Paine's performance behind the wickets and his tactics as captain in the just-concluded Test series against India which Australia lost 1-2 were severely criticised by former players.
Azhar faced criticism for his run drought before scoring a hundred in the first innings of the third Test.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead dismisses speculations he tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy
Following New Zealand's 0-3 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this year, rumours surfaced that Stead preferred left-handed batsman Tom Latham for Test captaincy over incumbent Williamson.
Dean Elgar would be willing to become South Africa’s next test captain as speculation about who will replace Faf du Plessis gathers momentum.
India vs West Indies: Captaincy is just a c in front of your name, it's the collective effort that matters, says Virat Kohli
"Captaincy is just a C in front of your name." With that comment, simultaneously modest and magnanimous, Virat Kohli embraced all his teammates and gave them credit for a personal milestone as India's most successful Test captain.
IPL 2019: From Colin Ingram-Axar Patel’s relay catch to Shikhar Dhawan's hilarious reply to R Ashwin's Mankad warning, best moments from Day 29
Here are some of the key moments from Day 29 of IPL 2019, in which Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals outclassed Kings XI Punjab.
IPL 2019, RR vs MI: Captaincy brings out best in Steve Smith, but is leadership change a little too late for Royals?
While building their squad, RR bet heavily on the leadership of Smith and Rahane. One has been cast aside, and the other given a new lease of life. But you can’t help feel that it is all a little too late.
South Africa vs Bangladesh: Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim's bizarre decisions mar first day of tour for Tigers
It was supposed to be a test of Bangladesh's mettle and perseverance, unfortunately, some questionable decisions have forced Tigers firmly onto the back foot
India vs Sri Lanka: As Virat Kohli passes 30 ODI tons, concept of pressure seems as alien to him as ever
No one can ever say that he or she has seen Kohli under pressure on any given day on the field
India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane's aggression, deception helped catch visitors off-guard at Dharamsala
Ajinkya Rahane picked the unknown Kuldeep Yadav to replace Kohli as he wanted to go for the kill in the series-decider and the move paid off spectacularly.
IPL 2017: MS Dhoni is now free to prosper with the bat as Steve Smith takes reins of Rising Pune Supergiants
MS Dhoni will also come to party a rested man and that should help him play a decisive role in shaping the fortunes of the Pune team as a keeper-batsman.
The crux of India's victory against England in Pune was in two details – Hardik Pandya’s growing maturity and Kedar Jadhav’s adventurism.
MS Dhoni, who stunned the cricket fraternity with his decision to quit captaincy, said he does not believe in having different captains for different formats.
India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin says he needs to adjust to Virat Kohli's aggressive style of captaincy
India's premier spinner R Ashwin says Mahendra Singh Dhoni still holds the key for Indian cricket team in terms of communication and he is looking forward to adjust to Virat Kohli's aggressive style of leadership.
And then there were none: PCB disbands selection committee after Pakistan's disastrous World T20 campaign
Pakistan failed to reach the final of the Asia Cup while they made an early exit at the Super 10 stage in the just-concluded World T20 held in India.
The source confirmed that the PCB top officials had also been told to refrain from any statements in the media until further instructions.
Twist in the tale: Shahid Afridi steps down as Pakistan T20 captain; says he intends to continue playing
Shahid Afridi has relinquished Pakistan captaincy following a disastrous World T20 campaign. Afridi made the announcement in a press release which he tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
Giving Kohli more time to test and groom the side he would want in 2019 makes more sense than going with Dhoni’s team for two or three years and then switching midstream.
Sri Lanka vs India: Herath takes seven as India sink to shock 63-run defeat
India were bowled out for 112 by Sri Lanka, 64 runs short of what seemed a likely victory for the first three days of this Test