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Kolkata Knight Riders picks up Vidarbha batsman Apoorv Wankhade for IPL 2018

Vidarbha batsman Apoorv Wankhade, who was a part of Vidarbha’s Ranji Trophy winning team, on Sunday, was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL auction in Bengaluru. Wankhade was acquired for IPL 2018 at his base price of Rs 20 lakh.

Speaking about Wankhade’s acquisition, well-known video analyst and KKR talent scout AR Srikkanth, told The Times Of India, “We were looking for someone who had the ability to clear the boundary at will. We were also looking for talent and temperament. I have been following Apoorv’s career for some time now. He has consistently performed for Vidarbha in tough situations. Also, he has some ground reality experience with Mumbai Indians and it helped his case.”

Wankhade, who’s 25 years old, has played 40 T20 matches till date and has accumulated 699 runs at a strike rate of 129.68.

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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