New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has climbed to the second position in International Cricket Council rankings for batsmen following his fabulous century in the third Test against South Africa in Hamilton.
Australia captain Steven Smith rued the opportunities that his team missed in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar series that was reclaimed by India following their eight wicket win in the final Test in Dharamsala.
Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling has been named the Cricket World Player of the Week for his consistent performances against Afghanistan in the ongoing One-Day International series in Greater Noida.
For recording scores of 109 and 97 in the final two One-Day Internationals against Bangladesh and leading New Zealand to 3-0 series whitewash, Black Caps batsman Neil Broom is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
For his blistering knock of 164 off just 157 deliveries, helping Australia secure a 68-run victory in the first One-Day International in Sydney on Sunday, Steven Smith is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Australian captain Steven Smith had high praises for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and believes keeping him quiet with the bat will be crucial for his team to reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy back.
Australian skipper Steven Smith expressed his disappointment over the comments made by all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on team-mate Matthew Wade ahead of the One-Day International series against New Zealand.