As the annual cliche has it, this is the closest AFL season ever, the competition has never been so even and there's no such thing as easybeats.
Glenn Maxwell won't play for NSW this year as he attempts to nail down a spot in Australia's Test XI during the Ashes.
India captain Virat Kohli has laid bare the bitter divide between his team and Australia, declaring he will never be friends with any member of the opposition involved in an incredibly heated four-Test series.
Australia will almost certainly hand the Border-Gavaskar trophy back to India today, on day four of the Test series decider, with the hosts 0-19 after being set a victory target of just 106 runs in Dharamsala.
Australia remain in the hunt for a Test series win in India thanks to Nathan Lyon, who spun a web around India late on day two of the Dharamsala decider.
Former Test paceman Mitchell Johnson is backing Australia to trump a "nervous" India in the Test series decider that starts on Saturday, also tipping it will be a pace shootout.