England boast a plethora of big-hitting white-ball specialists in the World Cup with the likes of Jonny Bairstow (right) and Jos Buttler. File / Reuters
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
Tournament favourites England will look to continue their dominance when they take on power-packed West Indies in their fourth encounter of the ongoing World Cup at The Rose Bowl on Friday. England, who started off their campaign in an impressive manner winning comfortably against South Africa,
London: Fourth-placed England will be playing two virtual “quarter-finals” at the Cricket World Cup when they face India and New Zealand in their last two round robin matches as they look to seal a semi-final spot, batsman Joe Root has said. England’s 64-run loss to Australia on Tuesday left their qualification hopes
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.
Ahead of the opening day of the revamped $8 million Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic, four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy is looking to capitalise on the good feelings that accompany any trip back to Emirates Golf Club, the place where it all began for him.
International team-mate Maguire, who plays off a six handicap, was delighted to interrupt a mid-season break from club football with his first Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic pro-am appearance.
The viewership of the tournament saw a steep rise overseas and thousands of fans packed stands as the season progressed, with the final seeing 11,000 tickets being sold.