The Australian selectors have granted David Warner paternity leave for the birth of his second child and have named Usman Khawaja as the replacement for the second and third One-Day Internationals against India.
A spectacular unbeaten hundred from Rohit Sharma ended up in a losing cause as Steven Smith and George Bailey struck splendid centuries for Australia, while chasing down a target of 310 runs to beat India by five wickets in the first One-Day International in Perth and claim a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
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.
Newly appointed South African Test captain AB de Villiers has been named as the Cricket World Player of the year 2015 - as voted by you - while Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, Jos Buttler are among other winners.
Only 68 deliveries of play were possible on day two as rain played spoilsport after Carlos Brathwaite scored an aggressive 69 to take West Indies to 248 for seven at stumps in the third Test against Australia in Sydney.