Team India’s hectic and fairly long tour of New Zealand started on Friday with a T20 match in Auckland. A total of 5 T20 matches followed by 3 One Day matches and 2 Test matches will be played on this tour. India were knocked out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup by New Zealand but skipper Virat Kohli says that this tour won’t be a revenge series as the Kiwis are very nice cricketers. KL Rahul is expected to get a long run as a wicket-keeper and opening batsman in the T20 series after skipper Kohli confirmed the same.
Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open
24-time Grand Slam champion and 7-time Australian Open winner Serena Williams was knocked out in the 3rd round of the Australian Open on Friday! Playing against Qiang Wang of China who Serena smashed in the US Open last year, Serena was beaten in a 3-set thriller which lasted for over 2 hours. Wang won 6-4, 6-7, 7-5 to seal a 4th round berth.
Caroline Wozniacki retires from competitive tennis
2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out of the tournament after a 3rd round loss. The loss also ends her career in competitive tennis as she confirmed that the Australian Open will be her last tournament. Wozniacki is a former World Number 1 and has won 30 WTA titles in her career.
Liverpool gallop towards Premier League title
Wolverhampton almost stretched Liverpool on Thursday night but that couldn’t prevent Jurgen Klopp’s men to register a nervy 2-1 win against the Wolves. Roberto Firmino scored the winner in the 84th min which helped the reds register their 22nd win in their last 23 Premier League matches. Liverpool thus extends their lead to 16 points over Manchester City in the Premier League and also have a game in hand.
IPL match timings set to be changed
The timings for the Indian Premier League matches are all set to change very soon. The Governing Council is expected to change the match timing from 8 pm to 7 pm to ensure a higher television audience. Currently, the evening matches in the league start at 8 pm and end at 11:30 pm. The broadcast partners Star has requested a 7 pm start to the games which promises a better TV audience.
Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Anchor of NDTV with over 9 years of experience as a sports journalist