ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Trent Bridge weather? Rain to dominate India vs New Zealand

first_imgIndia and New Zealand are currently undefeated in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.New Zealand has a 4-3 head-to-head record against India in World Cups.New Zealand has never lost to India in World Cups in England. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India and New Zealand are all set to clash on Thursday in Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The Kiwis have won their first three games and are on top of the group while India is also on a roll having won games against South Africa and Australia. New Zealand also has a 4-3 head-to-head advantage against India in World Cups and they have never lost in England. This makes for a mouth-watering contest. Virat Kohli’s team are dominant while Kane Williamson and his tactical acumen make this side dangerous. However, there is a problem heading into the clash and it has to with the heavens.The rain, which has been lashing England in June, is all set to play a major part in this clash between India and New Zealand. The weather forecast for Nottingham is not good for June 13. There are intermittent showers predicted throughout the day, the kind of rain that settles down and refuses to go away quickly. Trent Bridge was lashed with heavy rain for two days prior to this match. Although it is not expected to be heavy, the rain could be consistent. The start of the day is expected to be cloudy but the rain could pick up as the day wears on. The India vs New Zealand clash could be affected by rain. (Image credit: Accuweather UK)The rain has played havoc in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with three games getting washed out. The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka clash and Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh clash in Bristol have all been washed out due to the rain. In fact, even a toss could not take place and this became the first World Cup in which two games were washed out without a ball being bowled. The South Africa vs West Indies clash in Southampton was also washed out but 7.3 overs were bowled in the Proteas innings.New Zealand is currently on top of the table while India is in the third spot. Looking at the weather situation, things could remain the same but fans would be hoping that the rain gods have mercy and allow the match between India and New Zealand to take place. highlightslast_img read more

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Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Gonzaga

first_imgThe Gonzaga report: Gonzaga is also the eighth tallest team in the country, per Kenpom.com. It is likely due to the experienced big men Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis on the roster, both of whom are at least 6-foot-10. Another big man Przemek Karnowski (7-foot-1) was injured five games into the season. He was arguably the team’s best player.The Bulldogs didn’t do much wrong this year. Its’ worst loss came at home to UCLA. It also lost to St. Mary’s twice, before defeating it in the WCC championship game. They didn’t collect many good wins, though, until the NCAA Tournament. A win over Connecticut in the Battle 4 Atlantis was the best regular season win. Sabonis, though, is one of the best at his position, averaging more than 11 rebounds per game. Syracuse will have a tough time going up the Bulldogs’ their size. Published on March 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Logan Reidsma | Senior Staff Photographer How Syracuse beats Gonzaga: The Orange needs to find a way to keep the ball out of the high post so Wiltjer and Sabonis can’t find too many scoring opportunities. They will get their points and they will get their rebounds, and because of that the Orange will need to do other things right. That involves making 3s and limiting the Bulldogs on the offensive glass. Unfortunately for the Orange, GU also limits 3-point shooting really well, and shoots it at a high percentage from the outside. Syracuse has the advantage of having played tough teams that are good at rebounding this season and finding a way to hang in there. But unlike North Carolina, GU is dangerous with 3s. So this isn’t an ideal matchup for SU, but there are few that are for the Orange.Stat to know: Both Gonzaga and Syracuse play very tight rotations. The Bulldogs only use their bench 22.9 percent of the time, which is 338th in Division I. Syracuse uses its bench 16.2 percent of the time, good for 350th in Division I. Having six or seven players has seemed to hurt SU this season a bit, but the Orange will be on a level playing field in that area come Friday.Player to watch: Sabonis is a monster on the glass, and it will be interesting to see if Syracuse can find a way to at least neutralize that ability. He’s had 14 games this season where he had 10 or more rebounds on the defensive glass alone. There’s no way to know which Tyler Roberson shows up to battle with him on the boards, but if it’s not the “plugged-in” one, then Sabonis will likely be able to bully the Orange and make it a lot harder for it to win. Comments Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will travel to Chicago on Friday to play Gonzaga (28-7, 15-3 West Coast) in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. The No. 10 seed Orange won two games in St. Louis this past weekend, upsetting No. 7 seed Dayton before taking care of business against the Cinderella story in 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee State. The No. 11 seed Bulldogs upset sixth-seeded Seton Hall and No. 3 seed Utah to advance.Syracuse hasn’t been to the Sweet 16 since 2013, when it went all the way to the Final Four. Gonzaga has made the Tournament in 18 straight seasons, but is one of only two non-power conference team remaining in the Tournament.Here’s everything you need to know about the Bulldogs.All-Time Series: 1-0 in the Orange’s favor.Last time they played: On March 21, 2010, Syracuse blew out Gonzaga, 87-65, in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. It was the only matchup between the two teams. At the time the Orange placed as a No. 1 seed in the Tournament. Wesley Johnson scored a career-high 31 points in the game played in Buffalo. The 12 3-pointers that SU hit was the most in the program’s NCAA Tournament history. Conversely, Gonzaga made just 3-of-21 from behind the arc.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse went on to be upset by Butler in the Sweet 16. That was the year when Butler made the Tournament final for the first time.MORE COVERAGE:The Daily Orange beat writers preview Syracuse-Gonzaga in Sweet 16Ten fun facts about GonazagaSyracuse-Gonzaga game time set for 9:40 p.m. on Friday Related Stories NCAA Tournament: 10 fun facts about GonzagaSyracuse basketball roundtable: How to handle Gonzaga’s threats and how SU can improveSyracuse-Gonzaga game time set for 9:40 p.m. on FridayDougherty: The Syracuse zone is keeping the madness at bayTyler Roberson is putting all the pieces together at the right time Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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