Australia coach Darren Lehmann has admitted Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place for the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Mitchell Johnson has defended Australia's aggressive stance and warned England they face more punishment during the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Paul Farbrace has become the frontrunner to take charge of Sri Lanka after holding positive talks with the country's cricket board.
John Mooney impressed with both bat and ball but Ireland endured a tough opening day of the ICC Intercontinental Cup final against Afghanistan in Dubai.
Pakistan have drafted uncapped seamer Usman Khan into their squad for the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka which gets underway on Wednesday.
James Harris and Chris Jordan both took three wickets for the England Performance Programme on day one of their tour fixture against Western Australia's second XI.
Australia batsman George Bailey has played down expectations of clinching an Ashes-series win in the third Test in Perth.
Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Graeme Swann have been left out of England's limited-overs squad in Australia.
England team director Andy Flower has taken issue with the "simplistic" notion that his team lack the will to succeed in the Ashes.
New Zealand are able to welcome back Kane Williamson for the second Test against the West Indies - and the batsman's return could be timely considering the pitch in Wellington is set to favour the bowlers.
Nottinghamshire coach Paul Johnson has left Trent Bridge as the county restructures its backroom staff.
Senior officials from the five leading sports have been called into a meeting with the Government on how to tackle the scourge of match-fixing.