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Prithvi Shaw named India’s captain for Under-19 World Cup

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Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw would be leading India in the upcoming Under-19 World Cup, which would be held in New Zealand from January 13, 2018. Punjabs Shubman Gill, who was the top scorer in the Youth ODI series in England in the early 2017 (at an average of 92.66), has been titled to be Shaws deputy.

The five member squad, that includes Haryanas Himanshu Rana and Assams Riyan Parag with five stand-by players, are set to participate in a preparatory camp in Bengaluru from December 8 to 22 this year. Shaw is the second highest scorer this season with 521 runs at an average of 57.88. Apart from Shaw, Ishan Porel from West Bengal has bagged 10 wickets in two matches. Both the players have been allowed to play for their respective sides in the quarter-finals, which would start from December 7. Shaw and Porel are expected to join the camp on December 12.

Squad includes: Prithvi Shaw (captain), Shubman Gill (vice-captain), Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Aryan Juyal, Harvik Desai, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav

Standby players include: Om Bhosle, Rahul Chahar, Ninad Rathva, Urvil Patel, and Aditya Thakare.

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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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