Cricket Australia officials wined and dined Australian captain Steve Smith and David Warner in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood sit on the informal body in the current Australian team - but not the captain Steve Smith.
Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood's career-best summer has earned him rave reviews from the great Glenn McGrath, who rates the giant quick as the best fast bowler in world cricket.
Andrew Wu Uncertainty surrounds the immediate future of injured batsman Shaun Marsh, who finds himself in circumstances eerily similar to that which led to his "traumatic" run of outs five years ago.
Cricket Australia has taken another step towards introducing a Big Bash League game on Christmas Day by creating a working group to fast-track the concept.
Andrew Wu After the upheaval of last month, Australia will take an unchanged squad into the first Test against Pakistan at the Gabba.
Chris Dutton The size of Manuka Oval is helping officials identify and eject pitchside betting activity.
Chris Barrett Bowler Pat Cummins regularly hit 150km/h as Australia wrapped up the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series against New Zealand.
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