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Top Sports News of the day - 17 Feb 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England Test series is tied as of now (1-1), with two more tests to go!
  • All eyes will be on who will qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) final
  • The third test will be a pink-ball test to be played on 24 February 2021, in Ahmedabad
  • Team India will reach Ahmedabad on Thursday, 18 February 2021 for the practice (और कोहली को यह भी देखना है की पिच पहले दिन से टर्न करेगी की नहीं)


Cricket | IPL 2021

  • IPL mini-auction will take place on Thursday, 18 February 2021
  • Eight teams/franchise will participate in the auction to fill 61 vacant slots, for which 292 players would be competing
  • New-Zealand has given permission to its players to play the full IPL season (permission was required due to Covid issues)
  • England may not give full-permission to its players (such a loss for players)
  • Saurav dada is pitching for allowing fans (read humans who can generate ticket revenue for the franchise) in IPL matches


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia will be visiting New Zealand in Feb 2021 for playing Five T20 matches
  • T20 series will begin on 22 February 2021


Cricket | Sri Lanka Tour of West Indies

  • Sri Lanka will be visiting West Indies in March and April 2021 for playing  three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches
  • Series will be played in a bio-bubble environment
  • Matches will be played in Antigua beginning 03 March 2021


Cricket | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand

  • Bangladesh will be visiting New Zealand in March 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Pakistan vs South Africa 3-match ODI series will be played from 02 Apr 2021 onwards   
  • Earlier Pakistan won the test series by 2-0 and the T20 series by 2-1 over South Africa


Cricket | South Africa Tour of Ireland

  • South Africa will be visiting Ireland in July 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • ODI series will begin on 11 July 2021 and the T20 series from 20 July 2021


Sports | Other sports news

  • 33-year old Moeen Ali will miss the remaining two tests due to England's rotation policy. English cricketer has critiqued the decision as Moeen played extremely good in the second test against India and was good hope for the third test
  • IPL Teams branding - Kings XI Punjab franchise will be rebranding itself as Punjab Kings, with a new logo
  • ICC rankings for Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant, and Rohit Sharma have drastically improved basis their terrific performance. Not giving the ratings here as it is dynamic and end of the day these ratings does matter vs wins
  • 36-year old South African cricketer Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Test cricket. He will not concentrate only on T20 (quick money is short matches)


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know the Dronacharya Award is given to whom? Options are - Batsmen, Goal Keepers,  Chess players, or Coaches? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Which state hosts the boat race festival - Vallam Kali? and the correct answer is - Kerala


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