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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Top Sports News of the day - 23 Feb 2021


Cricket | Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021

  • Motera stadium in Ahmedabad is gearing up for something spectacular (वैसे भी हमें इस नवनिर्मित स्टेडियम पर गर्व है)
  • The stadium will host back to back T20s on the same day - 4 pm and 8 pm
  • Hats-off to the stadium authorities


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia vs New Zealand second T20 will be played on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at University Oval
  • Both teams have played Ten T20 matches to date, Australia has won 7 matches and 3 matches have been won by New Zealand
  • Fantasy XI players, don't forget to pick the all-rounders Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Maxwell in your team
  • New Zealand lead the series by 1-0 after beating Australia in the first T20 by 53 runs


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • The most awaited match of the week is almost there. And why not, qualification for the world test championship is at stake with this test
  • The third test match between India and England will be played on 24 February 2021 with the pink-ball, in Ahmedabad
  • For Ishant Sharma, it will be the 100th Test (do you know both Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma are Delhi mates and debut together in the first-class cricket in November 2006 ?)
  • Captain Virat Kohli is just 44 runs away from reaching the milestone of scoring 12000 International runs as a captain
  • James Anderson is just 8 wickets short of Anil Kumble's record of 619 test wickets
  • With only a few grass patches left on the Ahmedabad pitch, it is a big dilemma how the pink ball will react to it
  • India and England have clashed 124 times in the past, India won 27 matches and England won 48
  • Fantasy XI players, don't forget to pick Ravichandran Ashwin and Ben Stokes in your team to ensure winnings!
  • India vs England Test series is currently tied at (1-1) with two more tests to go


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
  • As of now, Hyderabad, Jharkhand, Railways, Mumbai, Chandigarh, and Assam leads their respective groups
  • The highlight of the day was Chandigarh's second win in the tournament and beating former champions Bengal by five wickets. Chandigarh now leads its group


Cricket | South Africa T20 Challenge 2021

  • Cape Cobras beat Warriors by 24 runs
  • Lions beat Knights by 7 wickets
  • On Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021, we have two matches scheduled - Titans vs Warriors, and Dolphins vs Lions
  • As of now, Lions tops the points table with 3 wins in 3 matches, followed by Dolphins with 3 wins in 3 matches (but lower net run rate vs Lions)


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
  • Lahiru Kumara will be replaced by Suranga Lakmal for ODIs and T20 matches, as Kumara is down with Covid19
  • Chaminda Vaas has resigned as the Bowling Coach due to pay issues, increasing the problems for the Sri Lanka team. Chaminda Vaas recently took over the positions from David Saker


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

  • Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan have opened a new center in Hyderabad of their academy called - Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP). Should be a good opportunity for young cricketers to learn
  • Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) today said, we shouldn't play any cricket with Pakistan till terrorism is completely taken out from Kashmir (मालिक ऐसा होगा कभी क्या ?)
  • Cricket experts are wondering why New Zealand players were overlooked in the recent IPL auction! Do let us know if you know the reason?


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know the women sprinter who won the 100-meter race and holds the national record for it? Options are - Dutee Chand, Rita Sen, Jincy Phillip, or Rachita Mistry? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Mary Dom is from which state in India? and the correct answer is - Manipur


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