All-rounders Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson have undergone scans in Johannesburg to assess the extent of injuries that they picked up during the econd and final Test against South Africa.
Johnson was able to bat on despite injuring the big toe on his left foot, helping Australia take a series-levelling two-wicket win, while Watson was unable to bowl after aggravating a hamstring injury on the first day.
It is from the enthralling second Test between South Africa and Australia that this week's Cricket World Player of the Week comes. Patrick Cummins, on his Test debut no less, took six for 79 in the second innings to give his side a chance of victory and of levelling the two-match series against the hosts South Africa. That followed his economical haul of one for 38 from 15 overs in the first innings and helped him emerge as Australia's most impressive bowler.
Brad Haddin shared half-century partnerships with Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson before debutant Patrick Cummins hit the winning runs to edge Australia to a series-squaring two-wicket win over South Africa on the last day of the second and final Test in Johannesburg.
Haddin's ninth half-century - and third against South Africa - ensured Australia were able to hit back following a five-wicket defeat in the opening Test as they closed on 310 for eight.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at India beating the West Indies in the second Test and Jacques Kallis becoming the fourth man to reach 12,000 Test runs.
Centuries from Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Mahendra Singh Dhoni put India in a commanding position of the second Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata before the West Indies, despite a valiant attempt from Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels, were comprehensively defeated.
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris's tour of South Africa is over after he was ruled out of the second and final Test due to a hip injury.
He was unable to prove his fitness and lost his place in the team to debutant Patrick Cummins.
It stands to reason that it is a bowler who takes this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. Shane Watson starred during South Africa's dismal first innings total of 96, ending with figures of five for 17, to spark a dramatic collapse to seemingly turn the match in Australia's favour.
Left-hand batsman David Warner has been called up to Australia's squad for the second and final Test against South Africa after Shaun Marsh was ruled out with a back injury.
Marsh did not take the field during South Africa's innings in the opening game at Cape Town and batted down the order after suffering a back spasm.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at South Africa's remarkable come-from-behind eight-wicket win over Australia in the first Test in Cape Town.
A host of records were broken during the game, which saw both sides dismissed for under 100 runs - Australia managing just 47 and South Africa 96 - and debutant Vernon Philander taking eight wickets to carry home the man of the match award.
Twin centuries from Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla completed a remarkable come-from-behind eight-wicket victory for South Africa on the third day of the first Test against Australia in Cape Town.
Amla scored an aggressive 112 in 134 balls while Smith reached his 23rd century to draw the scores level before hitting the winning run to end an incredible Test.
Cricket Australia (CA) have added former internationals Rod Marsh and Andy Bichel to their National Selection Panel (NSP) as they continue to make sweeping changes to their backroom staff.
Marsh and Bichel join new national selector John Inverarity on the NSP and they'll be joined by captains Michael Clarke (Test and ODI) and Cameron White (T20I) and the new head coach, who is yet to be appointed.
Cricket TV from Cricket World and bet365 as John Pennington and Jim White make their predictions ahead of two big Test matches.
The West Indies take on India in Delhi from 6th November in a match which could see Sachin Tendulkar make his 100th international century before South Africa host Australia in Cape Town.
Fluent half-centuries from top order batsmen Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh enabled the touring Australians to beat South Africa A by seven wickets with a day to spare of their warm-up game in Potchefstroom.
Watson made 77 in 73 balls and Marsh was unbeaten on 73 in 87 as the tourists made short work of their target to close on 214 for three in 40.4 overs.
Michael Hussey's unbeaten 45 guided Australia to a three-wicket win in the decisive third and final One-Day International against South Africa in Durban.
The left-hander helped the tourists overhaul a target of 223 and clinched the series by hitting Morne Morkel for a six over midwicket.
Jacques Rudolph has been handed a recall to South Africa's Test team after an absence of five years ahead of two matches against Australia.
Uncapped leg-spinner Imran Tahir and all-rounder Vernon Philander have also been named in a 14-man squad for the series, which begins on 9th November.
South Africa produced an outstanding all-round performance to beat Australia by 80 runs in the second One-Day International in Port Elizabeth and level the three-match series at 1-1.
Four players scored half-centuries as the Proteas scored 303 for six before Morne Morkel returned four for 22 as Australia were dismissed for 223.
In association with bet365 John Pennington and Jim White make their cricket (and rugby) predictions ahead of another busy busy weekend.
Hear their thoughts on the second ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand (will it be a sporting double for the all blacks?), the fourth ODI between England And India (are India heading for a 5-0 whitewash) and the second ODI between Australia and South Africa.
Australia won a rain-affected first One-Day International against South Africa by 93 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method at Centurion Park.
Following a prolonged break due to a heavy rain shower the match was reduced to 29 overs per side and after Australia reached 183 for four, South Africa were bowled out for 129 in reply having been set a revised target of 223 to win.
Australia's Twenty20 International captain and hard-hitting middle-order batsman Cameron White is to remain with the squad in South Africa as cover for Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh.
White was left out of the One-Day International squad but will stay in South Africa as Watson and Marsh nurse hip and shoulder injuries respectively.
18-year-old pace bowler Patrick Cummins has been included in Australia's 15-man squad for the two-Test match series in South Africa.
Cummins impressed by taking five wickets in the two Twenty20 Internationals between the two sides and he replaces James Pattinson in the squad.
Juan Theron and Wayne Parnell's unbroken stand of 64 in just 27 balls helped South Africa snatch a three-wicket win over Australia in the second and final Twenty20 International in Johannesburg.
The pair came together with their side in trouble on 84 for seven having been set 148 to win but they both played fine innings to blast their side home with five balls to spare - Theron winning the game with a six.
In association with bet365 John Pennington and Jim White look ahead to a packed schedule of cricket this weekend with ODI action in Bangladesh and Twenty20 Internationals in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Shane Watson hit a half-century as Australia secured a five-wicket win over South Africa in the first Twenty20 International in Cape Town.
Watson's 52 helped Australia close on 147 for five with three balls to score after JP Duminy's 67 had driven South Africa to a score of 146 for seven.
Uncapped all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been added to Australia's One-Day International squad in South Africa as a replacement for Brett Lee.
Lee will miss the entire tour, which begins with two Twenty20 Internationals, after he was diagnosed with appendicitis and will return home following successful surgery in Cape Town.
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee will play no part in his side's tour of South Africa after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
Lee had been named in the squads to play two Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals but surgery will now rule him out for up two months.
South Africa have named their squads for the limited overs leg of their home series against Australia that commences on 13th October.
Hashim Amla has been confirmed as stand-in captain for the injured AB de Villiers, while Mark Boucher has been recalled as wicket-keeper for the one-day internationals. David Miller is also recalled to the ODI squad, while Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn have been rested from the Twenty20 matches.
South Africa's versatile batsman AB de Villiers is an injury doubt for the upcoming home series with Australia after he fractured his right hand wihile training with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Following the injury, he has been immediately ruled out of the remainder of the Champions League Twenty20 - in itself a blow for the Bangalore side - and is to return to South Africa for treatment.
Australia have named uncapped players Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade in their 14-man squad to play two Twenty20 Internationals in South Africa.
Cummins is also included in the squad to play three One-Day Internationals in October, replacing the injured John Hastings while Wade gets his chance due to Tim Paine's finger injury and Brad Haddin's retirement from Twenty20 International cricket.
Following the resignation of Head Coach Tim Nielsen, Cricket Australia (CA) have appointed Troy Cooley as interim coach for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Cooley is currently the Head Coach at CA's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane and has been employed as a bowling coach since 2006, while he was also acting coach during the final part of Australia's 2009 tour of England.