Pat Cummins is on track for the World Cup after his efforts with the new ball in India are rewarded, with his 14 wickets helping Australia defeat the hosts in the five-match ODI series.
Mitchell Starc's tough summer hits another setback, with the paceman ruled out of Australia's ODI and T20 tour of India by a serious pectoral muscle injury.
India has a less-than-ideal preparation for the start of the ODI series against Australia, with two of its players facing possible bans over sexist comments made in a TV interview.
Australian wicketkeeper and batter Alyssa Healy is declared the best T20 international player of 2018, and named in both the Twenty20 team and one day teams of the year.
Cricket Australia responds to the packed schedule for 2019, prioritising Sheffield Shield and the ICC Cricket World Cup over the lucrative Indian Premier League.
Australia's ODI tour of England is not improving — the tourists set their hosts a target of 311 to win, but the home side reached it with more than five overs to spare to go 4-0 up in the series.
Cricket Australia has locked in a series-opening Test against India at Adelaide Oval but is still hoping to secure a deal for a day-night fixture.
Australia claims a 3-0 ODI cricket series whitewash against India — with Alyssa Healy scoring her maiden ODI century — and the win puts the team back to number one in the ICC rankings.
Captain Mitch Marsh and Cameron Bancroft combine for a 126-run partnership to guide Western Australia to a one-day cup final win over South Australia.
After falling 2-0 down to India, Australia will have to launch an unprecedented comeback to win the one-day international series.