This Week in Sport: 28th March − 3rd April 2022

Players from the Australian Women's Cricket Team celebrate during the Women's Cricket World CupAs we leave March behind and head into April, sports fans will once again be treated to a great week of sport. On Monday, two new IPL teams the Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Super Giants go head-to-head in Mumbai. The following day, Portugal play host to North Macedonia in a crucial World Cup Qualifier. Wednesday sees the Golden State Warriors go up against the Phoenix Suns in the NBA.

On Thursday, in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Excel Energy Center. Fans have an exciting Super League game to look forward to on Friday, as the Huddersfield Giants go head-to-head with the Catalan Dragons.

The weekend is also an exciting prospect for sports fans. On Saturday, the first of the Miami Open Finals take place and on Sunday two teams will battle it out for the Women’s Cricket World Cup title.

 

Indian Premier League: Gujarat Titans v Lucknow Super Giants

Monday 28th March 2PM GMT/7:30PM Local Time

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

After an exciting opening weekend of IPL action, the Gujarat Titans go up against the Lucknow Super Giants on Monday. Both teams are new to the tournament and will be keen to get their first IPL campaigns off to a good start.

Merchandise: Fancode Shop

News: Indian Premier League

News: Times of India 

Videos: Indian Premier League

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo 

News: Cricket Times 

 

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Portugal v North Macedonia

Tuesday 29th March 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Estádio do Dragão, Porto

After their stunning 1-0 victory against Italy, which knocked the Euro 2021 Champions out of World Cup contention, North Macedonia will look to continue their run of form against Portugal. However, the Portuguese will look to their home crowd in Porto to help them in their attempts to secure a World Cup spot.

News: UEFA

Merchandise: UK Soccer Shop

News: Footy Light 

Video: FIFA

News: Sports Mole

Statistics: ESPN 

 

NBA: Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns

Wednesday 30th March 2AM (31st) GMT/7PM Local Time

Chase Center, San Francisco

With the Warriors and Suns sat 3rd and 1st in the NBA’s Western Conference respectively, this is a matchup fans will not want to miss. Can the Suns continue their incredibly impressive 8 game winning streak, or will the Warriors take the win?

Official site: NBA

Merchandise: NBA Store

Viewing: NBA TV

Podcast: Open Floor: NBA Show

Blog: Golden State of Mind 

Blog: Bright Side of the Sun 

 

NHL: Minnesota Wild v Pittsburgh Penguins

Thursday 31th March 12AM (1st) GMT/7PM Local Time

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul

The Minnesota Wild play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Xcel Energy Center on Thursday. Both teams will be desperate to win this game, as they vie for the top spot in their respective conferences. The Wild will be tough to beat having won their last 6 games.

Viewing: NHL Live 

News: NHL 

Fantasy: NHL Fantasy

Merchandise: NHL Shop

Blog: Hockey Wilderness 

Blog: Pensburgh 

 

Super League: Huddersfield Giants v Catalans Dragons

Friday 1st April 6:45PM GMT/7:45PM Local Time

Kirklees Stadium, Huddersfield

While we might still be early in the Super League season, this game between the Huddersfield Giants and the Catalan Dragons will be hotly anticipated by fans. After narrowly losing last year’s Grand Final, the Dragons will be determined to come back strong this season.

Official Site: Super League

Fantasy:  Fantasy Super League

Blog: Love Rugby League 

Podcast: The Sideline Story

Merchandise: Huddersfield Giants 

Merchandise: Catalans Dragons 

 

Tennis: Miami Open

Saturday 2nd April 5PM GMT/1PM Local Time

Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens

Part of the ATP and WTA 1000 series, the Miami Open is one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar and the second of the Sunshine Double. Saturday sees the Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles Finals take place at the Hard Rock Stadium, with some of the world’s best players still in the draw it is anyone’s guess who will lift the trophies on Saturday.

News: Tennis Now 

Official Site: Miami Open 

News: BBC Sport 

Podcast: The Tennis Podcast

News: Tennis Connected 

Blog: Love Tennis Blog 

 

Women’s Cricket World Cup: Final

Sunday 3rd April 2AM GMT/2PM Local Time

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Hosted by New Zealand, the Women’s Cricket World Cup Final takes places at the Hagley Oval on Sunday. The hosts were knocked out earlier in the competition, however, spectators will undoubtely be treated to an exciting climax with Australia, the West Indies, South Africa and England still in the compeititon. 

News: Cricbuzz 

Merchandise: ICC Cricket Shop 

Statistics: ESPN Cricinfo

News: The Sports Rush 

Video: Cricket World Cup 

News: BBC Sport 

 

Photo by: Aussie Women's Cricket Team

Written and information correct on 27th March 2022 at 10pm GMT

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