Top 10 Sports News: No chance for Siraj in WTC final, Shefali misses out on a century

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Team India was announced for the World Test Championship final, Shefali Verma played a strong inning in the debut test and Belgium-Ukraine won the Euro Cup, know Thursday's top 10 news (TOP 10 Sports News)


New Delhi. Team India's playing XI for the World Test Championship has been announced. Ukraine and Belgium won the Euro Cup, while Nadal announced that he would not take part in the Tokyo Olympics and the French Open. Know what were the Top 10 Sports News of 17th June


1. For the WTC Final, Team India gave Ishant Sharma a chance in their playing XI, while Mohammad Siraj missed out on making it. The team will enter the final with two spinners. Team India's Playing 11 for WTC Final: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma.

2. Virat Kohli said a big thing before the World Test Championship. He said during the digital press conference, 'No team will prove bad by winning and losing in a match. Those who understand the game know that with one match you can't call a team the best or the best. If we lose this match then cricket will not stop. Even if we win, the game will not stop for us. Our mindset will remain the same.

3. BCCI President and former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India should decide to bat first in the final of the World Test Championship as it has been best for the team to do so on overseas tours. Former star batsman Ganguly is hopeful that the Indian team led by Virat Kohli will win the World Test Championship trophy but it will not be easy to do so given the depth and level of the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team.

4. The Indian women's team got off to a stellar start against England on the second day of the one-off cricket Test on Thursday with half-centuries from openers Shefali Verma (96) and Smriti Mandhana (78) but scored 187 runs in the first innings at the end of the third session with the loss of five wickets. . Shefali and Mandhana got India off to a great start in 48.5 overs by putting up a brilliant 167-run partnership for the first wicket. But after the dismissal of Shefali, the process of falling wickets started and the team lost five wickets in just 16 runs.

5. Belgium, the world's No. 1 team, won its second consecutive match in the Euro Cup. Belgium beat Denmark 2-1. Hazard and Kevin Bruin scored for Belgium, while Joseph Paulsen scored for Denmark.

6. Goals from Andrei Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk helped Ukraine beat North Macedonia 2-1 on Thursday to register their first win at Euro 2020. Forward Yarmolenko scored in the 29th minute while Yaremchuk scored in the 34th minute. North Macedonia's only goal from Aare was scored by Egan Alioski in the 57th minute. Ukraine's Yarmolenko and Yaremchuk also scored against the Netherlands in the first match of Euro 2020 on Sunday but the team lost 2-3.

7. Responding to star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's practice of removing bottles at the European Championship, UEFA on Thursday asked players of 24 teams to stop removing the drinks bottles of sponsor companies placed as a strategy on press conference forums. Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, and Manuel Locatelli all sat in their seats during a press conference this week to clear out all the bottles of sponsorships that were in front of the camera. Euro 2020 tournament director Martin Kallen said that UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) has informed the teams in this regard.

8. The apex council of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has "suspended" its president and former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin for alleged violation of its constitution. Conflict of interest charges has been leveled against Azharuddin. However, the legality of the suspension can be questioned as only the general body of the state unit has the power to suspend the incumbent president and not the apex council.

9. The HCA Ombudsman is already probing five members of the Apex Council. In the US Open Tennis Tournament 2021, 100 percent of spectators will be allowed entry for the entire two weeks. The entry of spectators was banned here last year due to the Corona epidemic. The American Tennis Association said on Thursday that all tickets for Court and Ground will be sold starting July. The last Grand Slam of this year will be played from 30 August to 12 September at Flushing Meadows.

10. Former world number one Rafael Nadal has said that he will not participate in Wimbledon or Tokyo Olympics. Nadal said on Thursday that he decided after "hearing the voice" of his body. Nadal, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals this month, has won the Wimbledon title twice. He also won the men's singles gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.