Sports Highlights

Aparajita Upadhyay

New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) The following are the top expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of ISL match between Kerala Blasters and Odisha FC.

*Report of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-HOCK-WC-IND India to host Men's Hockey World Cup in 2023 Lausanne, Nov 8 (PTI) India will host the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup from January 13 to 29, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-ROHIT-SIXES Don't need muscles to hit sixes, even you can: Rohit to lanky Chahal Rajkot, Nov 8 (PTI) Swashbuckling Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says good timing, and not big muscles, is what is essential to hitting the kind of massive sixes that he strikes.

SPO-CRI-PANT-SANGA Sanga advises Pant to keep things simple both in batting and keeping New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara has advised under-fire Rishabh Pant to keep things simple while batting as well as keeping if he wants to regain his lost confidence after a string of failures.

SPO-SHOOT-2NDLD IND Chinki Yadav bags India's 11th Olympic quota in shooting but misses medal Doha, Nov 8 (PTI) Chinki Yadav secured India's 11th Tokyo Olympic quota in shooting with a career-best qualification score of 588 but could not win a medal at the 14th Asian Championship here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-IND-SUNDAR Calm and composed spinners play a big role in T20s: Sundar By Nikhil Bapat Rajkot, Nov 8 (PTI) Indian off-spinner Washington Sundar feels tweakers have a huge role to play in T20 cricket even though they are most susceptible to being hit all over the park in the shortest format.

SPO-BAD-IND Satwik-Chirag enter semifinals of China Open Fuzhou (China), Nov 8 (PTI) The men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty kept alive India's challenge at the China Open by progressing to the semifinals of the BWF World Tour Super 750 event here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-IND-MAHMUDULLAH Mahmudullah blames batsmen for defeat in 2nd T20 Rajkot, Nov 8 (PTI) Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah blamed middle-order collapse as one of reasons behind his team's defeat in the second T20 here, saying the visitors failed to measure the momentum of the game while batting. PTI APAAPA