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by sportifnews Desk Jan 02, 2021 • 12:20 AM Views 304
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Top Sports News of the day - 01 Jan 2021

 

Cricket | India tour of Australia | Test matches

  • The third test between India and Australia will be played from 07 January 2021  at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • After a break of 3 days, Team India will be back on the ground on Saturday and Sunday, for their practice sessions
  • It is being discussed that Sydney may not see spectators on the ground, given the local Covid 19 situation
  • Rohit Sharma will be the vice-caption of the Indian Test team for the remaining two tests with Australia
  • Ajinkya Rahane will continue as the stand-in captain
  • T Natarajan has replaced Umesh Yadav
  • Shardul Thakur has replaced Mohammed Shami

 

Cricket | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy | T20 matches

  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will start from 10 January 2021
  • Uttar Pradesh team has picked 20-year old batsman Priyam Garg as their captain. Priyam plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL)
  • Suresh Raina and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are also a part of the Uttar Pradesh team
  • Bengal has picked Anustup Majumdar as their captain
  • 36-year old Anustup is a right-hand batsman and leg-break bowler and plays for the Mohun Bagan cricket team

 

Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • New Zealand's leads the two-tests series with Pakistan by 1-0
  • The Second Test will begin from 03 January 2021 at Hagley Oval
  • Hagley Oval is expected to be a bouncy and fastpitch
  • New Zealand's bowler Neil Wagner got injured and will be replaced by Matt Henry
  • Do you know Wagner was injured badly in his right-foot, still he kept playing the entire test by taking pain-killing injections?
  • Matt Henry is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and plays for Canterbury, a first-class cricket team of New Zealand

 

Football | English Premier League (EPL)

  • Covid cases are on rising in the United Kingdom post the new mutant strain
  • Since then 50 EPL matches have already been canceled
  • There have been discussions to halt the EPL for the safety of players
  • Manchester City previously announced that their striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Kyle Walker were tested positive

 

Chess | Nihal Sarin

  • Let's talk about Nihal Sarin today (India's pride in chess sport)
  • Born in Thrissur, a city in Kerala, Nihal is a chess prodigy who achieved the title of Grandmaster at age 14
  • He is the only Indian to cross the Elo rating mark of 2600
  • Recently cleared in Class 10 board exams and shared how he used to wake up at 2 am to practice for chess along with his studies
  • He is an expert on short-format games on chess.com (bullet and blitz formats)
  • Also, won a gold medal at the Chess Olympiad in July-August 2020

 

Cricket | South Africa | Domestic Cricket

  • South Africa is introducing a new league system for their domestic cricket
  • Instead of the existing six-team structure, there will be a total of 15-first class teams competing for the title
  • These 15-teams will be divided into two divisions
  • Division 1 will have 8 teams and division 2 will have the remaining 7 teams
  • We hope the new structure will give more opportunities to the players and help to shape them up for the national team

 

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