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Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna        Mary Kom recuses herself from Saturday's sports award meeting        Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US        Coffee Day Enterprises says debt to fall to Rs 1,000 cr post sale of Bengaluru tech park        Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit        Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia        Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden: Minister        Fire at AIIMS, 22 fire tenders rushed        Soldier killed in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Rajouri        Jaitley on life support; Nitish, Piyush Goyal and others visit AIIMS        Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team till 2021        Archer strikes as Australia slump to 80-4 in second Ashes Test        Hong Kong protests: Trump urges Xi to meet pro-democracy demonstrators        Myanmar, Bangladesh schedule Rohingya repatriation        2 Israelis, Palestinian assailant hurt in West Bank car ramming: army        Sensex, Nifty edge higher on stimulus talks; post weekly loss        Over 3,000 temporary jobs cut due to slowdown: Maruti Suzuki        Airtel shareholders approve waiver in recovery of excess pay to Mittal        Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day        We would like to give little time: SC on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in J-K        
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Sports News
Sunil Gavaskar wants Shreyas Iyer to play at no 4
 
Port of Spain: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar has said that Shreyas Iyer is more suited to play at no 4 while Rishabh Pant at no 5. Iyer''s 71-run knock played a pivotal role in India''s 59-run win (via DLS method) in the 2nd ODI against Jason Holder''s men in Port of Spain on Sunday. The 24-year-old from Delhi didn''t get game time during the T20 series. He was part of the playing XI in the first ODI, which was washed out after 13 overs at Guyana. "In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like an MS Dhoni at 5 or 6 as a finisher because that''s where his natural game and natural flair will come into play.

If India get to a great start with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. 4. But if it''s a question of batting for 30-35 overs, then I think it should be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5," Sunil Gavaskar told Sony Ten 1. While praising Iyer, Gavaskar said, "Iyer has grabbed his opportunity. He came at No. 5. He had plenty of overs. He had the company of his skipper, Virat Kohli. Nothing quite like it because the skipper takes the pressure off you. You learn from the best batsmen in the world. The best place to learn in cricket is the non-striker''s end.

That''s what Shreyas Iyer was doing with Virat Kohli at the other end," Iyer, the Delhi Capitals skipper, was in good form during the Indian Premier League but he was ignored for the World Cup and Gavaskar believes the youngster should now get a longer run in ODI cricket. "I think, if this doesn''t help him get a more permanent slot in the Indian middle-order, I don''t know what will. In the five matches he played before this, he scored twp fifties and hit the highest score of 88'''', Gavaskar said. "Now he has come back and scored a 71 in his first opportunity.

So I think he will get a longer run. With the win on Sunday, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first ODI was washed out due to impertinent rain. The third ODI will be played on Wednesday in Trinidad.


Deepa Malik joins Bajrang for Khel Ratna, cricketer Jadeja among 19 for Arjuna
Mary Kom recuses herself from Saturday's sports award meeting
Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach of Indian team till 2021
Archer strikes as Australia slump to 80-4 in second Ashes Test
India beat England to win inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Series
Gayle walks off in style after sizzling knock, may have played his last
Six candidates including Shastri shortlisted for India''s head coach post
Du Plessis misses out, De Kock to lead SA in T20s against India
Confident Iyer hopes for consistent run in India team
India win second ODI by 59 runs D/L method
Kohli breaks Miandad''s 26-year-old record of most ODI runs against Windies
Raina undergoes knee surgery, to miss domestic season
BCCI finally comes under NADA, officially becomes National Sports Federation
Shubman Gill becomes youngest to score first-class double ton for an Indian representative side
India vs Windies, 1st ODI: Match abandoned due to rain
Hashim Amla, only South African to score triple Test ton, retires from international cricket
Top-ranked Barty bounced in Toronto
Kyrgios falls at first hurdle in Montreal
Rishabh is future and we need to give him space: Kohli
India to clinch series Against West Indies
KERALA NEWS
Flood in Kerala: CM conducts aerial survey
 Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan along with his ministers and government officials carr  
Kerala rains: Toll climbs to 88, 40 still missing
Red Alert in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki
Singer Biju Narayanan's wife passes away
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit
 Paro: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a red-carpet welcome as he arrived in Bhutan on Saturday
Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia
Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden: Minister
Hong Kong protests: Trump urges Xi to meet pro-democracy demonstrators
NATIONAL NEWS
Fire at AIIMS, 22 fire tenders rushed
 New Delhi: A fire broke out at the AIIMS here on Saturday evening and 22 fire tenders were rushed to
Soldier killed in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Rajouri
Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day
We would like to give little time: SC on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in J-K
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