England Current Affairs - 2019
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West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has announced his retirement from the ODI format after the 2019 World Cup.
About Chris Gayle
- Chris Gayle has played 284 ODIs in his 19-year long career. He has scored 9,727 runs at an average of 37.12.
- He has scored 49 fifties and 23 centuries at a strike rate of 85.52.
- The explosive batsman is the second-leading ODI run scorer just behind the legendary Brian Lara.
- He holds the record for most centuries (23) by a West Indian in the ODI format.
- He is the only West Indian player to score a double ton and the first to score at a World Cup
- Gayle has been included in the team for the up-coming ODI Series against England. Last time he featured in the national team was in July 2018 against Bangladesh.
About ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International cricket. The tournament is held every four years and is organized by the International Cricket Council or the ICC. The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be the 12th edition and is scheduled to be held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The last World Cup was held in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Australia is the defending Champion of the trophy.
The 2018 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament held from2 July to 15 July 2018. It was the 132nd edition of the championships and 51st edition in the Open Era. The tournament was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom.
Men’s Singles title: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (World Number 21) won the 2018 Wimbledon title in men’s singles category by defeating Kevin Anderson (South Africa) in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 7-6. It was his fourth Wimbledon title (earlier won in 2011, 2014 and 2015). Overall, it was his 13th career Grand Slam crown.
Women’s Singles title: Angelique Kerber (Germany) won the 2018 Wimbledon title in women’s singles category by defeating Serena Williams (United States) in straight sets 6–3, 6–3.
Men’s Doubles: It was won by Mike Bryan and Jack Sock pair from United States. They defeated Raven Klaasen (South Africa) and Michael Venus (New Zealand) pair by 6-3, 6-7(7-9), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.
Women’s Doubles: It was won by Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková pair from Czech Republic. They defeated Květa Peschke, 6 (Czech Republic) and Nicole Melichar (United States) by 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 score.
Mixed Doubles: It was won by Alexander Peya (Austria) and Nicole Melichar (United States) pair. They had defeated Jamie Murray (United Kingdom) and Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) by 7-6(7-1), 6-3.