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New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI)The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Indian Super League match between NorthEast United and ATK Mohun Bagan.

*Reports of knock-out matches of Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.

*Interview of Ajinkya Rahane.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-BOYCOTT-ROOT Prolific Root has potential to surpass Tendulkar's Test record, says Boycott London, Jan 26 (PTI) The legendary Geoffrey Boycott believes prolific England captain Joe Root has the potential and talent to surpass Indian great Sachin Tendulkar as the all-time run scorer in Test cricket.

SPO-CRI-IND-JAYAWARDENE Countering India will be big challenge for England spinners: Jayawardene London, Jan 26 (PTI) England spinners Dom Bess and Jack Leach must have gained a lot by bowling in Sri Lanka in a just-concluded series but a bigger challenge awaits them against India in the four-Test rubber starting February 5, feels former Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene.

SPO-CRI-HUSSAIN Kohli has made India a tough side, can't be bullied: Hussain London, Jan 26 (PTI) Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels Virat Kohli has instilled a fighting attitude in the current Indian team, which does not get bullied by adversities, whether on or off the field.

SPO-BAD-IND-PREVIEW Sindhu, Srikanth look to turn the tide at BWF World Tour Finals Bangkok, Jan 26 (PTI) Premier Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth need to shrug off the disappointments of the last two weeks as they gear up for the highly-competitive HSBC BWF World Tour Finals, beginning here on Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-MUSHTAQ-PUNJAB Mushtaq Ali: Impressive Punjab knocks out defending champion Karnataka Ahmedabad, Jan 26 (PTI) Punjab knocked defending champions Karnataka out from the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as their bowlers set up a comfortable nine-wicket win in the first quarter-final, here on Tuesday.

SPO-ISL-KERALA Laggards Kerala, Jamshedpur eye wins in ISL Bambolim, Jan 26 (PTI) Languishing at the bottom half of the table, both Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC will look for an outright win when they clash against each other in an Indian Super League match at the GMC Stadium, here on Wednesday.

SPO-ISL-SCEB-PAUL SCEB ropes in veteran Subrata Paul for remainder of ISL season Panaji, Jan 26 (PTI) Indian Super League side SC East Bengal on Tuesday signed Subrata Paul for the remainder of the season, taking the star goalkeeper on loan from Hyderabad FC. PTI SSC SSC SSC