England players celebrate with the trophy after their victory in the fifth ODI against Pakistan on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Leeds: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings
London: England captain Eoin Morgan believes the tournament hosts have done everything they possibly could to get themselves ready for a tilt at the World Cup. One-day cricket has long been the poor relation of the international game in England in terms of status.
Australia on Monday appointed ex-England bowling coach Troy Cooley for their upcoming Ashes series as they bid to win the urn on away soil for the first time in 18 years.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have lost the toss, but Chennai Super Kings used the conditions at the Ferozeshah Kotla beautifully as they beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets on Tuesday. If Dwayne Bravo (3/33) was the star with the ball, it was a combined effort by the CSK top order as they chased down the target of 148 with two balls to spare. The chase didn’t start on expected lines for Chennai
Shared Sense looks to further his Kentucky Derby ambitions as he takes on Art Collector for a second time in the Ellis Park Derby over nine furlongs on dirt at Ellis Park, US, on Sunday.
Bayern Munich are hoping Champions League success can convince Thiago Alcantara and David Alaba, who are stalling over extensions, to stay.
If Barcelona have been weighed down by the burden of expectation in recent years in the Champions League, they should feel freer than ever ahead of Saturday’s last 16, second leg against Napoli.