The West Indies will finetune their preparations for the One-Day International tri-series against Australia and South Africa by playing two games against a Barbados Select XI at the Kensington Oval later this week.
Sale 1st XI beat league leaders Weaverham on Saturday to climb into the top half of Division One of the Vivio Cheshire County League, and then followed up on Sunday by comfortably beating Brooklands in the Cheshire Cup.
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace believes that if wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow continues his form in Test cricket, it will not be long before he becomes a permanent fixture in all three formats of the game.
Australian skipper Steven Smith has said that it will be an interesting experience to see how the pink ball will behave in the humid conditions at The Gabba in Brisbane during the day-night Test match against Pakistan.
Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it will be a fantastic opportunity if the spin-bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan can spend a training session with the team during their tour of Sri Lanka.
After spectacular performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, England cricketers Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson made significant gains in the International Cricket Council Test rankings for players.