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England win the toss in Bengaluru and send India in

England has won the toss and asked India to bat in the third and final Twenty20 International at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Teenage hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was handed his debut for the series decider, replacing the unfortunate Manish Pandey with the teams locked at 1-1 after the first two games. England have also made one change, bringing back pacer Liam Plunkett in place of left-arm spinner Liam Dawson.

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West Indies cricketer Andre Russell handed one year ban

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West Indies cricketer Andre Russell has been banned for 12 months for breaching anti-doping regulations.

The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel took the decision after the player failed to reveal his whereabouts between March and September 2015, reports Jamaica Observer. This constitutes a failed drugs test under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.

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Australia announces interesting 13-man T20 squad to take on Sri Lanka

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has confirmed a 13-man squad to take on Sri Lanka in a three match KFC Twenty20 International series being played as double-headers with the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars also taking on New Zealand at the MCG (17 February), Kardinia Park in Geelong (19 February) and Adelaide Oval (22 February).

The squad includes four uncapped players in Klinger, Richardson, Stanlake and Turner.

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India vs England: 3rd T20 Preview

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With the three-match T20I series squared at 1-1, the final game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday promises to be an exciting contest with India aiming to pocket another series win while England will be hoping to end their lacklustre tour on a high.

After a poor batting display in both the previous games, all eyes will be on local boys Lokesh Rahul, and Virat Kohli (captain of the Indian Premier League side - Royal Challengers Bangalore) to give a strong start to the hosts.

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Australians Gardner, Strano set to Star against New Zealand

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has confirmed the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Twenty20 and One Day International squads to face New Zealand in February.

Australia will host the White Ferns in a three-match T20 series beginning on February 17 at the MCG, before crossing the Tasman for the Rose Bowl Series, consisting of three ODIs.

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Aaron Finch named Australia captain for T20 series against Sri Lanka

Aaron Finch will captain Australia in the KFC Twenty20 International (T20I) Series against Sri Lanka in February.

Finch, 30, will take charge of three matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (17 February), Kardinia Park in Geelong (19 February) and the Adelaide Oval (22 February) after his appointment was recommended by Cricket Australia’s (CA) National Selection Panel (NSP) and endorsed by CA’s Board of Directors.

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England to make Official Complaint about Indian Umpire Shamshuddin after Second T20 loss

India stayed alive in their T20 series with England courtesy of a narrow 5 run win in the second Twenty20 International at Nagpur on Sunday, but few who watched the match will doubt that the quality of the umpiring had a huge role to play in the outcome of the game.

Umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin, a late replacement to be called up for this game, made three shocking decisions all in favour of the hosts as he first failed to give leg before decisions against Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh in the Indian innings and then unforgivably gave Joe Root out leg before on the first ball of the final over a decision which played an absolutely pivotal role as India managed to defend 8 runs thanks to Jaspirit Bumrah's outstanding bowling.

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