Brydon Coverdale

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Josh Hazlewood kept plugging away outside off

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Rain cuts first day short after 12 wickets tumble

Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja steadied Australia following a shaky start in Pallekele, where Sri Lanka's capitulation for 117, before rain interrupted the third session

Jake Lehmann raises his bat after scoring his third first-class century

Australia news

'I think I earned my spot' - Jake Lehmann

It is too early to say if Jake Lehmann will be weighed down by expectations or forge a successful career, but the initial signs are promising

Sri Lanka players go through a fitness drill

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele

Form, history against brittle Sri Lanka

Following a tough English summer, Sri Lanka are grappling with injuries to their fast bowlers as they prepare for the first of three Tests against Australia in Pallekele

David Saker looks on on the third day of the Sheffield Shield final

Australia news

Saker won't hold back on his opinions

David Saker, Australia's newly appointed assistant coach, has vowed not to hold back on his opinions when he joins head coach Darren Lehmann in the national set-up

The England fast bowling coach David Saker

Australia news

Saker named Australia's new assistant coach

David Saker has been named as Australia's new full-time assistant coach, taking over the role vacated by Craig McDermott earlier this year

Brad Hogg finished with figures of 2 for 17

Big Bash League 2016-17

Brad Hogg quits Perth Scorchers

Veteran spinner Brad Hogg has left the Perth Scorchers and at the age of 45 will start afresh with a different BBL club, believed to be the Melbourne Renegades

David Warner targets the leg side

Australia news

Warner confident of being fit for first Sri Lanka Test

David Warner may miss both of Australia's warm-up matches in Sri Lanka, but both he and coach Darren Lehmann are confident he will be ready for the first Test starting on July 26

The umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson leave the field

One and Done

An umpire nicknamed Blocker

Fast bowler Paul Wilson's only Test for Australia was underwhelming, but his officiating career has made up somewhat