A burgeoning sense of self-belief has powered Bangladesh's recent rise, with the hosts no longer intimidated by Australia.
The stop-start saga that has been Kurt Tippett's tormented AFL season will continue against his former side at the Adelaide Oval.
Retiring star Steve Johnson is renowned for being a rascal but resilience is the trait that has given him a sniff of signing off with a fourth AFL premiership.
Australian cricket's pay war has been won by players, according to Allan Border, but there's a question mark over the future of the game's grassroots.
Steve Smith doesn't expect David Warner to cop any blowback when the time comes for Australian cricket's feuding rivals to smoke the peace pipe.
Australian cricket's protracted pay crisis is nearing a conclusion.