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New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1725 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Copies from Graham Thorpe press conference in Ahmedabad.

*Ishant Sharma copy on pink ball Test in Ahmedabad.

*Report of Indian Super League match between Hyderabad FC and Mohun Bagan in Vasco.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-LD ANDERSON Motera pitch has lot of grass but I am sure it won't be there on match day: Anderson (Eds: Recasting with fresh quotes) Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) Veteran fast bowler James Anderson is pretty sure that the newly laid track at the Motera Stadium will be devoid of any grass for the upcoming Day/Night Test against India even though there is a nice green cover on it at the moment.

SPO-CRI-IND-ISHANT Ishant on '100': It was important that I understood captain's psyche than other way round Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) Ishant Sharma on Monday attributed his remarkable longevity in the game to understanding what the 'captain wants from him' than the other way round as he finds himself on the cusp of becoming only the second Indian pacer after Kapil Dev to play 100 Tests.

SPO-CRI-CONWAY-IPL After going unsold in IPL auctions, Devon Conway blazes away Christchurch, Feb 22 (PTI) Was there something amiss about the recent IPL auctions? Those who have watched Devon Conway bat on Monday, or, in the days before, might think so.

Thing about being a Test batsman is that you handle all conditions: Stokes on pitches Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) Brushing aside the incessant talk around spin-friendly pitches in India, big-hitting England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said that Test players should be proficient in handling all kinds of conditions.

SPO-BOX-MARYKOM-INTERVIEW How long can you fear the virus? Mary Kom ahead of first competition in 1 year By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) The fear of the coronavirus has made way for a fierce desire to compete in star Indian boxer M C Mary Kom's mind as she gears up for her first tournament in a year next week, having recovered from the muscle loss triggered by a recent bout of dengue.

SPO-BOX-VIJENDER Vijender set for return to ring next month, opponent to be announced soon New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) Unbeaten Indian professional boxing star Vijender Singh will be back in action next month after more than a year long hiatus forced by COVID-19, his promoters announced on Monday, promising to unveil his opponent soon.

SPO-BOX-IND-YOUTH Indian women boxers sign off with 5 gold medals at Montenegro youth tourney New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) and Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) fetched two more gold medals as Indian women boxers ended with five overall for a top finish in the 30th Adriatic Pearl Tournament in Budva, Montenegro.

SPO-CRI-HAZARE-GROUP A Hazare Trophy: Gujarat record second win, beat Goa Surat, Feb 22 (PTI) Hosts Gujarat recorded their second successive win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, beating Goa by eight wickets in an Elite Group A game, here on Monday. PTI AH