Axing Warne the 'hardest thing to do': Waugh

Steve Waugh has opened up on the rift with Shane Warne, saying dropping the legspinner from a Test match was part of his job as Australian captain.

Zampa returns for SA's Shield game

Legspinner Adam Zampa has been named in South Australia's side to play Victoria in a Sheffield Shield match starting on Sunday in Adelaide.

Nevill takes stunning catch to help sink Kiwis

Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has helped demolish the New Zealand top order in the First Test.

Live First Test - New Zealand v Australia

Australia will look to bounce back from their ODI series defeat in the First Test against New Zealand.

Pattinson to be fit for Second Test: Smith

Australian skipper Steve Smith says the James Pattinson should be right for the second Test.

Black Caps eye backyard ambush in First Test

New Zealand are hoping home advantage will help them gain the upper hand in the Test series against Australia.
Jackson Bird played his last Test in 2013 (AAP)

Fitness doubt forces Aussies into Test change

Jackson Bird has suffered through two years of injury setbacks but the paceman is fit again and ready to fire for Australia in the first trans-Tasman Test.

Clarke pours cold water on Aussie return

Ex-Australian captain Michael Clarke says he has no plans for an international return as he prepares to come back in the Sydney grade competition.

Heat sign Strikers star batsman Alex Ross

Brisbane Heat have beefed up their Big Bash League batting line-up with the signing of Alex Ross from the Adelaide Strikers.

Super bats Smith, Williamson square off

All eyes will be on the rivalry within the rivalry in the trans-Tasman Test series, with Steve Smith and Kane Williamson both desperate for runs.