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Shikhar Dhawan to lead second-string India on Sri Lanka tour

Shikhar Dhawan to lead second-string India on Sri Lanka tour

Shikhar Dhawan. file photo

New Delhi: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will lead a second-string India in their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka next month with pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar named as his deputy. India will face the hosts in three ODIs and three T20Is.

Squad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya.

Neeraj throws 83.18m to win event in Portugal

New Delhi: Olympics-bound star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra came up with a best effort of 83.18m to win an event in Lisbon, Portugal, in his first international competition after more than a year.

First group training session for India ahead of WTC final

Southampton: India carried out their first group practice session at a ground adjacent to Ageas Bowl here today, five days after being allowed staggered training in the run-up to the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The WTC final is scheduled to be held from June 18 to 22. The players had a full net session, with the likes of skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant batting for considerable amounts of time.

Tvesa, Diksha toe-to-toe with Shubhankar in mixed event

Gothenburg: Indian women golfers Tvesa Malik and Diksha Dagar matched Shubhankar Sharma as they all shot 2-under 70s in the first round of the unique One million Euro Scandinavian Mixed Masters here. They werer lying at tied-52nd. Ajeetesh Sandhu shot a 72 and was lying 90th.

Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against NZ

Birmingham: England batsmen Rory Burns and Dan Lawrence scored battling half-centuries as the hosts recovered from a mid-innings wobble to reach 258/7 against New Zealand on the opening day of the second and final Test on Thursday. Agencies

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