WITH the fascinators and frocks put away for another year, cricket is the main sporting topic of conversation at the water cooler. Sri Lankan opener Marvan Atapattu’s ‘‘ muppet’’ remarks about his country’s selectors weren’t enough to fire up his side in the first Test, so they will be looking to redeem themselves and level the series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Nine will show day two and three from 10am today and tomorrow ( check local guides). The Socceroos are back together to take on Nigeria in a friendly soccer match at Craven Cottage in London late on Sunday night. With English Premier League players Tim Cahill and Lucas Neill and Celtic star Scott McDonald in exceptional form, the Socceroos should come away with a win. Fox Sports Two will show the game live from 1.30am. With a break in the Premier League, interest turns to the World Cup 2010 qualifiers, with Venezuela travelling to Bogota to tussle with Colombia. Coverage begins at 8am tomorrow on Setanta Sports. The Euro 2008 qualifiers also deserve a look in as Israel take on a revitalised Russia on their home turf. Setanta Sports will show the game live from 5am tomorrow. In the domestic A- League, the pick of the games is the clash between third- placed Adelaide and fourth- placed Newcastle, live on FS1 at 7pm tomorrow.