South Africa got their T20 series against Australia off to a winning start, securing the match in Adelaide by seven wickets thanks to impressive knocks from Rilee Rossouw and Quinton de Kock.
South Africa's AB de Villiers and Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews were the notable repetitions on the ICC awards shortlists, with both nominated for the Cricketer of the Year gong.
The T20 series between Australia and South Africa has the players insisting it's a serious endeavor, but with so many big names missing, from both teams, it could be an exercise in trying to impress selectors.
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is set to relaunch his international career more than two years after his last game for the Aussies, when he takes on South Africa in the T20 series Down Under this week.
Pakistan batsmen Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, and Azhar Ali improved their positions in the latest Test rankings, which were released on Tuesday following the conclusion of Abu Dhabi Test.