Bangladesh enjoyed a productive first day of the third Test against Zimbabwe, reaching stumps on 303 for two thanks to centuries from Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes.
That India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the first Test against Australia in December is already a fact, but reports have suggested that the reason for it is a crack at the base of his right thumb.
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis says the rivalry between the Proteas and Australia is generally one that stays on the field, and that they enjoy facing the Aussies because of the competitive edge.
Australia will face South Africa at the WACA in Perth for the first two ODIs of the upcoming series, and Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been pleasantly surprised by how fast and bouncy the deck is.
Veteran Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene has expressed a desire to open the batting in ODIs, especially in the current series against India where the openers have failed to set a good platform.