Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile is in line to make his Test debut after being named Tuesday in Australia's squad for the opening clash against the West Indies in Hobart next week.
England captain Eoin Morgan hit the winning run as the tourists secured their first T20 whitewash with a thrilling super-over win against Pakistan in the third match of the series in Sharjah on Monday.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has climbed up to the career-high second spot in recent ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers.
Mitchell Starc has admitted that he requires ankle surgery, but added that it is not the right time to do so as he is looking forward to World Twenty20 in April.
The West Indian spinner Sunil Narine, the world's top-ranked bowler in both forms of limited-overs cricket, has been suspended from bowling in internationals after his action was ruled to be illegal.
Australia won the third and final test against New Zealand by three wickets late on day three at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, sealing the series 2-0.
Australia have seized momentum of the third day-night Test as New Zealand held a modest 94-run lead on day two at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.
Australia is well placed after the opening day of the historic day-night Test in Adelaide, moving to 2-54 at stumps in response to New Zealand's first innings of 202.
India defeated South Africa by 124 runs with two days to spare in the third Test on Friday to take a decisive 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
A new-look England beat clumsy Pakistan by 14 runs in the first Twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Dubai on Thursday.