A group of Canberra cricketers will vie for the chance to play the curtain-raiser to the Sydney Thunder's Big Bash League clash with the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday.
MIKE DRISCOLL A century second wicket partnership from Darren Zampa and skipper Scott Peachman guided Kookas to victory over Gerringong in their opening round South Coast cricket one-dayer at Oakleigh Park.
Daniel Cherny Just when Peter Siddle and James Pattinson will again send down a ball in anger remains unclear.
Tom Decent The NSW Blues will be bolstered by the return of Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins sporadically throughout the Matador Cup, but can cope without last year's spearhead Mitchell Starc in their quest for back-to-back titles, according to coach Trent Johnston.
Jon Pierik Thirty years on from his defining Test innings, Dean Jones still feels the physical impact of his 210 against India in Chennai.
Adam Pengilly YouTube footage is all they've seen of him and and a statistical analyst for Nepal's cricket team has acted as the go-between, but Michael Clarke's mission to bring a 16-year-old spinner to play for his boyhood club is almost complete.
Jon Pierik A challenging pre-season boot camp for Victoria and a strong Australia A campaign have emerging fast bowler Chris Tremain primed for this month's tour of South Africa.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia is "hopeful" spearhead Mitchell Starc will be fit for the start of this summer's Test series after a freak training accident left him requiring a leg brace for three weeks.
Caden Helmers ACT bowler Erin Osborne is looking forward to leaving behind all of "the fun stuff you enjoy about winter".
Jon Pierik Former England batsman Graeme Hick will be Australia's specialist batting coach until 2020.