India have become only the second team in cricket history to occupy the No 1 spot across all three formats after defeating Australia in the first ODI on Friday.
South Africa will send an understrength team to New Zealand for two Tests in February.
England and Australia have been docked significant chunks of points in the World Test Championship for slow over-rates during the Ashes series.
Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was left to rue a ball change which he believed played a key role in England’s fightback to win the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
England captain Ben Stokes has insisted his team did not snub Australia after reports they refused to have post-series drinks with their Ashes rivals.
When rain kept Australia holed up in The Oval changing rooms for more than two hours, Australia captain Pat Cummins might have thought his side were on their way to a long-awaited Ashes series win in England.
England captain Ben Stokes stuck to his guns despite criticism of his fearless ‘Bazball’ approach.
Ben Stokes praised Stuart Broad after the retiring paceman took the last two wickets to help England win the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia on Monday.
England won the final Ashes Test at The Oval after Australia’s batting collapsed.
England beat Australia by 49 runs to win the fifth Test at The Oval on Monday and end the Ashes series all square at 2-2.
Ben Stokes caught Steve Smith off the glove at The Oval only for the third umpire to rule he did not have control of the ball.
David Warner and Usman Khawaja made an excellent start to Australia’s run chase at The Oval before the rain arrived.
Australia openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja hit unbeaten fifties as the tourists reached 135-0 on a rain-shortened Sunday.
Self-proclaimed Test “addict” Stuart Broad was able to quit on his own terms.
Joe Root hit 91 as England powered to a 377-run second-innings lead at The Oval.