Alastair Cook has been backed by Paul Grayson to recover from being stripped of the England one-day captaincy.
Test cricket returns to Christchurch on Boxing Day, almost three years after the devastating earthquake which killed 185 people.
David Warner and all-rounder Shane Watson look set to play for Australia in the Boxing Day Test with India.
Temba Bavuma is set to make is Test debut for South Africa in the second Test with the West Indies at Port Elizabeth.
Australia captain Michael Clarke is recovering well from surgery and still hopes to lead his country at next year's World Cup.
South Africa have called leg-spinner Imran Tahir into their squad to face the West Indies on Boxing Day.
Sydney Sixers made in two wins from two with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been hit on the helmet by a bouncer and forced to cut short a training session.
Alastair Cook put a brave face on his sacking as England's one-day captain as he took on Test team-mate James Anderson.
Adam Zampa hit a six in the final over as Adelaide Strikers secured a one-wicket over Perth Scorchers with one ball remaining.
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the last two Tests against Australia with a shoulder injury.
Lasith Malinga is set to return to action for Sri Lanka next month following surgery on his left ankle in September.
South Africa have called-up uncapped batsman Rilee Rossouw for the second Test against the West Indies.
Shahid Afridi has announced he will retire from one-day internationals following next year's World Cup.
Jason Gillespie says Big Bash cricket can help to revive the form of new England ODI captain Eoin Morgan.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is calling upon India's youth to help improve their form away from home.
Kevin Pietersen remains determined to reclaim his place in the England set-up despite comments made over the weekend.
Andrew Flintoff was out for a duck on his Big Bash debut for Brisbane Heat, which ended in a 56-run defeat.
Australia have been fined for a slow over rate during the second Test against India in Brisbane.
Ravi Bopara believes Eoin Morgan is the perfect man to lead England into the World Cup.
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