The fast bowlers will stay at home in a calculated decision aimed at freshening them up for the summer but one that could potentially backfire on them against a nation that last month drew against top-ranked South Africa.
Jesse Hogan Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers will share in more than $1 million compensation from Cricket Australia for the cancellation of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament.
Jesse Hogan The vacancy left by now-former Australia captain Michael Clarke for their one-day series against England, to start on Thursday, is set to give George Bailey an opportunity to remind everyone why he made himself so indispensable to the one-day team.
Jon Pierik, Samantha Lane and Larissa Nicholson Having reneged on a commitment to play Big Bash League cricket this summer, Michael Clarke could have the next step in his professional career - joining the Channel Nine commentary team - clarified as early as next week.
Jamie Marcuson Australian selector Rod Marsh has criticised DRS and the use of ball-tracking technology in Test cricket.
Chris Barrett EXCLUSIVE Michael Clarke has pulled out of his contract with Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars, meaning the retired Test captain may well have played his final professional match in Australia.
Jesse Hogan Amid the Southern Stars' awful batting across the Twenty20 series to end the women's Ashes came the emergence of a player likely to be persisted with for years to come.
Jesse Hogan Pat Cummins says his belated focus on a precise run-up, and ending his haphazard approach to the wicket, have helped him make what is an impressive start to the limited-overs series against England.
Jesse Hogan Acting Twenty20 captain Steve Smith cited the inability of Australia's middle-order batsmen to score boundaries immediately upon arriving at the crease as significant in England's ability to hang on for a five-run win in the team's one-off Twenty20 on Monday.
Jesse Hogan Steve Smith came within 10 runs of replicating his remarkable record of scoring a century in his first match as captain as Australia squandered a great opportunity to successfully chase a hefty total in the one-off Twenty20 international against England in Cardiff on Monday.