Australian cricket is rallying around Will Pucovski, the third player in as many weeks to withdraw from a national side citing mental health concerns.
The Sydney Sixers' WBBL team will play the competition's first Pride Match on Sunday at Drummoyne Oval.
James Pattinson is rapt to be in the Australian Test squad but is tipping he'll have to wait for a berth in the starting XI during the home summer.
Will Pucovski has withdrawn from Test selection because of mental health issues but the batting prodigy still has plenty of time to forge a strong career.
Of all the former leaders John Howard met in his 11 years in office, none showed "greater fanaticism" for cricket than this man.
Veteran Usman Khawaja's latest selection snub caps off a wretched 12 months that has seen him slide from the country's best available batsman into the wilderness.
There is no blanket solution when it comes to cricketers dealing with mental health issues but Cricket Australia is working to have a better understanding.
Steve Smith has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent towards the umpires after he was dismissed in NSW's Sheffield Shield game.
Cricket Australia's national teams boss Ben Oliver says the game needs to better understand the effect the sport's "relentless schedule" has on mental health.
Nicholas Pooran has been quick to acknowledge his guilt and accept his punishment over a ball-tampering charge in a one-day international against Afghanistan.
Victoria's Will Pucovski has requested that he not be considered for Australia's Test series against Pakistan, with selectors to include Cameron Bancroft in a 14-man squad.
Indian superstar Virat Kohli, who says he battled his own demons back in 2014, believes Glenn Maxwell has set an example for cricketers across the globe.
Pakistan's 16-year-old quick Naseem Shah was on fire in the drawn pink-ball tour match against Australia A.
Another low score by Joe Burns put a further twist in the race for spots in Australia's line-up for the first Test.
Mignon du Preez made a blistering 88 for the home side, but Brisbane made it home with three balls to spare at the Junction Oval.
Pat Cummins has given Mitchell Starc a ringing endorsement after the left arm quick produced a devastating spell of bowling at the SCG.
Queenslanders were all too happy to remind Jake Fraser-McGurk that he is just 17, and diminutive enough that he could almost walk between the raindrops.
Queensland leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson lit up the MCG by taking a hat-trick late on day two of the Bulls' Sheffield Shield clash with Victoria.
Pakistan legend Waqar Younis has made the bold declaration that the tourists' trio of untried teens can go toe-to-toe with Australia's world-class pace attack this summer.
The only gunslinger to fire a shot in the Australia A bat-off, Cameron Bancroft concedes he probably hasn't done enough to force his way back into the Test side.
A star-studded Australia A side has been bowled out for 122 in a calamitous tour match performance against Pakistan.
Kookaburra says there is little difference from the ball used last season despite Sean Abbott's concerns from Australia A-Pakistan match.
The MCG pitch’s brave new world started promisingly on Tuesday as Victoria bowled out Queensland despite losing around an hour’s play to rain.
Steve Smith's insatiable appetite for runs at all levels, and in all formats, was on display on Tuesday when he expressed extreme disappointment at an umpiring decision.
Cricket Australia's new boss of national teams, Ben Oliver has opted for a more fluid coaching structure.
The national selectors will meet on Wednesday to select their squad for next week's first Test against Pakistan, with support growing for a young Victorian.
Will Sutherland shaped as a top-10 AFL draftee but would have felt further vindicated by his decision to pursue cricket after debuting for Victoria.
In 1982, a Test match between Australia and England at the WACA was interrupted when 30 spectators invaded the pitch targeting Australian players and police.
Babar Azam has reinforced his standing as Pakistan's talisman with a commanding knock in the pink-ball tour match against Australia A in Perth.
As he begins his first summer in the job, Ben Oliver discusses his blueprint for the future of Australia's elite teams.