Shaun Marsh's hopes of retaining his spot in the Test side to face South Africa hinge on how well he recovers from a fitness test on Monday night.
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Test batsman Adam Voges has warned teammates to act naturally in the field when it comes to verbal warfare otherwise they risk losing their focus on the task at hand.
Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson says the Test side has suffered as a result of David Warner's "vow of silence".
Australian batsman Adam Voges hopes his native WACA wicket will provide a return to the glory years of pace and bounce when the first Test begins against South Africa.
If Mark Taylor has a message for Steve Smith in what shapes as a testing summer, it's this. Stay relaxed.
Australian Cricketers' Association president Greg Dyer has taken aim at the International Cricket Council, amid fears nothing is being done to "stem the declining interest" in Test cricket.
World cricket authorities will investigate what would be a radical split of Test nations into two conferences as a way of reinvigorating the traditional format.
Coach Darren Lehmann and former great Matthew Hayden have cleared the air, with Australia urged to rebound from a "poor winter".
Former Test opener Chris Rogers says Shaun Marsh could be forgiven for being devastated should he not retain his spot for the opening Test against South Africa.
A congested international cricket schedule will mean Steve Smith will not lead Australia in three Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka in February.