Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has lamented the lack of Twenty20 lead-in matches his country will participate in before next month's World Cup in India.
Andrew Wu As Brendon McCullum plans a repeat of Australia's Ashes nightmare, two of the world's best batsmen, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson, enter the Trans Tasman Test series aware the fate of their side could well hinge on their performances.
Zac Lowe ACT Comets player-coach Aiden Blizzard is trying to keep his players thinking positive after the side copped a belting against NSW on Thursday.
Andrew Wu Jackson Bird has gone from being completely out of Australia's Test picture to becoming a key part in the team's quest to regain the No.1 ranking in New Zealand.
Greg Baum Australia and New Zealand don't get around to playing one another at Test cricket very much, and when they do the Kiwis tend to promise more than they deliver. These meetings mean too much to them – their Ashes, former skipper Martin Crowe once said – which sometimes makes for a paralysing effect.
Andrew Wu Australia have made a shock move at selection, recalling forgotten paceman Jackson Bird for the first Test at the expense of James Pattinson.
Larissa Nicholson, Scott Bailey A $500,000 kicker from Australia's male cricketers has ensured their female counterparts now have their private health insurance covered.
Megan Levy Australian cricket legend Steve Waugh has refused to bite back after his former teammate Shane Warne launched a diatribe against him on a reality television program, labeling Waugh the " most selfish cricketer I've played with".
Andrew Wu Australia's batsmen must overcome a juicy-looking green-top made to order for New Zealand's high-class swingmen, in their toughest test since their Ashes defeat.
Andrew Wu James Pattinson is looming as a major weapon for Australia as they aim to regain the No.1 Test ranking in New Zealand, but he is yet to get on top of his no-ball issues.