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Pakistan vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 43 Highlights

Match Preview – Pakistan vs Bangladesh | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Bangladesh Coach Steve Rhodes – “We Appreciate Every Single Tiger!” | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Pakistan vs Bangladesh – Match Highlights | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The Review LIVE – Pakistan v Bangladesh | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Post Match Press Conference Pakistan vs Bangladesh | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Match Info
Match: PAK vs BAN, Match 43, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Friday, July 05, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT
Venue: Lord’s, London
 

Pakistan Squad: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

Bangladesh Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Jayed, Liton Das (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin

Venue Guide
Stadium: Lord’s
City: London
Capacity: 30000
Ends: Pavilion End, Nursery End
Hosts to: Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex
Also Hosts: Lacrosse, Hockey, Archery (2012 Olympics)
 

Venue Scoring Pattern
Avg 1st inn score: 237
Avg 2nd inn score: 217
Highest Total: 334/4 (60 Ov) by ENG vs IND
Lowest Total: 107/10 (32.1 Ov) by RSA vs ENG
Highest Chased: 326/8 (49.3 Ov) by IND vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 204/5 (50 Ov) by PAK vs ENG

Pakistan vs Afghanistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 36 Highlights

Match Preview – Pakistan v Afghanistan | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Pakistan vs Afghanistan – Match Highlights | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The Review – Pakistan v Afghanistan | ICC Cricket World Cup

Post Match Press Conference Pakistan VS Afghanistan | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Match Info
Match: PAK vs AFG, Match 36, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
 

Pakistan Squad: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

Afghanistan Squad: Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Aftab Alam, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Venue Guide
Stadium: Headingley
City: Leeds
Capacity: 17000
Ends: Kirkstall Lane End, Football Stand End
Hosts to: Yorkshire
 

Venue Scoring Pattern
Avg 1st inn score: 226
Avg 2nd inn score: 207
Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

England vs West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 19 Highlights

Match Preview – England vs West Indies | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

England vs West Indies – Match Highlights | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Post Match Press Conference England VS West Indies | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Match Info
Match: ENG vs WI, Match 19, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
 

England Squad: Liam Plunkett, Eoin Morgan (c), Adil Rashid, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Liam Dawson, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer

West Indies Squad: Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Oshane Thomas

Venue Guide
Stadium: The Rose BowlCity:Southampton
Capacity: 6,500 (20,000 with temporary seating)
Ends: Pavilion End, Northern End
Hosts to: Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI
 

Venue Scoring Pattern
Avg 1st inn score: 260
Avg 2nd inn score: 214
Highest Total: 373/3 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK
Lowest Total: 65/10 (24 Ov) by USA vs AUS
Highest Chased: 306/7 (49 Ov) by NZ vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 251/7 (50 Ov) by ENG vs SL

Getting Things Back on Track

For the sake of their tradition, expectations, and potential, England’s decision makers are hopeful this trend of terrible, unfortunate, and unlucky World Cup performances and results won’t go on in perpetuity. As of 2016, the FA which formed in 1863, the first football association in the world—had placed their trust in the hands of technical director, Dan Ashworth.

The Daily Mail: a conservative British tabloid with a circulation of about two million put out an article in 2016, delineating the plans of Ashworth and the FA to correct the past and prepare for the future. Without much detail, the article illuminated England’s growing concern with improving their national team’s standard of play as was indicated in the title of the article: “FA masterplan to win World Cup in 2022 includes hiring specialist coaches to help with possession and ball control,” which was interesting, considering possession has proven to be a salient issue for the Three Lions.

Further concern was echoed from a piece in the DailyMail.com, February 18, 2016, by Charles Sale: “The FA’s masterplan aimed at winning the World Cup in 2022 includes hiring an array of specialist coaches for when England have the ball, when they do not have the ball—and when they are kicking it. The FA are advertising on their website for national technical coaches, with the job descriptions saying: ‘We are changing how we work, reallocating resources and investing heavily to create a team of exceptional people capable of creating winning England teams.’”

Without question, members of the FA are cognizant of the grave issues at hand, but a cynic would hasten to point out, it’s not without superiority naivety. In typical fashion, they’ve conceded negligence on their part, pledging to fix it. However, their means of steering the ship in the right direction might have more to do with English pride than actually doing it right. By the FA’s own concession, they intend to act on real change with English soccer, just as Napoleon promised the farm animals that things would change for the better. To some, it’s nothing but old ideas disguised as new and improved action. Such critics are familiar with England as a steward of such promises in accordance with the underlining subtext: We will change things. Change will come—as long as it follows closely in line with what we’ve already been doing.

On the flipside, one could say they’re on a progressive path to making their program better. The relationship with the FA and coaching is, and always will be, combined as one, so to speak, seeking to guide the team toward a better future.

And, as usual, notwithstanding past disappointment, England has every reason in the world to win the World Cup again. When that might be, is anyone’s guess. After losing to Iceland in the 2016 European Cup, they have as good a chance of winning the World Cup in Russia as they would boarding a spaceship with Nick Pope on route to Andromeda. But, low and behold, after leading a strong World Cup qualification campaign, they’re among the favorites in Russia.

They’ve had a profound influence on the game with their successful club teams and their consistent winning with the national team. Entering Russia 2018, the English are equipped with a phenomenal lineup, one they think has the potential to bring the trophy back to where they feel it belongs.

All of the history and all of the issues with England makes them one of the most exciting teams to watch.