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Third Test between India and England in Rajkot, captain announced for T20 World Cup, 10 big news from the world of sports

Third Test between India and England in Rajkot, captain announced for T20 World Cup, 10 big news from the world of sports

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10 big news from the sports world

Sports Top 10 News: The third match of Team India’s 5-match Test series against England will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Team India bats first in this game. At the same time, the name of Team India captain for the 2024 T20 World Cup was announced. In such a situation, let’s take a look together at the 10 big news in the sports world.

A five-match Test series will be played between India and England. In the third game of this series, Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first. In this match, two players made their Test debut under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. These players are Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel.

England captain Ben Stokes has achieved a major achievement in his name by entering the third Test match. 32-year-old Ben Stokes is playing his 100th test match. He is the 16th cricketer from England to play 100 Test matches. With Ben Stokes’ 100th Test match, the England team set a great record in the history of cricket. England is the first country to have 16 players play 100 or more games in Tests. Previously, no country could achieve this feat.

Fast bowler Mukesh Kumar, who was part of Team India’s 11th squad in the second match of the Test series against England, is not in the team. BCCI has updated on social media that Mukesh Kumar has been released from the Indian team for the third Test against England in Rajkot. Now he will join his Bengal team in the Ranji Trophy and will be seen in the next game of the Ranji Trophy. However, he will rejoin Team India in Ranchi where the fourth match of the series will be played.

Ahead of the third match of the Test series between India and England, the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium got a new name which will now be known as Niranjan Shah Stadium. Niranjan Shah, who was also the former secretary of BCCI, also played a very important role in the construction of this stadium. Niranjan Shah played twelve first-class matches for Saurashtra between 1960 and 1970. Only two Test matches have been played at this ground so far, with the match between India and England ending in a draw, while India comfortably defeated the West Indies in the second match.

Talking about the players not participating in the Ranji Trophy, Jay Shah called it an important issue and said that he will write letters to the players to participate in the Ranji Trophy. Jai Shah said that all central contracted players have been informed over phone and I will also write to them. If your captain and coach instructs you to play, you must follow them and participate in red-ball cricket. Tantrums won’t work. These instructions apply to all young and fit players.

Regarding the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 to be hosted by West Indies and America, BCCI secretary Jay Shah in his statement has clarified that Rohit Sharma will captain Team India in the mega tournament. Jay Shah made the statement during the ceremony organized to mark the renaming of the stadium, a day before the start of the third Test match between India and England in Rajkot on February 14.

Afghanistan’s legendary player Mohammad Nabi is the new No. 1 all-rounder in ODI. In fact, a three-match ODI series will be played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Mohammad Nabi performed brilliantly in this series. Through this game, he has now become the number 1 ODI all-rounder. Nabi reached the top with 314 rating points. At the same time, Shakib has now slipped one place to second place. Shakib Al Hasan’s rating points are 310. Shakib Al Hasan remained the number 1 all-rounder in ODI for the last 5 years.

The second season of the Women’s Premier League begins on February 23 in Bengaluru. Before the start of this league, the Gujarat Giants team has made a big change. Gujarat Giants have announced the name of the new captain. Australian batsman Beth Mooney will lead the Gujarat Giants team in the second season of the WPL. His deputy will be Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana. This means he was named vice-captain of the team.

The 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to be played in 2024, the schedule of which all cricket fans are eagerly waiting for. Meanwhile, IPL Chairman Arun Singh Dhumal has given a major update on the start of the season in his statement, saying that the season is expected to begin by March-end. However, the chairman also made it clear that the schedule of the 17th IPL season will be announced only after the dates of the general elections to be held in the country this year are announced.

Dabang Delhi defeated Tamil Thalaivas

Riding on Ashu Malik’s 18 points, Dabang Delhi defeated Tamil Thalaivas 45-43 in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match on Wednesday. The Delhi team was trailing 22-9 after the 15th minute of the game, but made a brilliant comeback and won the exciting game. Narendra scored 18 points for Tamil Thalaivas but it was not enough for the team to win. After this win, the Delhi team is at the third position with 74 points in 21 games. Tamil Thalaivas are in ninth place with 46 points from as many games.

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