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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Top Sports News of the day - 20 Jan 2021


Cricket | Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 - Schedule

  • The fourth edition of the T10 League will be played from 28 January 2021 till 06 February 2021 in Abu Dhabi
  • Total number of matches to be played - 29 matches
  • How many teams will participate - 8 teams
  • Numbers of players per team - 8 players
  • How many overs per game - 10 overs per side
  • What will be the time duration of the game - 90 minutes per side
  • What method will be followed for semis and finals - Round Robin
  • Where can we watch the match - Sony Pictures and Sports Network
  • Group A teams - Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Maratha Arabians, and Delhi Bulls
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalanders, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi
  • वह सब तो ठीक है, are any Indian players participating?  Yes sir - Pravin Tambe, Prashant Gupta, Ishan Malhotra, Imtiaz Ahmad, and Sujit Prabhat
  • Any old players? Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Shoaib Malik, and Shahid Afridi will grace the tournament


Cricket | West Indies tour of Bangladesh

  • West Indies is in Bangladesh for playing three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) starting from 20 January 2021
  • In the first ODI today, Bangladesh has defeated once-upon-a-time-mighty-team West Indies by 6 wickets (with 97 balls remaining)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and decided to field first
  • Wrapped up West Indies at 122 runs in 32 overs and achieved the target in 34 overs
  • Shakib Al Hasan was declared as the man of the match for his outstanding performance - 4 wickets by giving 8 runs in 7 overs. He also scored 19 runs in 43 balls
  • Although West Indies is playing with their second or third choice of players, a great effort by Bangladesh
  • The second ODI will be played on 23 January 2021


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England won the first test against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets and leads the two-test series by 1-0
  • The second Test between Sri Lanka and England will start on 22 January 2021
  • Post this Test series, England will visit Indian for playing the Four-Tests series and Five-T20s (hopefully not through Ram Setu path!)
  • England and Sri Lanka will later play One-Day International matches in June 2021


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Two-Tests series between Pakistan and South Africa will begin on 26 January 2021
  • The second Test will be played from 04 February 2021 onwards


Cricket | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT)- Domestic Indian Cricket Season

  • Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Bihar top their respective groups and except Rajasthan, all other teams have been undefeated in the tournament (won all of their 5 matches).
  • Even today the Highest run-scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is 25-year old Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu. Narayan has scored 315 runs in 5 matches at an average of 157.5 runs)
  • The Highest Wicket Taker in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is 34-year old Ashutosh Aman from Bihar. Ishan has taken 14 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 6.5 (quite an impressive average)


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Melbourne Renegades (160/5) beat Melbourne Stars(158/6) by 5 wickets
  • 20-year old Mackenzie Harvey of Melbourne Renegades (REN) smashed 47 runs in 21 balls and was awarded 'man of the match'. Melbourne Renegades bowlers Zak Evens and Peter Hatzoglou took 2 wickets each
  • Nick Larkin of Melbourne Stars played a good knock of 61 in 47 balls but couldn't save the match
  • Even today, Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers lead the BBL season 10 table with 32 points (8 wins in 11 matches) and 24 points (6 wins in 10 matches) respectively. Today Melbourne Stars grabbed the third spot with 24 points pushing down Sydney Thunders (4th spot with 23 points)
  • Tomorrow - Thursday, 21 January 2021 - Adelaide Strikers will play with Brisbane Heat in the 46th match of the BBL season 10


Badminton | Toyota Thailand Open 19 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

  • Mixed Doubles category - Hoo Pang Ron and Cheah Yee See (Malaysia) defeated Reddy B. Summeth and Reddy N. Sikki (India) - Score 21-14, 18-21, 21-13
  • Men single category - Sai Praneeth was tested Covid positive and a walkover was given to Liew Daren of Malaysia
  • Men single category - In a close match, Prannoy H. S. Defeated Jonatan Christie of Indonesia by 18-21, 21-16, 23-21
  • Men Doubles category - M.R. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila defeated Oliver Leydon-Davis and Abhinav Manota of New Zealand in straight sets by 23-21, 21-17


Sports | Other sports news

  • Cricket - 37-year old Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was the highest wicket taker for Mumbai Indians (177 wickets) and was with them for 12 years (since 2008)
  • Cricket - Michael Vaughan has tweeted that he would want BCCI to continue with Ajinkya Rahane as the captain and Virat Kohli should play only as a batsman - अब यह टाइमपास डिबेट बहुत लम्बा चलेगी
  • Cricket - IPL auction is scheduled in February 2021
  • Cricket - Australian board writes a letter to the richest board of the world - BCCI, thanking them for a successful series


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know the year when the Ranji tournament started? Options are - 1934, 1936, 1937, or 1940 ? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - which is the first team to play 1000 tests in the game of cricket? and the correct answer is - England


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