Brad Haddin's decision to play on with a shoulder injury has cast doubt over his availability for the start of the Australian summer.
Australia are fighting to avoid another Test whitewash in Asia, their campaign in the Middle East in tatters.
So many of us love the spring horse racing season: simply for the fact that the main players are silent.
It now seems an eternity ago that Australia had Pakistan teetering at 2-7 on the first morning of the series.
Australia's wretched Middle East campaign lurched further into the mire on Friday after Brad Haddin hurt his shoulder during Pakistan's continued onslaught in the second Test.
A stunning catch by veteran David Hussey and paceman Scott Boland's six wickets drag Victoria to an unlikely day-one advantage over NSW, which squandered a strong start to finish 8-266.
The wave of Asian migration will help make next year's World Cup the biggest event in Australia since the Sydney Olympics, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.
The South Coast competition resumes following the Burns Cup break with Lake Illawarra the only unbeaten side heading into Saturday’s round three one-dayer against Shellharbour.
The Southern Stars' Alyssa Healy is bracing for a big-hitting onslaught from the West Indies.