Australian players attend a training session in Birmingham on Monday.
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 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.
Reigning champions Australia made one change after a surprise 10-run defeat by South Africa at Old Trafford, with the recently called-up Peter Handscomb replacing injured batsman Usman Khawaja.
Di Maria said, "Messi's situation is not ideal now, it is not easy for him to stay in a hotel with his family, people are used to respecting the privacy of players, but with Leo we can no longer move much, there are always cars and motorcycles nearby to protect the team."
The flamboyant Indian skipper took to his twitter to make the announcement, leaving fans shell-shocked and dumbstruck with just almost a month to go for the cricketing extravaganza to be held in the UAE and Oman form mid-October.
Dubai Racing Club on Wednesday announced an enhanced racing calendar for the 2021-22 season, which will now include a four-race ‘Jumeirah Series’ on turf launched for the Classic generation, plus an exciting new race for Super Saturday.
The third Mai Dubai City Half Marathon, being organised in cooperation with Dubai Sports Council, is all set for a thrilling return on Oct.15, 2021, Friday, providing long-distance runners and fitness enthusiasts with a chance to compete in the classic 5km, a flat-and-fast 10km, and the ultimate 21-km challenge.