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IPL 2021: Three superstars who will not be a part of the mega-rich tournament

IPL 2021 Auction is already upon us as the cricket world prepares for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The franchises had to release some players as they opted out or retired from the T20 cricket. Last year, few cricketers missed the tournament because of several reasons. Unfortunately, three well-known legends will not be a part of the 14th edition of IPL. 3. Shane Watson (Chennai Super Kings) The Australian all-rounder announced his retirement after CSK's disappointing exit from the tournament in 2020. 2. Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) The Sri Lankan star, who did not feature in the IPL 2020. He skipped the tournament owing to some personal reasons. 1. Dale Steyn (Royal Challengers Bangalore) The South African seamer decided to pull out of the 2021 season. He has not retired from the franchise cricket. He will play for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League later this year.
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Abu Dhabi T10 League schedule from January 28 to February 6

The schedule for the latest edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League has been announced. A total of 8 teams are divided into two groups of four each. The tournament is slated to begin on January 28 Group A: Maratha Arabians, Northern Warriors, Bangla Tigers and Delhi Bulls while. Group B: Deccan Qalandars, Team Abu Dhabi, the Gladiators and Pune Devils. Shoaib Malik, Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo, Thisara Perera, Sunil Narine and Isuru Udana among known cricketers will be gracing the T10 format tournament. Full Schedule: 28-Jan Maratha Arabians  vs Northern Warriors  Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 28-Jan Deccan Gladiators vs Pune Devils Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 28-Jan Qalandars vs Team Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 29-Jan Bangla Tigers vs Delhi Bulls Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 29-Jan Pune Devils vs Qalandars Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 29-Jan Deccan Gladiators  vs Team Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi 30-J

Sri Lanka Test squad for England series

Sri Lanka Cricket have announced the squad for the two-match test series against England. The veteran batsman Angelo Mathews has returned to the Test side for the two-match home series against England starting on Thursday in Galle. The 2nd Test is slated to begin on January 22 at the same venue. Dimuth Karunaratne – Captain Kusal Janith Perera Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Mendis Angelo Mathews Oshada Fernando Niroshan Dickwella Minod Bhanuka Lahiru Thirimanne Lasith Embuldeniya Wanindu Hasaranga Dilruwan Perera Suranga Lakmal Lahiru Kumara Vishwa Fernando Dushmantha Chameera Dasun Shanaka Asitha Fernando Roshen Silva Lakshan Sandakan Nuwan Pradeep Ramesh Mendis

Bangladesh preliminary squad for West Indies ODIs and Tests

Bangladesh Cricket Board have announced the 24-man preliminary squad for the forthcoming ODI series against West Indies. Former skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who made his ODI debut back in 2001, has been dropped from the ODI squad. The 33-year-old allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has been named in the Test and ODI squad after completing his 12 months ban imposed by ICC  for failing to report corrupt approaches.  Preliminary Squad for ODI Series: Tamim Iqbal Khan, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Al Amin Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Md. Shoriful Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Hasan Mahmud, Md Mithun, Saif Uddin, Liton Kumer Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Md Mahmud Ullah, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Taijul Islam, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasum Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Parvez Hossain Emon, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mahadi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Rubel Hossain Preliminary Squad for Test Series: Momimul Haque Showrab, Taskin Ahmed, Tamim Iqbal Khan, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Hasan M

Melbourne Renegades's Imran Tahir pulls out of BBL due to personal reasons

South African veteran legspinner Imran Tahir has pulled out of the Big Bash League due to personal reasons. The Melbourne Renegades have suffered another blow with after the 41-year-old spin bowler withdrawing from the ongoing tournament for personal reasons. The Renegades coach Michael Klinger expressed his disappointment with the unavailability of Pakistani-born South African cricketer. “He’s a great player so it is a loss. But at the same time we’ve seen Noor Ahmad a couple of games ago, a bowler who people haven’t seen that much, it might actually work in our favor. He’ll now be able to play a fair chunk of that back end of the season, with Imad Wasim. Nabi has to go home for international duty. It is a loss but at the same time what a huge opportunity for young Noor to come in and have a huge impact on the BBL,” Klinger said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo . South African international Imran Tahir has informed the club he will not be able to join the team this season due to personal rea

Aus vs Ind: India's playing XI for Boxing Day Test

Australia and India are set to battle it out in the second Test of the four-match series on Saturday at the MCG.  India will miss their star batsman and skipper Virat Kohli who is on paternal leave and seamer Mohammed Shami who picked up the injury during the first Test.  India’s playing XI : Ajinkya Rahane (C), Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj. ALERT🚨: #TeamIndia for 2nd Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia to be played in MCG from tomorrow announced. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/4g1q3DJmm7 — BCCI (@BCCI) December 25, 2020

Glamorgan: David Lloyd pens new contract until 2023

Glamorgan vice-captain David Lloyd has committed his future to the County club after signing a new two-year contract that promises to keep him at Sophia Gardens until 2023. The 28-year-old batsman has spent his entire professional career at South Wales, playing 168 matches across all formats. “I’m really happy to be signing a new deal at Glamorgan,” said the allrounder. “Being Welsh and playing for the only Welsh first-class county is something I’m very proud of, and to have been capped and captain Glamorgan was something I could only dream about. Lloyd, who made his Glamorgan debut in 2012, and has since gone on to score 4,970 runs and remains an integral part of Matthew Maynard's squad. David Lloyd signs contract extension! 📰 The all-rounder and vice-captain has signed until at least the end of 2⃣0⃣2⃣3⃣ 💪 Congrats, @lloyddl2010 ! #GoGlam 🏏 Read more 👇 https://t.co/XD9LdQWnij — Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) December 21, 2020

Dan Mousley extends Warwickshire contract to 2023

Warwickshire have confirmed England Under-19s batsman Dan Mousley has penned a new three-year contract until 2023. The 19-year-old, who made his County Championship debut for the Bears in July 2019, is now tied to Edgbaston until at least the end of 2023. "Dan is one of the most exciting young batsmen in the county game," said Bears director of cricket Paul Farbrace. "He broke through to the senior ranks in both formats last season and made a notable contribution in each fixture. "He now has a great opportunity to firmly establish himself across all three formats and become a mainstay of this Warwickshire team for many years." Mousley has made two appearances in this year’s Bob Willis Trophy and three in the Vitality Blast, smashing 250 runs across both formats.  𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 | 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲-𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻. 💬 “Dan is one of the most exciting young batsman in th

Sri Lanka Test squad for South Africa and England series

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the Test series against South Africa and England. The 33-year-old allrounder Angelo Matthews will miss the Proteas' Tests through injury though he could yet return in 2021. South Africa to host Sri Lanka for Test series on December 26-30 and January 3-7 at Centurion and The Wanderers. England's postponed two Tests in Sri Lanka which will take place in Galle on January 14-18 and 22-26. Sri Lanka squad : Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Santhush Gunathilake, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka

Northamptonshire signs Mohammad Nabi for T20 Blast

Northamptonshire Cricket County Club have announced the signing of Afghanistan allrounder Mohammad Nabi for the 2021 edition of the T20 Blast. The 35-year-old has impressive numbers under his belt in the shortest format of the game.  The middle-order Afghan has featured in 78 T20 Internationals for his nation, scoring 1347 runs at an average of over 22 and strike rate of 145.3. In addition to that, the allrounder also has 69 scalps to his name. Northants will be Nabi's third county, after previous spells at Leicestershire and Kent in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Introducing your newest Steelback... @MohammadNabi007 ! 🤯 The world's top ranked T20 all-rounder joins the club for the entire 2021 Vitality Blast. 💪 — Northamptonshire CCC (@NorthantsCCC) December 16, 2020