2019 Cricket World Cup: Blackcaps Bowling Stats

Now this is where the fun stuff happened. The Blackcaps bowlers began the 2019 World Cup by bowling Sri Lanka out for 136 and then pretty much carried on from there, slicing through a pretty dangerous Bangladesh batting lineup to bowl them out for 244 and then skittling Afghanistan for 172.

2019 Cricket World Cup: Blackcaps Batting Stats

Well, if boundary countback was gonna be an issue then no surprises that we struggled there, considering that only three teams hit fewer boundaries than the Blackcaps throughout the entire tournament and they were: Sri Lanka (played three fewer games), South Africa (played two fewer games), and Afghanistan (played one fewer game and was only a single boundary behind our tally).

2019 Cricket World Cup: Gutted

How do you even begin to comprehend something like that? To have been so close to something so special only to come away empty-handed, it’s excruciating. The Blackcaps gave it a little bit of everything and it wasn’t quite enough, not by the tiniest of margins, and I’m afraid that this one is going to sting for a very long time.

2019 Cricket World Cup: Drawing Upon The Legacy Of Their Predecessors, This Blackcaps Team Is Different

As the Blackcaps came to terms with a famous victory, Tom Latham completing a routine catch behind the stumps off the bowling of Jimmy Neesham to dismiss Yuzvendra Chahal and book a place in the World Cup final, captain Kane Williamson had a look on his face like he couldn’t quite remember if he’d put his phone on charge before he left the hotel.

It Wasn’t Pretty But Joseph Parker & Junior Fa Both Tasted The Sweet Nectar of Victory On the Weekend

It took all of about fifteen seconds for Joseph Parker to take control of his scrap with Alex Leapai. He came out looking sharp, throwing those quick hands around and looking to hit in combinations. Parker trapped Leapai on the ropes later in that first round and copped him with a few mean hooks while his jab was a constant force from the opening bell.

What’s On The Line For Joseph Parker Against Alex Leapai This Weekend?

It was supposed to be a clash with Eric Molina, Joseph Parker getting into it on his first Matchroom Boxing card with a scrap against a fella who has fought (and lost) to both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Not the toughest opponent of his career but a respectable one, a solid win for the resume as he looks to build himself back into contention under his new promoters.

Domestic Cricket Daily: Otago Volts/Central Districts Stags Contracts List

Otago Volts have made a couple key signings in recruiting Dean Foxcroft from Central Districts Stags and Nick Kelly from Northern Districts Knights to bolster their group, while CD Stags have no need for any drastic changes to their contracted list for the upcoming summer.