England’s Joe Root during nets at the Riverside Durham club in Chester-le-Street on Sunday. Reuters
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.
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.
With five tennis greats already announced, there will be two more guest players were named ahead of the event, along with French ace, Gael Monfils, and British number 2, Dan Evans, US star
Dubai’s newest mega sporting event, the inaugural Dubai Padel Cup – an inclusive month-long padel tennis fiesta featuring exhibition matches with the world’s leading professionals and amateur competitions open to the racquet-wielding public — is poised to elevate the city as the Middle East’s undisputed padel capital.
Saudi racing star Reema Juffali says she can take plenty of positives from her debut season at the British F3 Championship in what she described as a key learning curve in her motorsport career.