The Australian coach says he worked closely with Clarke and Cricket Australia has the balance right when it comes to running the national side.
Daniel Cherny and Phil Lutton The first round of the Sheffield Shield season had loomed as a bowl-off between Jackson Bird and Peter Siddle for the third fast-bowling spot in Australia's XI for next week's first Test against South Africa in Perth.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Glenn Maxwell was shocked after his hopes of a Test recall took a major hit when he was left out of Victoria's XI for their Sheffield Shield opener against Tasmania on Tuesday at the MCG.
Phil Lutton Darren Lehmann made light of Khawaja's "scapegoat" comments but was serious when he said fitness and form would dictate who filled the vacancies in the first Test team to face South Africa.
Jon Pierik The message is loud and clear. Australia's top cricketers are complaining there are too many matches, and the need to satisfy bilateral agreements and television contracts is diluting the honour of representing your country.
Chris Barrett Steve Smith personally intervened to ensure most of the Australian team began their season with a day-night match in Brisbane this week to ready themselves for the second pink ball Test of the summer against Pakistan at the Gabba in December.
Daniel Cherny Peter Siddle has charged his way into the frame for the first Test of the summer, while James Pattinson hasn't ruled out a Sheffield Shield return before the end of the year.
Andrew WU Cricket Australia are looking at installing sensors in helmets to help them measure the impact of hits to the head as part of measures aimed at increasing the understanding of concussion in the game.
Jon Pierik Test batsman Adam Voges has warned teammates to act naturally in the field when it comes to verbal warfare otherwise they risk losing their focus on the task at hand.
Jon Pierik Shaun Marsh's hopes of retaining his spot in the Test side to face South Africa hinge on how well he recovers from a fitness test on Monday night.
A car has ploughed through a fence and into a property early on Wednesday morning.
The SES will conduct a test on flood sirens in the Invermay area.
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Tassie Roar and Hobart Hurricanes player Katelyn Fryett turned out for her home club Launceston.