Matthew Wade has been ruled out of Australia's second ODI against New Zealand, but the wicketkeeper insists his back spasms will be under control long before the first Test starts in India.
There are no cliches about second impressions, but game-breaking allrounder Marcus Stoinis delivered a fine reminder of their value in Auckland.
Australia hope Kookaburra can harden up the pink ball for any future day-night Tests in Brisbane, with Steve Smith concerned at how hard it was to extract bounce from the Gabba pitch.
Australia have escaped with a 39-run victory over Pakistan in the day-night Test at the Gabba, where the tourists delivered Steve Smith a serious scare.
Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has made a frank admission about the 'homeworkgate' saga that led in part to his sacking, conceding the punishment might have been too harsh.
Cricket Australia and the players union have made formal submissions over a new pay deal, and now the Mexican standoff will begin in earnest.