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New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 2115 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Indian Super League match between Hyderabad FC and Mohun Bagan in Vasco.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-LD ISHANT Ishant on '100': It was important that I understood captain's psyche (Eds: Recasting intro to fix syntax, minor edits) Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) On the cusp of becoming only the second Indian pacer after the legendary Kapil Dev to play 100 Tests, Ishant Sharma on Monday attributed his remarkable longevity in the game to understanding what the 'captain wants from him'.

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-UMESH Umesh added to India's squad for last two Tests after clearing fitness test Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) Pacer Umesh Yadav was on Monday added to India's squad for the last two Tests against England after he passed a fitness test, while Shardul Thakur was released to compete in the ongoing Vijay Hazare one-day Championship.

SPO-CRI-VAAS Vaas resigns as Sri Lanka's fast bowling coach days after appointment Colombo, Feb 22 (PTI) In a dramatic turn of events, Sri Lankan pace great Chaminda Vaas on Monday resigned as the national team's fast bowling coach due to a pay dispute with his board, barely three days after being appointed to the post.

SPO-CRI-IND-WOM India-South Africa series likely to start from March 7 By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) The planned eight-match series between India and South Africa women is likely to be held from March 7, which will mark the return of the home team to competitive cricket after almost 12 months.

SPO-CRI-IND-THORPE Stokes shouldn't forget, he has ability to put bowlers on backfoot: Thorpe Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) England assistant coach Graham Thorpe on Monday said Ben Stokes should not forget that he has the ability to put bowlers on the back-foot as he tried to play down the star all-rounder's apparent struggles against seasoned Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

SPO-CRI-CONWAY-LD IPL After going unsold in IPL auctions, Devon Conway blazes away (Eds: Adding a detail in para 3) 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.

SPO-CRI-CA-IPL Cricket Australia limits use of its players for advertising during IPL New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) Cricket Australia (CA) doesn't want its players to feature in advertisements promoting betting, fast food, alcohol and tobacco brands during the next edition of Indian Premier League.

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 AH