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Top Sports News of the day - 12 Jan 2021


Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • Australia vs India fourth and final test will be played starting 15 January 2021 at The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as the Gabba
  • Indian team would be facing harsh quarantine rules at Brisbane, which they contested but without any luck
  • Some bad news - Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the fourth test
  • It is doubtful if R Ashwin would be able to play the fourth test, due to injury
  • The Indian bowling attack will be under huge pressure if both Bumrah and Ashwin are not able to make it, as Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav are already missing in the playing squad, again due to injuries
  • 32-year old, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is already out of the fourth test
  • Remember that recording clip doing the rounds on social media where Steve Smith is shown removing Rishabh Pant's batting guards? Now, captain, Tim Paine is saying that this is something Steve Smith does in every match and he is an innocent cute boy who wasn't really playing with the batting guards (वाह भई वाह)


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England is in Sri Lanka for playing two-tests series, which got aborted earlier in March 2020 due to Covid
  • First Test will be played starting 14 January 2021 at the Galle International Stadium
  • Joe Root will be leading the England Test Team and Dimuth Karunaratne will be the captain of the Sri Lanka Test team
  • With Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, and Jofra Archer missing from the England team, they really have to perform well and win the series for securing their spot in the World Test Championship final


Cricket | United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vs Ireland

  • UAE and Ireland are clashing in a 4-One Day International Series (ODI) series
  • The second ODI has been suspended due to Covid cases within the UAE team
  • The fourth player in UAE has been tested positive
  • Earlier, UAE defeated Ireland by six wickets in the first ODI on 08 January 2021
  • The matches are being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Perth Scorchers (140/1) beat Hobart Hurricanes (139/5) by 9 wickets (22 balls remaining) - Huge win!!
  • Jason Roy of Perth Scorchers was awarded as the Man of the match as he smashed 74 runs in 20 balls
  • Liam Livingstone of Perth Scorchers also helped in the victory as he smashed 54 runs in 39 balls
  • Sydney Sixers leads the BBL season 10 table with 25 points (6 wins in 9 matches) followed by Sydney Thunders with 23 points (6 wins in 9 matches)
  • Tomorrow - Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - Sydney Thunder will play with Sydney Sixers in the 38th match of the BBL season 10


Badminton | Thailand Open

  • World No 18 Blichfeldt beat PV Sindhu (6th seeded) in a 70+min battle. Score - 16-21, 26-24 and 21-13
  • Earlier Saina Nehwal was Tested Covid positive
  • With these losses, India lost their dream of winning women single badminton title in the Thailand Open
  • In men singles - Sai Praneeth lost a straight match to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen


Other Sports updates of the day

  • Cricket - In a post on social media, David Warner has apologized to Team India for the racial abuse by the Australian crowd (इतनी शालीनता?)
  • Cricket - Politician and former India captain Gautam Gambhir shared his old memories and commented that racial abuse happens a lot when playing in South Africa and Australia
  • Cricket - What's the Key to winning T10 matches? Batting? Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara says that the key to winning T10 is to have a good bowling line-up!
  • Cricket - Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane slipped by one spot (each) in the ICC Test Rankings and currently stands at third and seventh spot respectively. Cheteshwar Pujara climbed two spots and is currently at the eighth spot. Kane Williamson from New Zealand is leading the table (वास्तव में एक लंबे समय से)
  • Cricket - Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy update: Tamil Nadu defeated Assam by 10 wickets (seriously….by 10 wickets!)
  • Cricket - Bengal defeated Jharkhand by 16 runs. Bengal opener Vivek Singh smashed the first 100 of the tournament


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