ICC Championship: England v Australia underway at Birmingham
England won the toss and elected to field
· JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, BA Stokes, JC Buttler (wk), MM Ali, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood, JT Ball.
· AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith*, MC Henriques, TM Head, GJ Maxwell, MS Wade (wk), MA Starc, PJ Cummins, A Zampa, JR Hazlewood.
Friday’s match result:
In the ICC Champions Trophy, Bangladesh beat New Zealand by five wickets at Cardiff last night. Batting first, New Zealand scored 265 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in allotted 50 overs. Bangladesh achieved the target in 47.2 overs. In today's match, England will take on Australia at Birmingham.
India will take on South Africa Tomorrow at Oval.Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
Topic: Fakhar Zaman hopes to score big against Sri Lanka
After an impressive ODI debut against South Africa, Pakistan's young batting sensation Fakhar Zaman has set his eyes on a big score against Sri Lanka in Pakistan's virtual quarterfinal in ICC Champions Trophy on Monday. 27-year-old Fakhar scored 31 off 23 against South Africa on his debut on Monday, which played an important role in Pakistan's 19 runs victory in the match. I will try to spend maximum time on the wicket to give the team a good start so that our experienced middle order can take it further to a big total on the scoreboard. "I will try to score in three figures
Football- Terry joins ‘Ronaldinho and Friends’ in Pakistan visit
Organisers Leisure Leagues announced that Chelsea legend John Terry has become the latest player to join ‘Ronaldinho and Friends’ in their visit to Pakistan next month for an exhibition match. England defender Terry, who left Chelsea at the end of the season last month, will be the eighth and final player in the team which will be led by Brazil superstar Ronaldinho and plays against a team featuring Pakistan players in a seven-a-side game in Karachi in July. Earlier this year Pakistan’s World Group took over the ownership of UK-based Leisure Leagues, which is an organiser of small-sided football.
Topic: RUGBY- British and Irish Lions beat Crusaders 12-3 to win second tour match
The British and Irish Lions battled to a 12-3 victory over the Crusaders to make it two wins from three matches on their tour of New Zealand. Warren Gatland started arguably his strongest team of the series so far and it was a much improved performance against Super Rugby's in-form outfit. Owen Farrell kicked four from five attempts for the Lions while Richie Mo'unga slotted one for the Crusaders. It inflicted a first defeat on the New Zealanders this season, and the victory will no doubt give the Lions a much needed boost after a shaky start to the tour.
Topic: Tennis- Maria Sharapova expected to pull out of Aegon Classic in Birmingham
Maria Sharapova is to pull out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham because of injury. The five-time Grand Slam champion has not played since retiring injured from her second-round match at the Italian Open with a thigh problem on 16 May. Sharapova, who returned from a 15-month drug ban in April, had been offered a wildcard for the event from 17 June. The Russian, 30, is due to contest the Wimbledon qualifying competition in Roehampton, which begins on 26 June. Official confirmation of Sharapova's Birmingham withdrawal is expected in the next few days. She is currently ranked 178 in the world, having fallen out of the top 500 since testing positive for heart disease drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. Sharapova was denied a wildcard for the French Open, with tournament officials saying her doping suspension counted against her.
Host: Raja Shafiq
Co-hosts: Narjis Kazmi & Ghaffar Khan