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Australia ponder Bolton fill-in against NZ

NICOLE BOLTON during the WNCL match between South Australia and Western Australia at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia will be without star opener Nicole Bolton for the upcoming three-match ODI series against NZ, starting at the WACA on Friday.

Heat's WBBL championship coach resigns

Heat coach PETER MCGIFFIN looks on during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Peter McGiffin has resigned from his women's cricket coaching roles at Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire, citing personal reasons.

Lanning's insight into Healy purple patch

Cummins tops ICC Test bowler rankings

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Pat Cummins has become the first Australian bowler since Glenn McGrath in 2006 to top the ICC Test bowling rankings.

Christian in seventh heaven after BBL win

DANIEL CHRISTIAN of the Bushrangers bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Dan Christian has enjoyed his seventh domestic Twenty20 league win with the Melbourne Renegades defeating the Melbourne Stars in the BBL final.

Little time to savour BBL title for Finch

AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Melbourne Renegades skipper Aaron Finch won't have much time to celebrate his side's BBL title before he has to lead Australia's tour of India.

Stars' BBL final collapse shatters Maxwell

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria acknowledges the crowd during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell has been left searching for answers after his side's gut-wrenching loss to the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL final.

Renegades stun Stars, win first BBL title

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria bats during a Sheffield Shield match at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The Melbourne Renegades have claimed their first BBL title after scoring a stunning 13-run final win over the Melbourne Stars at Marvel Stadium.

Dunstall, McGuire spruik BBL final crowd

Rival BBL final bosses Jason Dunstall and Eddie McGuire want a shorter calendar for the competition next season.

Maxwell warns Stars ahead of BBL final

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria acknowledges the crowd during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell says the notorious Marvel Stadium shadows loom as a big factor in the local derby BBL final.

Wighton, Sezer likely to face Dogs in Bega

Raiders coach RICKY STUART looks on before the NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at Cbus Super Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.

Sam Williams was the match winner for Canberra in their NRL trial against Parramatta, but the Raiders' 2018 half expects to lose his spot for the next trial.

Philippe a beacon for vanquished Sixers

MOISES HENRIQUES of Surrey bowls during the NatWest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Glamorgan at The Kia Oval in London, England.

Vanquished BBL semi-finalists Sydney Sixers will look to secure a long-term deal for young-gun opener Josh Philippe, captain Moises Henriques says.

Renegades to face Stars in BBL final

MOHAMMAD NABI of the Renegades warms up during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Renegades will face cross-city rivals Melbourne Stars in Sunday's BBL final at Marvel Stadium.

First BBL title in reach for surging Stars

The Melbourne Stars are hoping to carry the momentum of their upset semi-final win over the Hobart Hurricanes into the BBL final.

Spinner Sophie Molineux to miss ODI series

SOPHIE MOLINEUX of Renegades plays a shot during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades at Eastern Oval in Ballarat, Australia.

Australia have been forced to make a change to their squad for the trans-Tasman ODI series, with Delissa Kimmince replacing injured spinner Sophie Molineux.

UAE comeback unlikely for David Warner

DAVID WARNER of Winnipeg Hawks runs to the boundary during a Global T20 Canada match against Montreal Tigers at MLC Club in King City, Canada.

Australia are yet to rule out the prospect of David Warner returning in the UAE but it's likely the suspended batsman will instead be overlooked.

Richardson a shoe-in for more messages

JHYE RICHARDSON of the Scorchers bowls during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Australian paceman Jhye Richardson can boost his chances of a World Cup and Ashes call-up with some strong displays in India.

Worrall spearheads Stars into BBL decider

DANIEL WORRALL of the Stars celebrates after dismissing Matthew Wade of the Hurricanes during the Big Bash League semi final match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Melbourne Stars swing bowler Daniel Worrall picked up career-best figures as his side qualified for their second Big Bash League final.

Bailey hurt, Hurricanes lick BBL wounds

GEORGE BAILEY of the Tigers bats during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Tasmania at the WACA in Perth, Australia.

Hobart Hurricanes' George Bailey will head for scans on an injured shoulder after his side was eliminated from the Big Bash League by the Melbourne Stars.

Maxwell, Worrall put Stars in BBL final

DANIEL WORRALL of the Stars is congratulated by his teammates during the Big Bash League semi final match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Melbourne Stars are into the Big Bash League final after beating the Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets in their elimination semi at Bellerive Oval.

Horses for courses key for Ashes: Siddle

PETER SIDDLE of the Bushrangers prepares to bowl during the JLT One Day Cup match between Victoria and Western Australia at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Veteran paceman Peter Siddle isn't giving up on being picked for a fourth Ashes tour, insisting his record speaks for itself in English conditions.

Aussie dream over, O'Keefe relishing BBL

STEVE O'KEEFE of Australia bowls during Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Sydney Sixers veteran Steve O'Keefe hopes to cap off a career-best BBL season by leading Sydney Sixers to their second title.

Renegades recall White for BBL semi-final

CAMERON WHITE of the Renegades bats during the Big Bash League match at MCG in Australia.

T20 veteran Cameron White is set to return from injury to bolster Melbourne Renegades' bid for a maiden BBL title.

Hazlewood remains in frame for World Cup

JOSH HAZLEWOOD of Australia celebrates after taking a wicket during the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Josh Hazlewood's latest back injury shouldn't prevent him from forming part of Australia's World Cup title defence.

BBL clubs, boss mull changes for 2019-20

KIM MCCONNIE speaks during the WBBL Big Weekend Season Launch at Junction Oval in Melbourne, Australia.

BBL boss Kim McConnie has vowed to listen to fan feedback as teams and broadcasters discuss potential change, including a reworked final series.

Cricketers pump $30m into grassroots

JOSH HAZLEWOOD of Australia celebrates after taking a wicket during the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Up to $30 million will be made available to grassroots cricket as part of a substantial investment by Australia's professional cricketers.

Smith, Cummins steel Sixers for BBL semi

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Pat Cummins has turned net bowler for the Sydney Sixers as the BBL franchise prepares to meet Melbourne Renegades in the second semi-final.

Hobart's Short relaxed for Stars BBL semi

D'ARCY SHORT of Australia walks onto the field to bat through flames during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

The table-topping Hobart Hurricanes host the Melbourne Stars in the first BBL semi-final, but star opener D'Arcy Short isn't feeling extra pressure.

Cheatle returns to Aust women's ODI squad

LAUREN CHEATLE of the Sixers warms up before the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Lauren Cheatle has returned to Australia's one-day squad after two years of injuries and as the team's first left-arm quick since 2005.

George Bailey queries BBL finals format

GEORGE BAILEY of the Hurricanes bats during the Big Bash League Final match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

The Big Bash League should give more reward to teams finishing first and second, Hobart Hurricanes veteran George Bailey says.

Stars to settle old Hurricanes BBL score

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria acknowledges the crowd during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, Australia.

The Melbourne Stars must defeat a dominant Hobart Hurricanes side at Bellerive Oval to keep their dreams of a maiden BBL title alive.

Young quick Cheatle eyes Aussie ODI return

LAUREN CHEATLE of the Sixers warms up before the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Lauren Cheatle last played cricket for Australia as an 18-year-old in 2017 but she could be on the cusp of a return against New Zealand.

Curran inks new three-year Sixers BBL deal

TOM CURRAN of England during the 2nd Royal London ODI match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Allrounder Tom Curran has penned a new deal to remain with the Sydney Sixers for the next three BBL seasons.

World Cup hero Healy wins top women's gong

ALYSSA HEALY of the Sixers bats during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

T20 World Cup player of the tournament Alyssa Healy has capped an astonishing 12 months with a clean sweep of Australia's women's cricket awards.

AB Medal just the start for reborn Cummins

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

Pat Cummins has confirmed his status as Australia's premier Test paceman, edging out Nathan Lyon to win the Allan Border Medal.

Cummins, Healy win Aussie cricket awards

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Pat Cummins and Alyssa Healy have cleaned up at the Australian cricket awards in Melbourne, winning the Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award respectively.

Cummins, Healy claim major cricket honours

Nathan Lyon

Pat Cummins has edged out Nathan Lyon to claim the Allan Border Medal, while Alyssa Healy has won the Belinda Clark Award.

Stars carrying momentum into BBL finals

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria acknowledges the crowd during a Sheffield Shield match in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne Stars are confident they can overcome the Hobart Hurricanes' imposing home-ground record in Thursday night's BBL semi-final.

Cummins, Lyon lead Allan Border Medal race

NATHAN LYON of Australia speaks during a press conference at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

The Allan Border Medal shapes as a two-horse race between Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins, while Alyssa Healy is favourite to win the Belinda Clark Award.

Maxwell heroics lift Stars into BBL finals

Nathan Lyon

Melbourne Stars have secured a BBL semi-finals berth, smashing the Sydney Sixers by 94 runs in the regular-season finale at the MCG.

Revived Aussies can win World Cup: Ponting

Australian assistant coach RICKY PONTING looks on during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and New Zealand at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Newly-appointed assistant coach Ricky Ponting says the return of Steve Smith and David Warner will dramatically boost Australia's World Cup chances.

Pat Cummins blows out white-ball cobwebs

PAT CUMMINS of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

Pat Cummins has reproduced his career-best Test form in the BBL, snaring two prized scalps and man-of-the-match honours in Sydney Thunder's season finale.

Minor premiers Hobart reset for BBL finals

GEORGE BAILEY of the Hurricanes bats during the Big Bash League Final match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Hobart veteran George Bailey says all four teams in the BBL finals will start from scratch and need an element of luck, including the minor premiers.

Coulter-Nile suffers vertigo in BBL game

NATHAN COULTER-NILE of the WA XI during the Ashes series Tour Match between Western Australia XI and England at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Australian paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile has suffered from vertigo during Saturday's Big Bash League game in Adelaide.

Thunder out of BBL finals race despite win

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

Sydney Thunder have completed a four-wicket win over ladder-leading title favourites Hobart, but it wasn't enough to keep them in the race to the BBL finals.

Afghani cricket duty rules Nabi out of BBL

MOHAMMAD NABI of the Renegades warms up during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Renegades allrounder Mohammad Nabi will miss the BBL finals after Afghanistan officials requested his early release for national duty.

Adelaide beat Perth Scorchers in BBL

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the Fifth Test match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

The Adelaide Strikers have beaten the Perth Scorchers by five wickets in Saturday's BBL game in Adelaide.

NSW down Qld to claim 20th WNCL title

ALYSSA HEALY of the Sixers bats during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Nicola Carey starred with bat and ball to help keep the Breakers' stunning WNCL dynasty in tact with a 31-run win over a valiant Queensland outfit in the final.

McCullum, Vettori farewell Heat

BRENDON MCCULLUM of the Heat bats during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Departing New Zealander Brendon McCullum looked unfazed as his teammates' power hitting kept Brisbane Heat's BBL season alive.

Inspired Heat unveil new bash brothers

JACK PRESTWIDGE fields during a Brisbane Heat Big Bash League training session at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Ben Cutting and Max Bryant Bryant have starred with the bat to keep Brisbane Heat's BBL finals chances alive by beating Melbourne Stars by 10 wickets.

Ponting joins Australia's coaching ranks

Australian assistant coach RICKY PONTING looks on during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and New Zealand at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Ricky Ponting will be an assistant coach, working mainly with batsmen, during Australia's World Cup campaign in England later this year..

Ellyse Perry prepares for last NSW stand

ELLYSE PERRY of NSW leaves the field after being dismissed during the WNCL Final match between New South Wales and Western Australia at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia.

Ellyse Perry has won almost 20 titles with NSW but she'll play her last game for the state in Saturday's WNCL final against Queensland.

Lyon's Cup preparations start with Sixers

Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon is eyeing a big six months with the white ball as he sets his sights on a BBL title and a World Cup.

Afghan teen looms as Hurricanes trump card

BEN MCDERMOTT of Australia bats during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Afghani leg-spinner Qais Ahmad took the wicket of Aaron Finch in his first over as the Hobart Hurricanes secured top spot in the Big Bash League.

Wade helps Hobart secure top spot in BBL

MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

The Hobart Hurricanes have secured top spot on the Big Bash League ladder and a home semi-final with a 16-run win over the Melbourne Renegades.

Lynn backs McCullum for coaching gig

CHRIS LYNN of Australia bats during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and New Zealand at SCG in Australia.

The retiring Brendon McCullum still has a role to play at the Brisbane Heat beyond his playing days, according to captain Chris Lynn.

Hicks keen to keep juggling AFLW, cricket

ELLYSE PERRY in action during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 in Bristol, England.

Jodie Hicks' homeground Drummoyne Oval, scene of the recent WBBL final that attracted a sold-out crowd, will host GWS's first home game of the AFLW season.

Barsby eyeing maiden WNCL title

ASHLEIGH GARDNER of the Sydney Sixers looks on during the WBBL match between the Sixers and Strikers in Adelaide, Australia.

Allrounder Jemma Barsby is confident her Queensland Fire can stop WNCL juggernaut New South Wales in Saturday's desire.

Dukes owner wants Shield trial to continue

KEVIN ROBERTS CEO of Cricket Australia speaks during Celebration Event at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia.

Dukes managing director Dilip Jajodia is lobbying for the English-made ball to be used in the Sheffield Shield beyond this year's Ashes series.

ODI bolter Turner restricted by injury

ASHTON TURNER of the Scorchers bats during the Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Big Bash League Match at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Ashton Turner will be unable to bowl during a maiden ODI tour but is desperate to impress selectors with his batting ahead of the World Cup.

Aussies name ODI squad, Mitch Marsh dumped

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Mitch Marsh faces a battle to make the cut in Australia's World Cup squad, having been overlooked in an ODI touring party that will soon head to India.

Saker steps down as Aussie bowling coach

Australian Bowling Coach DAVID SAKER looks on during the second match in the Test series between Australia and India at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Australia's bowling coach David Saker has stepped down ahead of the World Cup and Ashes in England.

Injured Starc targets March return

MITCHELL STARC of Australia preapres to bowl during day one of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australian cricket stars Mitchell Starc (pec), Josh Hazlewood (back), Steve Smith (elbow) and David Warner (elbow) are all currently out of action.

Injured Starc set to miss Indian ODI tour

Warriors coach JUSTIN LANGER hits balls for catching practice at the change of innings during the Sheffield Shield match between the Western Australia Warriors and the South Australia Redbacks at WACA Perth, Australia.

Paceman Mitch Starc is set to be a shock omission from the Indian one-day tour because of injury.

Cummins is Thunder's unexpected BBL boost

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

Sydney Thunder have regained the services of three Test players, with coach Shane Bond relishing the unexpected return of Pat Cummins.

Cummins now second in ICC bowler rankings

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

Pat Cummins has clambered above Jimmy Anderson and into second spot on the International Cricket Council's Test bowling rankings.

Aussie ODI players won't be left in Shield

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australia will pick their best one-day squads against India and Pakistan, opting against letting players stay in the Sheffield Shield and prepare for the Ashes.

Retiring McCullum eyes Heat BBL coach role

BRENDON MCCULLUM of the Heat bats during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Brendon McCullum fears the Big Bash League has expanded beyond its "sweet spot" but has indicated his interest in a coaching role at the Heat in retirement.

Lack of red-ball cricket no problem: Paine

TIM PAINE of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australia captain Tim Paine says playing almost entirely limited-overs cricket heading into The Ashes is no excuse for not being prepared to face England.

Toughest Australian Test cricket year over

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates his half century during the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia will be able to pick Steve Smith and David Warner for the Ashes opener, with the team winning three of nine Tests without them.

How Aussie hopefuls shape for Ashes

MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Australia's squad for the Ashes series is beginning to become clearer after a 2-0 drubbing of Sri Lanka.

Aussies' Ashes squad starts taking shape

TIM PAINE of Australia passes the ball during a Test match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australia's Ashes squad is starting to look far clearer after a dominant 2-0 Test series victory over Sri Lanka.

Aussies on par with England: Lanka captain

DINESH CHANDIMAL of Sri Lanka bats during the Second Test match in the series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sri Lanka's captain Dinesh Chandimal says there is a noticeable difference in how Australia carry themselves compared to the last time the teams had played.

Cummins racing to 100 Test wickets

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

If Pat Cummins takes six wickets in the first Test of the Ashes, he will be the equal fourth-fastest Australian to reach the 100-Test wicket milestone.

WA leggie Qadir busted speeding in Perth

USMAN QADIR of the Scorchers bowls during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Thunder at Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Legspinner Usman Qadir has allegedly been caught driving 50km/h over the speed limit, the Western Australian Cricket Association has said.

Starc roars, Aussies fire in Lanka sweep

MITCHELL STARC of Australia celebrates getting a wicket during the 2017/18 Ashes Series at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Mitchell Starc has taken a second-innings five-wicket haul to power Australia to a 366-run win over Sri Lanka to seal a 2-0 Test series victory.

Maxwell baffled by bizarre umpiring call

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria bats during a Sheffield Shield match at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne Stars opener Ben Dunk was given out caught against the Perth Scorchers in the BBL even though the fielder claimed he didn't catch it.

Khawaja's century no Ashes saver: Chappell

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Usman Khawaja's Test century against Sri Lanka shouldn't be enough to get him on the Ashes tour, according to Ian Chappell.

Heat's McCullum to call time on BBL career

BRENDON MCCULLUM of the Heat bats during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will play his final Big Bash League home game when Brisbane Heat end their season against the Melbourne Stars.

Bowl as fast as possible: Starc's secret

MITCHELL STARC of Australia celebrates getting a wicket during the 2017/18 Ashes Series at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Under pressure heading into the second Test against Sri Lanka, Mitchell Starc has taken 10 wickets in a Test match for the second time in his career.

Renshaw breaks free from red-ball typecast

MATTHEW RENSHAW of the Bulls bats during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Matthew Renshaw doesn't expect his stunning BBL innings to have any effect on his chances of Test selection.

Century drought ends with 4 Aussie tons

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

After going six Tests without a century, Australia's batsmen have broken through for four in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Stars fall short against lowly Scorchers

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Perth Scorchers are still a chance of avoiding the wooden spoon after beating the Melbourne Stars at Optus Stadium on Sunday night.

Starc beats burden of loud criticism

MITCHELL STARC of Australia preapres to bowl during day one of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Mitchell Starc admits he had struggled with a number of outside voices and criticism in recent months before his five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka.

Snapshot of day three of the second Test

Former Australian crickter and commentator SHANE WARNE talks during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

A snapshot for day three of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

Renshaw stars as Heat down Strikers in BBL

COLIN INGRAM of the Adelaide Strikers bats during the Big Bash league match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars in Adelaide, Australia.

The Brisbane Heat, led by Matt Renshaw's 90 not out off 50 balls, have defeated the Adelaide Strikers by six wickets in their Big Bash League game in Adelaide.

Family dramas took a toll on Usman Khawaja

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Usman Khawaja looks to have shored up a spot for the first Ashes Test in August after scoring his eighth Test century during the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Qld set up WBBL rematch in 50-over final

MEG LANNING of Australia bats during the Women's ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 match between Australia and Ireland at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi, India.

Queensland flogged Western Australia and watched Victoria beat Tasmania on Sunday to qualify for the Women's National Cricket League final against NSW.

Starc, Khawaja answer critics in 2nd Test

MITCHELL STARC of Australia celebrates getting the wicket of James Vince of England during the Third Test match at the WACA in Perth, Australia.

Mitchell Starc and Usman Khawaja have responded to their critics with a five-wicket haul and century respectively against Sri Lanka on day three in Canberra.

Hurt Perera expected to bat in 2nd innings

JHYE RICHARDSON of the Warriors celebrates after taking the wicket of the Blues during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and New South Wales at Perth Stadium in Perth, Australia.

After retiring hurt following a hit to his helmet, Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera will bat in the second innings of the second Test against Australia.

Sixers claim they're yet to hit BBL stride

DANIEL HUGHES of the Sydney Sixers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Sydney Sixers opener Daniel Hughes insists the side has yet to play their best cricket despite arguably being the form team of the BBL.

Thunder's BBL finals hopes all but dashed

SHANE WATSON captain of the Saint Lucia Stars during the pre-match press conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Sydney Thunder remain a mathematical chance of making the BBL finals but will need several results to run their way.

Karunaratne clear to bat on Sunday

PAT CUMMINS of Australia celebrates after taking a wicket during the 3rd Test match between South Africa and Australia at PPC Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa.

Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne is out of hospital in Canberra, having been given the all clear after a brutal blow to the neck from a Pat Cummins ball.

Patterson relishes Ashes swing challenge

KURTIS PATTERSON of NSW bats during the JLT Cup match between Western Australia and New South Wales in Perth, Australia.

Kurtis Patterson's maiden Test century against Sri Lanka in Canberra has reinforced his ability to handle the moving ball ahead of the Ashes.

Sri Lanka coach unsure over selector axing

Sri Lanka's coach is still waiting to hear why he is no longer a selector after being removed from the role before the second Test against Australia.

Greg Chappell to retire as CA selector

Cricket Australia has confirmed Greg Chappell will retire as national selector and talent manager after this year's Ashes series.

Hughes, Vince lead Sixers to BBL derby win

BEN MANENTI of the Sixers celebrates a wicket during the BBL match between the Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes in Sydney, Australia.

The Sydney Sixers have scored a nine-wicket Big Bash League win over the Sydney Thunder to lock up a finals spot.

Under-fire Starc takes late wicket in Test

MITCHELL STARC of Australia preapres to bowl during day one of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

After a wayward opening spell, Mitchell Starc responded late on day two of the second Test by claiming the wicket of Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal.

Snapshot of day 2 of the second Test

KURTIS PATTERSON of Australia bats during the International Tour match between the Cricket Australia XI and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

A snapshot for day two of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

Klinger pulls stumps on BBL cricket career

MICHAEL KLINGER of the Perth Scorchers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Perth Scorchers veteran opening batsman Michael Klinger bids farewell to the BBL this season but intends to play on in the Twenty20 format in the UK.

Sri Lankan opener felled by Pat Cummins

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne has retired hurt on day two of the second Test against Australia in Canberra after being struck on the helmet.

NSW Breakers into 23rd straight WNCL final

ALYSSA HEALY of the Sixers bats during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

NSW have qualified for their 23rd straight women's 50-over final, flogging South Australia and the ACT in their two must-win final round games in Adelaide.

Century maker furious after dropped catch

KURTIS PATTERSON of NSW walks off the ground after his wicket during the JLT Cup match between South Australia and New South Wales in Perth, Australia.

It might have been over for Kurtis Patterson before it all began, as the Australian newcomer was dropped first ball en route to his maiden Test ton.

Pucovski's decision courageous: Langer

WILL PUCOVSKI of Victoria celebrates his double century during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at the WACA in Perth, Australia.

Justin Langer has praised Will Pucovski for his courage in seeking help for mental health issues and says his time in the national squad will benefit him.

Aussies hold Test sway after Patterson ton

KURTIS PATTERSON of Australia bats during the International Tour match between the Cricket Australia XI and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Mitchell Starc has struck late to restrict Sri Lanka to 3-123 at stumps on day two in Canberra, where Kurtis Patterson has scored a maiden Test century.

Burns bowled after career-best Test knock

JOE BURNS of Queensland plays a shot during the Sheffield Shield final match between Queensland and Tasmania at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia.

Opener Joe Burns has narrowly missed out on becoming the first Australian to score a double century since Steve Smith's 239 in the 2017-18 Ashes.

Brisbane's Mujeeb leaves BBL in style

Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman has Australia in his sights ahead of the World Cup after farewelling Brisbane Heat following an impressive BBL debut season.

Lynn to set untouchable BBL record: Roy

CHRIS LYNN of Australia bats during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and New Zealand at SCG in Australia.

Andrew Symonds says only injury will stop Brisbane Heat's Chris Lynn from setting an untouchable Big Bash League run scoring record.

Khawaja needs to reset in Shield: Lehmann

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Usman Khawaja's second innings in the Canberra Test against Sri Lanka could be his last against the red ball before a week out from the Ashes.

Sri Lankan bowler's other sporting passion

Sri Lanka's fast bowling debutant Chamika Karunaratne has revealed he was his country's second-ranked badminton player only three years ago.

Pucovski released from Test squad

Victorian batsman Will Pucovski has been released from the Australian Test squad to continue dealing with mental health issues that have dogged his career.

Lynn milestone inspires Heat's BBL win

CHRIS LYNN of the Heat bats during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Brisbane Heat at WACA in Australia.

Chris Lynn's unbeaten 56 has made him the Big Bash League's all-time top run scorer and inspired the Brisbane Heat to a six-wicket win over the Perth Scorchers.

Snapshot of day 1 of the second Test

TRAVIS HEAD of South Australia looks on while fielding in a Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

A snapshot for day one of the second cricket Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

Siddle, Stoinis released to play in BBL

PETER SIDDLE of the Bushrangers bowls during the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Cricket Australia has confirmed Peter Siddle and Marcus Stoinis will be released from the Test squad to play this weekend in respective Big Bash games.

Henriques wants BBL win for birthday gift

MOISES HENRIQUES of NSW bats during the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Victoria at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques want to ice birthday celebrations with a BBL derby win over the Thunder.

Head thought of Hughes in maiden Test ton

TRAVIS HEAD of South Australia looks on while fielding in a Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

While scoring his maiden Test century, Travis Head's thoughts turned to the late Phillip Hughes at Manuka Oval in Canberra against Sri Lanka.

Burns' big century reward for persistence

JOE BURNS of Queensland plays a shot during the Sheffield Shield final match between Queensland and Tasmania at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia.

Joe Burns has played just six Tests since his previous century for Australia, but had been dropped three times in that period before his big ton in Canberra.

Unlikely debut on dark day for Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne took a wicket in his first over of Test cricket - less than two days after arriving in Australia for the second Test.

Marcus Harris out playing square again

MARCUS HARRIS of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Marcus Harris has been dismissed by Sri Lanka trying to play square of the wicket through the offside for the fifth time in eight completed innings this summer.

Khawaja's lean spell continues in Canberra

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Australian No.3 Usman Khawaja has been dismissed for a duck, continuing a tough time for the left-hander this summer.

Burns, Head push Ashes claims in Canberra

DINESH CHANDIMAL of Sri Lanka bats during the Second Test match in the series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Joe Burns and Travis Head have become Australia's first two century-makers of the summer to help Australia to 4-384 against Sri Lanka on day one in Canberra.

Weatherald, Carey ignite BBL Strikers

ALEX CAREY of Australia bats during the One Day International series between Australia and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Reigning Big Bash League champions Adelaide Strikers kept their finals hopes alive with an upset seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston.

Aussies reach final chapter without stars

STEVE SMITH of Australia hits the ball to make his century during the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia's Test against Sri Lanka in Canberra is the team's last before Steve Smith and David Warner's 12-month bans from the ball-tampering saga end.

Better times ahead for Aust: SL captain

DINESH CHANDIMAL of Sri Lanka bats during the Second Test match in the series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal thinks Australia are on the right track, on and off the field, heading into Friday's second Test in Canberra.