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By admin: Jan. 20, 2022

1. Smriti Mandhana only Indian in the ICC T-20 team

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 19th January 2022 named the Women's T20I Team of the Year (2021), and India opening batter Smriti Mandana has been named in the XI.

  • With 255 runs at an average of 31.87, Smriti was India’s highest scorer in the format in 2021.
  • It is also the third time Smriti has made the cut for the T20I team of the year after 2018 (opener) and 2019 (number three).

By admin: Jan. 19, 2022

2. First Indian Male Player to Play in BBL

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Former Under-19 World Cup-winning captain Unmukt Chand became the first Indian male cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL).

  • He made his debut for Melbourne Renegades against Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Chand, a former India A skipper, had never played for the Indian senior team but was part of three IPL franchises — Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, and Rajasthan Royals. 

Meanwhile, eight Indians were selected in the last edition of the Women’s Big Bash League.

  • T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and the second leading run-scorer in the inaugural edition of The Hundred, Jemimah Rodrigues have been signed by Melbourne Renegades.
  • The ICC T20I top-ranked batter, Shafali Verma was signed by Sydney Sixers along with bowler Radha Yadav.
  • Opener Smriti Mandhana, the one who became India’s first woman to score a century in the Pink Ball Test, and her teammate all-rounder Deepti Sharma were signed by Sydney Thunder.
  • Wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh was signed by Hobart Hurricanes.
  • The eighth and the last overseas player is bowler Poonam Yadav who was signed by Brisbane Heat.

By admin: Jan. 18, 2022

3. REAL MADRID WIN SPANISH SUPER CUP

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Real Madrid football club of Spain won the 38th edition of the Spanish Super Cup by beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on 16 January 2022  at the King Fahd Stadium,Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia.

  • Man of the match- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)   
  • The Spanish Super cup is played between four teams who are the winners and runners up  in the Copa del Rey and La Liga tournament of Spain .
  • Under an agreement with Saudi Arabia , the Super cup will be held in Saudi Arabia till 2029.

By admin: Jan. 18, 2022

4. NO FRENCH OPEN FOR UNVACCINATED

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The French parliament on 16 January 2022 approved a new vaccine law, which requires anyone wanting to enter sports arenas and other public venues to have been vaccinated against coronavirus. French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu said ‘’this law applies to everyone,to volunteers and to the elite sportspeople, including those coming from abroad, until further notice”.

  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic could miss the French Open, another grand slam tennis tournament after being out of Australian Open as he is not vaccinated against coronavirus. 

By admin: Jan. 17, 2022

5. Djokovic deported from Australia

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Tennis star Novak Djokovic has lost his chance to defend his Australian Open title after an Australian court upheld a government deportation order.

  • The sensational 11-day battle over Djokovic’s COVID-19 vaccination status has ended his dream of winning a record 21st Grand Slam in Australia.
  • Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic lashed out at Australian authorities saying that they have humiliated Djokovic with this mistreatment of  him for 10 days.

By admin: Jan. 17, 2022

6. Lakshya Sen wins his maiden Indian Open Title

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India’s Lakshya Sen secured his maiden Super 500 title by winning the Yonex-Sunrise India Open with a stunning straight-game victory over reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the men’s singles final on 16th January 2022.

  • Meanwhile, in the doubles final, the top doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted a stunning straight-game win over three-time world champions Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia to become the first men’s team from the country to win the Yonex-Sunrise India Open.
  • Busanan Ongbamrunghphan of Thailand won the Women's Singles title.

Yonex-Sunrise India Open

The Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2022 was held from 11th to 16th January 2022 at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in Delhi.

  • The 2022 India Open was the first tournament of the 2022 BWF World Tour and was part of the India Open championships, which had been held since 1973.

By admin: Jan. 17, 2022

7. Australia dominated the Ashes and asserted its supremacy

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Australia underlined its Ashes supremacy by crushing England’s hopes through a 4­-0 series triumph.

The series was played at five venues across Australia from 8 December 2021 to 18 January 2022

Man­ of ­the Series: Travis Head of Australia.

The Australian team captain was Pat Cummins and the England team captain was Joe Root.

The Ashes is a 5 match Test cricket series played between England and Australia hosted in turn by the two nations. 

The term ‘’Ashes’’ originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, “The Sporting Times”, immediately after Australia's 1882 victory at The Oval, its first Test win on English soil. 

There have been 72 Ashes series: Australia have won 34, England have won 32 and six series have been drawn.

By admin: Jan. 16, 2022

8. Virat Kohli resigns as Test Captain

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 Virat Kohli resigned as the captain of the Indian cricket team on 15 January 2022.This comes after Indian cricket team failed to win a test series in South Africa and lost the current series 1-2 .India has never won a test series in South Africa.

  • . The Delhi batsman, who took charge as the Test captain in 2014 after M.S. Dhoni stepped down, has been India’s most successful leader in the longest format with 40 wins in 68 matches.
  • Earlier in December 2021, Kohli was replaced as the One Day International (ODI) and T 20 captain of the Indian cricket team.
  • He is the 4th Most successful Test captain in the world after South African Greame Smith (53 win), Ricky Ponting of Australia (43 win),and Steve Waugh of Australia (41 wins ).
  • Of his 40 wins, 16 came overseas, including series victories in Sri Lanka (2-1) in 2015, West Indies (2-0) in 2016, Sri Lanka (3-0) in 2017, Australia (2-1) in 2018-19 and West Indies (2-0) in 2019. 
  • He led India into the inaugural World Test Championship final which India lost to New Zealand in 2021.

By admin: Jan. 15, 2022

9. South Africa wins the cricket Test Series 2-1

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South Africa defeated the Indian cricket team in the 3rd and final test match and won the Freedom series 2-1. The Indian team has never won a test series in South Africa.

Dean Elgar was the captain of South Africa and Virat Kohli captained India in the first and the third Test. Vice-Captain K. L. Rahul led India in the second test match as Virat was not fit.

Series at a glance 

1st Test was played at Centurion (December  26-30,  2021) 

India won the test match by 113 runs and  K.L. Rahul was the man of the match 

The 2nd Test was played at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg (January 3-6, 2022).

 South Africa won the test match by 7 wickets.

South African Captain Dean Elgar was the Man of the match.

The 3rd Test was played at Cape Town (January 11-14, 2022).

South Africa won by 7 wickets and Keegan Petersen of South Africa was the man of the match.

Man of the Series: Keegan Peterson of South Africa.

Freedom trophy

  • The Test cricket series between India and South Africa is called as Freedom series and the winner of the series is given Freedom Trophy 
  • The Freedom Trophy was instituted in memory of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
  • It was awarded for the first time in 2015 to the winner of the India -South Africa test series.
  • In 2015 it was won by India.
  • The 2022 trophy was won by South Africa.

By admin: Jan. 15, 2022

10. Novak Djokovic faces a likely 3-year ban from Australia as his visa is cancelled again

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Novak Djokovic is set to be detained after Australia cancelled his visa for a second time in a row over his right to remain in the country unvaccinated.

  • After this decision on “health and good order” grounds, he will face deportation and a three-year visa ban.
  • The visa decision put the Serbian world number one's dream of a 10th Australian Open title and a record 21st Grand Slam in peril.