It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s Ian Ladyman reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.
The former Indian captain saw his team to a series win with an unbeaten 87 in Melbourne but his performance in Adelaide was arguably even better.
It was 41 degrees at the Oval (that’s 105 in old money) as India chased their total and Dhoni was treated on the field for exhaustion with a couple of overs to go.
Dhoni was still there at the end, though, and he will be a familiar threat at this summer’s World Cup in England.
MS Dhoni put on a brilliant performance for India in the blazing Adelaide sun this week
The former Indian captain was treated on the field for exhaustion at the end of the match
The 37-year-old continued and will be a familiar threat at this summer’s World Cup in England
The first woman to manage in the German men’s game, Wubbenhorst was asked by a journalist if she asked her players at BV Cloppenburg to put their pants on when she enters the dressing room.
‘Of course not,’ she deadpanned. ‘I pick my players based on penis size.’
Imke Wubbenhorst (L) responded to a journalist’s question on managing a men’s football team
She may not have the highest profile but the 10,000 metre runner remains a brilliant role model for female athletes.
A mother of two now, Pavey is 45 but has her sights set on qualifying for her sixth Olympics next summer. ‘I forget how old I am,’ she said this week. Don’t we all?
Joe Pavey (centre, pictured in 2006) has her sights set on qualifying for her sixth Olympics
The oldest club in the world seemed to be going places under the guidance of chairman Alan Hardy and his deputy, BT commentator Darren Fletcher.
But now Fletcher has left – believed to be unhappy over the sacking of Kevin Nolan – and Notts are on their third manager of the season as they sit bottom of the pile in League Two.
Rumours abound that Hardy – tired of criticism from the Notts fanbase – would now be happy to sell the club.
Rumours suggest that Notts County chairman Alan Hardy would now be happy to sell the club
It has looked likely for some time that Huddersfield would be relegated but we hoped they would retain their manager and trust him with bringing the club back up again, just as Burnley did with Sean Dyche in 2015.
But Wagner has found the pressures of the Premier League too debilitating and that’s a shame. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder is on the Terriers’ radar but he has already rebuffed interest from Stoke this season.
David Wagner found the pressures of the Premier League too debilitating and that’s a shame
The Cardiff manager has been ridiculed for his views on Brexit this week and they were certainly clumsily phrased.
However, Warnock’s villification only proves one thing and that is that we are very happy for our managers to express views on subjects outside of their sport, just as long as we agree with them.
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has been ridiculed for his clumsily phrased views on Brexit