Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.
Phil Lutton The Gabba may have missed a World Cup final in 2015 but Queensland Cricket has vowed to fight tooth and nail to ensure the venue isn't deprived of a Test match in 2014.
Phil Lutton Shane Watson's injury will tempt Australia to roll into Brisbane with four fast bowlers.
Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.
Phil Lutton It seems Ben Cutting can't buy a game with an Australian side in any form of the game, but the Queensland fast bowler will only have to wait a few more days before getting his opportunity.
Phil Lutton Real-time coverage of the one-day international at the Gabba.