Scott Boland will get a second Test for Australia with Josh Hazlewood not fit enough to return in Sydney, while Usman Khawaja replaces Travis Head.
There was no farewell goal but plenty of love for Tim Cahill as the Socceroos’ all-time leading goalscorer last night bowed out a winner.
Fast-finishing Adelaide United have produced another storming finish but the tenacious A-League side are still struggling to convert chances into goals.
Western Sydney was battered by the searing summer heat yesterday, but its BBL side’s finals prospects have cooled considerably after Rashid Khan starred in Adelaide Strikers’ 25-run win at Spotless Stadium.
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.