Raahil Chopra
Jan 14, 2011

Must watch on TV: Lots of cricket coming your way from the Southern hemisphere

Also watch football action from the Barclays Premier League and the AFC Asian Cup

Must watch on TV: Lots of cricket coming your way from the Southern hemisphere

The weekend is back and with it comes some great cricket action. 

To start things off, New Zealand host Pakistan in the second Test match at Wellington on Saturday. Pakistan won the first Test, which means this one would be a must win for the Kiwis. Tune into NEO Cricket at 3:30 am to catch all the action. 

Having lost the first ODI, India will be looking to get right back into the series with a good performance against the South Africans in the second ODI of the five match series at Johannesburg. The game starts at 6:00 pm on Saturday and Ten Cricket will broadcast the game.

On Sunday, a buoyant England team will take on Australia in the first ODI at Melbourne. Catch all the action on STAR Cricket from 8:50 am onwards. 

Football lovers can rejoice too, as there's plenty of football coming your way on ESPN STAR Sports.

After being trounced 4-0 by Australia, India take on Bahrain in their second group game in Qatar at the AFC Asian Cup. STAR Sports will telecast the game that will start at 9:30 pm tonight.

On Saturday Barclays Premier League action returns after an absence of a week. Chelsea will look to build on their FA Cup victory when they take on Blackburn on Saturday at 8:30 pm Live on ESPN. In the second Live game on ESPN at 11:00 pm, Arsenal will make a short journey across to fellow Londoners, West Ham United. 

Sunday brings us three derby games. To start things, Sunderland will look for revenge when they take on Newcastle at 5:25 pm on STAR Sports. Newcastle had beaten Sunderland 5-1 in the reverse fixture.

On ESPN at 5:25 pm, Gerard Houllier's Aston Villa side take on a defensively strong Birmingham. 

At 7:25 pm, Kenny Dalglish will be hoping that his team secure their first win under him this year when they take on Everton in the Merseyside derby. Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard will be missing from action because of his suspension but Liverpool fans will be hoping Torres continues his good goal scoring form at Anfield and secures three much needed points for The Reds.

Further, league leaders Manchester United will travel to North London to take on the high flying, Tottenham Hotspur in the game of the weekend at 9:25 pm on ESPN.

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