England captain Alastair Cook has implored the ICC to use 'common sense' when deciding fast bowler James Anderson's fate at his disciplinary hearing on Friday.
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis, famous for his ability to stay at the crease for long stretches, says batting against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club was one of the toughest tests the side has faced.
Cricket Australia have given an injury update on batsman Shaun Marsh, who on Tuesday underwent surgery in Melbourne on the left elbow he injured during the IPL, ruling him out of cricket for the next three to four months.
Hashim Amla of South Africa has returned to the top three, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews has achieved a career-best ranking and Ian Bell of England has earned a place in the top 20 of the latest ICC player rankings.
India will be without fast bowler Ishant Sharma for the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford next week, after he missed the third match and failed to recover ahead of the Manchester game.