Australian all-rounder Shane Watson sounded out a warning for the Indian team, which would be touring Down Under in December, that the home team's groundsmen will prepare "conducive pitches" just like their Indian counterparts do during an away series.
West Indies all-rounder Gareth Breese enjoyed a fairytale finish to his career with Durham as the north-east side won a tense English county One-Day Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord`s on Saturday.
Reflecting on his infamous altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, England pace spearhead James Anderson said the matter that brought a great deal of stress to him "went too far" and could have been dealt with on the day of the incident itself.
Confident of a good showing in the Champions League Twenty20 and the domestic season ahead, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has said there is enough time before the 2015 World Cup for him to prove his mettle and make a comeback into the Indian team.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the all-rounder`s list.
In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, two England players have testified that the Indian all-rounder had turned towards the English bowler with a raised bat during the showdown.
Stuart Broad has backed Ben Stokes to have as big an impact on the England scene as he did on a Barbados dressing-room locker after the young all-rounder was recalled to a 13-man squad for next week`s first Test against India.