Top 10 News: Shikhar Dhawan appointed captain for Sri Lanka tour, Dinko Singh no more


The day of 10th June was very busy. India lost its legendary boxer, Dinko Singh, while in cricket Chetan Sakariya, Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana got a place in Team India, Shikhar Dhawan was elected captain for the tour of Sri Lanka. Know Thursday's Top 10 News

New Delhi. Team India announced for Sri Lanka tour. 6 new faces got a place in Team India. England's promising player took a break from cricket and India lost a legendary player. At the same time, Harbhajan Singh told that Ishant Sharma should not be given a place in the playing XI of the World Test Championship final. There was a lot of stir in the sports world on June 10, let us tell you TOP 10 News

Opener Shikhar Dhawan was named captain of the Indian team for a limited-overs cricket tour of Sri Lanka in July, while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the vice-captain. India is scheduled to play three One Day Internationals and the same number of Twenty20 matches against Sri Lanka during the tour which runs from July 13 to July 25, which will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gautam, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, and Chetan Sakaria. Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjit Singh.

India practiced in a group for the first time at the ground adjacent to the Aegeus Bowl on Thursday ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The WTC Finals will be played from June 18 to 22. This was the first time that players were allowed on the field with their teammates. Earlier, after reaching the UK, he had to live in strict isolation for three days, while later he used to go to the gymnasium or practice on the field at different times.

Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh believes pacer Mohammed Siraj should be included in the playing XI of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, considering the "great improvement" in his performance. Talking about his favorite combination for the team for the WTC final, he said that Siraj should replace Ishant Sharma in the playing XI. He said on Thursday, 'If I am the captain, I will play three fast bowlers. So Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami will be sure. In this final, I would like to take Mohammad Siraj instead of Ishant Sharma.

England pacer Olly Robinson, who has been suspended from international cricket in the past pending a disciplinary inquiry for racial and sexist tweets, has decided to take a brief break from cricket. Robinson was unable to play in the second Test against New Zealand which started on Thursday due to suspension. Robinson apologized for the tweets in 2012 and 2013. Robinson was a teenager at the time of tweeting. When he made his debut against New Zealand last week, these tweets made headlines on the same day.

Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler's absence from the second leg of the Indian Premier League could save them from bans from their respective franchises Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals for their alleged racist tweet posts about Indians in 2017. The England and Wales Cricket Board has suspended fast bowler Olly Robinson for making racist tweets about the Muslim community and Asian people. Following Robinson's suspension, Butler and Morgan's tweets using the word 'sir' to mock Indians also spread on social media. The Indian Premier League (IPL) will resume in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.

India's T20 International captain Harmanpreet Kaur and young batsman Shefali Verma will represent Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix respectively in the opening leg of 'The Hundred', starting July 21 in the UK. Apart from these two, opener Smriti Mandhana, all-rounder Deepti Sharma and batsman Jemima Rodrigues will also participate in this 100-ball tournament. Eight men's and eight women's teams will play the preliminary stage of 'The Hundred'. World number one T20 batsman Shefali, however, will replace New Zealand's Sophie Devine in Birmingham Phoenix while Deepti will represent London Spirit. Indian T20 vice-captain Smriti will open the innings with England's Danny Watt at Southern Brave while Jemima will play for Northern Superchargers.

Brisbane will be offered next month in Tokyo to host the 2032 Olympics for members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Thomas Bach said that Brisbane could be given hosting rights after an executive board meeting on July 21, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. Brisbane will become the first Olympic host city to be selected unopposed under the new system designed to streamline the bidding campaign and expedite the process. The Australian city was quickly ahead in the race for hosting in February when the IOC named it a priority contender.

World number one Novak Djokovic won four sets to reach the semi-finals of the French Open tennis tournament where he will face 13-time champion, Rafael Nadal. Due to the Covid curfew, there was no spectator in the stadium to watch this exciting match. Djokovic, after going through a few odd moments, defeated ninth seed Matteo Berrettini 6-3 6-2 6-7 (5) 7-5 in the match.

Asian Games gold medalist and who gave a new direction to Indian boxing, Dinko Singh, passed away on Thursday after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 42 years old and was battling the disease since 2017. He is survived by his wife Babai Ngangom and a son and daughter. Apart from being suffering from cancer, this bantamweight (54 kg weight category) boxer had also been infected with Covid-19 last year and was also suffering from jaundice.

Former Maharashtra goalkeeper Shekhar Bangera passed away after battling Covid-19 infection. Former Orcay Mills player Bangera passed away on Wednesday night in Udipi, Mangaluru. He was 74 years old. Apart from his wife, he has two daughters in his family. According to a statement issued by the city-based club Karnataka Sporting Association, Bangera was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Mahesh Astpal in Brahmavar and died on Wednesday night.