The BetVictor World Cup Of Darts 2019 – Australia Preview

THE FACTS

When is the BetVictor World Cup of Darts 2019? June 6th - 9th, 2019

Where is the BetVictor World Cup of Darts 2019? Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg

What television channel is the BetVictor World Cup of Darts 2019 on in the UK? Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream the BetVictor World Cup of Darts 2019 in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the event via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for the BetVictor World Cup of Darts 2019? https://www.pdc-europe.tv/tickets/

We've analysed each of the eight seeds at this year's BetVictor World Cup Of Darts and assessed their chances of success at the team event. Here we look at #5 seeds Australia:

  • Australia came so close to winning the World Cup back in 2012 when the pairing of Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson lost to England’s Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis in a sudden-death leg in the final, with the Australian duo missing match darts which would have given them a famous victory.
  • Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson are teaming up for the fourth consecutive year. Whitlock maintains his ever-present record at the World Cup having previously partnered Paul Nicholson during the first five editions of the tournament.
  • In 2018, Whitlock and Anderson came close to getting Australia to a second World Cup final when they reached the semi-finals and just lost out 4-3 in the deciding doubles match against Scotland.

THE VERDICT

Australia have good World Cup pedigree with an appearance in the final and three other runs to the semi-finals – including last year when they recorded impressive wins against Germany and Wales along the way before just coming up short against Scotland in the last four. Simon Whitlock and Kyle Anderson have not enjoyed the best of seasons so far in 2019 with far too many early exits in tournaments but they may benefit from a break in the pressure and grind of the regular tour and are a threat to any team in the tournament. Another semi-final appearance is not beyond them.

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