Steve Smith rattled by net-bowler blow

Steve Smith admitted he was left shaken by the sight of a net bowler being struck on the head, one year after Phillip Hughes was felled.

Rogers' helmet call met with opposition

Former Aussie opener Chris Rogers' plea to make helmet neck guards compulsory has been opposed by current players.
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O'Keefe out as Aussies prepare for pace battle

Steve O'Keefe has been released from Australia's Third Test squad for what's expected to be a pink ball pace battle.
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Langer calls for an end to drawn Tests

Justin Langer says drawn Test matches are boring and wants a new system where a winnner can be named.
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We're back in the fight, says McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says he's encouraged by the improvement in his camp ahead of the Third Test.
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Relaxed, fit, bowler Pattinson ready to go

James Pattinson says he's found balance in his life after spending the better part of two years on the sidelines.
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Lyon to step up as leader post-Johnson

Mitchell Johnson's retirement means Australia needs a new spiritual leader, with Nathan Lyon vowing to step up.
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Steve Smith and Darren Lehmann watch on at Australia training. (AAP)

Bowler struck on head at Aussie training

Australia's only training session under lights before the day-night Test was temporarily stopped after a net bowler suffered a blow to the head.

Nine's plan for day-night Test coverage

The Nine Network isn't adding too many bells and whistles to its coverage of the historic day-night Test.
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Aussies mull return to 2011 attack

Australia have cut Steve O'Keefe from their squad for the day-night Test, leaving James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood in a pace shootout.
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