Sports Highlights

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Copy from Jos Buttler's press conference.

*Report of Orleans Masters Super 100.

*Updated report of Shooting World Cup.

*Report of I-League match between Gokulam Kerala and Trau.

*Report of I-League match between Churchill Brothers and Round Glass Punjab.

*Reports of golf tournaments.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-PREVIEW 3rd ODI: Strategic shift could be on cards for India in series decider By Nikhil Bapat Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) Indian cricket team may like to revisit its 50-over template while picking up pieces from the Friday carnage with an aim to complete a hat-trick of series wins against England in the third and final ODI here on Sunday.

SPO-SHOOT-WC-IND-RAPID-MIXED Vijayveer, Tejaswani win gold in 25m rapid fore pistol mixed event New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) India's Vijayveer Sidhu and Tejaswani claimed the gold medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol mixed team event of the ISSF World Cup here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-PRASIDH I need to improve my performance with new ball: Prasidh By Nikhil Bapat Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) Prasidh Krishna has impressed one and all with his pace and bounce but Team India's newest pace sensation admitted that he needs to work hard on trying to be more economical with the new ball.

SPO-CRI-TENDULKAR-LD COVID Sachin Tendulkar tests positive for COVID-19, in home isolation New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in home isolation.

SPO-SHOOT-WC-TRAP-MIXED India's Kynan, Shreyasi finish fourth in mixed trap final New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) The Indian pair of Kynan Chenai and Shreyasi Singh missed out on a podium finish as they settled for the fourth place in the trap mixed team final of the ISSF World Cup here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-ENG-BAIRSTOW-GAVASKAR Gavaskar welcome to give me a ring and talk about my Test cricket: Bairstow Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) England opener Jonny Bairstow has hit back at Sunil Gavaskar for questioning his intent in the Test series defeat, saying the Indian legend is more than welcome to call or message him and discuss about his 'will' to play the longest format.

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-BAIRSTOW Hit more boundaries and win game is trend in white ball cricet: Bairstow Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) The reigning world champions would continue to stick to their aggressive and fearless brand of cricket, opening batsman Jonny Bairstow said after the tourists chased down 337 in just 43.3 overs to set up a series decider here on Sunday.

SPO-CRI-GAVASKAR-PRASIDH Indian selection committee must consider Prasidh for Tests: Gavaskar Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes new fast bowling sensation Prasidh Krishna can serve India well in Test cricket with his 'pace and seam position' and should be considered for the longest format just like Jasprit Bumrah was in 2018.

SPO-FOOT-IND-JHINGAN Continuous supply of talent defines Indian football: Jhingan Dubai, Mar 27 (PTI) Star defender Sandesh Jhingan says the young batch of Indian players are a motivated lot with just the right balance of aggression and calmness which made his life easier as he led India to a 1-1 draw against Oman here.

SPO-CRI-VAAS-SLC Vaas-SLC dispute resolved, Board says former pacer has withdrawn resignation New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) Sri Lanka pace great Chaminda Vaas has agreed to continue as the fast bowling consultant with the country's cricket board saying that matters that led to his resignation last month have been 'amicably resolved'.

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-VAUGHAN Playing it safe for 40 overs with bat might cost India in 2023 World Cup: Vaughan Pune, Mar 27 (PTI) A cautious approach with the bat during the first 40 overs might cost India the ODI World Cup at home in two years time, reckons former England skipper Michael Vaughan.

SPO-FOOT-CHHETRI-NOMINATION Chhetri named among 13 strikers to choose all time best three in AFC Cup New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) Talismanic India captain Sunil Chhetri was on Saturday named among 13 strikers for the fans to pick the all-time best three in the AFC Cup, the continent's second-tier club competition.

SPO-BOX-WORLDS-CONTINGENT India field strong squad in AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing C'ships New Delhi, Mar 27 (PTI) A strong 20-member Indian contingent will participate at the 2021 AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships to be held at Kielce, Poland from April 10 to 24, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said on Saturday. PTI ATK ATK