As Steve Smith's team count down the days before its embarks on one of the toughest assignments in world cricket, 30 years ago an Australian side landed in India also with nobody giving it much chance of success. Australia had not won a Test series in four years and had been beaten in their last five one-day international tournaments.
David Polkinghorne Adelaide Strikers batsman Jono Dean will return to ACT cricket in the coming weeks after Big Bash campaign.
Andrew Wu Steve Smith responded to the challenge laid by coach Darren Lehmann by creaming a match-winning century as he and Peter Handscomb mastered Pakistan's spinners to propel Australia to a commanding seven-wicket victory in Perth.
Andrew Wu Broadcaster Channel Ten has landed in hot water with Cricket Australia for providing advice on tactics to Adelaide Strikers captain Brad Hodge during a live interview in a game on Wednesday night.
Daniel Cherny Emma Kearney isn't sure she'll get much sleep on Friday night but says that won't matter if her Melbourne Stars can clinch a place in the Women's Big Bash League finals.