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Top Sports News of the day - 30 Jan 2021


Big News

  • There will be no Ranji Trophy played this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • This will be the first year in the past 87 years, Ranji will not be played
  • To compensate, BCCI announced that they will plan 50-over ODI for men, women, and under-19 boys
  • Ranji is the stepping stone for our young players and a lot of heart would have broken with this sad news


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

  • Final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT) - Tamil Nadu vs Baroda will be played on 31 Jan 2021
  • Both the finalist teams have amazing batting order, which means we got to see some good cricket on Sunday
  • Tamil Nadu has previously won this trophy in 2006-07 and Baroda won it twice, in 2011-12 and in 2013-14
  • Top run-scorers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu scored 350 runs at a strike rate of 87.5, and Prabhsimran Singh of Punjab who scored 341 runs at a strike rate of 85.25,
  • Highest Wicket takers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Ashutosh Aman from Bihar - 16 wickets in 6 matches,  and Avesh Khan of Madhya Pradesh 14 wickets in 5 matches


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • The top teams remaining in the tournament are - Brisbane Heat, Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers, and Sydney Thunder
  • In the first play-off match - Brisbane Heat (131/4) beat Adelaide Strikers (130/7) by 6 wickets (7 balls remaining)
  • In the second play-off match - Sydney Sixers (168/1) beat Perth Scorchers (167/6) by 9 wickets (18 balls remaining)
  • It was a batsmen match and James Vince (Sydney Sixers) scored 98 runs (not out) off 53 balls. He was also awarded as the man of the match
  • The third playoff match will be played on Sunday, 31 January 2021 - Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat
  • The final of BBL season 10 will be played on 06 February 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
  • 8 teams, 8 players a side, 10 overs to play, 90 min of thrill!
  • Group A teams - Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Maratha Arabians, and Delhi Bulls - Till now, Delhi Bulls is leading Group A with 2 wins in 3 matches
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalandars, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi - Uptil now, Qalandars is leading Group B with 2 wins in 2 matches
  • Result of the three matches played today -
  • Bangla Tigers vs Maratha Arabians - Bangla Tigers won the match by 6 wickets
  • Team Abu Dhabi vs Qalandars - Qalandars won the match by 9 wickets\
  • Northern Warriors vs Delhi Bulls - Northern Warriors won the match by 32 runs


Cricket | West Indies Tour of Bangladesh

  • Two-Tests series between Bangladesh and West Indies will begin from 03 February 2021
  • Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh's best all-rounder) who got injured in the third ODI against West Indies should be back in the team for this test series


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets in the first Test and lead the two-tests series by 1-0
  • The second test will be played on 04 February 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - Four-Tests series begins from 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • Joe Root is playing his best cricket and is in the super form (we saw it during the Sri Lanka series) and if India can get hold of him, the half battle is won
  • 31-year old Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will join the England squad only by the Second Test


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia will be visiting New Zealand in Feb 2021 for playing Five T20 matches
  • Australia has picked Tanveer Sangha (India origin leg spinner) in the playing squad. Tanveer's father is a taxi-driver in Australia and this is where talent can take you!
  • T20 series will begin on 22 February 2021


Cricket | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand

  • Bangladesh will be visiting New Zealand in March 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • 33-year old Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh's best all-rounder) will be skipping the tour due to an injury
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021


Cricket | Other sports news

  • Ganguly, who underwent angioplasty again last week is stable and should be back in action soon
  • Fans liked the photograph shared by the Australian opener David Warner, of her kid wearing a signed Jersey by Kohli
  • As per England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, IPL has made Indian cricketers निडर और खतरनाक! That's some compliment for India!
  • Jay Shah (Secretary of Indian cricket board) has been appointed as the President of the Asian Cricket Council
  • In senior wrestling nationals - 18-yeard old Sonam Malik defeated the mighty Sakshi Malik to won the Gold, in the 62kg weight category. All Gold medalists in this wrestling tournament are from Haryana - Minakshi (50kg), Anshu (57kg), and Sonam (62kg)
  • PT Usha's coach OM Nambiar won the prestigious Padma Shri award last week. PT Usha tweeted about it thanking her mentor for changing her life for the better


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who is the first female cricketer to score more than 2000 runs in T20 cricket? Options are - Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Who wrote the famous book "Runs'n Ruins"? and the correct answer is - Sunil Gavaskar


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