There can only be one winner of Cricket World's Player Of The Week award on the week that Virender Sehwag broke the record for the highest individual score in a One-Day International.
He hit 219 from 149 balls during his epic knock against the West Indies in the fourth match between the two sides in Indore on Thursday and, if he hadn't been dismissed by Kieron Pollard in the 47th over, may well have taken the record into the territory of those deemed to be unbeatable.
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Experienced New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori has been ruled out of action for up to a month after suffering a hamstring injury.
The issue, which surfaced just prior to the second Test against Australia in Hobart, is a recurrence of an old problem and meant he missed the match at the Bellerive Oval.
18-year-old Australian fast bowler Patrick Cummins will not play again this year after he was diagnosed with a bone stress problem in his heel.
He had suffered a heel injury during the Test series in South Africa, where he hit the winning runs to seal a series-levelling win in Johannesburg, and has not played since.
Moving across the border into India, it was Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who excelled for the hosts in the second ODI against the West Indies, as they recorded innings of 117 and 90 not out to help India overhaul a testing West Indies total.
For Sharma, this capped off what has been a good week for him following his crucial 72 during a tense and low-scoring first ODI, and is enough to earn him this week's award.
All-rounder Daniel Christian has been added to Australia's squad as a replacement for the injured Ben Cutting ahead of the second and final Test against New Zealand in Hobart.
Cutting suffered a side strain and the Queensland bowler, who was not selected for the opening Test win in Brisbane, will be out of action for some weeks.
James Pattinson returned figures of five for 27 as Australia emphatically beat New Zealand by nine wickets on day four of the opening Test in Brisbane.
The debutant's haul saw New Zealand bowled out for just 150 in their second innings and Australia closed out the game by reaching 19 for the loss of Phillip Hughes' wicket.
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Jesse Ryder hit 16 sixes to equal the record of maximums hit in one innings before the touring New Zealanders drew their match against Australia A.
Ryder took advantage of short boundaries at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane to hammer 175 in just 137 balls, also hitting 11 fours as New Zealand closed their second innings on 467 for six.
Cricket Australia have named four uncapped players in a 12-man squad for the first Test against New Zealand which begins in Brisbane on 1st December.
Fast bowlers Ben Cutting, James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc join opening batsman David Warner, who looks set to replace Shane Watson at the top of the order.
Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that Patrick Cummins, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson are all unavailable through injury for the opening Test against New Zealand.
All five players picked up injuries during the tour of South Africa, where despite the casualty list, Australia drew the Test series 1-1 but they are now left with depleted reserves ahead of the New Zealand series, which begins in Brisbane on 1st December.
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.
Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has been named as Australia's new head coach and becomes the first foreigner to hold the post.
He replaces Tim Nielsen, who stood down following a review into Cricket Australia's (CA) on and off-field performances while Troy Cooley acted as temporary coach during the tour of South Africa.
Tasmanian batsman George Bailey will captain the Australia 'A' team that has been selected to take on the touring New Zealanders from 24th November.
David Warner has been named as Bailey's vice-captain and the squad includes three players - Michael Beer, Ben Hilfenhaus and Steve Smith - who have Test experience.
New Zealand have recalled fit-again pair Tim Southee and Jesse Ryder to a 13-man squad ahead of the two-Test tour to Australia.
Southee and Ryder both missed the one-off Test in Zimbabwe - which New Zealand won by 34 runs - and return ahead of the opening Test in Brisbane, which gets underway on 1st December.