The absence of New South Wales's all-star Test bowling attack was sorely missed as Queensland chased down victory in their one-day cup opener.
Runs have flowed freely on the opening day of the domestic cricket season with 22 sixes hit in Western Australia's win over one-day cup champions Victoria.
Ireland have defeated Scotland in dramatic fashion to claim overall victory in the T20 tri-series after a tightly fought contest in Malahide.
England pace bowling sensation Jofra Archer has secured Test and white-ball contracts for the first time following a stunning summer of cricket.
West Australian paceman Jhye Richardson will make his return from a dislocated shoulder in Saturday's One Day Cup clash with Victoria at the WACA Ground.
Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has broken down the unorthodox batting technique of Steve Smith in a brilliant critique of the Aussie superstar.
The Sri Lankan cricket team have announced their first tour of Pakistan since their team bus was attacked by militants in Lahore 10 years ago.
Australia have thrashed the West Indies by nine wickets in their third and final T20 women's international in Bridgetown to clean sweep the series.
Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been riddled by injuries in recent years and are resigned to focusing all their attention on white-ball cricket.
A century in the final Ashes match has Matthew Wade primed for a middle-order Test spot for the start of the Australian cricket summer.
Virat Kohli has smashed 72 to lead India to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in their Twenty20 International with an over to spare.
Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne and Ashes squad member Michael Neser have been included in Queensland's side for their opening two games of the One Day Cup.