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Steven Smith called heads to win his first toss of the series

ICC Test championship

To toss or not to toss? ICC may scrap tradition

There has been growing concern that home boards have manipulated conditions to suit their team, in turn adding a disproportionate level of importance to the toss

Bill Lawry looks on during the Boxing Day Test

Australia news

Bill Lawry's graceful broadcasting exit

The former Australian captain and longtime commentator, has confirmed his retirement from cricket broadcasting after knocking back offers from the Seven and Fox Sports networks

Cameron Bancroft speaks to the media after returning to Australia

Australia news

Bancroft cleared to play by Perth clubs

Western Australia club cricket regulations state that any player suspended from playing for the state side is also barred from club cricket, but the clubs turned this around with a vote

Five Australians who made centuries on Test debut: (From L-R) Fielding coach Greg Blewett, captain Michael Clarke, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh and national selector Mark Waugh

Australia news

Mark Waugh to give up Australian selection job

The former Australian batsman will no longer continue as a selector after his contract ends in August because of his increasing involvement in TV commentary

Australia's new Test captain Tim Paine

Australia news

Paine denies Warner relationship is broken

The Australia captain disagrees that Warner has been ostracised, says banned trio will be welcomed back if they conform to "new brand of cricket"

A view of day-night Test cricket at Adelaide Oval

India in Australia 2018-19

India say no to day-night Adelaide Test

Adelaide's annual Test match will be an all-day affair for the first time since 2014 after Cricket Australia conceded that the BCCI would not accept a pink-ball fixture