Australia batsman George Bailey on Sunday said he is ready to resume his place in the middle-order following the retirement of Michael Clarke. But he added he's not expecting captaincy on a permanent basis.
Inexperienced top-order batsman Azhar Ali was on Monday named as the new Pakistan ODI captain in a surprise move by the cricket Board, succeeding Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format after the cricket World Cup.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final.
Australia captain Michael Clarke accepted he may be running against the tide of public opinion but insisted he had no regrets about putting Test cricket above one-day and Twenty20 in his list of priorities in order to prolong his playing career.
A recurring back injury will certainly keep Chris Gayle out of the upcoming home Test series against England, but the destructive West Indies batsman insists that he is not retiring from any format of the game.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi's ODI careers came to an end on Friday following their World Cup quarterfinal defeat against Australia but the two players will continue to play Test and Twenty cricket respectively.
Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara said on Wednesday he loved chasing records after becoming the first batsman to score four consecutive one-day centuries during a World Cup game against Scotland in Hobart.