Top 10 Sports News: Jofra Archer not in English Test team, Australia to host Olympics for the third time


TOP 10 Sports News: The English team has been announced for the first two Tests of the five-match Test series against India. Jofra Archer is not fully fit yet. The International Olympic Committee has given the hosting of the 2032 Olympics to Australia.

New Delhi. The 5-match Test series between India and England is starting from August 4. The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced a 17-man squad for the first two Tests of the series. Fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes are both out due to injuries. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are back. On the other hand, Indian captain Virat Kohli has become fit. The IOC has handed over the hosting of the 2032 Olympic Games to Australia. Here are the top 10 news of July 21:

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced the squad for the first two matches of the five-match series against India. The Test series is to start from 4th August. Joe Root has been made the captain of the 17-man team. This is the first series of both the teams of the current season of the World Test Championship. Fast bowler Ollie Robinson was dropped in the Test series against New Zealand due to an old social media controversy. He has been included in the team again. Apart from this, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Sam Karen have returned. Fast bowler Jofra Archer is also not fully fit yet after surgery.

Opener batsman Haseeb Hameed has got a place in the English team for the Test series. Four hours after being selected in the team, Hameed expressed his intentions by scoring a century in the practice match against Team India. The Test series is to start from 4th August. Hameed has played three Tests in his career.

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday selected Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympics. No city submitted a bid for hosting against Brisbane. After the Games in Sydney in 2000, the Olympics will return to Australia once again after 32 years. Earlier in 1956, the Olympic Games were held in Melbourne.

Team India registered a thrilling win in the second ODI. Sri Lanka has set a target of 276 in front of Team India. At one point the team had lost 7 wickets for 193 runs. But Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave a thrilling victory. After the match, a video of Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur has gone viral, in which he is seen arguing with captain Dasun Shanaka on the field. When former Sri Lankan cricketer Russell Arnold questioned him about this, Arthur said that it was actually a good debate.

In the latest ICC ODI rankings, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal, who is playing the ODI series in Sri Lanka, have got a big advantage. Shikhar Dhawan has gained two places to reach 16th position while Virat remains in second place. In the ODI rankings for bowlers, India's Yuzvendra Chahal (up to four places to 20th), Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga (up 22 places to 36th), South Africa's Tabrez Shamsi (up to eight places to 39th), Ireland's Simi Singh (up 22 places to 36th). 51st) and Zimbabwe's Blessing Mujarbani (70th position) managed to move up.

Young pacer Avesh Khan has been ruled out of the match due to a left thumb injury while playing for County XI on the first day of India's first-class warm-up match in Durham and is also almost certain to be ruled out of the England tour. Right-arm pacer Avesh was representing the hosts after some County XI players went on mandatory isolation after coming in contact with Kovid-19 positive people.

Hong Kong captain Ejaz Khan has been arrested by the police. Ejaz has been accused of insurance fraud. Ejaz is accused of being involved in the 3 million Hong Kong dollar insurance scam case. According to the report, Ejaz Khan had claimed that he was injured in a traffic accident while he was playing a cricket match. A source identified him as Mohammad Khan, after which the 28-year-old cricketer was arrested from his flat in Chai Wan.

Former India batsman Suresh Raina seems to be embroiled in controversy. A statement by Raina has brought him on the target of social media users. Raina, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was invited to commentary for the opening match of the 5th season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League. In response to a question during the commentary, Raina called himself a Brahmin, which created a ruckus in social media.

Australia defeated West Indies by 133 runs (D/L) in the first ODI on the back of the deadly bowling of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Batting first, Australia scored 252 runs in 49 overs for the loss of nine wickets in this rain-interrupted match. Chasing the target, the entire West Indies team was bundled out for just 123 runs in 26.2 overs. Starc took five for 48 while Hazlewood took three for 11.

The wait for the Tokyo Olympics is over. This Maha Kumbh of sports has started with the victory of Japan. The first match of the Tokyo Olympics was played on Wednesday in softball. Host Japan made a great start to the Khel Mahakumbh by defeating Australia in the very first match of the Games. She won the women's softball match 8–1.