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 the 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
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
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
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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