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by sportifnews Desk Feb 03, 2021 • 01:18 AM Views 398
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Top Sports News of the day - 02 Feb 2021

 

Cricket | ICC World Test Championship Final

  • ICC World Test Championship Final will be played in England from 18 June 2021 to 22 June 2021
  • New Zealand is the first team to qualify for the Championship Final
  • Who is the other team? Well it totally depends on the India-England Test series outcome
  • Earlier it was also dependent on Australia-South Africa Test Series, but Australia has pulled them out of that series due to serious pandemic situation in South Africa
  • So, now the probable team to complete with New Zealand is either India, England, or Australia

 

Cricket | Women's Super Smash T20 tournament

  • Six teams that are competing in this New Zealand's T20 domestic tournament are - Wellington Women, Auckland Women, Northern Districts Women, Central Districts Women, Otago Women, and Canterbury Women
  • 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 next match is on Friday, 05 Feb 2020 between Central Districts Women and Canterbury Women
  • 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 Saturday, 06 February 2021
  • Crowd capacity has been increased to 75% for the finals

 

Cricket | Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021

  • 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 -
  • Qalandars vs Maratha Arabians - Qalandars won the match by 4 wickets
  • Delhi Bulls vs Pune Devils - Delhi Bulls won the match by 8 wickets
  • Deccan Gladiators vs Northern Warriors - Northern Warriors won the match by 3 runs

 

Cricket | West Indies Tour of Bangladesh

  • Two-Tests series between Bangladesh and West Indies will begin from 03 February 2021 at Chattogram
  • It is a critical test for Bangladesh to score a point for the World Test Championship
  • Since the West Indies team is weak this time, the job seems to be easy for Bangladesh
  • Fantasy XI players, try and keep these all-rounders in your team - Rahkeem Cornwall and Shakib Al Hasan

 

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
  • The series is extremely important for India to win by a margin of 2 Tests, to qualify for the ICC World Test Championship Final
  • 27-year old Axar Patel from Gujarat will replace spinner Ravindra Jadeja, as Jadeja has injured his thumb. Both the players are left-arm bowlers
  • 25-year old Jofra Archer said that India batting line up is super strong and a real danger for England…अररे दोस्त - मैदान पर तो आयो, बोलिंग भी उतनी ही ज़ोरदार है!
  • Good news for cricket fans - from the second test (13 Feb 2021 to 17 Feb 2021) 50% of the spectators will be allowed in the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai (the first test will be played behind closed doors)

 

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 an injury
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021

 

Other sports news

  • 36-year old Ashoke Dinda from Bengal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket post his knee injury. Ashoke played for Goa in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020-21
  • Rishabh Pant and Joe Root have been nominated for the Icc Player Of The Month
  • Michael Klinger (ex-head coach of Melbourne Renegades) will be heading the New South Wales cricket team. The move may be because Melbourne Renegades couldn't qualify for the finals of BBL season 10

 

Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know in the Rugby game, how many players are on each side? Options are - 10, 12, 13, or 15 ? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Who was the first Indian to get elected as a FIFA council? and the correct answer is - Praful Patel

 

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