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The New Zealand cricket team touring India suffered a big blow as leg spinner Todd Astle was ruled out of the series due to a groin injury.

He suffered the injury during a match against Board President's XI in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Todd Astle has been replaced by Ish Sodhi for the ODI series.

According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, Australian captain Steve Smith is the highest paid of all international captains, including India's Virat Kohli.

Smith earns $1.469 million per annum while Kohli's salary amounts approximately to $1 million.

To put this into perspective Smith's earnings are 20 times more than his counterpart from Zimbabwe, Graeme Cremer, who stands to earn $86,000 in 2017.

Indian batswoman Veda Krishnamurthy has signed a contract with Hobart Hurricanes to feature in the Women's Big Bash League in Australia.

Krishnamurthy was one of the star players for the Indian women's cricket team in the 2017 Women's ICC Cricket World Cup in England.

She has become the third Indian woman cricketer to sign for WBBL after Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana.