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Round-up: India create history, De Villiers to visit Lahore, Wood called up
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Round-up: India create history, De Villiers to visit Lahore, Wood called up

Another first for India

India defeated Australia by seven wickets in the third and final ODI in Melbourne, becoming the first team not to lose any of the Test, ODI and T20I series in Australia on the same tour.

The loss also meant that Australia have now gone winless in six consecutive bilateral ODI series.

Their last ODI series win was against Pakistan in January, 2017.

Details: Dhoni eases India to ODI series win over Australia

Shankar, Gill replace Pandya, Rahul

India included Vijay Shankar and Shubham Gill for KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the limited-overs series in New Zealand. Pandya and Rahul, who were part of the initial squad against Australia, were flown back home after BCCI took stern action in response to the duo’s ‘misogynistic’ comments in a show on TV.

Details: Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar to replace Rahul and Pandya for Australia, New Zealand tours

AB de Villiers set to visit Lahore after 11 years

South Africa stalwart AB de Villiers will take field for Lahore Qalandars in their home matches against Islamabad United and Multan Sultans at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 9 and 10 March respectively. De Villiers’ last visit to Pakistan was during South Africa’s tour of the country back in 2007.

Details: De Villiers agrees to visit Pakistan for PSL matches

Afghanistan-Ireland series rescheduled to February 21

Ireland and Afghanistan will lock horns against each across all three formats in Dehradun, India. The month-long contest starts February 21. The schedule has been modified keeping in mind the early start of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League, which starts on March 23.

Manu Sawhney: ICC’s new CEO

Manu Sawhney will replace Dave Richardson as the International Cricket Council's new chief executive from June. Sawhney previously served as the CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports. He will join mid-February and will take over from Richardson in July 2019, following the men's World Cup.

Details: Manu Sawhney named ICC's new chief executive

Steyn, de Kock rested for first two Pakistan ODIs

South Africa have rested Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn for the first two ODIs against Pakistan. Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier have named as replacements for the rested duo.

South Africa squad for first two Pakistan ODIs

Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Duanne Olivier, Rassie van der Dussen

Rory Kleinveldt calls time on first-class career

Former South Africa pacer Rory Kleinveldt has called time on his red-ball career. He took to Twitter to announce his decision following Cape Cobras' six-wicket defeat in the 4-day Franchise Series against the Warriors.

Warner returns to Australia from BPL with elbow injury

Warner to return home from Bangladesh post an elbow injury, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The reason of return is the examination of his injured elbow. 

He is reported to be getting back to Australia next Monday, after two more matches in the BPL.

Before this, former captain Steve Smith returned to Australia to get his elbow surgery done. 

Details: Warner to return home from Bangladesh after elbow injury

Wood replaces Stone for West Indies Tests

England pacer Mark Wood has been called-up to replace Olly Stone for the West Indies tour. Stone was ruled out of the three-match series with a stress fracture of the lower back and will return home.