I have really fond memories of playing the Kunio (River City Ranson) hockey game Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey-bu: Subete Koronde Dairantou along with Nintendo World Cup so I'd love to see a Mario Hockey game. Even though ice hockey isn't the most popular sports globally, I feel like it'd have mass appeal 'cause it looks like soccer on ice and easy to understand for the most part.
P.S.: I don't know anything about cricket but apparently it's the #2 or 3 most popular sports in the world so I felt like I needed to include it. I also don't know jack shit about Rugby but I'm assuming it's at least as big as American Football overall, probably way more.