Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020 | Last Update : 04:56 PM IST

Cricket

To go with a winning combination or give much needed game time to Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey? That is the dilemma India are facing ahead of the third and final T20 against Sri Lanka here on Friday. (Photo:AFP)

To test bench strength or not? India face selection dilemma ahead of 3rd T20

An inexperienced Sri Lanka was no match for India and considering that, a case could be made for the inclusion of Pandey and Samson.

Shardul Thakur

At a gradual pace

Shardul says he has become better T20 bowler in last two years.

Ahead of the first T20I of the three-match series against Sri Lanka, India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday clarified that Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul would open the batting for the Men in Blue. (Photo:AFP)

Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul will start series: Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma has been rested for the series against Sri Lanka.

K.L. Rahul

India vs Australia: Sunday showdown

Series on the line as India take on Australia in final ODI.

India's 2007 T-20 World Cup hero, Irfan Pathan on Saturday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. (Photo:AFP)

India's 2007 T-20 WC star Irfan Pathan retires across all forms

The 35-year-old was considered by many as the most lethal swing and seam bowler to emerge from India after Kapil Dev.

Tennis

Auckland Classic organisers suffered a major setback to their tournament lineup on Tuesday with US Open champion Bianca Andreescu withdrawing due to 'knee issues'. (Photo:Instagram)

Bianca Andreescu out of New Zealand Open due to 'knee issues'

The Canadian teenager had been the top seed for the Jan. 6-12 tournament.

Diego Matos is currently ranked 373 in doubles, with a highest singles ranking of 580 in April 2012. (Photo: Twitter)

Brazilian tennis player Diego Matos handed life ban for match-fixing

Brazil's Diego Matos was given a life ban from professional tennis and fined USD125,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing on Monday.

Superstars Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will headline an exhibition match ahead of the Australian Open to raise money for bushfire relief, organisers said on Wednesday. (Photo:AFP/Twitter)

Roger Federer, Serena Williams headline Australian bushfire charity match

Dozens of vast blazes, which continue to burn across eastern Australia, have killed 25 people.

Former world number one Maria Sharapova will return to tournament action at the Brisbane International next month after being awarded a wildcard to play in the Australian Open warm-up. (Photo:AFP)

Maria Sharapova gets wild card, set to return for Australian open

The five-times Grand Slam champion has dropped to 133rd in the world after a season in which injuries restricted her to eight tournaments.

Football

 English football club West Ham United reappointed David Moyes as manager after Manuel Pellegrini was shown the exit door at the London Stadium following another poor result this weekend. (Photo: Twitter)

West Ham reappoint David Moyes as head coach

David Moyes has signed an 18-month deal and begins work immediately ahead of the New Year's Day fixture with AFC Bournemouth.

Goals from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond earned Southampton a surprise 2-0 win at Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday. (Photo:AFP)

Premier League 2019-20: Southampton earn unlikely 2-0 win vs home side Chelsea

Obafemi broke the deadlock with his first goal of the season, bursting inside from the right and curling into the top corner.

A controversial Sadio Mane goal was enough for Premier League leaders Liverpool to secure a nervy 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers and open up a 13-point cushion over their nearest challengers on Sunday. (Photo:AFP)

Premier League 2019-20: Liverpool inch past Wolverhampton 1-0

Victory means Liverpool have become only the third team to go unbeaten in 50 consecutive home games in the English top flight.

Anthony Martial scored twice as Manchester United hit back in emphatic fashion from a rocky start against a benevolent Newcastle United to open their Christmas programme with a 4-1 victory at Old Trafford on Thursday. (Photo:AFP)

Premier League 2019-20: Man United shrug off last loss, crush Newcastle 4-1

After a 2-0 loss at Watford last weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had demanded a response from his players.

Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City's faint hopes of retaining the Premier League title were in tatters as they blew a two-goal lead and had Ederson sent in a dramatic 3-2 defeat at Wolves on Friday. (Photo:AFP)

Wolverhampton sinks Manchester City 3-2

Third placed Manchester City trail runaway leaders Liverpool by 14 points and, Jurgen Klopp's red-hot team have a game in hand.

In Other sports

Shuttler Jwala Gutta on Tuesday said that doubles' players do not get much attention in the country as compared to singles' players.(Photo:AFP)

Doubles' players do not get much attention in India : Jwala Gutta

She also said that before comparing India to badminton giants like China and Japan, the nation must improve the quality of doubles' players.

2020 Tokyo's Olympic tickets continue to be very hard to find — particularly in Japan. (Photo: Twitter/ Tokyo 2020)

Latest Tokyo Olympic ticket lottery: 1M offered; 23M sought

Organizers on Wednesday said there were 23 million tickets requested in the latest lottery for Japan residents only.

Koneru Humpy poses with her trophy after winning the World Rapid Chess Championship in Moscow.

Doughty drive, baby on board

Koneru Humpy on a high after mother of all wins.

Third seed Kidambi Srikanth sailed past Russia's Vladimir Malkov in straight games to set up a second-round clash with fellow Indian Parupalli Kashyap in the Syed Modi International Badminton Tournament here on Wednesday. (Photo:AP)

Srikanth advances to 2nd round of Syed Modi International

Srikanth prevailed 21-12 21-11 in his 36-minute opening round clash, while Kashyap got a walkover from Frenchman Lucas Corvee.