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Adrian Mills

Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.

Bairstow holds key for England

England may be forced to make changes at just the wrong time, as they prepare to face India at Headingley on Tuesday in a decisive third one-day international. Alex Hales has missed the opening two ODIs due to a side strain and that may prove to be more important if a hand injury forces Jason […]

Bhoys aiming to finish early

Celtic appear to have done all the hard work in their Champions League first qualifying round tie, but will still want to show up well in the home second leg against Alashkert. A 3-0 win in the first leg in Armenia means the Bhoys are all but certain to progress, but Brendan Rodgers will want […]

England require Lord’s response

Having suffered a humbling in the ODI series opener at Trent Bridge, England have to hit back hard when they face India at Lord’s on Saturday. The hosts were handed an eight-wicket thrashing in Nottingham on Thursday, with their mood not being helped by batsman Alex Hales being ruled out the whole series due to […]

Trent Bridge opener favours England

England and India played out an enthralling three-match series in the Twenty20 format and the upcoming one-day international action should be just as good. The tourists took the honours 2-1 in the 20-over encounters and now the two sides meet over 50 overs, with the first of three ODIs taking place at Trent Bridge in […]

Brazil ready to make progress

World Cup Group E was expected to be something of a walk in the park for Brazil, but it has proved to be much tougher than expected for the Selecao. They top the pool with one game to play, but could still be eliminated from the tournament if they lose to Serbia in Moscow on […]

Germany focused on mashing Swedes

Holders Germany are already in the last-chance saloon after just one match at the World Cup in Russia. Die Mannschaft were beaten 1-0 by a vibrant Mexico side in their opening Group F game and, with Sweden edging out South Korea by the same scoreline, it leaves Germany knowing that another loss to Sweden in […]

Big guns must fire in Russia

Several of the fancied big names have made stuttering starts at the World Cup in Russia and it is their defensive set-ups that have been the focus of attention. France were the first major outfit to raise a few eyebrows when they needed a huge slice of luck to defeat Australia 2-1 on Saturday, with […]

Neymar needs to lead the way

Cristiano Ronaldo threw down the gauntlet to the other leading player in the world with a superlative display on Friday and Neymar is among those who have to respond. The Brazil superstar goes into the World Cup under something of a cloud, having missed a large part of the season due to a foot injury, […]

Australia target Oval success

Australia will be hoping to cash in on any uncertainty in the England ranks when the sides meet in a five-match one-day international series. The Three Lions may have won 4-1 when the two teams clashed Down Under over the winter, but the tourists will be eager to open any cracks in confidence caused by […]

Nadal set to be too strong for Thiem

Dominic Thiem is the latest player to face the most difficult test in men’s tennis of trying to beat 10-time champion Rafael Nadal on the French Open clay. Nadal has lost a mere two matches in 13 year in Paris, with a third failure to claim the title caused by an injury withdrawal. Nadal to […]