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The Sri Lanka players pose after their series win, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Players shake hands after Sri Lanka's win, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dimuth Karunaratne was awarded the Man of the Series, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath finished with match figures of 13 for 152, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, November 10, (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath and his team celebrate a wicket, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Suranga Lakmal struck an enterprising 21, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath was bowled after missing a sweep, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath took yet another five-wicket haul, Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Harare, 4th day, November 9, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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* Faf du Plessis could miss first test against Sri Lanka

Dec 09 (Times Live) Faf du Plessis' appeal against his ball-tampering conviction has been set for December 19 - which means he could miss the first test against Sri Lanka. An International Cricket Council release on Tuesday confirmed the date of the appeal hearing and of the name of the presiding judicial commissioneré Michael Beloff (SC).
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* Allrounders hold key in big finale

Dec 08 (ESPNCI) Though there are in-form specialist batsmen and bowlers in both line-ups, the BPL final between Dhaka Dynamites and Rajshahi Kings could boil down to one set of allrounders edging out the other. Dhaka's firepower is led by Andre Russell, assisted by Dwayne Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain and Mosaddek Hossain.
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* Jennings' debut fifty leads England's positive display

Dec 08 (ESPNCI)The early buzz about Keaton Jennings often had him associated with someone or something. How he has South African roots. How his father Ray was a former head coach. How he became Alastair Cook's 11th opening partner in four years. On the first day of the Mumbai Test, however, the conversation revolved around his ability as a batsman as Jennings made a fifty on debut to take England to 117 for 1 at lunch.
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* Justin Langer announced as Australian Twenty20 coach for February series against Sri Lanka

Dec 09 (ABC) Justin Langer is confident he can help overturn Australia's faltering Twenty20 fortunes when he takes the national side's reins for February's series against Sri Lanka. The former Test opening batsman has been appointed caretaker Australian coach for the three T20 clashes while incumbent Darren Lehmann is in India preparing for a four-Test series.
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* Sri Lanka Test Squad for the South Africa tour 2016/17

Dec 08 (SLC) Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that subject to the ratification of the Minister of Sport the following Test team has been selected by the National Selection Committee for the Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2016/2017. The team will depart Colombo on 10th December 2016 on flight QR 655 after the official photograph at 5.40 pm at SLC.
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* Australian cricket ranked sixth among top 10 club sports

Dec 08 (ESPNCI) Australian cricket has been warned it may not be the grassroots participation powerhouse it thinks it is, via the release of the most comprehensive national survey yet of sport down under. The Australian Sports Commission's inaugural AusPlay survey, released on Thursday, contradicted Cricket Australia's own assertion that the game is the No. 1 participation sport in the country, and by quite a margin.
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