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Teenager Lahiru Kumara prepares to bowl during a training session, Dambulla, August 26, 2016 AFP


Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath and Angelo Mathews during a lap of honour, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Dilruwan Perera sets off for a celebratory sprint after getting David Warner out, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews is elated by Steven Smith's dismissal, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Team-mates rush to congratulate Rangana Herath after Adam Voges' dismissal, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath struck twice in the 27th over to leave Australia reeling, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Sri Lanka's close-in fielders appeal for Adam Voges' wicket, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)


Kusal Perera attempts to stump David Warner, Sri Lanka v Australia, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day, August 17, 2016 (ESPNCI)

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* Strauss hopes for mass participation in Bangladesh tour

Aug 26 (ESPNCI) England's players will be given time to consider their personal position on touring Bangladesh but Andrew Strauss, the director of England cricket, hopes that there will be an en masse decision to undertake the trip. Strauss had encouraged the players "not to leave anything unsaid" during the meeting in London on Thursday, where it was confirmed that the trip would take place as planned.
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* Dhoni returns rejuvenated after break

Aug 26 (ESPNCI) MS Dhoni, India's limited-overs captain, believes his break from international cricket has given him ample time to work on his fitness. Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket in December 2014, was last involved with the national team during a short limited-overs series in Zimbabwe in June. "When you have a break, it's easy to maintain fitness because there's enough preparation time," Dhoni said in Lauderhill ahead of the first Twenty20 against West Indies on Saturday.
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* 'Pakistan players must raise their game' - Arthur

Aug 26 (ESPNCI) Mickey Arthur has laid down the gauntlet to Pakistan's one-day squad as they aim to haul themselves up the rankings to secure an automatic World Cup spot, and says that nobody is safe from the axe should performances not improve. Pakistan were comfortably beaten in the opening ODI at the Ageas Bowl with England well ahead of the rate when rain brought an early conclusion.
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* England given green light to tour Bangladesh

Aug 26 (ESPNCI) The ECB have confirmed that the England tour of Bangladesh will go ahead as planned. Concerns were raised after Dhaka, the nation's capital, suffered a terrorist attack in July that left many dead. Australia cancelled their tour to the country at the end of last year due to security concerns."England's tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned," said Strauss after the meeting.
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