England’s Moeen Ali (left) and Joe Root attend a training session on Thursday, ahead of their Friday’s match against Sri Lanka. Agence France-Presse
Eoin Morgan urged England “not to shy away” from the pressure of the World Cup final after they stormed into the showpiece with an eight-wicket thrashing of champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday. Morgan’s side will face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday, with both sides bidding to win the title for the first time.
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.
Often likened to one of his country’s greatest ever players, 2019 was the year Ali Mabkhout finally eclipsed Adnan Al Talyani as the UAE’s all-time top scorer.
Bayern Munich aim to continue the Bundesliga’s current trend of teams winning on the road behind closed doors when they face Borussia Dortmund in a potential title decider on Tuesday.
There will be no audience and no handshakes with rivals, but Czech players including two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova relish the prospect of playing a tournament again.