This Week in Sport: 21st March − 27th March 2022

The penultimate week of March is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting prospect for sports fans. On Monday, Pakistan take on Australia in Lahore in the third and final Test of Babar Azam at the crease with Travis Head fielding short leg behindthe series. The following day the Milwaukee Bucks go up against the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Wednesday sees the start of the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin.

Later in the week, on Thursday, the Boston Bruins go head-to-head with the Tampa Bay lightning at TD Garden. The next day sees the Sydney Swans take on the Geelong Cats in the AFL.

The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans, as the IPL season gets underway with a repeat of last season’s final and F1 heads to Saudi Arabia for the second race of the season.

 

Cricket: Pakistan v Australia

Monday 21st March 5AM GMT/10AM Local Time

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Australia take on Pakistan in the third and final Test of their trip to the country. So far the team’s trip north west has seen draws in the first two Tests. Who will take the win in this final Test and take the series victory? 

News: Last Word on Sport 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

Blog: The Roar 

Merchandise: Pakistan 

Merchandise: Australia 

News: ESPN Cricinfo

 

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls

Tuesday 22nd March 12AM (23rd) GMT/7PM Local Time

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee

Last year’s NBA Champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, play host to the Chicago Bulls in what will undoubtedly be a great game. With the Bucks and Bulls having lost their previous games both teams will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Fantasy: Yahoo NBA Fantasy

Blog: Brew Hoop 

Blog: Blog a Bull 

 

 

Golf: WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play

Wednesday 23rd March 1PM GMT/8AM Local Time

Austin Country Club, Austin

The world’s best players will return to Austin Country Club on Wednesday to go head-to-head in the season’s premier match play event. With a field including John Rahm, Colin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Speith amongst others, who will win is anyone’s guess. This event is not one to miss.

Official site: PGA Tour 

Merchandise: PGA Tour Fan Shop 

News: Sky Sports 

Fantasy: Fantasy Golf 

Podcast: No Laying Up 

News: The Golf News Net 

 

NHL: Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday 24th March 11PM GMT/7PM Local Time

TD Garden, Boston

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins are sat 2nd and 4th in the NHL’s Atlantic Division, separated only by one win. Both teams will fight hard for the win at TD Garden on Thursday, with seeding vital for the Stanley Cup Playoffs which are fast approaching.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder 

Blog: Raw Charge 

 

AFL: Sydney Swans v Geelong Cats

Friday 25th March 8:50AM GMT/7:50PM Local Time

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

The Sydney Swans play host to the Geelong Cats on Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in a hotly anticipated game. Having reached the Preliminary Finals last year, but faltering to the Melbourne Demons, Geelong will be hoping for a strong start to the season.

Official Site: AFL

News: Sports News 

Fantasy: Fantasy AFL

Merchandise: The AFL Store

Stats: AFL

News: The Roar  

 

Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders

Saturday 26th March 2PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

The Chennai Super Kings take on the Kolkata Knight Riders in the opening match of this years IPL season. A repeat of last years final, the Knight Riders will try and forget their 27 run loss and start the new season as they mean to go on.

Merchandise: Fancode Shop

News: Indian Premier League

News: Inside Sport 

Videos: Indian Premier League

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

Blog: Cricket Times 

 

Formula 1: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Sunday 27th March 5PM GMT/8PM Local Time

Jeddah Street Circuit, Jeddah

After an enthralling start to the season in Bahrain, round 2 of the F1 season takes the teams east to the fast and flowing Jeddah Street Circuit. Can the prancing horse repeat an impressive 1-2 in Saudi Arabia, or will Red Bull bounce back from a double retirement and take the win. 

Viewing: Formula 1 TV

News: Planet F1 

Merchandise: Formula 1 Store

Statistics: Stats F1

Fantasy: F1 Fantasy

Blog: Scuderia Fans

 

Photo by: Cricket Australia

Written and information correct on 20th March 2022 at 10pm GMT

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