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New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Rohit Sharma press conference copy.

*Report of Vijay Hazare trophy matches across various venues.

*Preview if Indian Super League match between Hyderabad FC and ATK Mohun Bagan in Vadco.

*Report of Indian Super League match between Bengaluru FC and Goa FC in Margao.

*Report of Indian Super League match between Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC in Bambolim.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-ISHANT On the cusp of 100th Test, Delhi's 'lambu' stands tall By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) On the sidelines of a Ranji Trophy game in 2019, Ishant Sharma had called himself 'the last flicker in a lamp' while politely making his reluctance known to three scribes, who had approached the self-effacing beanpole for an interaction.

SPO-CRI-IND-TRAINING India net session: Kohli's men get used to swinging pink ball, swanky stadium Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (PTI) Captain Virat Kohli led a vigorous training session as the Indian team on Sunday looked to get used to the swinging pink ball and a swanky arena in Motera ahead of the Day/Night Test against England starting Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-IND-CRAWLEY England will have edge over India in pink ball Test despite home team's unbelievable seam attack: Crawley Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (PTI) An 'unbelievable seam attack and incredible batsmen' make India formidable but England will have the edge in the pink ball day/night Test here as the tourists are more adept at playing in seaming conditions, feels batsman Zak Crawley.

SPO-CRI-WILLIAMSON-IPL IPL, England Test series potentially clashing not the preferred thing, admits Williamson Christchurch, Feb 21 (PTI) Missing New Zealand's Test tour of England to fulfil his IPL commitments is not the 'preferred thing' for skipper Kane Williamson, who will see how the situation unfolds before arriving at a decision.

SPO-CRI-STEYN-ENG England's 'genius' rotation policy slowly building army of amazing cricketers: Steyn Johannesburg, Feb 21 (PTI) South African pace legend Dale Steyn has backed England's much debated rotational policy, saying the 'genius' move is slowly building an 'army of amazing cricketers'.

SPO-CRI-FINCH-IPL Wasn't unexpected: Finch on going unsold at IPL auctions Christchurch, Feb 21 (PTI) Australia's white-ball captain Aaron Finch on Sunday admitted he was not surprised after going unsold at the recent Indian Premier League auctions but said a bit of time at home wouldn't be the 'worst thing' as he strives to rediscover his touch.

SPO-BOX-OLY-AIBA AIBA says IOC could have retained Olympic world qualifiers; questions ranking system for quotas New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has questioned the IOC's decision to cancel the sport's world qualifiers for this year's Olympics, saying that the plan to instead allocate quotas based on rankings would deprive several young boxers a chance to gun for a spot in Tokyo.

SPO-BOX-IND-YOUTH Indians win two gold medals at Montenegro boxing tourney New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) Vinka (60kg) and T Sanamacha Chanu (75kg) clinched gold medals as Indian youth boxers continued their outstanding show at the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.

SPO-CRI-HAZARE GROUP D Vijay Hazare: Shaw, bowlers set up Mumbai's win over Delhi Jaipur, Feb 21 (PTI) Prithvi Shaw's blistering unbeaten 105 after an impressive show by the bowlers set up Mumbai's seven wicket win over Delhi in an Elite Group D game here on Sunday as the domestic giants began their Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign on a winning note SPO-FOOT-PLAYER-CHENNAIYIN Former Chennaiyin FC U-18 player dies in road accident in Kerala Chennai, Feb 21 (PTI) Aloysius Clement, a former Under-18 player of ISL team Chennaiyin FC, died in a road accident in Kerala, the club announced on Sunday. PTI APA APA APA