Sports Top 10 News: Team India’s star batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the third match of the series against England. He was injured during the first test match. After this he could not even play the second test match. At the same time, ICC has announced the Team of the Tournament of U19 World Cup 2024. In such a situation, let’s look together at the 10 big news from the sports world.
KL Rahul out of third test
The teams of India and England will face each other from February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. KL Rahul is out of this match due to injury. In such a situation, BCCI has included Devdutt Padikkal in Team India’s squad for the third test match. Devdutt Padikkal plays for Karnataka team in domestic cricket and is in great form at the moment.
This player was stopped at the airport during the test series
The England team returned to India from Abu Dhabi on 12 February. But during this time, England team’s star spinner Rehan Ahmed was stopped at Rajkot airport. Actually, Rehan Ahmed had only a single entry visa. In such a situation, Rehan Ahmed had to face trouble for more than 2 hours. After this the England Cricket Board took immediate visa action. After this Rehan Ahmed was given a visa and then he was allowed to go.
This 26 year old player can debut in Rajkot test
Indian domestic cricket’s star batsman Sarfaraz Khan is finally going to get a chance to make his Test debut for India. According to reports, he will be included in the playing 11 of Team India for the Rajkot Test match. Sarfaraz Khan’s domestic career has been quite good so far. Sarfaraz has played 45 first class matches so far. During this period, he has scored 3912 runs in 66 innings at an average of 69.85. In these matches, Sarfaraz has played 11 half-centuries and 14 century innings.
There will be a big change in the WTC Points Table
The Rajkot Test to be played between India and England is going to be very important for the World Test Championship 2023-25. The Indian team will benefit greatly by winning this match. In this cycle of WTC, New Zealand team remains on top. At the same time, Australian team is at second place and Indian team is at third place. But Team India will have a chance to leave Australia behind by winning the Rajkot Test match. If this happens then she will reach second place in the points table.
R Ashwin close to making the test record
The India-England Test match to be played in Rajkot is going to be very special for R Ashwin. He is now just 1 wicket away from completing 500 Test wickets in his Test career. If he takes his 500th Test wicket in the Rajkot Test, he will become the second bowler to do so for India. Earlier this feat was done by Anil Kumble.
World Cup 2024 team of the tournament announced
ICC has announced its Team of the Tournament for the Under-19 World Cup 2024. Four Indian players have got a chance in this team. These include Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan, Sachin Dhas and spinner Saumya Pandey. The team was selected by a panel of media, broadcasters and ICC representatives. Three players from champion Australia, two from host South Africa, one each from West Indies and Pakistan have been included in this team.
Saurabh Tiwari announced his retirement
Saurabh Tiwari has announced his retirement from professional cricket. 34 year old Saurabh will play his last match for Jharkhand. He started playing cricket at the age of 11. He made his debut in first class matches in the 2006–07 Ranji Trophy season. He has also played three ODI matches for the Indian team, in which he could score only 49 runs. Whereas, Saurabh Tiwari played cricket in IPL for Mumbai Indians, RCB, Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Super Giants.
Announcement of new captain of Bangladeshi team
Bangladesh cricket team has announced its new captain for all three formats. Nazmul Hasan Shanto has got the captaincy of the team. He has been entrusted with this big responsibility for one year. From this it has become clear that Nazmul Hasan Shanto will captain the Bangladesh team in the T20 World Cup 2024. He has already taken over the reins of captaincy of Bangladesh.
Jaipur Pink Panthers in PKL semi-finals
Thanks to the brilliant performance of Arjun Deshwal, Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated UP Yoddhas by a huge margin of 67-30 on Monday and secured a place in the semi-finals of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Deshwal displayed an excellent game and scored 20 points. Defenders Sunil Kumar and Ankush also supported him well.
Indian women’s hockey team lost to China 1-2
The Indian women’s hockey team’s disappointing performance in the FIH Pro League continued as it lost 1-2 to China on Monday. Sangeeta Kumari gave India the lead by scoring a field goal in the seventh minute but the team could not take advantage of it. China equalized through Gu Bingfeng’s penalty corner goal in the 14th minute. The same player ensured his team’s victory by converting a penalty stroke into a goal in the 53rd minute. India had earlier lost to China by the same margin on February 3 in Bhubaneswar. It also had to face defeats against Netherlands (1-3) and Australia (0-3). Meanwhile, it defeated America 3-1. The Indian team will face Netherlands in its next match on Wednesday.
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