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Sri Lankan players celebrate after the dismissal of AB de Villiers. (Photo cby RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka announce squad for South Africa ODI series

  • Sri Lanka announced their 16 man squad for the 5 match ODI series against South Africa.
  • Spinner Jeffrey Vandersay is notable addition to the squad. Upul Tharanga will lead the team in the fixture.
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England announce squad for West Indies tour

  • ECB announced the squad for the 3 match ODI series against West Indies in March.
  • The squad is same as the one that played against India in the recently concluded series.
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Lungi Ngidi to miss ODI series against Sri Lanka

  • South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi has been ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to an injury.
  • Ngidi was impressive in the recently concluded T20I series and had won the Man of the Match in the first game.
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Shane Watson tags the unofficial PSL in his post

  • Former Aussie cricketer Shane Watson could not hide his excitement for the PSL as he tweeted about the league.
  • However, Watson ended up tagging the wrong PSL page which became a butt of all jokes.
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Virat Kohli thanks fans after receiving Padma Shri

  • Ace India batsman Virat Kohli was bestowed with the Padma Shri award on the Republic Day yesterday.
  • Kohli, in a message on the social media, thanked all the fans for their support.
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Umar Gul lashes out at Shoaib Malik

  • Pakistan pace bowler Umar Gul looked absolutely miffed with senior player Shoaib Malik.
  • He lashed out at Malik after Pakistan’s embarrassing 0-4 defeat against Australia in the ODI series.
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Steve Smith ruled out of Chappell Hadlee Series

  • Australia skipper Steve Smith has been ruled out of ODI series against New Zealand in the coming month.
  • Smith has suffered an ankle injury due to which he will miss the tour.
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Chanderpaul, Dane Vilas sign Kolpak deals

  • West Indies veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul and South African wicket-keeper batsman have signed Kolpak deals.
  • Both players have been signed by Lancashire.
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Azhar Ali handed one-match ban

  • Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali has been banned for one ODI following the team’s slow over rate against Australia in the final ODI.
  • Pakistan lost the series 4-1.
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David Warner climbs to top spot in ICC ODI rankings

  • Australia opener David Warner has moved to the top of ICC ODI rankings following his spectacular show in the Pakistan series.
  • Warner hammered his career best score in the final ODI against Pakistan.
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