The 19-year-old has been linked with a summer move to a number of elite clubs, with Manchester United, Man City and Barcelona all expressing interest in securing his services. Stam insists De Ligt must choose his next club carefully and says the Netherlands international would be an ideal signing for Klopp’s Liverpool. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘It’s important that he’ll get playing time,’ former defender Stam told DAZN. ‘If you look at the squads: Barcelona, after losing to Liverpool (in the Champions League semi-final), probably wants to strengthen their squad, especially in defence, if you ask me. ‘The question is how they are going to solve that problem. ‘I think that Matthijs de Ligt would be a good fit though. It will be great to see how he performs against better players in a better league, not just every few weeks, but every weekend. ‘The same goes for Liverpool. We all know who is their biggest defensive star – his Dutch colleague (Van Dijk) – the other players, Lovren and Matip, rotate quite a lot.’ De Ligt would be a ‘good fit’ for Liverpool, according to Jaap Stam (Picture: Getty) Liverpool are enjoying an impressive season, finishing one point behind Premier League champions Manchester City and progressing to a successive Champions League final. But Anfield legend Phil Thompson believes Klopp needs to bolster his squad this summer with at least two new signings. He told Sky Sports this week: ‘No matter who you are, you have to strengthen while you are on top. Don’t wait until things go wrong. ‘It was always the way of doing things in our heyday. No matter what we won, we always brought in two players to strengthen and give more options and regenerate the dressing room. ‘If Liverpool can, I would look at a creative midfield player and another striker. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are the three, but it’s a case of getting someone in who will be sitting on the bench for most of the season. ‘It’s like in midfield, we have a lot of players who are quite similar. We need someone with a creative spark and to give us more goals from that department. ‘It is hard to find a decent striker who will sit on the bench and that is the problem Klopp will have. ‘The squad is relatively young which is good and have at least another five years together so we look as though we are in a good position.’ [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/18/arsenal-ready-activate-32m-release-clause-sign-roma-centre-back-kostas-manolas-9595875/” title=”Arsenal ready to activate £32m release clause to sign Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas”]
18 May 19
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Jason Roy scored a superb century in England’s ODI victory over Pakistan on Friday (Picture: Getty) Jason Roy has been likened to Australia legend Adam Gilchrist after his stunning century helped England beat Pakistan at Trent Bridge and wrap up the series. Surrey opener Roy smashed 114 off 89 balls in England’s three-wicket victory over Pakistan in Nottingham on Friday. The century, which included 15 boundaries, comes after Roy made 87 and 76 in the previous two matches of the five-match series. ‘Roy’s innings at the top of the order was extraordinary,’ former England batsman Rob Key told Sky Sports. Roy was likened to Adam Gilchrist by Rob Key (Picture: Getty) ‘He hasn’t played a lot of cricket, he has been struggling with an injury and, I don’t care who you are, even the greatest players want to spend time out in the middle. ‘He was scratchy to start at The Ageas Bowl but, today, with some of the shots he was playing, it looked like he was taking the mick. ‘It was Adam Gilchrist-esque. That’s what that Australian side used to do, show everyone just how good they were. ‘There was a time back in the day where you though Roy was just a dasher and was going to try to hit every ball for four or six, but I’m glad to see he’s now setting a higher bar. 💯 FOR JASON ROY! That's the England opener's eighth ODI ton and he gets there from just 75 balls – another brilliant innings! 📺 Watch live on Sky Sports Cricket: https://t.co/kIWt5LNuss📱 Follow our live blog: https://t.co/RqfFAMijI7 pic.twitter.com/9JkM43iZWc — Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) May 17, 2019 ‘For a man of his ability, that bar could be set even higher still. In all forms of cricket.’ Babar Azam’s ninth ODI hundred had helped Pakistan post 340-7 at Trent Bridge, with Roy’s Surrey teammate Tom Curran claiming four wickets. But England reached the target in the final over of the match as Ben Stokes finished unbeaten on 71. ‘I saw the Stokes of old out there,’ Kent legend Key added. ‘He looked in complete control. Ben Stokes saw England over the line with an unbeaten 71 (Picture: Getty) ‘He tries so hard, Ben. He is trying to play with greater responsibility, but sometimes you can actually go too far and take away from what made you successful in the first place. ‘At the end of the Test tour of the West Indies earlier this year, I thought I saw signs when he hit 48 off 75 balls in the last innings he played. ‘That’s Stokes at his best; not leaving balls but looking to counter-attack.’ The fifth and final ODI takes place at Headingley on Sunday. [metro-zone-post-strip]