Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has warned his former baggy green team-mates to avoid verbal confrontation with Indian skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the four-match Test series which begins later this month.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has been handed a fine by Cricket Australia following his comment on an umpiring decision while playing for Melbourne Stars in the recently concluded Big Bash League.
A brilliant unbeaten century and a three-wicket haul from Marcus Stoinis was not enough as New Zealand managed to win the first One-Day International in Auckland against New Zealand by six runs to go 1-0 lead in the series.
Australia opening batsman David Warner has claimed the top position in the International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings following his terrific form in the recently concluded series against Pakistan.
David Warner and Travis Head shared the record partnership for any wicket for Australia in One-Day Internationals as the home team completed a 57-run win while defending 370 against Pakistan in the fifth One-Day International in Adelaide to seal the series 4-1.