England’s Jason Roy plays a shot against Afghanistan during their warm-up match at The Oval in London on Monday. Reuters
Joe Root is determined the “spicy” nature of England’s latest clash with Australia won’t prove a distraction when the arch rivals meet for a place in the World Cup final.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals. “They have been the No. 1 team for a couple of years now.
Australia and India will be aiming to finish top of the World Cup league phase and so avoid facing hosts England in the semi-finals as they prepare for the final day of round-robin matches.
The Twenty20 World Cup is the only major piece of silverware missing from Australia’s trophy cabinet but the hosts are gearing up perfectly to end the drought
Former world number four and Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova announced her retirement on Tuesday.
The Jebel Ali Racecourse will host its second meeting of the season on Friday, highlighted by the return of Purebred Arabian series.