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Andre Russell recalled to Windies squad for 4th and 5th ODIs

Andre Russell has been called up to the West Indies squad for the fourth and fifth matches of the Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day International Series. The exciting allrounder will arrive in Grenada on Monday and will be eligible for selection for the fourth contest at the Grenada National Stadium (February 27) and fifth and final encounter at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia (March 2).

The 30-year-old has so far played 52 matches and featured at the ICC Cricket World Cups in 2011 and 2015. He has 998 runs (average 28.5; strike rate 130). He also has 68 wickets (average 32.7) with five four-wicket hauls. He has a highest score of 92 not out against India in Antigua in June, 2011 and best howling of 4-35 against India in Jamaica in that same series.

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Ngidi recalled to Proteas ODI squad; Nortje named new cap

Cricket South Africa has recalled Multiply Titans fast bowler Lungi Ngidi to the Standard Bank Proteas squad for the first three Momentum One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka and has also named fellow fast bowler, Anrich Nortje of the Warriors, as a new cap. All-rounder Wiaan Mulder of the bizhub Highveld Lions, who was added to the squad for the final ODI against Pakistan, has been retained.

“It is great to have Lungi back in the squad after a lengthy period on the sidelines caused by the injury he suffered in the white ball series in Australia last year,” commented CSA National Selection Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi. “His recent form for the Titans in the Momentum One-Day Cup has been most impressive and he is clearly match fit for international cricket again.

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Shinwari swings Pakistan level against South Africa at the Wanderers

Usman Shinwari produced a devastating spell of reverse swing bowling to blow away the Standard Bank Proteas middle and lower order and put Pakistan on their way to a series-levelling eight-wicket win in the fourth Momentum ODI at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

The seventh edition of the PinkDay ODI was the first one in which the Proteas had finished up on the losing side and they produced a performance that was well below par for this iconic occasion.

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Du Plessis: "We are still looking at combinations"

South African captain, Faf du Plessis, has asked for a more clinical performance from his players in the second one-day international (ODI) against Australia taking place at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. The bowlers were almost faultless in the opening match in Perth to dismiss the home team for 152 in 38.1 overs, and it is with the bat that Du Plessis has asked for more ruthlessness and improvement.

It is often said to never change a winning combination, but the captain admits the limited opportunities in a three-match series could warrant a few tweaks to scout as many players as possible. All-rounders, Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius are options, while left-arm wrist-spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, is also a look-in in potentially slow drop-in pitch conditions.

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Steyn and Ngidi set tone as South Africa crush Australia

Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi se the tone up front as the Standard Bank Proteas crushed Australia by six wickets in the opening ODI on their tour ‘down under’ at Perth on Sunday.

The Proteas won the toss on a typically lively pitch and went in with their full front-line pace attack. There was no recovery for Australia after Man of the Match Steyn and Ngidi reduced them to 8/3 inside 6 overs. They later slumped to 66/6 in 21 overs as Andile Phehlukwayo (3/33 in 6 overs) also played an important role.

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