South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn will sit out of the third Test against England in Johannesburg after failing to fully recover from the shoulder injury he sustained in the series opener in Durban.
Todd Astle has been named in the New Zealand Twenty20 International squad to face Pakistan in the upcoming three-match series after a gap of more than three years since his last international appearance.
Fast bowlers Scott Boland and Joel Paris will be making their One-Day International debuts for Australia in the first game of the five-match series against India which gets underway in Perth on Tuesday.
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, who is on a comeback trail after serving a five-year ban for indulging in spot-fixing has struck a match winning century in the National One-Day Cup match on Sunday.
New Zealand blazed past Sri Lanka's target of 143 in just 10 overs riding on incredible knocks from Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to complete a nine-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 International in Auckland to take the series 2-0.
A collective bowling performance from India after steady fifties from Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey secured a 64-run victory for the visitors against Western Australia XI in the 50-over tour game in Perth.
England and Lancashire fast bowler James Anderson was recently on hand to launch the Toyota Future Of Cricket project which invited young people to come up with ideas of how to improve the game in Battersea.
Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham feels that Ben Stokes is a better player than he was at the age of 24 after smashing a record breaking double hundred against South Africa in the second Test in Cape Town.