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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Top Sports News of the day - 01 Feb 2021


Cricket | Women's Super Smash T20 tournament

  • Six teams are competing in this T20 domestic tournament of New Zealand
  • Wellington Women, Auckland Women, Northern Districts Women, Central Districts Women, Otago Women, and Canterbury Women
  • On 01 February 2021, Auckland Women (123/10) defeated Otago Women (96/10) by 27 runs
  • Wellington Women leads the table with 28 points (7 wins, 2 lost), followed by Canterbury Women with 26 points (6 wins, 2 lost, 1 draw)
  • The final of the Women's Super Smash T20 tournament 2020-21 will be played on 13 February 2021


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • The top teams remaining in the tournament are - Brisbane Heat, Sydney Sixers, and Perth Scorchers
  • The fourth play-off match will be played on Thursday, 04 February 2021 - Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat
  • Sydney Sixers are already in the finals and the winner of the fourth play-off match will compete with Sydney Sixers
  • The final of BBL season 10 will be played on 06 February 2021

Cricket | Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 - Schedule

  • The fourth edition of the T10 League will be played from 28 January 2021 till 06 February 2021 in Abu Dhabi
  • 8 teams, 8 players a side, 10 overs to play, 90 min of thrill!
  • Group A teams - Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Maratha Arabians, and Delhi Bulls - Till now, Northern Warriors is leading Group A with 2 wins in 3 matches
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalandars, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi - Uptil now, Qalandars is leading Group B with 3 wins in 3 matches
  • Result of the three matches played today -
  • Pune Devils vs Bangla Tigers - Bangla Tigers won the match by 8 wickets
  • Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors - Northern Warriors won the match by 8 wickets
  • Deccan Gladiators vs Delhi Bulls - Delhi Bulls won the match by 8 wickets


Cricket | West Indies Tour of Bangladesh

  • Two-Tests series between Bangladesh and West Indies will begin from 03 February 2021
  • West Indies Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite will be relying on their off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall for a win against Bangladesh
  • Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh's best all-rounder) who got injured in the third ODI against West Indies should be back in the team for this test series


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets in the first Test and lead the two-tests series by 1-0
  • The second test will be played on 04 February 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - Four-Tests series begins from 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • India may drop 36-year old Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), instead pick Rishabh Pant given his spectacular performance in Australia


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia will be visiting New Zealand in Feb 2021 for playing Five T20 matches
  • Australia has picked Tanveer Sangha (India origin leg spinner) in the playing squad. Tanveer's father is a taxi-driver in Australia and this is where talent can take you!
  • T20 series will begin on 22 February 2021


Cricket | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand

  • Bangladesh will be visiting New Zealand in March 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • 33-year old Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh's best all-rounder) will be skipping the tour due to injury
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021


Other sports news

  • Bangladesh is procuring Covid19 vaccination from India and Bangladesh Cricket Board will start vaccinating the team by the end of Feb. All domestic season has been installed due to the pandemic.
  • Both Indian and England cricket team underwent Covid19 testing prior to their test series and the good news is all the players have been tested negative and good to go
  • Women's World Cup 2022 will be held in New Zealand in 2022 and The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a sport presentation services partner. If you know someone providing such services, Kindly pass on the message :)
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget on 01 Feb 2021, mentioned India's historic win over Australia!
  • Captain Kohli and her wife Anushka Sharma have named their baby Vamika - such a beautiful name. May God bless the baby!
  • Nathan Leamon - author of two books - 'The Test: A Novel' and 'Hitting Against the Spin' have been picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders as a strategic consultant for the 2021 IPL season


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who was the first Indian to get elected to a FIFA council? Options are - I.S. Bindra, Jagmohan Dalmiya, Shashank Manohar, or Praful Patel? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Who was the first female cricketer to score more than 2000 runs in T20 cricket? and the correct answer is - Mithali Raj


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