The tourists are due to shuffle their pace options in the second game against Sri Lanka, but it is the return of Stokes and Archer for the India series that excites Root.
With much of the world still paralysed by Covid-19, and Tokyo under a state of emergency, the doubting voices are growing louder.
The four-time major winner is coming off a 2020 disrupted not only by the coronavirus pandemic but also by injury.
The disciplinary committee did not see the funny side and punished the player for “action against a game official” and for “disrespecting the authority of an official”.
On the golf course, 2020 was a year to forget for McIlroy.
World number one Novak Djokovic published an open letter to the Australian public on Twitter on Wednesday in which he tried to “clarify” demands he appeared to make to the organisers of the Australian Open. Djokovic, an eight-times champion in Melbourne, was widely harangued on Tuesday after reportedly issuing a list of demands in a […]

World Cricket India look to sweep Sri Lanka as India await

Head coach Chris Silverwood says the team will rotate their options for the second Test in Galle.

World Cricket Australia says India series to be remembered for ‘generations to come’

Cricket Australia said the Test series had produced two months of “absolutely enthralling” cricket despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Rugby England coach Jones self-isolating after assistant’s positive virus test

The rest of England’s staff will meet up as scheduled from January 25, with Jones able to join those sessions remotely.

World Cricket Bangladesh beat West Indies by six wickets in first ODI

The second ODI of the three-match series is on Friday.

World Cricket A village boy, a farmer and a rickshaw-driver’s son: Indian cricket’s unlikely new heroes

After India ended Australia’s 32-year unbeaten streak at Brisbane’s Gabba ground to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series, we look at the injury-hit team’s unlikely heroes.

World Cricket England look to sweep Sri Lanka as India await

“All being well by the time we get to India we’ll have hit our straps fully and be ready to hit the first game hard.”

World Cricket India hailed as ‘Immortals’, Australia under fire after Gabba stunner

“Tactics will come into question. Bowlers will come into question. People’s spots in the team will come into question.”

Kerfuffle at Renault team takes centre stage

Formula 1 Kerfuffle at Renault team takes centre stage

Abiteboul’s sudden exit leaves more questions than answers at renamed Alpine.

World Cricket India captain Kohli to return for England Tests

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel received his maiden Test call-out, while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was left out due to a thumb injury.

World Cricket West Indies captain looks to India series win for inspiration in adversity

“Once you have the belief in yourself and in the team that you can win games, these things are achievable.”

World Cricket Defiant Paine wants to lead Australia to South Africa

“I still feel like I want to get better and I certainly want to keep leading this team,” said the wicket-keeper who has come under fire during the recent series.

World Cricket ‘Greatest Test victory’: India’s Gabba heroes light up social media

“Test cricket’s heart is beating strongly!” said England fast bowler Stuart Broad following the series-clinching win by the Indians.

World Cricket Record-breaking India clinch Australia Test series in Gabba thriller

The tourists came back from being bowled out for 36 in their first innings of the first Test in Adelaide to clinch a remarkable victory.

World Tennis New coronavirus cases, including players, hit troubled Australian Open build-up

At least 72 players have been barred from leaving their rooms for two weeks after coronavirus cases were detected on their charter flights into the country.

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