World Cup 2019: Mighty Aussies to face stern Windies

first_img Indo-Asian News Service NottinghamJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 18:03 IST Australia would need to adjust to take on the West Indies. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBoth the teams have beat their opponents in their World Cup encountersAustralia is wary of the fact that Windies have some of the biggest hitters in world cricketAustralia would need to adjust their mindset to take on the West Indies, coach Langer saidRiding on confidence after their emphatic win over Afghanistan, Australia will face an uphill task against the buoyant West Indies when the two teams meet in their World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge on Thursday.Both the teams were at their menacing best in their opening World Cup encounters and literally thrashed their opponents.Aaron Finch-led Australia had registered a convincing seven-wicket win over Afghanistan. The bowlers, especially the pacers, were on song as they restricted Afghan Tigers to 207.While chasing, Finch and David Warner showed signs of being in great form as both scored half-centuries and rang alarming bells for the opposition teams.On the other hand, Windies had demolished the Pakistani batting line-up with a barrage of short-pitch deliveries and ultimately bowled them out for mere 105 in their opening encounter in the ongoing World Cup. Oshane Thomas had finished with 4-27, while captain Jason Holder and Andre Russell shared five wickets between them before Windies clinched a seven-wicket win over Pakistan.Australia is wary of the fact that Windies line-up boasts of having some of the biggest hitters in world cricket at the moment and it would really require some effort from the Aussie pacers to control the likes of Chris Gayle, Russell, and Carlos Brathwaite.Head coach Justin Langer has already said that Australia would need to adjust their mindset to take on the West Indies quicks and other fast bowlers at the tournament in England and Wales.”We have to adapt to the West Indies no doubt, who have got a number of good, fast bowlers. South Africa will be the same. England will be the same. Have to adapt our game plan and adapt pretty quickly,” Langer said on Tuesday.advertisement”Obviously a very dangerous team the way they bat and aggressive bowling, but they’ve got weaknesses as well and we’re playing pretty good cricket.”He also said that Australia, in all likelihood, will go in with the same XI that featured against Afghanistan.SquadsAustralia: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam ZampaWest Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron HetmyerAlso Read | World Cup 2019: 5 things to look for in India’s World Cup runAlso Read | World Cup 2019: History favours India over South Africa in recent ICC eventsAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia vs South AfricaFollow World Cup 2019Follow Aaron FinchFollow Jason HolderFollow Justin LangerFollow David WarnerFollow Oshane ThomasFollow Andre RussellFollow Chris GayleFollow Carlos Brathwaite World Cup 2019: Mighty Aussies to face stern WindiesAustralia will face West Indies in the World Cup on Thursday. Australia won over Afghanistan by seven wickets, whereas, Windies bowled Pakistan out for mere 105 in their opening encounter in the ongoing World Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

New Zealand votes to legalise samesex marriage

first_imgThe move comes three days after Ireland’s Constitutional Convention voted to recommend a referendum to provide for same-sex marriage in Ireland.Twelve countries around the world, including Spain, Canada, Iceland and Argentina, have already legislated to allow for same-sex marriage, while a number of other countries – including Ireland – recognise civil partnerships. – Additional reporting by AFPRead: 12 gorgeous moments which will make you feel good about marriage > Read: Gilmore says State should not pass judgement on who people love > Read: Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples is ‘historic step’ > NEW ZEALAND HAS voted to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.Parliament voted by 77 votes to 44 in favour of the new legislation, making New Zealand the thirteenth country in the world to vote in favour of marriage for same-sex couples.Spokesperson for the Green Party – the third biggest party in the New Zealand parliament – Kevin Hague MP said the passing of marriage equality brought “a huge benefit to many people, and no harm to anyone at all.”“When I first got together with my partner, 29 years ago, the message sent by the law could not have been clearer: we were outsiders and did not belong,” he said. The stories we have heard from young gay and lesbian people just wanting to feel accepted by our society provide the overwhelming reason why this is the right move.center_img Today Parliament has sent a message to the rainbow community that we do belong without having to compromise who we are.last_img read more