Australia vs New Zealand: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 37

first_img Next Australia vs New Zealand: Dream11 Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for World Cup 2019 Match 37Dream11 Prediction, Australia vs New Zealand: Another high-octane clash in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is on cards as two top contenders for the coveted trophy – New Zealand and Australia – are set to square-off at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground here on Saturday.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJune 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 08:39 IST Reuters PhotoWith a solitary defeat in 7 games, Australia became the first team to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals after defeating their Ashes rival England by 64 runs last week. When they face New Zealand at Lord’s on Saturday, they could only look to spoil the celebrations for New Zealand.Barring the defeat against India, defending champions Australia have been highly impressive in this tournament, with their all-round performances in every game.New Zealand, on the other hand, will look to register a win at Lord’s to not procrastinate their qualification to their last game against England.The Black Caps started their World Cup run on a sublime note as they remained unbeaten for the first 6 games. The winning streak ended only when they faced Pakistan on Wednesday.As the 5-time winner World Cup champions take on a team that has never won the World Cup, the match could turn out to be thriller.Here are a few suggestions for your Dream11 Playing 11.BatsmenIn this World Cup, David Warner has proven that he has extraordinary batting feat and thus he should be your blind pick in the batting side. Warner is the highest run scorer in the tournament with his 500 runs. The Australian has maintained exceptional consistency as he has 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. Warner’s opening partner Aaron Finch ranks second in the top scorers list.The Australian opening duo have put on a record-equalling three century stands with two league games still to go as they are on the track to become the greatest ever pair at the top in a World Cup.advertisementNew Zealand skipper Kane Williamson too has two centuries in this World Cup. Williamson with his composure and unbeaten 106, lef his side single-handedly to a win over South Africa. Your fourth pick for batsmen could be Ross Taylor as after Williamson, he is the second leading scorer for the Kiwis. Taylor has an average of 40.6 in his 5 innings and has 203 runs in total.WicketkeeperThere should not be much doubt in picking the wicket-keeper for this team as Alex Carey has a good stats behind him to support his pick. Alex Carey is on top of charts with 15 dismissals in 7 games. The left-hand batsman remained unbeaten on 55 against India and is averaging at 57.66 from 6 innings in the World Cup.All-roundersAll-rounder Neesham has 131 runs and 7 wickets to his credit and that makes him a must-to-have in your Dream 11. The 28-year-old has picked a 5-wicket haul against Afghanistan. Glenn Maxwell could be your other pick as he has the potential to steady Australia’s middle-order. Maxwell could prove crucial in the death overs to take the team to a big total or finish the game off. Against Sri Lanka, Maxwell’s arrival brought a typical flurry, as he stealed 22 runs off the last over.BowlersFast bowler Mitchell Starc is leading the bowling charts with 19 wickets at 18.26. He provided his side crucial breakthroughs with his bounce, swing and pace. Pat Cummins could be the second choice. The pacer has 11 wickets in 7 innings at an average of 28.45.You could then pick Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson from the New Zealand side to further strengthen your pace side.Australia vs New Zealand Dream11 suggested Playing XI:David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Kane Williamson (vice-captain), Ross Taylor, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Mitchell Starc, Trent boult, Lockie furgeson, Pat CumminsSquads:Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell.For 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Australia vs New Zealand dream11Follow Australia vs New Zealand dream11 predictionFollow aus vs nz dream 11last_img read more

Mens basketball Chris Holtmann beat North Carolina as a firstyear head coach

Then-Butler head coach Chris Holtmann coached the 2014-15 Bulldogs to a surprise 23-11 with a win against No. 5 North Carolina in his first season as head coach. Credit: Courtesy of John Fetcho | Butler AthleticsChris Holtmann wasn’t officially the guy until after he secured the biggest win of his early coaching career.He was Butler’s interim head coach at the start of the 2014-15 season and took his team to the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas during Thanksgiving weekend. Their first opponent: No. 5 North Carolina.“To be honest,” former Butler guard Alex Barlow said, “I didn’t know what to expect.”Barlow said he wondered if the moment of Holtmann’s first truly big game as head coach would get to him.It did not.Butler shocked the Tar Heels, 74-66. The Bulldogs shot only 30.6 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times, but they grabbed 29 offensive rebounds and allowed just eight fastbreak points.That win put Butler on course for a 23-11 season and an NCAA Tournament bid, following a 14-17 season the year prior. It also was a main factor in Holtmann’s promotion from interim to full-time head coach. He then quickly entered the conversation of college basketball’s best up-and-coming coaches.“We got out there, and it was just like we were playing Chattanooga,” Barlow said. “It had no different feel. And at that moment, I’m like, we got ourselves a really good coach.”Holtmann had bested future hall-of-famer Roy Williams in his first season as a head coach at a major program.He has a similar opportunity Saturday when Ohio State battles the fifth-ranked Tar Heels in New Orleans.At 10-3 with wins against Wisconsin and Michigan, the Buckeyes have been somewhat of a surprise in college basketball in the first year of the Holtmann regime. Picked to finish in the bottom third of the Big Ten by several media outlets, Ohio State is now in a similar position to that Butler team three years ago. An upset win against the Tar Heels can vault the Buckeyes into the national picture and significantly boost their NCAA Tournament resume before January.“We’re going to really talk to our guys about just staying in the moment and staying really focused on doing what you know is expected to do and then cut loose and play aggressively,” Holtmann said. “I don’t have any, at least I haven’t had any kind of Knute Rockne speeches in my bag.”He didn’t have that moment in 2014 either. There wasn’t one or two main factors to why Butler won that day. Barlow and Kellen Dunham — another Butler guard on that team — said it had to do with Holtmann simply convincing them they were the better team.“He believed in us from the start,” Dunham said. “He’s like, ‘Guys, I’m serious. I look around the country and I’d go with you guys every day of the week. I’m not going to trade any one of you guys for anybody.’ “For a coach to say that, as cheesy as it sounds, it’s like, man, I want to go dive on the floor for this guy.”Holtmann had three days to prep his players before they played North Carolina in the Bahamas for the first game of the 12-team tournament. Normally, a player might expect a coach to have a higher level of intensity in the practices leading up to that caliber of a showdown. It was quite the opposite.Dunham said Holtmann was pretty much the same the whole week as he was preparing for other games. He tried to drown out the hype the media put on the game and laid out the tendencies of each player on the scouting report, humanizing would-be lottery picks in future NBA drafts. The only difference, Barlow said, was how much they practiced on transition defense and rebounding.“If you would have told me we shot as poorly as we did, would we have won the game? I would’ve been surprised,” he said. “But we got so many extra possessions, we had a lot of 3s and we did a great job with all of our defensive keys.”Alex Barlow (3) celebrate near the end of a 56-48 win against Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on March 19, 2015. He was Butler’s leading scorer against North Carolina in 2014. Credit: Courtesy of TNSButler trailed by just three at halftime and executed its offense well, despite a low shooting percentage. Barlow, who had 11 points at halftime, said he remembered Holtmann entering the locker room and delivering the same message, instilling the same confidence he had all week with the players — they were going to win that game.Barlow hit two 3s to open the half for his game-high 17 points and Butler didn’t turn back. With stellar play on the boards and getting back in transition — something echoed by Ohio State forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop Thursday — Butler made a statement it could beat any team.The same statement Ohio State hopes to make Saturday.Butler led by as much as much as 14 with eight minutes left. North Carolina ended up cutting its deficit to three with 37 seconds remaining.At any point where Holtmann’s inexperience in big games would show, this had to be the moment. The double-digit lead had shrunk to one possession. However, Barlow said Holtmann didn’t show an ounce of nervousness, which reminded him of former Butler head coach Brad Stevens, now the Boston Celtics head coach.“I think coach Holtmann’s kind of like that in the fact that he was always like, ‘Guys, we’re going to win this game,” Barlow said.Dunham said he gets frustrated thinking about how poorly he shot in that game — 3-for-17 — but remembers that game as one that put the Bulldogs on a track to the NCAA Tournament and as a turning point in the team’s trust in Holtmann as the guy moving forward.“It instilled a lot of confidence that we could beat just about anybody in the country if we buy into what coach Holtmann’s saying,” he said.Ohio State has surpassed early expectations. That Butler team did the same. The only difference is Holtmann hasn’t had that signature win against a ranked opponent with the Buckeyes just yet. The same opponent can provide Holtmann with another career-defining victory in his first season at another major program.Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) talks with head coach Chris Holtmann during a timeout in the first half of the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor“Whether or not they can beat North Carolina this weekend, I don’t know … But what I do know is those guys will believe they can beat them because of coach Holtmann, because of the assistant coaches there with them,” Barlow said. “Coach Holtmann has gotten those guys to buy in. He’s gotten them to believe they’re better than what they were supposed to be. And when you have that type of confidence, you can beat anybody on any given night.”This won’t be Holtmann’s only chance in his inaugural season to secure a win against a top team. However, the opportunity presented to him against the Tar Heels comes with the territory of knowing how to complete the task.“It was one of your coaching moments that you reflect back on and you’ll never forget because when you’re coaching a new group and you just got the position and you’ve been named interim and you’re kind of on a day-to-day contract,” Holtmann said Thursday when asked about the 2014 game. “To have a moment like that for us as a group and as a team after what we had been through was pretty special given the caliber of program that we were playing.” read more