NEWSFLASH SPORTS NEWS 10 February 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# We start with cricket: Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand, Rishabh Pant of India, Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan and Saqib Mahmood of England are the big winners in this year’s ESPN CricInfo awards. Jamieson was named the winner in the Test bowling category and Pant the best Test batter. Zaman and Mahmood are the best batter and bowler in one-day internationals respectively. Jos Buttler of England won the prize for best batter in T20s and Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan the best bowler. Kane Williamson of New Zealand was named captain of the year.
# Cricket: Former England captain, Nasser Hussain, says he feels for James Anderson and Stuart Broad as they deserve better. The two fast bowlers have been left out of England’s 16-man squad to face the West Indies in next month’s Test series. Thirty-nine-year-old Anderson is England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in Tests with 640 dismissals, while 35-year-old Broad is second on that list, having taken 537 wickets. Hussain told Sky Sport he hopes this is not the end for the two of them:
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# Rugby: Stormers coach John Dobson says his team is still very much a work in progress. The Western Cape side has started well in the United Rugby Championship this year defeating the Bulls and drawing and beating the Sharks. Dobson says they are probably not as good as some of the praise they have received over the last few weeks. However, he has encouraged his players to keep growing and don’t let the praise get to their heads. The Stormers take on the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.
# Tennis: World number one Novak Djokovic is on the entry list for Indian Wells which starts on the seventh of next month in the US. Foreign air travellers have had to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 since November last year and provide proof before boarding flights to the US, with limited exceptions. The Serb was deported from Australia last month for not being vaccinated. Djokovic, who has not played a match since November last year, is scheduled to return to action at the Dubai Championships later this month.
# And finally: Motorsport: Red Bull has unveiled its car, the RB18, for this year’s Formula One season, as it hopes to defend its drivers’ world championship title. Max Verstappen won the title, which was Red Bull’s first since 2013. American cloud company, Oracle, is now the team’s title sponsor and they have significantly increased their financial support this year. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says the team is fired up for the campaign ahead after its success last year:
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