Sports Top 10: The ICC Under-19 World Cup has started in South Africa from January 19. The Indian team has got a place in Group A, in which the team will start its campaign today with a match against Bangladesh Under-19 team. This match between the two teams will be played on the ground of Bloemfontein. At the same time, a match was played between India and Japan to get the third place and Olympic ticket in the FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifier, in which Team India had to face defeat.
India will face Bangladesh in Under 19 World Cup
The Indian team, which reached South Africa to participate in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, will play its first match today at the ground in Bloemfontein. Team India is playing this tournament as the defending champion team. Five-time champions India will be led by in-form batsman Uday Saharan, with players like Arshin Kulkarni and Soumya Kumar Pandey to keep an eye on. A total of 26 matches have been played between the two teams so far. Where India has won 21 matches and Bangladesh has won 5 matches.
Indian hockey team’s dream of playing in Olympics 2024 shattered
The match was played between India and Japan to get the third place in the FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifier and the Olympic ticket. Where the Indian women’s team had to face defeat by 0-1. With this defeat, the Indian women’s team’s dream of playing in the Olympics in 2024 was also shattered. This match between Japan and India was played at Birsa Munda International Stadium in Ranchi.
New Zealand beats Pakistan by 7 wickets in the fourth T20 match
Under the captaincy of Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan team also faced defeat in the fourth T20 match of the series against New Zealand. In this match, the Pakistani team, which came to bat first, managed to score only 158 runs in 20 overs. The Kiwi team achieved this target in 18.1 overs, in which Daryl Mitchell played important innings of 72 runs and Glenn Phillips played 70 runs for the team.
India A team announced for the second and third matches against England Lions
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the India A team for the second and third multi-day matches against England Lions. Recently, Rinku Singh, a player who has performed brilliantly in the Indian team, has been included in the team. Rinku Singh has been included only for the third match starting on February 1. 19-year-old Kumar Kushagra from Jharkhand has been included in the India A team for the first time.
PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf resigns from his post
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Zaka Ashraf surprised everyone with his resignation from his post on January 19. Zaka Ashraf became a part of the PCB Board of Governors on 6 July 2023. Pakistan cricket team played two important tournaments during Ashraf’s tenure – Asia Cup and ODI World Cup 2023, but the team faced crushing defeat in both the tournaments.
Four players of West Indies women’s team announced their retirement
Four West Indies women players have announced their retirement. They include the names of Aneesa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Kisiya and Kishona Knight. These players have simultaneously announced their retirement from international cricket. All of them were part of the team that won the T20 World Cup in 2016.
Glenn Maxwell steps down from captaincy of Melbourne Stars
Glenn Maxwell, who captained the Melbourne Stars team in the Big Bash League this season, has announced to step down from the post after the poor performance of the team. Maxwell was given the responsibility of captaining this team in the year 2018. At the end of the league stage matches this season, Maxwell’s team finished sixth in the points table.
New Zealand made changes in the squad for the last T20 match
New Zealand has decided to rest Daryl Mitchell while making changes in its squad for the last T20 match against Pakistan. In his place, Rachin Ravindra has been included in the team to play the match on January 21 at Christchurch ground. Considering Mitchell’s workload, the Kiwi team management has taken this decision.
Ajinkya Rahane returned to the pavilion again on a golden duck in Ranji.
Ajinkya Rahane, one of the star players of the Indian cricket team, is currently out of Team India. But meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane’s performance has been quite ordinary. In the current season of Ranji Trophy, he has become the victim of back to back golden ducks twice. In the Ranji Trophy match being played between Mumbai and Kerala, Mumbai team came out to bat first. Mumbai opener Jai Gokul Bista was out for a duck on the very first ball, so Ajinkya Rahane had to come to the crease early at number three. But Ajinkya Rahane also got out on the very first ball without opening the account and became the victim of a golden duck.
England team is taking special training before coming to India tour
A five-match Test series is to be played between India and England. Looking at the points table of the World Test Championship, this series is considered very important for both the teams. The first match of this series will be played in Hyderabad from 25th January. Before the India tour, England team’s fast bowler Ollie Robinson has started special training. He is training by watching bowling videos of Mohammed Shami.
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