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Taylor hopes series victory will build confidence

Windies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor said she hopes her side can maintain the momentum they gained from the clean sweep over Sri Lanka Women in the first round of the ICC Women’s Championship.

The Windies Women beat Sri Lanka in the three-match series by six wickets, seven wickets and 40 runs respectively, contested on October 11, 13 and 15 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. 

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Sodhi called up to replace injured Astle in New Zealand ODI squad

A groin strain has ruled out Todd Astle from the BLACKCAPS upcoming ODI and Twenty20 series against India. Astle suffered the injury in a warm-up game between the BLACKCAPS and a President Board’s XI in Mumbai on Tuesday. Further assessment and a scan confirmed Astle to have suffered a tear on his right side, which will see him ruled out for around three weeks.

Ish Sodhi, who was originally only named in the Twenty20 squad, will replace Astle in the ODI side.

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De Villiers' ton powers South Africa past Bangladesh

AB de Villiers announced his return to international cricket in the most emphatic, imperious and sublime manner possible with his 25th career ODI century and remarkably his first ever against Bangladesh in the second Momentum One-Day International at Eurolux Boland Park on Wednesday.

The fact that the Proteas won by 104 runs and clinched the series with a 2-0 series lead paled into significance against the backdrop of De Villiers brilliance. 

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19 year old Wiaan Mulder overwhelmed by Proteas call-up

Nineteen-year-old  Wiaan Mulder is still processing his unexpected call-up to the Proteas One-Day International (ODI) squad for the remaining two matches of the Momentum ODI series against Bangladesh. Mulder was withdrawn from the bizhub Highveld Lions’ Sunfoil Series match taking place in Potchefstroom last night, a whirlwind 24 hours that has resulted in the culmination of a dream come true.

“ It’s still a bit of a dream,” he said in Paarl on Tuesday. “ It hasn’t really sunk in, I only got here (Paarl) three hours ago, but it’s an absolute dream to spend time with guys like AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla. They are going to be legends forever so I’m going to try and feed off them and do my absolute best to become one of them one day.   

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Cricket Australia calls on fans to help Australia #BeatEngland

With an Ashes summer rapidly approaching, Cricket Australia has put out a rallying cry to fans around the country to get behind our Australian women’s and men’s cricket teams under the banner #BeatEngland.

The #BeatEngland campaign is built upon a simple truth – nothing brings Australia together like the prospect of seeing our cricketers beat the old enemy on home soil, and this summer fans will have plenty of opportunities to show their passion and throw their support behind our women’s and men’s teams in the pursuit of victory. 

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South Africa announce T20 Squad to take on Bangladesh

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named Hollywoodbets Dolphin all-rounder Robbie Frylinck as a new cap in the Proteas T20 International squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh to be played next week.

“The selection of Robbie provides another opportunity to explore our depth in the important all-rounder position,” commented CSA National Selection Panel Convener Linda Zondi. “Apart from his bowling strengths he has a proven record as a finisher with the bat.”

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Taylor, Jarvis in Zimbabwe side to face West Indies

Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis are set to make their return to international cricket when Zimbabwe face West Indies in a two-match Test series scheduled to start this weekend. The two players, who recently returned to the national fold after spending some seasons in English county cricket, are part of the 16-man squad selected for the series in Bulawayo.

Solomon Mire is in line to make his Test debut, while the uncapped wicketkeeper Nyasha Mayavo has also made the cut.

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