New Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
CAPE TOWN - Stories related to India's tour of South Africa.
LUCKNOW - Report of Premier Badminton League tie between Delhi Dashers and Chennai Smashers.
KOLKATA - Report of Indian Super League match between ATK and FC Goa.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
Hockey India names 33-member squad for 2018 season
Bengaluru, Jan 3 (PTI) Fit-again PR Sreejesh made a return after recovering from a long-injury lay-off as Hockey India (HI) today announced a 33-member squad for the first national camp beginning here tomorrow.
SPO-RAJA-INTERVIEW (PTI EXCLUSIVE)
Lacked consistency in serve, didn't execute 1-2 strategy: Raja
By Amanpreet Singh
Pune, Jan 3 (PTI) Purav Raja won't read much into the defeat in the first match of the season but admitted they faltered in executing the '1-2' strategy, resulting in his ouster from the Tata Open Maharashtra along with Leander Paes.
SPO-PRASANNA (PTI EXCLUSIVE)
Current Indian attack best in the last 60-70 years: Prasanna
By Bharat Sharma
New Delhi, Jan 3 (PTI) He was part of one of the finest spin attack ever to have graced the game but legendary Erappali Prasanna has rated the current Indian bowling group as the best in the last 60-70 years.
SPO-IND-FITNESS Dhawan fit for first Test, Jadeja down with viral "illness"
Cape Town, Jan 3 (PTI) Shikhar Dhawan has been declared fully fit while Ravindra Jadeja is down with viral "illness" ahead of the first Test against South Africa beginning here on Friday.
Two Indian umpires in ICC panel for Under-19 World Cup
Dubai, Jan 3 (PTI) Indian umpires Anil Chaudhary and C K Nandan will be a part of the 14-strong panel of officials for the Under-19 World Cup starting January 13 in New Zealand, the International Cricket Council announced today.
Mohun Bagan elevates Shankarlal Chakraborty to chief coach
Kolkata, Jan 3 (PTI) Mohun Bagan today elevated Shankarlal Chakraborty to the chief coach's post till the end of season in less than 24 hours after Sanjoy Sen resigned.
Tai Tzu Ying is like some Ninja Warrior: Prannoy
Lucknow, Jan 3 (PTI) In awe of women's shuttler Tai Tzu Ying, H S Prannoy has described the Taiwanese world no 1 as a "ninja warrior", whose strokes would be difficult to match even after practicing for a decade.
Yuki squanders chances galore in defeat against Herbert
Pune, Jan 3 (PTI) Yuki Bhambri pressed the self-destruct button by squandering six break chances in the deciding set and crashed out of the Tata Open Maharashtra following a three-set defeat against eighth seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert here today