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Top Sports News of the day - 21 Jan 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • Post completing the Sri Lanka tour, the England cricket team will visit India for playing four Tests and five T20s
  • The first test will be played on 04 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • 25-year old Jofra Archer will be back in the England team for India's tour and strengthen the bowling attack. Archer has taken 38 wickets in 11 Test matches at an average of 31.1
  • 29-year old Ben Stokes (Virat Kohli's closest shout-out pal on-field) who was rested for the Sri Lanka tour, will join the England team for India's tour. Stokes is an all-rounder and his Test batting average is 38


Cricket | West Indies tour of Bangladesh

  • The second One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played Tomorrow - Friday, 22nd January 2021
  • The match will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
  • Bangladesh lead the three-match series by 1-0
  • In the first ODI, Bangladesh defeated West Indies by 6 wickets
  • Bangladesh must be really enjoying playing with the un-experienced West Indies - a golden chance for Bangladesh to ramp up their stats
  • Online Fantasy players, you can pick all-rounders Shakib Al Hasan and Kyle Mayers in your Dream 11 team!


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
  • 8 teams will participate who will play 29 matches in total
  • Each team will have 8 players and 10 overs to play (90 min per side)
  • Group A teams - Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Maratha Arabians, and Delhi Bulls
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalandars, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi
  • Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Shoaib Malik, and Shahid Afridi will be participating in the tournament


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • Tomorrow - Friday, 22nd January 2021, Sri Lanka will play their second Test with England.
  • As of now, England lead the two-test series by 1-0


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, Haryana, and Bihar top their respective groups and have been undefeated in the tournament (won all of their 5 matches).
  • Rajasthan lead Elite, Group D but they lost one game to Goa on 17 January 2021
  • 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


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Adelaide Strikers - STR (197/5) beat Brisbane Heat - HEA (115 all-out) by 82 runs
  • 29-year old Alex Carey of Adelaide Strikers smashed a century (101 runs in 62 balls) and was declared as 'man of the match'. Adelaide Strikers bowlers Wes Agar took 4 wickets and Peter Siddle took 3 wickets
  • Brisbane Heat got out in 17 overs and none of their batsmen could cross an individual score of 50 runs. Marnus Labuschagne of Brisbane Heat took 2 wickets for 20 runs
  • 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. Melbourne Stars is at the third spot followed by Adelaide Strikers
  • Tomorrow - Friday, 22nd January 2021 we have two BBL10 matches scheduled. The first match is Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, and the second match is Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder


Badminton | Toyota Thailand Open 19 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

  • Mixed Doubles category - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa (India) defeated Mark Lamsfuss and Isabel Herttrich (Germany) - Score 22-20, 14-21, 21-16 making their entry into the quarterfinals
  • Men Doubles category - Ben Lane and Sean Vendy (England) defeated M.R. Arjun and Dhruv Kapila (India) in straight sets 23-9, 21-11
  • Men Doubles category - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty (India) defeated Choi Sol-Gyu and Seo Seung-Jae (South Korea) in straight sets 21-18, 23-21
  • Men single category - Sameer Verma defeated Rasmus Gemke of Denmark in straight sets 21-12, 21-9 and will now play quarter-finals
  • Men single category - Lieu Daren of Malaysia Defeated Prannoy H.S. of India by 21-17, 21-18


Sports | Other sports news

  • Cricket - The victorious Indian Cricket Team got a hearty welcome in India and the respective hometowns of each player. They deserved rightly so! Beating Kangaroos, in their home, with such hostile conditions is truly remarkable
  • IPL - 35-year old Robin Uthappa has been sold to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals bought Robin Uthappa for INR 3 crore in 2020 IPL auctions. Uthappa's performance has not been great has he merely scored 196 runs in 12 matches (average of 16) for Rajasthan Royals
  • Football I-League - Mohammedan Sporting Club (Kolkata based Football club) is picking Spanish striker Pedro Manzi and Nigerian striker John Chidi for the I-league matches. A good pick Mohammedan SC as both these are strong players


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know these courts are related to which tournament - John Cain Arena, Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena? Options are - Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open, or French Open? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - The year when the Ranji tournament was started? and the correct answer is - 1934


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