This week

This week

With a 1-0 lead in their pocket, Australia take on Pakistan in the second ODI at Sydney on Sunday before travelling to Adelaide for the third ODI on Tuesday. The fourth match will be played at Perth on Friday.

The final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup takes place in Lincoln on Saturday.
TENNIS: After sailing into the fourth round of Australian Open without much difficulty, defending champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will be hoping to retain their titles when the tournament climaxes on Sunday. The women’s singles final is on Saturday.
FOOTBALL: The battle for African supremacy hots up with the quarterfinal stage of African Nations Cup beginning on Sunday. The semifinals will be played on Thursday.
Arsenal take on Stoke City while rejuvenated Manchester City clash with Scunthorpe in the FA Cup fourth round matches on Sunday.

English Premier League action takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
After securing 2-1 victory in the first leg, Manchester City travel to Old Trafford for the second-leg of English League Cup semifinal against Manchester United on Wednesday.
Italian Cup quarterfinals are scheduled from Tuesday until Friday with rivals Juventus locking horns against Inter Milan on Thursday.
GENERAL: The South Asian Games kick off in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday.
BADMINTON: The final of the season-opening Malaysia Super Series is scheduled for Sunday in Kuala Lumpur. The Indian interest in the tournament ended with the exit of Saina Nehwal on Friday.

GOLF: PGA Tour’s Century Club of San Diego Invitational and European Tour’s Qatar Masters tee off on Thursday.
chess: Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand will be hoping to overcome his disappointing start in Group A as the Corus tournament continues at Wijk Aan Zee, the Netherlands.

ATHLETICS: The Millrose Games is in New York on Friday.

CRICKET: South Zone take on Central Zone at Indore while North Zone play West Zone at Rajkot in the four-day semifinals of the Duleep Trophy from Tuesday.
Bangalore’s Presidency School will take on Delhi’s Vidya Jain Public School in the final of the Polly Umrigar Trophy under-16 inter-school tournament at Chennai on Monday.
SWIMMING: The 23rd South Zone Aquatic championship at Visakhapatnam ends on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: The 11th and 12th round action of I-League continues throughout the week across the nation.
BASKETBALL: Junior National championship in Indore ends on Sunday.
CRICKET: The second phase of BT Ramaiah shield under-14 tourney resumes on Monday and will go on until Friday.