It has taken Aaron Finch’s hamstring injury, and the selectors sending Steve Smith and David Warner early to New Zealand for Usman Khawaja’s to be selected for the third and final Twenty20 clash with India at the SCG on Sunday.
The way undisputed world number one Novak Djokovic played against Roger Federer in the first two sets in last night’s Australian Open semi in Melbourne was almost flawless.
Australian vice-captain and dynamic opening batsman David Warner waltzed away with his first Allan Border Medal and first Test Cricketer of the Year awards in Melbourne last night.
Last year Steve Smith made a clean sweep of the major Australian cricket awards by capturing the Test and ODI Player of the Year, as well as the coveted Allan Border Medal – all for the first time.
To everyone but selectors, Usman Khawaja is the hottest batsman in the world in two formats.
It was a fitting farewell to batting legend Mike Hussey when he hoisted the Big Bash League trophy at the MCG last night, ending four years of Sydney Thunder mediocrity.