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Updated: 14-06-2019 18:11 IST
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The following are the top/expected stories at 1800 hours:

Bumrah has shown massive improvement on the field: Sridhar

Nottingham, Jun 14 (PTI) He is a proven match-winner with the ball but it is Jasprit Bumrah's tremendous work ethic that has made him one of the most improved Indian fielders over the last three years, said fielding coach R Sridhar.

Norway Chess: Anand out of contention after losing to Caruana

By Our Chess Correspondent Stavanger (Norway), Jun 14 (PTI) Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand's chances of a top-three finish ended after he went down fighting to Fabiano Caruana of United States in the Armageddon game at the Altibox Norway chess here.

Recovering Dhawan hits the gym Nottingham, Jun 14 (PTI) Injured Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has hit the gym as he races against time to recover from a hairline fracture that has put him out of three World Cup matches.

Desperate Sri Lanka face Warner storm in World Cup clash against Australia London, Jun 14 (PTI) After two washed out games, Sri Lanka will be desperate to come out all guns blazing but defending champion Australia's depth will be hard to beat when the two sides clash in a World Cup fixture here on Saturday.

SA, Afghanistan look to post maiden win in World Cup Cardiff, Jun 14 (PTI) Winless so far in the tournament, both South Africa and Afghanistan will be eagerly looking to tick the victory box when they take on each other in a World Cup encounter here on Saturday.

NZ coach encourages players to spend time with families during the World Cup breaks Nottingham, Jun 14 (PTI) For some teams, accompanying families can be a distraction in a major tournament but not for New Zealand with head cricket coach Gary Stead encouraging players to spend time with their loved ones during breaks in the ongoing World Cup.

I believe in Imran's vision, India and Pak can be friendly neighbours: Asif Iqbal By Kushan Sarkar

Manchester, Jun 14 (PTI) As a captain, what Asif Iqbal liked about a young Imran Khan was his determination and he believes that the current Pakistan Prime Minister will certainly do his bit in improving bilateral ties with India at all levels.

ABD probably didn't handle comeback plan well: Rassie van der Dussen

Cardiff, Jun 14 (PTI) Rassie van der Dussen, the man who replaced A B de Villiers in South Africa's World Cup squad, is not surprised that the legend wanted to come out of retirement for the ongoing big event but feels the swashbuckler should have handled things better.

Need to be aggressive to tackle Amir: Tendulkar advises Team India

Manchester, Jun 14 (PTI) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar wants Indian batsmen to throw caution to the wind and bat aggressively against Pakistan's in-form pace trump card Mohammad Amir in the marquee World Cup clash on Sunday.

Beware of Warner, he is nearing his best: Ponting to other teams

London, Jun 14 (PTI) David Warner has overcome the challenges of reintegrating himself into the Australian team and with the explosive opener nearing his best, he could well end up as top scorer in this World Cup, feels assistant coach Ricky Ponting.

We have to play within our limitations, can't copy teams like India: Karunaratne

London, Jun 14 (PTI) Sri Lanka will have to work within their limitations and can't copy a team like India in their pursuit for a knockout berth at the World Cup, said skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.

Tendulkar sues Australian bat manufacturer for not honouring agreement: reports

Melbourne, Jun 14 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar has sued an Australian cricket bat manufacturer for allegedly failing to pay him USD 3 million under an exclusive licensing agreement to use his name and image on the company's products, according to media reports here.

The Pak-born fan who gets match tickets from Dhoni, since 2011

By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Jun 14 (PTI) The bond between M S Dhoni and Karachi-born Mohammad Bashir aka 'Chacha Chicago' blossomed during the 2011 World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan and it has only grown stronger since then.

Yousuf slams PCB for allowing families to stay with players ahead of India clash Karachi, Jun 14 (PTI) Former captain Muhammad Yousuf is furious with the Pakistan Cricket Board for allowing families of the players to stay with them ahead of the much-awaited match against India in the World Cup.

India supported our Asia Cup bid but a venue to be decided later: Mani Karachi, June 15 (PTI) PCB chief Ehsan Mani on Friday said that India supported the awarding of 2020 Asia Cup's hosting rights to Pakistan at the recent Asian Cricket Council meeting in Singapore.

Forks in hand, Harbhajan and Yousuf were ready to attack each other in 2003 By Kushan Sarkar

Manchester, June 14 (PTI) Call it the pressure of high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan that once Harbhajan Singh and Mohammed Yousuf were ready to tear into each other with forks in their hands during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.

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