This Week in Sport: 19th December − 25th December 2022

James Vince battingAs we enter the holiday season, sports fans are in for a treat with exciting sporting action taking place around the world. Monday sees the continuation of the Pakistan and England Test match and on Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. On Wednesday, the UEFA Women’s Champions League continues with Lyon playing Juventus and Thursday sees the Sydney Sixers taking on the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Friday sees the continuation of the PDC World Darts Championship and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day produces some excellent viewing with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Philadelphia Eagles and the Boston Celtics hosting the Milwaukee Bucks.


Cricket in Pakistan: Pakistan v England (3rd Test) Day 3

Monday 19th December 5:00AM GMT/10:00AM Local Time

National Stadium Karachi, Karachi

Pakistan will be doing all they can for some redemption following the loss of the first two Test matches. England will be looking for a 3-0 clean sweep in the Test series. 

News: ESPNCricInfo

Statistics: ESPNCricInfo

Podcast: Sky Sports Cricket Podcast


NHL: Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils

Tuesday 20th December 00:00AM (21st) GMT/7:00PM Local Time

PNC Arena, Raleigh

The Carolina Hurricanes are on a five win streak and will be raring to go in this first versus second Metropolitan Division matchup. The New Jersey Devils currently have a two win lead in the Division, however, they have some work to do to keep this lead since they are currently on a three game losing streak. 

Official Website: NHL

Podcast: Puck Soup

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy


UEFA Women's Champions League: Lyon Féminin v Juventus Femminile

Wednesday 21st December 5:45PM GMT/6:45PM Local time

Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu

After their first match against each other ended 1-1, Juventus will need the win in this match to take second place in their group and overtake Lyon to get into the Quarter-final round. Lyon will be hoping to replicate their Quarter-final win over Juventus in 2021/22 to secure their place in the knockout phase. 

Official Website: UEFA Women’s Champions League

Statistics: UEFA Women’s Champions League

Videos: UEFA Women’s Champions League


Big Bash League: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes 

Thursday 22nd December 8:15AM GMT/ 7:15PM Local Time

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Both teams have had a less than ideal start in their first games of the Big Bash League with the Sixers losing to the Adelaide Strikers and the Hurricanes losing to the Melbourne Stars. The Sixers and the Hurricanes will know that this is an important game to get their season track and come away with the win.

Website: Cricket Australia

Tickets: Ticketek

Statistics: ESPNCricInfo


PDC Darts: Cazoo World Darts Championship Day 9

Friday 23rd December 12:30PM GMT/12:30PM Local Time

Alexandra Palace, London

‘Ally Pally’ heads into day 9 of the Cazoo World Darts Championship. Second Round matches will take place in the afternoon and evening session. Each game in the Second Round is decided in a best of five sets format, with the players all vying for the £2.5million prize money.

Tickets: PDC TV

Merchandise: Darts Store

News: PDC TV News


NFL: Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles

Saturday 24th December 9:25PM GMT/3:25PM Local Time

AT&T Stadium, Arlington

In this huge NFC East Division rivalry game, the Eagles will want to add to their two game lead at the top of the division. Both teams are in good form but the result of this game could affect who ends up where in the playoffs. It’s all to play for, especially for the Cowboys who will want redemption after their loss to the Eagles in their first meeting this season.

Official Website: NFL

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Fantasy: NFL Fantasy


NBA: Boston Celtics v Milwaukee Bucks

Sunday 25th December 10:00PM GMT/5:00PM Local Time

TD Garden, Boston

These first and second place teams in the Eastern Conference are seemingly always interchanging position in the conference and in the process keeping it exciting for supporters and neutrals alike. With the Bucks winning their game on Saturday against the Utah Jazz they will want to maintain their momentum, and with the Celtics losing their Sunday game versus the Orlando Magic, they will be ready to right their wrongs.

Official Website: NBA

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Fantasy: NBA Fantasy


Photo by: Sydney Sixers

Written and information correct on 18th December 2022 at 10pm GMT

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