Australia's chairman of selectors Rod Marsh has declared all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is under pressure to retain his place in the Test side, saying he needs a century to hold his spot against South Africa.
Phil Lutton The Test opener says the rich form of Australia's top order across the Sheffield Shield grounds shows the big guns have all hit the ground running back in Australia ahead of the first Test.
Chris Barrett Darren Lehmann would have left Brad Haddin and Shane Watson out of the Australian squad to England last year if he had his time again, revealing he allowed himself to be "blinded a little through sentiment" by sticking with the pair for the Ashes.
Jon Pierik The body representing Australia's cricketers has delivered a letter to all players on Friday, reaffirming the need for the current financial model to remain and now include female players.
Chris Barrett South Australia's Joe Mennie is a shock inclusion in the first Test squad for Australia against South Africa next week after being preferred to Jackson Bird.
Phil Lutton The Test opener whacked a ton against the Bulls, then backed Shaun Marsh to seize the summer at the top of the Test batting order.
Andrew Webster For years, Nine's cricket coverage has needed an enema. This summer, it's starting to happen.
James Buckley Ellyse Perry believes the sky is the limit for women's sport in Australia following the NSW Breakers' pay deal.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has refused to publicly endorse the ongoing set-percentage revenue-sharing model with players, potentially setting the stage for another fiery pay war.
Andrew Wu Australia will play fewer one-day internationals under a radical restructure of the international calendar being considered by the ICC aimed at adding greater context to limited overs games.