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Top Sports News of the day - 20 Feb 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England Test series is tied at (1-1) with two more tests to go!
  • The third test will be a pink-ball test to be played on 24 February 2021, in Ahmedabad
  • 30-year old Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians have finally been picked by Indian selectors for the T20 squad. Yadav was ignored for the Australia tour despite a stellar performance in IPL 2020


Domestic Indian  Cricket | Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21

  • Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 kicked off on 20 February 2021
  • 38 teams are participating which are divided into 6 groups
  • It is a 50-over tournament and will be played between 20 February 2021 and 14 March 2021
  • Karnataka won the trophy last year, beating Tamil Nadu in the finals
  • On 20 Feb 2021, six matches were played
  • The highlight of the day was 22-year old Ishan Kishan from Patna, Bihar who smashed 173 runs off just 94 balls for Jharkhand
  • Ishan Kishan has also been picked by Indian selectors for the upcoming T20 series with England


Cricket | T20 World Cup in Oct 2021

  • बेचारा पाकिस्तान लगा पड़ा है की ICC T20 वर्ल्ड कप को भारत से United Arab Emirates (UAE) shift कर दे, क्योंकि उसको पता है जहाँ पाकिस्तानी आतंकवादिओं ने हरकत दिखाई, वहीं मोदी जी  ने पाकिस्तान टीम का Visa रद्द किया! बड़ी मुश्किल है players की ........पैसा कमाएं की आतंकवाद देखें 
  • Separately, in Pakistan Super League - few players have been tested Covid19 positive and few players have been found violating the bio-secure environment…


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 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • In a total of 9 matches played between the two teams, Australia has won 7 and 2 wins by New Zealand
  • All these matches will be good preparation for the ICC T20 world cup, later in 2021
  • Fantasy XI cricket players, do pick Glenn Maxwell, D'Arcy Short, and Jimmy Neesham in your team and make some winnings


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
  • Matches 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

  • Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was picked by Delhi Capitals in merely INR 2.2 crore is expected to pull out of IPL given such a low amount. The reason obviously he will mention as injury, for pulling out of IPL.


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who was the first Indian badminton champion to win the title at a World Championship level? Options are - Kidambi Srikanth, Ryan PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, or Prakash Padukone? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Which swimmer holds the maximum number of world records ? and the correct answer is - Michael Phelps


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