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VB Series, 2005-06

Sri Lanka will avoid verbal jousts, says Moody

Tom Moody, the Sri Lankan coach, says his side will not get involved in any verbal jousting with Australia and South Africa in the upcoming VB Series

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VB Series, 2005-06

Jayasuriya out of VB Series

Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka's veteran allrounder, will miss the VB Series in Australia as he recovers from a shoulder injury

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Fleming returns to take over captaincy

Vettori's captaincy not a threat, says Fleming

Stephen Fleming admits that it is healthy for him to be aware of Daniel Vettori, New Zealand's recent stand-in captain, and his obvious capabilities at the helm of affairs

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand, 2005-06

Astle's exclusion part of long-term plans, says Bracewell

Nathan Astle, dropped from the New Zealand squad for the remaining two matches of a five-match series against Sri Lanka, was told that the controversial move was in keeping with the side's `long-term planning'

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand, 2005-06

Cairns edging close to unique double

Chris Cairns requires just 80 runs to complete the unique double of 5000 one-day runs and 200 one-day wickets, and he will be eyeing this achievement as the third one-day match against Sri Lanka begins at Wellington on Friday

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2005-06

Astle makes way for Fleming

Nathan Astle has been dropped from the squad for the final two ODIs against Sri Lanka, in spite of his matchwinning innings at Christchurch