WEEK AHEAD: A cracking seven days of sport features Premier League and Carabao Cup football, England Test cricket, the FedEx Cup finale, and the return of the F1.

A jampacked week of sport kicks off with an intriguing fixture in The Hundred as Welsh Fire take on Southern Brave at 18:30 (Sky Sports). Monday evening is then blessed with one of the best Premier League matchups of the season in Manchester United v Liverpool which will be on Sky Sports at 20:00.

Tuesday features another Hundred match as Oval Invincibles come up against Birmingham Phoenix at 18:30 (Sky Sports) before the Carabao Cup second-round game between Bolton and Aston Villa kicks off at 19:45 (Sky Sports).

London Spirit v Welsh Fire in The Hundred gets Wednesday into gear (18:30, Sky Sports), and then League Two Tranmere Rovers host Newcastle in the Carabao Cup second-round (19:45, Sky Sports). Could there be an upset on the cards? The Champions League qualifying second leg tie between PSV Eindhoven and Rangers is finely posed at 2-2, and it sees us into Thursday at 20:00 on BT Sport.

The England Test cricket team are back in action on Thursday as they take on South Africa in the first day of the second match in their Test series from Old Trafford (11:00, Sky Sports). The European Masters then tees off at 12:30 (Sky Sports), and the Tour Championship gets going at 17:30 (Sky Sports). Another exciting Hundred fixture in Southern Brave v Trent Rockets rounds off the day at 19:00 (Sky Sports).

Drawing closer to the end of the week, we see a busy Friday as the Test match between England and South Africa gets going for its second day at 11:00 (Sky Sports), the European Masters and Tour Championship continues (12:30, 17:30, both Sky Sports) and Welsh Fire host Northern Superchargers in The Hundred, kickstarting an exciting weekend. Luton Town v Sheffield United is the final notable event of the evening and takes place on Sky Sports at 20:00.

Saturday sees the Test match between England and South Africa continue (11:00, Sky Sports), as does the European Masters and Tour Championship in their third day of action (12:00, 16:30, both Sky Sports). It’s a long trip for the Red Devils fans as Manchester United travel to Southampton, quite possibly in pursuit of their first league win and clean sheet of the season after playing Liverpool earlier in the week (12:30, BT Sport). Sunderland are at home and face a Norwich City side that will be looking to climb the table (12:30, Sky Sports) before Arsenal host an impressive-looking Fulham (17:30, Sky Sports). The day is rounded off with London Spirit v Oval Invincibles in The Hundred at 19:00 (Sky Sports).

Sunday starts with a bang with the fourth day of the Test between England and South Africa getting going at 11:00 (Sky Sports), while the European Masters and Tour Championship both begin their concluding rounds (12:00, 16:30, both Sky Sports). Dundee United host Celtic in the Scottish Premiership (12:00, Sky Sports), before F1 returns to our screen after almost a month of absence and sets up shop in Europe for the weekend with the Belgian Grand Prix (14:00, Sky Sports). Newcastle travel to Wolves in the Premier League at 14:00 (Sky Sports), and Nottingham Forest take on Tottenham (16:30, Sky Sports). Lastly, The Hundred closes off an intense week of sport in Birmingham Phoenix v Manchester Originals (19:00, Sky Sports).