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Sports Highlights

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New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Press Conference Copy of India women's team vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur.

*Copy on ICC virtual presser on World Test Championship.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-WTC-PRASAD India have got enough time to prepare, how quickly they adapt will be key: Prasad By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) Former pacer Venkatesh Prasad feels that a high-on-resources India has got all bases covered to get past a high-on-confidence New Zealand in the World Test Championship final beginning June 18 at Southampton.

SPO-CRI-WTC-PITCH Southampton curator aims for 'pace, bounce and carry' in WTC final pitch Southampton, Jun 14 (PTI) Head groundsman at Southampton Simon Lee is aiming to produce a pacy and bouncy pitch for the World Test Championship final with some assistance for spinners later on in the game.

SPO-CRI-NZ-STYRIS-ROHIT Swinging ball could be a problem for Rohit: Scott Styris New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris feels India opener Rohit Sharma might find it difficult to negotiate the swinging ball during the World Test Championship final against the Kiwis, beginning in Southampton on June 18.

SPO-CRI-ICC-AWARD Mushfiqur, Bryce voted ICC players of the month for May Dubai, Jun 14 (PTI) Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Scottish all-rounder Kathryn Bryce were on Monday adjudged the ICC Players of the Month for May in the men's and women's categories respectively.

SPO-FOOT-IND-QUALIFIERS-PREVIEW Chhetri one goal off entering all-time top-10 as India meet Afghanistan Doha, Jun 14 (PTI) Goal-machine Sunil Chhetri will look to add to his tally and enter the all-time top 10 scorers' list as a buoyant India meet Afghanistan in the joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers here on Tuesday.

SPO-GOLF-LAHIRI Lahiri finishes encouraging 25th at Palmetto Ridgeland (US), Jun 14 (PTI) Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a fine four-under 67 in the final round to finish a creditable tied 25th at the Palmetto Championship here.

SPO-HOCK-MANPREET Want to pay tribute to COVID warriors by winning medal in Tokyo: Manpreet Bengaluru, Jun 14 (PTI) Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh says they will leave no stone unturned to end their four decade-long medal drought at the Tokyo Olympics and has vowed to dedicate the achievement to the country's COVID warriors.

SPO-BAD-MALVIKA Malvika wins RSL Lithuanian International crown Kaunas (Lithuania), Jun 14 (PTI) India's Malvika Bansod defeated Rachael Darragh of Ireland in straight games to clinch the women's singles crown at the RSL Lithuanian International badminton tournament here. PTI SSC SSC SSC

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