WAGs take centre stage at Allan Border Medal

Australia's greatest cricketers have been outshone by their dazzling partners on the game's night of nights – the Allan Border Medal.

Pink ball to deceive batsmen

Fielding can be hard with pink ball: NZ

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill says he picked up the pink ball just fine while scoring a ton, but seeing it in the field wasn't quite so easy.

New Zealand expect the new pink ball to force a number of tactical changes. (AFP)

Tweak of tactics for day-night Tests: NZ

NZ coach Mike Hesson says the pink ball is a game changer when it comes to tactics, noting how much it will swing under lights in the day-night Test.

Clarke fires back at critics

Clarke left out of senior players' meeting

Former Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has revealed he was left out of a team meeting of senior players after the dumping of Brad Haddin in the recent Ashes.

Nathan Lyon. (Getty)

Lyon tickled pink with day-night Test

Nathan Lyon says the pink ball will give spinners an advantage during next week's first day-night Test.

Matthew Hayen and Michael Clarke. (Getty)

Hayden, Symonds pot shots a 'low act': Clarke

Michael Clarke has slammed former teammates Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, describing their pot shots following his retirement as a "low act".

James Pattinson. (AAP)

Pattinson ready for Test call-up

Injury-prone Victorian paceman James Pattinson says he's fit and ready to return to the Test attack in Adelaide if required.

Aussies call-up second spinner

Smith, Nevill crucial to O'Keefe success

Steve O'Keefe says his relationship with Steve Smith and Peter Nevill could be a crucial factor in the third Test against New Zealand.

Shaun Marsh. (AFP-file)

Marsh deserves another chance: Watson

Shaun Marsh deserves his chance to play Test cricket again for Australia says recent retiree Shane Watson.

Aussies call-up second spinner

Khawaja must beat BBL path to Boxing Day

Coach Darren Lehmann concedes Australia may have to rely on a couple of Big Bash League games when mulling Usman Khawaja's bid for a Boxing Day return.