Thursday 6th July 2017

Event of the day

The event of the day is the first test match at Lord's Cricket Ground between England and South Africa. It will be the first time South Africa have played a test series in England since 2012. England captain Joe Root will take charge of England for the very first time after replacing former captain Alastair Cook in February. England have pace bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson fit and ready to attack a strong South African batting unit. The visitors are without pace bowler Dale Steyn and captain Faf Du Plessis - Dean Elgar will captain the Proteas in Du Plessis' absence. South Africa do have bowler Kagiso Rabada in their attack who has taken 71 wickets in 17 tests. In 2012 it was South Africa who claimed a 2-1 series win over England. These two heavyweights of test cricket collide at Lord's for the start of a thrilling four test series. It will be an exciting and intriguing watch.

Honourable mentions around the globe go to day four of Wimbledon which sees more men's and women's singles second round matches take place. Roger Federer takes on Serbian Dušan Lajović and unseeded Adam Pavlásek takes on three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic. Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki takes on Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and Magdaléna Rybáriková clashes with Karolína Plíšková who has never gone past the second round at this tournament. Stage six of the Tour de France sees the race move from Vesoul to Troyes. At the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Georgia, England lock horns with the Netherlands and Germany battle Bulgaria. After losing their first three world cup games West Indies Women will be looking to end that run when they face New Zealand at the County Ground in Taunton. The fifth ODI between West Indies and India takes place at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

Whatever you are watching, enjoy!

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