Top 10 Sports News: Big changes in England's squad for Leeds Test, Rahul Dravid took a big decision

Top 10 Sports News: Big changes in England's squad for Leeds Test, Rahul Dravid took a big decision

Big news has come on India-England Test Series, England has dropped three of its players from the team. Rahul Dravid has put a complete stop to the speculation of becoming the head coach of the Indian team. Know Top 10 News of August 18 (TOP 10 Sports News)

New Delhi. After losing the Lord's Test to India, England (India vs England Test Series) took a big decision and showed three of their players out of the squad, while the number 1 batsman was given a place in the Test team. Before the Leeds Test, England took a surprising decision on all-rounder Moeen Ali. Indian fans want to see Rahul Dravid as the head coach of Team India, but now they will be disappointed. Let us tell you the top 10 news of Wednesday (TOP 10 Sports News)

England announced their squad for the Leeds Test. Three players have been discharged. Openers Dom Sibley, Jack Crawley, and Jack Leach have been dropped from the team. At the same time, number 1 T20 batsman David Malan has got a place again in the Test team. Right-arm fast bowler Saqib Mahmood has also been included in the team.

England has released all-rounder Moeen Ali from the team. Moeen Ali has been allowed to play in the finals of The Hundred. Moeen Ali is the captain of Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred. The final match will be played on August 21, while the third match of the India-England Test series will start on August 25.

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has reapplied for the post of head of cricket of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). There were reports that Rahul Dravid can become the head coach of Team India after the T20 World Cup, but now it seems unlikely to happen after this decision of the former captain.

Indian wrestler Ravinder had to settle for a silver medal after losing to an Iranian wrestler in the final, while Bipasha advanced to the final of the women's 76kg event on Wednesday, keeping India's hopes of a gold medal at the Junior World Wrestling Championship alive.

Former India captain Kapil Dev has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to meet the athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. Kapil Dev said, “As a sportsperson, I am very happy to see the sports community receiving love and support from the Prime Minister. Modi Ji, you have won the hearts of all the sports world. Jai Hind.'

India's 4x400m mixed relay team won a bronze medal at the Under-20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi on Wednesday. This is India's fifth medal in the history of the Under-20 World Athletics Championships. The Indian team consisted of Bharat S, Priya Mohan, Sammi, and Kapil. The Indian team finished third in the championship final with a timing of 3:23.60 seconds. Nigeria won the gold with a timing of 3:19.70s and Poland the silver medal with a timing of 3:19.80s.

Princepal Singh became the first Indian player to be part of the team that won the NBA title. His team Sacramento Kings won the 2021 NBA Summer League title on Tuesday. The 6-foot-nine-inch forward is the first Indian to be part of a team that has won a championship title at any level in the NBA. The Kings dominated the championship match on Tuesday, registering a 100-67 victory against the Boston Celtics and clinching the title.

Opener Lokesh Rahul has climbed 19 places to 37th position in the latest International Cricket Council's latest rankings for batsmen released on Wednesday on the back of a scintillating century in the second Test against England at Lord's, while his captain Virat Kohli is ranked fifth in the top Indian rankings. The batsman remains. Opener Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant have also retained their sixth and seventh positions. England captain Joe Root has moved up two more places to second place, overtaking Steve Smith.

India's star opener Smriti Mandhana believes that there is enough depth in the country's cricket to start the women's Indian Premier League (IPL) with six teams, which can help in improving the 'bench strength' for the national team. Mandhana said that after the advent of this T20 League (IPL), the level of playing of domestic players in men's cricket has improved a lot and the same can happen in women's cricket as well.

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith, who is battling an elbow injury, may make a comeback during the IPL while the captain of the ODI-T20 team Aaron Finch will be fit before the T20 World Cup. Smith is not on the tour of West Indies and Bangladesh due to injury in the left elbow. Had gone. He is getting fit now and has practiced a lot in the nets in New South Wales.