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by sportifnews Desk Jan 13, 2021 • 10:20 PM Views 423
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Top Sports News of the day - 13 Jan 2021

 

Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • India team would be under tremendous pressure both on the bowling and batting front due to unfortunate injuries
  • Injured players list - Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Hanuma Vihari, Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav - The big question is whether IPL (or too much cricket) is to be blamed for such frequent injuries?
  • 21-year old Washington Sundar participated in the net practicing for a considerable time, giving a hint that he might be picked in the Indian team
  • Washington Sundar is an all-rounder (left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner) and this might be his first test
  • Wriddhiman Saha might also get picked as a specialist wicketkeeper and play at number 7 (after Rishabh Pant)
  • Nathan Lyon from the Australian camp would be looking to make his 100th Test memorable by achieving the milestone of taking 400 wickets. His current statistics are 396 wickets in 99 Tests. Lyon will be the thirteenth Australian to play 100 Test matches
  • Talking about records lets not forget Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test wickets) and Share Warne (708 Test wickets)
  • The fourth and final test between Australia vs India will begin on 15 January 2021 at Brisbane, and it is going to be a bouncy pitch
  • As of now, the series is locked with 1-1 (the last test was drawn)

 

Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • 33-year old Angelo Mathews is back in the SriLankan team and will face England in a two-tests series
  • Angelo Mathews is the former Sri Lanka captain/batsman and has an average of 45 in 86 test matches. Mathews will play under the leadership of Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Sri Lankan batsman Dhananjaya de Silva and fast bowler Kasun Rajitha would be missing the Test series due to injuries
  • First Test will begin on 14 January 2021 and will be played at the Galle International Stadium

 

Cricket | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Domestic Indian Cricket Season

  • Punjab fast bowler Siddhart Kaul took a hat-trick (overall 4 wickets) against Karnataka, as Punjab won by 9 wickets (6 overs remaining)
  • 38 teams are participating in this tournament
  • Quarterfinals to begin from 26 January 2021, Semi-finals from 29 January 2021 and Final will be played on 31 January 2021
  • Until now, Top run-scorer is Vivek Singh from Bengal (154 runs in 2 matches) and Highest Wicket Taker is Arzan Nagwasalla from Gujarat (8 wickets in 2 matches)

 

Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Sydney Sixers (132/5) beat Sydney Thunder (166/6) by 5 wickets (Sixers got a reduced target of 129 to win due to rains)
  • 36-year old Steve O'Keefe of Sydney Sixers was the Man of the match as he took 3 wickets for 15 runs (4 overs)
  • Josh Philippe of Sydney Sixers also helped in the victory as he smashed 64 runs in 36 balls
  • Sydney Sixers leads the BBL season 10 table with 29 points (7 wins in 10 matches) followed by Sydney Thunders with 23 points (6 wins in 10 matches)
  • Tomorrow - Thursday, 14 January 2021 - Brisbane Heat will play with Melbourne Renegades in the 39th match of the BBL season 10

 

Badminton | Thailand Open

  • 27-year Old Kidmabi Srikanth has kept the hopes alive for India in men singles as he defeated Sourabh Verma in straight sets (Score: 21-12 and 21-11)
  • With PV Sindhu and Sania Nehwal out of the Thailand Open, we are left only with Men singles and Mixed doubles titles to target on

 

Cricket | West Indies tour of Bangladesh

  • West Indies is scheduled to play three One-day Internationals (ODIs), two T20s, and two Tests with Bangladesh in January and February 2021
  • Due to Covid and the below-par situation at Bangladesh, many West Indies players opted out of the tour
  • Coach Phil Simmons has motivated the non-core Team of West Indies that it is a bright chance for the youngsters to perform and shine

 

Sports | Key sports news

  • It has come to light that former American Olympic gold medalist - Klete Keller, was amongst the mob who crashed the U.S. Capitol Building last, for supporting the Trump administration - Shameful act!
  • Irfan Pathan has requested BCCI to investigate the Krunal Pandya - Deepak Hooda spat over the misconduct of duties

 

Sports | Question of the day

Do you know when was the last Olympic gold won by the Indian Hockey Team? Options are - 1992 Spain, 1972 Munich, 1964 Japan, or 1980 Moscow? Do reply to this Facebook post!

 

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