World Cup: Vantage Black Sticks Males Prepared To Take On The World


All eyes flip to Rourkela in India when, in simply over 24 hours, the Vantage Black Sticks Males kick off their FIH World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Chile.

Preparations are full after robust heat up video games in opposition to India (3-0 over three quarters), Wales (2-2 over three quarters), England (2-0 over two quarters), the place the VBSM had been capable of check out a spread of combos and ways.

New Zealand have by no means completed larger than seventh at a Males’s World Cup however head coach Greg Nicol says that they have to be daring going into the match in the event that they wish to change that.

“If we wish to have a outcome that’s completely different to what we’ve had up to now, then we’ve obtained to do issues in a different way.

“I would like the group to return out and present their aptitude and play with freedom – I believe if we try this, and recover from the little hurdles that each group faces, then we’ll do nicely.”

The match in opposition to Chile may even present a distinction of expertise with Dane Lett making his one centesimal look in black and 19 12 months outdated Charlie Morrison making his senior debut.

Lett is relaxed about mentioning his century saying, “I haven’t actually thought of it to be sincere, I’ll attempt to deal with it like every other recreation.

“It’s a World Cup so that you don’t want an excessive amount of else on it aside from that.”

Morrison can be absorbing the World Cup ambiance.

“Not many individuals get to debut at a World Cup, so it’s fairly particular. It doesn’t fairly really feel actual but however when the time comes I’ll be able to go.”

The VBSM will play their opening match in opposition to Chile will happen Jan 14 8.30pm NZT – stay on Spark Sport. They are going to then face the Netherlands Jan 16 10.30pm, and Malaysia Jan 19 8.30pm.



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