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Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander , Queen Maxima, gets warm welcome in Alappuzha        PM Modi has no understanding of economy: Rahul        INX Media: Chidambaram conspired with son, misused official position, says CBI charge sheet        US dream shattered, 311 Indians land in Delhi after deportation from Mexico        US to host 2020 G7 summit at a Trump golf resort        Trump speaks over phone with Turkey''s Erdogan over cease-fire in Syria        Twin blasts in Afghanistan''s mosque kill 62        China''s Q3 GDP growth slows to 6%, slowest in 27 years        Ranchi Test: India eye clean sweep against Proteas        Pakistan sacks Sarfaraz as captain in Test, T20I formats        Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt        BSF jawan killed, 1 injured in firing by Bangladeshi troops along border in West Bengal        At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia        UK, EU hail new Brexit deal, but Parliament sign-off hangs in balance        Nearly 100 people injured in Catalonia unrest on Wednesday: Medics        Indo-Pak bilateral ties subject to approval from PMs of both countries: Ganguly        Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with wrist injury        Indian challenge ends at Denmark Open        Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts        India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake: Chhetri        
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Sports News
Mandhana ruled out of South Africa ODI series
 
Vadodara: The Indian women''s team was on Tuesday dealt with a major blow as opener Smriti Mandhana was ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa beginning here on Wednesday due to an injury. The 23-year-old suffered a fracture in her right toe after being struck by a ball during a net session on Sunday forcing her out of the series. Seam bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has been drafted in as her replacement. Head coach WV Raman said a call on Mandhana''s return will be taken based on the assessment of the physios at the NCA.

"It is a mild fracture. It''s difficult to fix the timeline as she still needs to get an MRI done. There is some swelling and it has to die down for the MRI to be taken. An assessment can be made only after that, Raman said at the pre-match a press conference. Captain Mithali Raj said Mandhana''s absence will give opportunities for other players. "She (Mandhana) is an experienced player. But other players have scored a lot of runs in the domestic games. This series is not part of the ICC Women''s Championship. So that way it''s a chance for us to try out new players.

And I am positive that whoever gets a chance will utilise it fully." India won the recently concluded Twenty20 International series 3-1 against South Africa in Surat. However, Mandhana struggled during the series, scoring 21, 13, 7 and 5 in her four innings. Playing on familiar home conditions, the Indian women would definitely have an edge over the visitors in the upcoming series. The onus will be on veterans like Raj and Jhulan Goswami to guide the team with their experience.

Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy will have to come good with the bat in the absence of Mandhana. The Proteas will be brimming with confidence after registering a 105-run victory in the sixth and final T20. They will be depending on opener Lizelle Lee, who scored a quick 84 in the sixth T20I, and skipper Sune Luus to take the responsibility of their batting department.


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Pakistan sacks Sarfaraz as captain in Test, T20I formats
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Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with wrist injury
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Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts
India's performance was no match to atmosphere at Salt Lake: Chhetri
ODI rankings: Injured Smriti Mandhana loses number one spot
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Mithali, Raut steer Indian women to a comfortable five-wicket win over South Africa
KERALA NEWS
Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander , Queen Maxima, gets warm welcome in Alappuzha
 Alappuzha: Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are on a two-day visit to Keral  
Scribe's death:Kerala IAS officer's suspension extended
Kerala's CPI to discuss Vedas and Marxism in seminar
Kerala Assembly session from Oct 28
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
US to host 2020 G7 summit at a Trump golf resort
 Washington: The G7 Summit in 2020 would be held at President Donald Trump''s golf resort in Florida
Trump speaks over phone with Turkey''s Erdogan over cease-fire in Syria
Twin blasts in Afghanistan''s mosque kill 62
At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia
NATIONAL NEWS
PM Modi has no understanding of economy: Rahul
 Mahendragarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has n
US dream shattered, 311 Indians land in Delhi after deportation from Mexico
Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt
Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party
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