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New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Chennai.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IPL-RCB-SRH-PREVIEW RCB look to consolidate position as SRH eye first win Chennai, Apr 13 (PTI) Seeking to consolidate their position after a winning start, Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore will have their task cut out as they take on a determined Surnrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RR-SANGAKKARA Next time Samson will hit 10 yards further to win us the game: Sangakkara Mumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) Rajasthan Royals team director Kumar Sangakkara has backed Sanju Samson's decision to retain strike for the last ball during a stiff run-chase against Punjab Kings, saying it was encouraging to see him take responsibility.

SPO-CRI-IPL-ROHIT I have to do a lot of maintenance work for my lower body, hamstring: Rohit Chennai, Apr 13 (PTI) Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma says he has to do 'a lot of maintenance work' to ensure he remains in peak physical condition ever since the hamstring injury he suffered during the last IPL.

SPO-CRI-IPL-ARSHDEEP Plan was to bowl wide yorkers to Samson: Arshdeep Singh Mumbai, Apr 13 (PTI) The plan was to 'bowl wide yorkers' to the rampaging Sanju Samson, Punjab Kings pacer Arshdeep Singh said after he guided his team to a four-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

SPO-BAD-IND-OPEN Marin, Momota among big stars as India Open set to be held behind closed doors New Delhi, Apr 13 (PTI) Olympic champion Carolina Marin and World No. 1 Kento Momota will headline a star-studded field of international shuttlers when the India Open Super 500 event is held here from May 11 to 16, albeit behind closed doors due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

SPO-CRI-WOM-IND-ENG Indian women to play one-off Test, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is in England in June-July London, Apr 13 (PTI) The Indian women's cricket team will play a historic one-off Test against England in Bristol as part of a multi-format series that will also feature three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals across June-July.

SPO-CRI-ICC-LD BHUVNESHWAR Bhuvneshwar wins ICC Player of the Month award for exploits against England (Eds: Updates with fresh inputs) Dubai, Apr 13 (PTI) Experienced India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Tuesday won the ICC Player of the Month award for his superlative show in the limited overs series against England in March..

SPO-FOOT-AFC-FCGOA FC Goa, India set for AFC Champions League group stage debut Margao, Apr 13 (PTI) The AFC Champions League will be played in India for the first time here from Wednesday with FC Goa becoming the only team from the country to feature in the group stage of the continent's top-tier competition in club football.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RCB-HARSHAL Teams not showing interest in 2018 was insulting, worked on my batting after that: Harshal Chennai, Apr 13 (PTI) Royal Challengers Bangalore medium pacer Harshal Patel on Tuesday revealed that he felt 'insulted' after being overlooked by franchises during the 2018 IPL auctions, which motivated him to work on his batting and become a worthy all-rounder..

SPO-CRI-NZ-LD AWARDS New Zealand Cricket Awards: Kane Williamson wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for fourth time (Eds: Recasts intro, minor edits) Wellington, Apr 13 (PTI) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won his fourth Sir Richard Hadlee medal for excelling across formats and was also adjudged the 'Test Player of the Year' in the country's annual cricket awards on Tuesday.

SPO-FOOT-AFC-BFC BFC begin AFC Cup campaign with preliminary stage clash against Nepal's Tribhuvan Army FC Bambolim, Apr 13 (PTI) A fancied Bengaluru FC will mark the start of a new era when they take on Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC in a preliminary stage two clash of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday. PTI AH AH AH