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Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 – Group-wise Teams Guide with Squads

The Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 will happen over 20 thrilling sessions of netball. The action kicks off on Friday, July 12, and Australia will have their sights set on four straight World Cup triumphs. The 2019 Netball World Cup will be held at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England, with the competition wrapping up with the final on July 21. 16 countries will take to the court, including Australia, England, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Africa, Malawi, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Fiji, Samoa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Teams are part into four groups of four relying upon their world ranking. The main four seedings all together are Australia, England, Jamaica and New Zealand.

Group A

Australia

Coach: Lisa Alexander

World Cup best: Winners 1963, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2011, 2015.

Star: Liz Watson ought to bring drive and first class passing and will be pivotal to the team’s expectations.

Consuming inquiry: Can they beat England? A year ago the Roses upset them in the final and this time they have an entire country behind them. The Diamonds must gather their best play on the off chance that they are to raise the trophy, yet they look prepared to do it.

Possibilities: Very strong. All signs point to the Diamonds making the final however it won’t be simple with England, New Zealand and Jamaica looking to bring them down.

Squad: Caitlin Bassett (captain), April Brandley, Kelsey Browne, Courtney Bruce, Paige Hadley, Sarah Klau, Jamie-Lee Price, Caitlin Thwaites, Gretel Tippett, Liz Watson (vice-captain), Jo Weston, Steph Wood.

Key player: Liz Watson leads an inexperienced midcourt and her capacity to change the ball down the court will be crucial to the Diamonds’ odds.

Prediction: Runners-up.

Northern Ireland

Coach: Dan Ryan

World Cup best: 7th, 1983.

Star: Captain Caroline O’Hanlon will acquire her hot form the Netball Super League.

Consuming inquiry: Will speed thrill? Dan Ryan wants to play an up-tempo game and his side could be appropriate to it.

Possibilities: Northern Ireland could well make the second round from this group.

Squads: Caroline O’Hanlon (captain), Fi Toner, Lisa Bowman, Shaunagh Craig, Niamh Cooper, Ciara Crosbie, Michelle Drayne, Gemma Lawlor, Emma Magee, Michelle Magee, Lisa McCaffrey, Neamh Woods

Key player: Fionnuala Toner is an extreme and flexible defender who can swing between wing defence and goal defence and be a game changer when it makes a difference.

Prediction: 8th.

Zimbabwe

Coach: Lloyd Makumbe

World Cup best: 2019 presentation.

Star: In an extremely youthful side, skipper Perpetua Siyachitema will be a pillar of stability.

Consuming inquiry: Can they handle the pressure? The Gems are in their first World Cup so could be in for a stun.

Possibilities: Despite inexperience, Zimbabwe teams have a history of lifting for world occasions.

Squad: Sharon T Bwanali, Pauline Jani, Rudo Karume, Felisitus Kwangwa, Claris Kwaramba, Ndaizivei Madzikangava, Sharleen Makusha, Patricia Mauladi, Adelaide Muskwe, Ursula Ndlovu, Perpetua Y Siyachitema (c), Joice Takaidza.

Key player: Adelaide Muskwe carries some genuinely necessary experience to this team – a quick defender who plays for Severn Stars in the UK’s Superleague.

Prediction: 12th.

Sri Lanka

Coach: Thilaka Jinadasa

World Cup best: 9th, 1963.

Star: At 213 centimeters, shooter Tharjini Sivalingam is an impressive target.

Consuming inquiry: Can their experience help? In their 10th World Cup, Sri Lanka’s veterans could be the difference in advancing.

Possibilities: Sri Lanka gets an opportunity to make the second round, yet should be at their best.

Squad: Deepika Abeykoon, Dharshika Abeywickrema, Gayanjali Amarawansa, Dulanga Ambeygoda, Gayani Dissanayake, Chathurangi Jayasooriya (c), Hasitha Mendis, Nauchalie Rajapakse, Elilenthinie Sethukavalar, Tharjini Sivalingam, Dulangi Wannithileka, Thilini Waththegedera.

Key player: Chathurangi Jayasooriya’s expectation in defence will be critical to Sri Lanka making turnovers when the ball is coming at them quick.

Prediction: 15th.

Group B

New Zealand

Coach: Noeline Taurua

World Cup best: Winners 1967, 1979, 1987, 2003.

Star: Match-winning star Laura Langman is the engine room of any team she is in. This is the same.

Consuming inquiry: Will they click? Much has been made of fitness from the Silver Ferns yet cohesion will matter just as much in the event that they are to win everything.

Possibilities: They may have fallen behind England and Jamaica in recent times yet stay hazardous. Top three isn’t past them.

Squad: Maria Folau, Laura Langman (c), Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Gina Crampton, Bailey Mes, Casey Kopua, Jane Watson, Shannon Saunders, Karin Burger, Phoenix Karaka, Katrina Rore, Te Paea Selby-Rickett.

Key player: Laura Langman can turn New Zealand’s form around. On the off chance that she has control of the game they stand an opportunity.

Prediction: 4th.

Malawi

Coach: Griffin Saenda

World Cup best: 5th, 2007.

Star: With Mwai Kumwenda harmed, UK-based shooter Joyce Mvula will shoulder the load in assault.

Consuming inquiry: Can the Queens rise once more? Malawi have caused stuns previously and on the off chance that they discover form will push anybody.

Possibilities: Finishing second or third in the group will be the aim. It will be hard going after that.

Squad: Jane Chimaliro, Thandie Galleta, Joanna Kachilika (c), Alinafe Kamwala, Bridget Kumwenda, Takondwa Lwazi, Caroline Mtukule, Joyce Mvula, Grace Mwafulirwa, Loreen Ngwira, Sindi Simtowe, Towera Vinkhumbo.

Key player: Joyce Mvula will plan to bring her form from her recent Superleague spell with Manchester Thunder and be the target Malawi need in the circle.

Prediction: 7th.

Barbados

Coach: Sandra Bruce-Small

World Cup best: 6th, 1987.

Star: Vice-captain Latonia Blackman will indeed give the point of convergence in assault.

Consuming inquiry: Can their defence stand tall? The Bajan Gems have a few sharpshooters however their defensive pressure will be seriously tested.

Possibilities: Their best ever completion is 6th. In the event that they can approach that they will have played a powerful competition.

Squad: Shonette Azore-Bruce, Latonia Blackman, Samantha Browne, Damisha Croney, Brianna Holder, Rieah Holder, Amanda Knight, Rhe-Ann Niles-Mapp (c), Tonisha Rock-Yaw, Shonte Seale, Sheniqua Thomas, Shonica Wharton.

Key player: Shonette Azore-Bruce is a rock in goal keeper and will be vital to Barbados fighting off the hungry attack of the higher ranked teams.

Prediction: 10th.

Singapore

Coach: Natalie Milicich

World Cup best: 8th, 1967.

Star: Centrecourt player Shawallah Rashid had her second kid in February and comes back to play a key role for her side.

Consuming inquiry: Will they beat their ranking? The world No. 24 aim to make the second round; beating No. 12 Barbados will see them do it.

Possibilities: Making the second round would resemble winning the World Cup. Try not to rule it out.

Squad: Aqilah Andin, Carmen Jia M Goh, Shuyi Kwok, Pei Shan Lee, Kimberly Lim, Sindhu Nair, Siti Nurshawa Rashid, Charmaine Soh (c), Xinyi Tan, Melody Teo, Joanna Toh, Kai Wei Toh.

Key player: Charmaine Soh was the star of Singapore’s Asian Games campaign, shooting precisely and making space in the circle.

Prediction: 16th.

Group C

Jamaica

Coach: Marvette Anderson

World Cup best: 3rd, 1991, 2003, 2007.

Star: Romelda Aiken has featured in Super Netball and her shooting will be fundamental.

Consuming inquiry: Can they beat desires? Jamaica claimed bronze at the Commonwealth Games and sit second in world rankings. Will desires demonstrate excessively?

Possibilities: Jamaica has the ability and depth to make a run at the gold yet they should be at their best.

Squad: Romelda Aiken, Shanice Beckford, Kadie-ann Dehaney, Nicole Dixon, Stacian Facey, Jhaniele Fowler (c), Rebekah Robinson, Shamera Sterling, Adean Thomas, Jodiann Ward, Khadijah Williams, Vangalee Williams.

Key player: Shamera Sterling has been the discussion of Australia’s Super Netball and her capacity to pull off stunning intercepts will be crucial for Jamaica.

Prediction: 3rd.

South Africa

Coach: Norma Plummer

World Cup best: 2nd, 1995.

Star: Defensive pro Karla Pretorius has impressed in Super Netball and will have some huge tasks in this group.

Consuming inquiry: Is this their time? Plummer will demand the best from her players, their group form will appear on the off chance that they are fit for a run at the top-four.

Possibilities: South Africa has made huge strides. In the event that they win games in this group, they could demonstrate a handful.

Squad: Erin Burger, Izette Griesel, Maryka Hotzhausen, Chawane Khanyisa, Phumza Maweni, Bongiwe Msomi (c), Lenize Potgieter, Karla Pretorius, Renske Stolz, Shadine van der Merwe, Ine Mari Venter, Vimbela Zanele.

Key player: Karla Pretorius is essentially probably the best player in the world right now. She can be the difference for South Africa.

Prediction: 5th.

Trinidad and Tobago

Coach: Wesley Gomez

World Cup best: 1st, 1979 (joint victors with Australia and New Zealand).

Star: Wing attack Rhonda John-Davis will play in her record 6th World Cup.

Consuming inquiry: Do they have the depth? After previously supplanting two players in their squad, a great deal will be asked of their beginning seven.

Possibilities: It’s not past them to be make the second round yet Fiji will push them hard.

Squad: Aniecia Baptiste, Shaquanda Greene, Candice Guerero, Tahirah Hollingsworth, Onella Jack, Rhonda John-Davis (c), Kalifa McCollin, Jameela McCarthy, Shantel Seemungal, Shernece Seemungal, Daystar Swift, Samantha Wallace.

Key player: Samantha Wallace has been ablaze for Super Netball’s ladder-leading NSW Swifts and won’t let her team down under the post.

Prediction: 9th.

Fiji

Coach: Vicki Wilson

World Cup best: 6th 1999.

Star: Shooter Lydia Panapasa is at her first World Cup yet will have a major task to carry out.

Consuming inquiry: Will their centrecourt lift? Fiji has some ability however their engine room will decide in the event that they can make the second round.

Possibilities: People can never forget about Fiji yet escaping this group could be excessively troublesome.

Squad: Adi Vakaoca Bolakoro, Kaitlyn Fisher, Episake Gaunavinaka, Uniaisi Gaunavinaka (c), Ema Mualuvu, Kelera Nawai, Lydia Panapasa, Asilika Sevutia, Aliti Toribau, Matila Vocea, Aliso Wainidroa, Laisani Waqa.

Key player: Laisani Waqa can be a shooting machine – if Fiji can get her the ball, she will deliver for them.

Prediction: 14th.

Group D

England

Coach: Tracey Neville

World Cup best: 2nd, 1975.

Star: Geva Mentor is the first class defender in world netball and match-champ with her interceptions.

Consuming inquiry: Will they handle favouritism? The Roses has snuck up in recent years however Commonwealth Games gold and home court builds pressure and desires could demonstrate exhausting.

Possibilities: The Roses have veteran team and stars on each line. They get each opportunity to win it however any semblance of Jamaica, New Zealand and Australia will stretch them as far as possible.

Squad: Jade Clarke, Rachel Dunn, Layla Guscoth, Serena Guthrie (c), Jo Harten, Natalie Haythornthwaite, Helen Housby, Geva Mentor, Natalie Panagarry, Chelsea Pitman, Ebony Usoro-Brown, Francesca Williams.

Key player: Geva Mentor appears to show signs of improvement with age and her experience playing on the shooters of all the top five countries will be significant.

Prediction: Winners.

Uganda

Coach: Vincent Kiwanuka

World Cup best: 8th, 2015.

Star: Shooter Peace Proscovia is savage contender and rising star.

Consuming inquiry: Is this their time? Uganda has been giving great indications, and could pose some extreme inquiries.

Possibilities: There is some ability and drive in this side, yet the central issue is whether they can claim second place in the group.

Squad: Jesca Achan, Lilian Ajio, Mary Nuba Cholock, Betty Kizza, Ruth Meeme, Joan Nampungu, Muhayimina Namuwaya, Stella Nanfuka, Racheal Nanyonga, Sylvia Nanyonga, Stella Oyella, Peace Proscovia (c).

Key player: Peace Proscovia is near unstoppable under the post and will give a mind boggling target in attack.

Prediction: 6th

Scotland

Coach: Gail Parata

World Cup best: 6th, 1971, 1975, 1983.

Star: Captain Claire Maxwell will shoulder a big load at centrecourt.

Consuming inquiry: Can they continue rising? The Thistles are making huge strides being developed and want a spot in the second round.

Possibilities: A top-10 completion isn’t past them and they could go higher with additional crowd support.

Squad: Emma Barrie, Kelly Boyle, Lynsey Gallagher, Ella Gibbons, Bethan Goodwin, Sarah MacPhail, Claire Maxwell (c), Niamh McCall, Nicola McCleery, Hayley Mulheron, Emily Nicholl, Lauren Tait.

Key player: The 19-year-old Bethan Goodwin has been stunning spectators with her solid shooting and is probably going to be a fan most loved in Liverpool.

Prediction: 11th.

Samoa

Coach: Frances Solia

World Cup best: 6th, 2003.

Star: Goal defence Geraldine Solia-Gibb shapes as a key player for the Samoan side.

Consuming inquiry: Can they cause a shock? Samoa’s best completion is 6th at the 2003 World Cup, however this is an intense group.

Possibilities: They might be rank outsiders, however on the off chance that Samoa can win a group game they will fly.

Squad: Estea Autagavaia, Ariana Luamanu, Lenora Misa, Rachel Rasmussen, Ann Helen Nu’uali’itia, Soli Ropati, Tee Salanoa, Afi Lafaiali’i Sapolu, Gene Solia-Gibb (c), Toa Tanimo, Sanita To’o, Brooke Amber Williams (c).

Key player: Gene Solia-Gibb brings experience and sporting nous to the defensive end and will be urgent to her team’s odds.

Prediction: 13th.

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