Current Affairs - Cricket
Ranji Trophy 2022: Madhya Pradesh wins Maiden Title
Madhya Pradesh cricket team won their first-ever Ranji Trophy title recently.
- MP, led by Aditya Shrivastava, defeated 41-time champions Mumbai in the final played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
ICC U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup
India beat England to win the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua (West Indies) on 5 February 2022. It was a record fifth U-19 title for India.
ICC Awards 2021
The ICC Awards are an annual set of sports awards for international cricket, which recognise and honour the best international cricket players of the previous 12 months. The awards were introduced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2004.
Winners for the Year 2021
- Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Smriti Mandhana (India)
ICC Men’s Player of the Month (December 2021)
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) on January 10 announced Ajaz Patel as the winner of the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for December 2021.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021
Himachal Pradesh beat Tamil Nadu in the final to win their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy title, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
- The game was decided under VJD Method due to bad light.
India-New Zealand Test Series
India won the 2 match Test series 1-0.
- In the second test India won by its biggest margin by runs (372).
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021
Tamil Nadu beat Karnataka in the final to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021.
- The final was played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
- Tamil Nadu is the most successful team in the history of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy history (3rd titles).
India-New Zealand T20 Series
India took a clean-sweep over the Kiwis in the three match series 3-0.
ICC World Cup & Champions Trophy Schedule: US to host T20 World Cup
The International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded the hosting rights of the T20 World Cup in 2024 to West Indies and USA. USA has hosted some T20I matches between India and West Indies at Fort Lauderdale in 2016 and 2019. However, this will be a major boost for USA cricket as their national team will get a direct entry into the tournament.
T20 World Cup 2021: Australia wins First Title
Australia beat New Zealand to win 2021 T20 World Cup final held on November 14, 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE. This is the first T20 World Cup title won by Australia.