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by sportifnews Desk Jan 06, 2021 • 11:00 PM Views 265
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Top Sports News of the day - 06 Jan 2021


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Perth Scorchers (183/4) beat Sydney Sixers (97 all-out) by 86 runs
  • This was an all-round performance by Perth Scorchers as they recorded this huge win against Sydney Sixers
  • Mitchell Marsh was awarded as the Man of the match as he scored 57 runs in 27 balls and also took a wicket
  • Sydney Sixers still leads the BBL season 10 table with 21 points (5 wins in 8 matches) followed by Sydney Thunder with 19 points (5 wins in 7 matches)
  • On Thursday, 07 January 2021 two matches will be played
  • The first match will be Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunders
  • The second match will be Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars


Cricket | United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vs Ireland

  • UAE will be playing 4 One Day Internationals (ODIs) with Ireland in January 2021
  • This will be UAE's first-ever ODI series not only against Ireland but also against any of the 12 full members of ICC
  • Matches will be played on 8 January, 10 January, 12 January, and 14 January 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Eurosport, an Indian sports channel by Discovery Asia-Pacific, will be telecasting this series to Indian fans


Cricket | Virat Kohli | Conflict of Interest

  • Virat Kohli is facing a controversy related to investments in a related party
  • Galactus Funware Tech Pvt Ltd owns the online gaming platform Mobile Premier League (MPL). We all know MPL is the sponsor for Indian Team kits and its logo is displayed on Indian teams jerseys
  • Galactus Funware Tech Pvt Ltd has given convertible equity worth INR 33.32 lacs to Kohli  in February 2019
  • The compliance team will review this transaction to investigate if there is any conflict of interest in this deal or done at arm's length distance


Cricket | Afghanistan Vs Ireland

  • Afghanistan and Ireland are scheduled to play three One-day Internationals in January 2021
  • Matches will be played on 18 January, 21 January, and 23 January 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • The third test between Australia and India to start tomorrow - 07 January 2021 (Thursday). Sydney
  • With the absence of KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami (arm), and Umesh Yadav, team India will definitely be under pressure
  • Last tests victory will help to boost the morale in the Indian team
  • If Ravindra Jadeja can score 74 runs in this test, he will join the all-rounder's "2000 runs and 200 wickets club". As of now, Jadeja has taken 216 wickets in 96 Test innings and scored 1926 runs in 72 Test innings
  • All eyes would be on the new openers in both the teams - David Warner and Rohit Sharma
  • 28-year old Navdeep Saini will debut in this test as a third fast bowler of the team. Saini has played 7 ODIs and has taken 6 wickets for India


Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • New Zealand won the second test against Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs
  • With this win, New Zealand has swept the test series by 2-0
  • A quick summary of the match - New Zealand won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first
  • Pakistan scored 297 (all-out) on Day 1 and in reply, New Zealand declared their innings at 659
  • Three centuries were scored by New Zealand players - Captain Kane Williamson scored 238, Henry Nicholls 157, and Daryl Mitchell 102
  • By the end of Day 3, Pakistani lost a wicket and were trailing by 354 runs
  • Today (Day 4) Pakistan got out at 186 runs (bad show!)
  • Kyle Jamieson was announced as the player of the match as he took 11 wickets together in both innings
  • Kane Williamson was announced as the player of the series as he scored his fourth double ton in this test (Well deserved Williamson!!)


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England will be visiting Sri Lanka for playing two-tests series
  • First Test will begin on 14 January 2021
  • England team has been tested Covid negative except all-rounder Moeen Ali, who has been isolated


Sports | Regular updates

  • SportIfNews wishes Happy birthday to Kapil Dev as he turns 62 today
  • He is blessed to be called as संकट मोचन हनुमानाष्टक as he saved India on various occasions either with bat or ball or both
  • Pravin Amre has been appointed as the assistant coach for Delhi Capitals for the next two IPL seasons
  • 52-year old Pravin Amre played 11 tests and 37 ODIs for the Indian cricket team between 1991 and 1999 and also coached Mumbai in Ranji Trophy
  • BCCI is now worth ~INR 15,000 crore, as per their financials ending 2019
  • Mumbai City Football Club is turning a hot contender for this season of Indian Super League (ISL) with their improved game. Sergio Lobera is playing really good for them
  • Carles Cuádrat has quit from the position of Head Coach of Bengaluru Football Club due to the poor show by the club. Naushad Moosa will replace him
  • Tennis - Delray Beach Open will begin from Thursday, 07 January 2021
  • Badminton player Saina Nehwal showed her displeasure over excessive restrictions in the Yonex Thailand Open, which starts on 12 January 2021. No warm-up matches, cannot meet the team members even when tested Covid negative, were some of the reasons quoted


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