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New Delhi, Apr 23 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1710 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of IPL match between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians in Chennai.

*Report of AFC Champion's League match between FC Goa and Persepolis FC in Margao.

*Report of Youth World Championships in Kielce, Poland.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IPL-RR-KKR-PREVIEW KKR hope to revive campaign against beleaguered Royals Mumbai, Apr 23 (PTI) A desperate Kolkata Knight Riders will look to bring their campaign back on track after a hattrick of defeats when they face a beleaguered Rajasthan Royals in their IPL clash here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-NATARAJAN-LD INJURY Knee injury rules T Natarajan out of IPL, pacer to undergo surgery Chennai, Apr 23 (PTI) Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL due to a knee injury for which he will have to undergo a surgery.

SPO-CRI-IPL-VIRUS-DC-LD AXAR Axar Patel recovers from COVID to join DC camp, calls it best moment of life after Test debut Chennai, Apr 23 (PTI) All-rounder Axar Patel has rejoined the Delhi Capitals squad after recovering from COVID-19 and said that getting to meet his teammates after a 20-day quarantine comes a close second to his Test debut as the 'best moment' of his life.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RR-SANGAKKARA One in top four has to score big: Sangakkara Mumbai, Apr 23 (PTI) Rajasthan Royals team director Kumar Sangakkara said one among the top four of his batting line-up will have to score big for the side to bounce back from its current slump.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RCB-PADIKKAL Partnership with Kohli made it easier to hit boundaries in challenging middle overs: Padikkal Mumbai, Apr 23 (PTI) It is a challenge to hit boundaries in the middle overs, concedes Royal Challengers Bangalore's young star Devdutt Padikkal but he found the task to be relatively easy thanks to the partnership with skipper Virat Kohli in the IPL game against Rajasthan Royals.

SPO-CRI-CA-CONTRACT Green bags maiden Cricket Australia contract but some big names miss out Melbourne, Apr 23 (PTI) All-rounder Cameron Green landed his maiden national contract but big names, including Matthew Wade and Travis Head, missed out as Cricket Australia on Friday announced a 17-strong list of contracted players for the upcoming season.

SPO-ARCHERY-IND-WC Archery WC Stage 1: Atanu, Deepika make individual semis, India in hunt for five medals Guatemala City, Apr 23 (PTI) Country's top archery couple Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari battled heavy winds to storm into their respective semi-finals of the recurve section as India continued to make giant strides in the World Cup Stage 1 here.

SPO-GOLF-ATWAL Atwal-Kiradech trail far behind as Hovland-Ventura take share of lead New Orleans, Apr 23 (PTI) A birdie each by Arjun Atwal and Kiradech Aphibarnrat was a morale booster but they were still way behind after the opening day of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the only team event on the PGA Tour.

SPO-GOLF-ADITI Aditi Ashok makes sixth cut in a row on LPGA Los Angeles, Apr 23 (PTI) India's Aditi Ashok missed a number of makeable putts as she carded even par 71 to make the cut at the Hugel Air Premia LA Open on the LPGA.

SPO-GOLF-IND-SPAIN Sharma, Bhullar card 69 each after Sandhu's 66 in Spain Gran Canaria, Apr 23 (PTI) Indian golfers Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar completed their opening rounds, carding a matching one-under 69 to lie T-88 at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open here.

SPO-GOLF-KANSAIOPEN-GANGJEE Flawless Gangjee shoots 66, makes cut at Kansai Open in Japan Kobe (Japan), Apr 23 (PTI) India's Rahil Gangjee shot his best round in more than 30 months as he carded a flawless 5-under 66 to make the cut at the Kansai Open Championship, the second event on the Japan Golf Tour, here.

SPO-HOCK-IND-NILAM Have to be patient for opportunities as team is in good form: Nilam Sanjeep Xess Bengaluru, Apr 23 (PTI) Young defender Nilam Sanjeep Xess feels he has to be patient for opportunities to come his way ahead of the Tokyo Olympics as the team is doing well at the moment. PTI APA APA