Just down the road from Australia's political power base, Steve Smith's men have re-asserted their one-day international authority.
Andrew Wu As Glenn Maxwell's home state insisted his future in Victoria was not over, former Test captain Mark Taylor says the out-of-favour all-rounder needs to become more of a team player if he is to play all three forms of the game for Australia.
Daniel Cherny With Pakistan preparing for their three-Test series against Australia, we profile the tourists.
Caden Helmers Australia is looking a shadow of the team renowned for batting collapses in its most recent Test series.
Chris Barrett Cricket's annual war with 'pitchsiders' is back on.
Andrew Wu Sydney Thunder captain Shane Watson will miss the first two games of the Big Bash League, including the tournament-opening Sydney derby, due to a calf injury.
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Greg Baum No matter how hard Cricket Australia hammers it, the square peg still won't fit in the round hole.
Larissa Nicholson Cricket Australia has asked dual sportswomen to prioritise the bat and ball over their football careers.