New Zealand have replaced injured all-rounder Andrew Ellis with fast bowler Doug Bracewell in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.
Ellis was ruled out of the tournament earlier this month with a broken rib and will also miss the three One-Day Internationals against England which begin later this month.
A round-up of the weekend's action including Stuart Broad's inspirational spell at Lord's to hand England a 170-run victory over New Zealand, Aaron Finch and Luke Wright in the runs for Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad beating Kolkata Knight Riders to reach the IPL play-offs and a washout in Edinburgh.
A Test match that has swung this way and that throughout finally lurched towards England for one last decisive time as they humbled New Zealand for just 68 to win by 170 runs not long after lunch on day four.
Stuart Broad answered his critics in the best possible manner by taking a career-best seven for 44 as the tourists folded.
New Zealand all-rounder Andrew Ellis has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 with a broken rib, suffered in training in Christchurch.
The 31-year-old picked up the injury during preparations for the three-match One-Day International series in England which precedes the Champions Trophy.
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The expected rain arrived early in the afternoon to bring an early end to New Zealand's final warm-up match ahead of next week's first Test, and thus deny Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor the opportunity to add to their tally of a single innings on tour. The New Zealanders did finally dismiss Joe Root in the play that was possible in the morning but not before he had made 179.
New Zealand got their tour of England off to a winning start with an impressive 107-run win over Derbyshire inside three days at the County Ground.
On the final day, Derbyshire had been set 335 to win but were comfortably beaten as Neil Wagner took five wickets and Doug Bracewell three.
West Indies Women will host England Women and New Zealand Women for a Twenty20 International tri-series in October in Barbados.
West Indies will play New Zealand in three One-Day Internationals in Jamaica while England will stay on following the tri-series to also play three ODIs in Trinidad and Tobago.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have given one-year professional contracts to Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Sian Ruck and Sara McGlashan as the first women to earn such deals.
The contracts are part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association (NZCPA) and will allow the players to train full-time.
The Champions League Twenty20 will return to India for the 2013 edition of the high profile Twenty20 tournament in September and October of this year.
India will host the tournament, won in 2012 by Sydney Sixers when it was held in South Africa, for the third time in five years, from 17th September to 6th October.
New Zealand have named a squad of 26 women ahead of a busy 2013-14 season which includes home and away series against the West Indies and the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
The team travels to the West Indies in October and before that will take part in a number of training camps, the first of which will be in May.
Fit-again Martin Guptill is included in both New Zealand's squads to face England in May and play in the Champions Trophy in June as Mark Gillespie also returns to the Test squad, Daniel Vettori to the ODI squad and Luke Ronchi is called up for the first time.
Guptill missed the Test series against England at home with a combination of hamstring and thumb injuries, the latter of which required surgery.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new playing condition for international cricket whereby a no ball will be called if a bowler breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end during the act of delivering the ball.
The playing condition has been implemented after the MCC decided to introduce a new law to the same effect from 1st October, advising the ICC to introduce the playing condition.
A recovering Jesse Ryder has sent a message of thanks to those who have supported him in the aftermath of his assault in Christchurch earlier this week.
He suffered multiple injuries and was placed in an induced coma after being attacked following the end of Wellington's domestic season.
Jesse Ryder's manager, Aaron Klee, has confirmed that the player is on the road to recovery after being assaulted in Christchurch two days ago.
Ryder was attacked just one day before he was due to leave to play in the Indian Premier League and was induced into a coma, such were the serious nature of his injuries.
There are a multitude of strong contenders for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award from Peter Fulton's twin centuries in the Auckland Test to Shane Shillingford's ten wickets against Zimbabwe and AB de Villiers' series-clinching innings in the final ODI against Pakistan. However, because his performance helped his side achieve a historic 4-0 whitewash over Australia Ravindra Jadeja just pinches it due to his excellence in Delhi.
Auckland 2013 can go down alongside Cardiff and Centurion 2009 as well as Cape Town 2010 as one of England's finest rearguard efforts after they defied everything New Zealand had to bat through the final day of the third Test at Eden Park.
Resuming on 90 for four, they made it to lunch on 158 for five but a century from Matthew Prior, and a nervous final few moments after New Zealand had taken two wickets in three balls to expose Monty Panesar, saw England draw the match, and ensure the series was tied 0-0.
Former New Zealand international batsman James Marshall has announced his retirement from all cricket, ending a 16-year career in the game.
Marshall, who played seven Tests, 10 One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals, a number of those alongside twin brother Hamish, has captained Northern Districts for the last two seasons but has not played in the final part of the domestic season due to a calf injury.
Fast bowler Doug Bracewell is poised to return to New Zealand's squad ahead of the decisive third Test against England in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March), should he get through a domestic game without any problems.
Bracewell was, somewhat embarrassingly, unavailable for the opening two matches, which were both drawn, after he cut his foot while cleaning up following a house party.
The second Test between England and New Zealand in Wellington was drawn after no play was possible on the final day at the Basin Reserve.
With New Zealand unable to continue from a score of 162 for two in their second innings, the series remains level at 0-0 heading into the final Test in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March).