Sports Top 10 News: After creating a stir in ODI and T20, now Team India is all set to do wonders in the Test format. The two-match Test series against South Africa is going to start from today i.e. 26th December. At the same time, under the captaincy of Shaheen Shah Afridi, the Pakistani team has to play a series of five T20 matches against New Zealand. But even before this a big change has happened.
First match of test series in Centurion
The first match of the Test series between India and South Africa is to be played at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. In this series, the command of the Indian team is in the hands of Rohit Sharma. At the same time, many senior players will return in this series after rest. The match will start at 1:30 pm Indian time.
The weather will be like this on the first day of IND vs SA test match.
According to the report of Accuweather, Centurion may receive 96 percent rainfall on December 26. Strong winds are also expected. It will be cloudy during the day. It is expected to rain for at least four hours a day. The probability of rain at night is up to 60 percent. The wind will blow at a speed of 18 kilometers per hour at night. In such a situation, it seems difficult to compete on the first day.
How is Virat’s record in Boxing Day Test?
Virat Kohli’s record in the Boxing Day Test has been very good. Virat Kohli has played 5 Boxing Day Tests so far in his career. During this period, he has scored 426 runs in 10 innings at an average of 42.60, which includes one century and two half-centuries. Virat played his biggest innings in the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2014. In this match, he scored 169 runs in the first innings and 54 runs in the second innings.
There is another reshuffle in Pakistan cricket
Simon Helmot was appointed the high performance coach of the Pakistani team for the Australia series. But he will not go on New Zealand tour with the Pakistani team. For this reason, former player Yasir Arafat has been made the high performance coach for the five-match T20 series against New Zealand. He will fly directly to New Zealand. The Pakistani team has already been announced for the T20 series against New Zealand. The T20I series against New Zealand will start from January 12, with the final match on January 21.
Team India announced for ODI and T20 series against Australia
A series of 3 ODI matches is to be played between the women’s teams of India and Australia from December 28. After this the T20 series will start from January 05. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead Team India in both the series. Whereas, Smriti Mandhana will be seen in the role of vice-captain. Let us tell you that all the matches of the ODI series will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On the other hand, the T20 series matches will be played at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
These teams got a big blow before IPL 2024
Afghanistan Cricket Board has taken a big decision regarding three players of the team. The board has stopped the central contracts of Mujeeb ur Rehman, Fazal Farooqui and Naveen ul Haq. These players themselves had expressed their desire to get out of the central contract. Apart from not giving them a place in the central contract, the board has also decided not to give No Objection Certificate (NOC) to these players for the next two years. Which also includes cancellation of any NOC they currently have. Due to this, it has become difficult for these players to play in IPL 2024.
Rohit’s big statement on T20 World Cup 2024
Before the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, Rohit Sharma said about his comeback after the ODI World Cup that the passion for the game remains intact. There is a hunger to play more and more cricket. Regarding T20 World Cup, Rohit said that look, I know very well what you want me to say. You will get the answer you are looking for, very soon.
Dabang Delhi defeated Bengal Warriors
Thanks to captain Naveen Kumar’s 11 raid points, Dabang Delhi registered a spectacular 38-29 victory over Bengal Warriors in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match on Monday. With this performance, Naveen has crossed 1000 raid points in PKL. At half time, Dabang Delhi was leading 23-16 and after the break, Naveen scored his 1000th raid point which helped the team win in a one-sided match.
Haryana Steelers’ one-sided victory
In the second match of the day, Haryana Steelers won one-sidedly. Haryana Steelers defeated Tamil Thalaivas by a margin of 42-29. Almost every player of Haryana Steelers contributed in this victory. With this victory, he is in the top-2 in the points table.
Boxing Day Test started between Australia and Pakistan
The teams of host Australia and Pakistan are facing each other in the second test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground. In this Boxing Day Test match, Pakistan captain Shan Masood won the toss and asked Australia to bat first. Let us tell you that Australia won the first match of the series by 360 runs.
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