Aaron Finch appointed Australia's ODI skipper ahead of their upcoming series against South Africa. Finch takes over the reins from Paine who averaged just 7.2 in Australia's ODI series against England in June.
Pakistan registered their first ever limited over clean sweep against Australia. In the 3rd T20I in Dubai, the No. 1 side in the world defeated the visitors by 33 runs to secure the whitewash. Shadab Khan and Babar Azam were named Man of the Man and Man of the Series respectively.
MS Dhoni has been dropped from India's T20I squads for the series against West Indies and Australia. Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are the wicketkeeping options in the squad named by MSK Prasad. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will lead India in T20I series against West Indies, with regular skipper Virat Kohli being rested.
Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. He broke the record of compatriot and India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who reached the milestone in 259 innings. Kohli needed only 205 innings to achieve the feat and has become the fifth Indian to reach the 10,000 milestone in ODIs.
Former captain Sana Mir became the first female cricketer from Pakistan to top the ODI rankings. The 32-year-old secured top spot after bowling performances of 3/26, 1/37 and 3/53 against Australia in the ICC Women’s Championship in Kuala Lumpur.
Babar Azam’s fine form in the 3-match T20I series against Australia has propelled him to top of the charts once again. He amassed 163 runs in three outings, scoring at a strike rate of 117.26.
Alyssa Healy registered another half-century as Australia Women secured a 3-0 series win over Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur. Australia’s whitewash means they remain on top of the team ranking and will arrive for the World T20 as the No.1 side.
Javeria Khan has been retained as the of Pakistan Women's team for the upcoming ICC Women's World T20I in West Indies. Bismah Maroof voluntarily decided not to lead the side in the tournament after she recovered from an injury.