Cricket News No one can come near England currently in the ODI format: James Anderson

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The England cricket team has made a remarkable recovery in their limited-overs fortunes after crashing out in the league stages of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Under Eoin Morgan’s leadership, ‘new’ England has dominated the limited-overs set-up in the last couple of seasons. Since 2017, Morgan’s side has won their last nine series, excluding the one-off ODI loss against Scotland, including 3-1 recently in Sri Lanka. The recently-concluded series saw England winning all three formats against Sri Lanka, including a 3-0 whitewash in the Tests. James Anderson, England’s leading wicket-taker in tests, believes England will have to play incredibly badly if they do not win the 2019 World Cup which will be played at home this time.Speaking in an episode of Tailenders Podcast, Anderson said Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team comes closest when it comes to matching England’s consistency. “But I think in our conditions I don’t think anyone is going to come near so I think we’ve really got to screw up if we don’t win the World Cup. There’s no-one really anywhere near [England] in the one-day form, probably India,” Anderson said.Read More | MS Dhoni is the hero of the country, learnt a lot from him: PantEngland is building solid momentum ahead of the 2019 World Cup and has been in dominant form in 2018. They hammered Australia 4-1 and secured a tense 3-2 win over New Zealand. In their first series at home, England achieved history by whitewashing Australia 5-0 for the first time ever and they topped it off with a brilliant 2-1 series win against a formidable Indian side.Read More | Virat Kohli engineered Anil Kumble’s exit, according to leaked emailsIn 2015, they were facing a must-win game against Bangladesh in their last league game in Adelaide but they lost by 15 runs to crash out of the tournament. The loss saw the exit of coach Peter Moores. In ICC events, England have only won the 2010 World T20 under the leadership of Paul Collingwood while in the World Cups, they have lost in the final three times in 1979, 1987 and 1992. They also lost in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 while in 2017, they were knocked out by Pakistan in the semi-finals. Both the tournaments were held in England. last_img read more

Syracuse’s game at Canisius moved to Sunday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 4 Syracuse’s game against Canisius was moved from April 5 to Sunday, April 3, SU Athletics announced in a release on Wednesday morning.While the game changes days, the location and time remain the same. The Orange (9-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to Buffalo, New York, to face Canisius (4-5, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic) at 7 p.m. after playing No. 13 Duke in the Carrier Dome at noon the same day.Syracuse is 3-1 on the road this season, the lone loss coming against then-No. 16 Boston College by a score of 13-8.SU’s contest with the Golden Griffs starts a three-game road swing that continues at Virginia Tech and Albany on April 9 and 12, respectively.Syracuse ended a skid in which it lost three of five and fell from its No. 2 ranking by beating No. 5 Notre Dame, 12-11, on the road on Sunday. The Orange continued its momentum with a 17-7 thumping of Connecticut on Tuesday night at home.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 30, 2016 at 11:47 am Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRcenter_img Related Stories Kayla Treanor and Riley Donahue lead Syracuse to 17-7 win over ConnecticutAllie Murray overcomes early mistake to help Syracuse crush Connecticutlast_img read more

Portugal Hold Italy, Qualify for Nations League Semis

first_imgPortugal have seven points from three games in the three-team group, two ahead of Italy who have finished their campaign. Poland, who visit Portugal for the group’s final game on Tuesday, have one point and have already been relegated.They are also in line to host the semifinals and finals in June as Italy and Poland were the only other two countries to express an interest in staging the tournament. The decision still has to be ratified by Uefa on December 3.Last November, Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held by Sweden at the same stadium.Italy had an early chance when Lorenzo Insigne’s long-range shot was parried by Rui Patricio and Ciro Immobile blasted the rebound over the bar.In what was a hugely promising display by Roberto Mancini’s side, Alessandro Florenzi drove a low shot narrowly wide before Marco Verratti threaded a ball through to Immobile and this time Patricio saved the shot with his leg.Another neat move ended with Jose Fonte blocking Federico Chiesa’s shot early in the second half.Portugal, who have not picked Cristiano Ronaldo since the World Cup by mutual agreement, were more threatening as the game wore on.Substitute Joao Mario shot over on the turn after Joao Cancelo worked an opening on the right and Gianluigi Donnarumma made a difficult save from William Carvalho’s low shot.Lorenzo Pellegrini’s header was comfortably saved by Patricio as Italy had a final fling in stoppage time.3 AttachmentsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semifinals when they held Italy 0-0 yesterday, the second time in a year that the hosts have been knocked out of a competition following a goalless draw at the San Siro.Italy, with defender Giorgio Chiellini making his 100th appearance, suffocated Portugal in the first hour with their pressing and created numerous openings with their intricate passing moves.ut they ran out of steam in the last half hour and the European champions held out fairly comfortably.last_img read more