Australia's David Warner has wished Jonathan Trott well in his battle against a stress-related illness.
South Africa will be without Graeme Smith, as well as Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis for the last ODI against Pakistan on Saturday.
Gary Ballance is confident he will be ready for a Test debut next week if called upon after a maiden half-century for his adopted country.
Some impressive death bowling from Tim Bresnan kept a Queensland 2nd XI at bay as the England Performance Programme hung on for a draw.
Gary Ballance stated a case for Test match promotion with a maiden half-century to help England reach 212-7d against a CA Chairman's XI.
Chief selector Geoff Miller insists he has no problem with on-field 'banter' and admits England will give as good as they get in Australia.
Former Australia Test captain Steve Waugh says David Warner's comments about Jonathan Trott were "out of order" and crossed the line.
Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle says Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen are the key men in England's batting order going into the second Test in Adelaide.
New Zealand have recalled top-order batsman Aaron Redmond for the Test series against West Indies five years after he last played the longest form of the game.
England captain Alastair Cook has been awarded a benefit year by Essex, the England and Wales Cricket Board has said.
Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis have been released from South Africa's squad ahead of the third ODI against Pakistan after failing to overcome niggling injuries.
Scotland missed out on a place at the 2014 World Twenty20, losing their play-off against the Netherlands for the final spot by eight wickets.