Sports lovers will be busy switching channels on Sunday evening. Three epic clashes in three hugely popular sport all bundled up from 3 PM (IST) right till midnight. England with be taking on New Zealand at Lord’s for ICC World Cup title, the unmissable epic clash between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at Centre Court and the British Grand Prix Formula One with Mercedes’ Valtteri Viktor Botta at the pole taking on teammate Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone.
England will be under enormous pressure when Eoin Morgan leads his men out on to Lord’s on Sunday. For them, it’s a matter of shedding years of disappointment and a point to prove that the men who invented the game can also be world champions.
England and New Zealand have faced each other 90 times so far in an ODI format, and the Kiwis have won on 43 occasions while England have tasted victory 41 times. Two matches were tied between the two while four other games ended in no result.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer’s legendary rivalry gets another chapter on Sunday when they face off for the Wimbledon title beginning 7:30 p.m. IST. Both men have become synonymous with championship matches at The All England Club.
“It’s the final of Wimbledon. This is the kind of match that I always dreamed of being part of as a young boy with the tennis racquet. This is what I worked for. I wanted to be in this position. I have a chance to fight for a trophy. Regardless of who’s across the net or what is happening, I’ll definitely give it my all,” said Djokovic.
Their familiarity with each other means there will be no secrets when they take to Centre Court. Djokovic knows what he must do to beat Federer, and vice-versa. It will come down to who can execute their game plan most effectively.
“I think the moment you’ve played somebody more than 15 times, there’s not that much more left out there. You know where the players go when it really matters. I don’t think there’s much I need to do in terms of practice. This is like school: You’re not going to read lots of books on the day of the test. You don’t have the time. It’s quite clear the work was done way before,” said Federer.
Meanwhile, Mercedes Silverstone dominance continues as they secured their seventh consecutive pole position at the British Grand Prix (live from 6:40 p.m IST). Lewis Hamilton came at the second pole position, to secure the Silver Arrows’ 64th front-row lockout, breaking their own record for the most in F1 history.
Hamilton, who leads the table with a lead of 31 points ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, is chasing a sixth British Grand Prix victory, which would be a record. He believes that this weekend would be a close match.
“This weekend it will be closer. Ferrari were quick last year. Red Bull were a bit off, but now they have a new engine. I expect them to be better. It is definitely not going to be an easy weekend,” says Hamilton.
However, when asked about his opinion on Super Sunday the legendary racing driver didn’t seem too pleased and said fans will be left switching between channels on Sunday.