Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan stated that he is confident of making a comeback into the national side after having struggled to cement his place since recovering from a knee injury he sustained in October 2014.
Former Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila has been banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India while Mumbai's Hiken Shah has been handed a five-year suspension for their involvement in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal.
England fast bowler Steven Finn will no longer take part in the ongoing South African tour after suffering a side strain in the recently concluded third Test and has been replaced by Liam Plunkett in the limited overs squad.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has challenged his players to secure a 3-0 margin in the ongoing Test series against South Africa after they claimed an unassailable lead of 2-0 with a victory in the third Test in Johannesburg.
The Australian selectors have included off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the squad for the remaining two One-Day Internationals against India while the top performers in the Big Bash League have been rewarded with Twenty20 International spots.
Stuart Broad has become the first England bowler to claim the top spot in the International Cricket Council Test bowler rankings since 2004 after taking eight wickets in the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.