Usman Khawaja aspires to again represent Australia in all three cricketing formats, but his immediate goal is less lofty - trying to get a laugh out of a recent adversary and new teammate.
Fast-finishing Adelaide United have produced another storming finish but the tenacious A-League side are still struggling to convert chances into goals.
Recent Ashes rivals will become allies and Australian teammates will be adversaries when WBBL03 gets under way this weekend.
Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz is hoping injured import star Johan Absalonsen could at least be on the bench for next Tuesday's FFA Cup final away to Sydney FC.
Test paceman Mitchell Starc has joined a select club - and sent an ominous warning to England ahead of the Ashes - claiming his second hat-trick of the match to bowl NSW to a 171-run victory over Western Australia at Sydney's Hurstville Oval yesterday.
Australian cricket's newest hat-trick man, Mitchell Starc, wants the Blues brothers' bowling quartet to stay together right through the season, so they can continue wreaking havoc on opposing batting lineups.