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Top Sports News of the day - 02 Jan 2021


Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • New Zealand is leading the two-tests series by 1-0
  • The Second Test will be played from 03 January 2021, at Hagley Oval
  • Pakistan's captain Babar Azam is out from the second test, due to an injury
  • In case you don't know about Babar Azam - He has been awarded the title of 'Most Valuable Cricketer of the Year' by the Pakistan Cricket Board
  • Mohammad Rizwan will be the stand-in captain of the Pakistan team
  • 28-year old Mohammad Rizwan is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper
  • He has scored 517 runs in 10 Tests, at an average of 39.8


Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

  • South Africa lead the two-tests series vs Sri Lanka by 1-0
  • The Second Test will be played from 03 January 2021, at Wanderers Stadium, Sandton, South Africa
  • Sri Lanka is looking weak in the second test too, as many of their players (Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Kumara, Dinesh Chandimal, and Kasun Rajitha) will not be playing due to injuries
  • Sri Lanka's fast bowler Suranga Lakmal is yet to pass a fitness test, to be eligible to play the second test
  • All in all, odds are in favor of South Africa to whitewash the series. Let's see…


Cricket | Sourav Ganguly

  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly got a minor cardiac issue during a workout session at his residence
  • Underwent angiography and angioplasty as there were multiple blockages in his heart
  • As advised by Doctors, Ganguly is stable now and will be able to begin his daily activities soon
  • Dada, শীঘ্রই সুস্থ হয়ে উঠুন (for English readers: Get well soon!)


Cricket | India tour of Australia | Breach of Biosecurity Protocols

  • A new controversy unfolded around 5 Indian cricketers - Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini, Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, and Shubhman Gill
  • They were spotted at a restaurant in Melbourne, Australia and it is rumored that a fan by the name of Navaldeep Singh paid their food bill and hugged Rishabh Pant
  • Later, the same fan clarified on Twitter that Pant never hugged him
  • Now, these five players are although allowed to train but have been kept separately from the Indian and Australian squad while traveling and training
  • BCCI and Cricket Australia is investigating the matter and I wish they don't penalize our players
  • Gosh! These Covid restrictions are killing!


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • In the first T20 match - Hobart Hurricanes (164/5) beat Melbourne Stars (143/9) by 21 runs
  • In the second match - Brisbane Heat (171/6) beat Sydney Sixers (165/8) by 4 wickets (7 balls remaining)
  • Sydney Thunder leads the BBL season 10 table with 19 points (5 wins in 6 matches) followed by Hobart Hurricanes with 18 points (5 wins in 7 matches)
  • On Sunday, 03 January 2021 two matches will be played
  • The first match is between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades
  • The second match is between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers


Football | Lionel Messi is now fit to play for Barcelona

  • Lionel Messi was suffering from an ankle injury and hence could not play the last match against Eibar
  • That match resulted in a 1-1 draw (Barcelona vs Eibar)
  • With this draw, Barcelona stands at sixth spot and 10 points behind Atletico Madrid football club, who are currently the leaders
  • Barcelona will now play against Huesca on Sunday, 03 January 2021
  • With Lionel Messi back to the playing team, the Barcelona team is all excited and confident
  • In six months time, Lionel Messi's contract is getting over with Barcelona and their manager Ronald Koeman push all boundaries to retain Messi
  • It will be exciting to see which club Messi joins post this contract with Barcelona


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