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by sportifnews Desk Feb 03, 2021 • 11:16 PM Views 297
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Top Sports News of the day - 03 Feb 2021

 

Cricket | India Test cricket - Statistics

  • In this century (not talking about a knock on the field, but the 21st century) India has played 216 test matches, out of which won 98 matches (45%), lost 59 (27%), and draw 59 (27%)
  • India needs two more wins to complete the century (now it's a playing century) of winning tests!
  • Most probably, it will be done in the upcoming test series with England
  • In the previous century (from 1932 till 1999) India played 330 Tests and won only 61 tests (18%)
  • If we talk about England's performance, they played 232 matches since Jan 2000 and have won 138 (59%)

 

Cricket | West Indies Tour of Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh vs West Indies: Test 1, Day 1 report
  • Bangladesh won the toss, decided to bat, and scored 242 runs for the loss of 5 wickets (all top 5 batsmen are out)
  • Due to weak West Indies bowling, all Bangladesh's batsmen contributed to the score. Shadman Islam was the highest scorer with 59 runs
  • All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das are playing at 39 runs and 34 runs respectively
  • 28-year old Jomel Warrican took 3 wickets
  • Bangladesh should be able to win the test hands down
  • Fantasy XI players, if you have the bowler Jomel Warrican in your team, you must be making some money today

 

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 in Karachi
  • At Karachi, Pakistan has played 10 Test; out of which won 4 and lost 3
  • The pitch at Karachi has historically supported fast bowlers, which gives a chance to South Africa to level the series

 

Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - Four-Tests series begins from 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma presence in the team is a good booster
  • On Indian soil, there would be a high expectation from Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Will Ishant Sharma be in the playing squad or in-form Mohammad Siraj? I think selectors might go with Ishant Sharma
  • England batsman Zak Crawley is likely to miss the first test due to an injury
  • Some statistics - India and England have played 122 matches till date, out of which India has won 26 and England has won 47
  • Fantasy XI betting players - do keep all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Ben Stokes in your team

 

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 Bangla Tigers - Qalandars won the match by 7 runs
  • Maratha Arabians vs Team Abu Dhabi - Team Abu Dhabi won the match by 9 wickets
  • Pune Devils vs Northern Warriors - currently being played - Northern Warriors need 63 runs in 50 balls (8 wickets in hand)

 

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

  • In the 100-ball domestic cricket tournament in England, commonly called 'The Hundred, Birmingham retains New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England all-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali. The tournament will start on 17 July 2021 
  • Sri Lanka tour of West Indies is on the verge of getting postpone as Sri Lanka's head coach Mickey Arthur and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne have been tested Covid-19 positive

 

Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who was the first cricket captain to score three 100s in their first three innings? Options are - Mohd Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, or Virat Kohli? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - In the Rugby game, how many players are on each side? and the correct answer is - 15

 

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