Sports Current Affairs- August 18, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 18, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs

* Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis claimed his team performed well despite losing the opening match of the two-Test series against the West Indies by one wicket on August 16.

* Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with grappler Vinesh Phogat, who is presently suspended by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for suspected insubordination. Don’t be weighed down by loss, according to Modi.

* Cricket Australia (CA) has named an 18-player women’s squad for the upcoming series against India Women, which begins on September 19. The series begins with three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), followed by a day-night Test in Perth and three Twenty-Twenty-Innings (T20Is).

Sports Current Affairs

* Australia’s top batsmen, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch, are on the mend in time for the ICC T20 World Cup.

* Dane Van Niekerk will captain South Africa in three Twenty20 Internationals and five One-Day Internationals.

* Matteo Berrettini of Italy, a Wimbledon finalist, advanced to the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (US), beating Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

* Afghan leg-spinner Qais Ahmad, pacer Naveen-ul-Haq, and left-arm wrist-spinner Waqar Salamkheil will play in the Caribbean Premier League in 2021.

* Speaking with Mary Kom Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that over the last decade, the Indian boxing star has given the spotlight to women athletics in India.

Sports Current Affairs

* Mariyappan Thangavelu, a high jumper, arrived in Tokyo with two other para-athletes and six support personnel ahead of the Paralympics, which begin on August 24.

* In the ICC Test Rankings published on Wednesday, India’s opening batsman K.L. Rahul and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj both made substantial improvements.

* Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade has said that spinners will be Australia’s greatest strength in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in October and November.

* Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes England should play limited-overs batters in the third Test against India, which starts on August 15 in Leeds.

* Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir said that Pakistan would be under “a lot of strain” when they face India in the ICC T20 World Cup on October 24 in Dubai.

* When the Sacramento Kings won the 2021 NBA Summer League championship, Indian basketball player Princepal Singh became the first Indian to be a member of an NBA title-winning team.

* Elections for five office-bearers and directors in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) will take conducted on October 25, 26, and 27.

Sports Current Affairs

* Former captain and President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly and ex-Test cricketer Virender Sehwag will be on the KBC 13 hot seat on August 27.

* Australian women’s cricket captain Meg Lanning has said that the loss of pace spearhead Megan Schutt creates a gap in the squad for the multi-format series against India, which begins on September 19.

* Former England batsman Nick Compton has dubbed Indian captain Virat Kohli the “most foul-mouthed person.”

* Current India captain Virat Kohli, 32, celebrated 13 years in international cricket on Wednesday (August 18).

* Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) obtains four-year media rights to Asian Football Confederation (AFC) tournaments.

* Tiger Woods’ putter from the 2002 season is up for auction at Golden Age Golf Auctions.

* Concerned England has called up batsman Dawid Malan to strengthen the top order for the third Test against India, which begins on August 25 in Leeds.

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