Another day, another game and another match-winning century to David Warner. It's just a pity there weren't many there to see it.
Malcolm Knox Whew. That's a sigh of relief, not a reaction to a bad smell. For a moment the Australian cricket team was at its lowest point since the mid-1980s. But that kind of talk is so two weeks ago.
Daniel Cherny Having been denied a taste of competitive cricket since his controversial comments about Victorian captain Matthew Wade, Glenn Maxwell will at last get a chance to play on Saturday.
Andrew Wu It's not often in sport you get a chance to return the favour to those who sacked you but this is the scenario confronting Mickey Arthur.
Rohan Connolly Follow the action from the MCG, with ball-by-ball commentary, all the stats and and our live match tracker.
Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood sit on the informal body in the current Australian team - but not the captain Steve Smith.
Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood's career-best summer has earned him rave reviews from the great Glenn McGrath, who rates the giant quick as the best fast bowler in world cricket.
Chris Barrett Cricket Australia officials wined and dined Australian captain Steve Smith and David Warner in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
Andrew Wu Uncertainty surrounds the immediate future of injured batsman Shaun Marsh, who finds himself in circumstances eerily similar to that which led to his "traumatic" run of outs five years ago.
Daniel Short Napoleons-Sebastopol captain Matthew Ringin is confident the side’s 264 runs will be enough to ensure it registers its first victory of the season.