New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) The following are the top sports stories at 1710 hours: SPO-CRI-IND-SELECTOR Rohit-Dhawan best option for T20 WC, former selector Sarandeep By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) India should stick to the experienced opening combination of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the T20 World Cup, feels former selector Sarandeep Singh, calling the duo the 'best option' despite skipper Virat Kohli's recent interest in the slot.
SPO-CRI-VIRUS-HARMANPREET Harmanpreet Kaur tests positive for COVID-19 Patiala, Mar 30 (PTI) The Indian women's T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-SILVERWOOD England garnered valuable experience in India, it will stand them in good stead: Silverwood Pune, Mar 30 (PTI) England may have suffered series defeats across all formats but head coach Chris Silverwood feels his team has learnt valuable lessons from the tour of India that will come in handy when it returns here for the T20 World Cup later this year.
SPO-CRI-AUS-LD SMITH Smith interested in Australia captaincy, Langer says position not available right now Sydney, Mar 30 (PTI) Steve Smith is interested in becoming Australia skipper once again if the opportunity comes but head coach Justin Langer has made it clear that the position is not available right now.
SPO-CRI-RR-MORRIS In Archer's absence, Morris ready for added responsibility of leading RR pace attack Mumbai, Mar 30 (PTI) IPL auction's most expensive buy Chris Morris says leading the Rajasthan Royals' pace attack in the absence of injured Jofra Archer in the upcoming IPL will be an added responsibility but it doesn't change his role in the team.
SPO-CRI-ENG-ARCHER-SURGERY Fragment of glass found inside Archer's right middle finger during surgery: Giles London, Mar 30 (PTI) An accident while cleaning his fish tank was the cause of Jofra Archer's hand injury that troubled him during the series against India along with an elbow issue and a glass fragment was found lodged in the England pacer's right middle finger that had to be operated.
SPO-HOCK-SQUAD Hockey: Skipper Manpreet returns to lead India in Argentina New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) The Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh on Tuesday returned to the side for the FIH Pro League games against Olympic champions Argentina next month.
SPO-CRI-IND-WOM-RANKING Verma consolidates top spot in ICC T20 rankings Dubai, Mar 30 (PTI) Following a blistering 30-ball 60 in the final against South Africa, India opener Shafali Verma consolidated her position at the top among batters in the latest women's T20I rankings issued on Tuesday.
SPO-BOX-VIRUS Eight members of Indian boxing squad in Turkey test positive for COVID, quarantined in Istanbul New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Eight members of an Indian boxing squad, including three pugilists, tested positive for COVID-19 during a competition trip to Turkey and have been quarantined in Istanbul. PTI APA APA