Despite being the reigning World Cup champions, India are considered by bookmakers to be the fourth most likely side to claim this year's title.
David Polkinghorne The ACT Meteors could get big bashed off the national women's Twenty20 landscape, but coach Andrew Dawson believes a Women's Big Bash League would help expand women's cricket in Canberra.
Chris Barrett Shane Watson will not be risked in Sunday's tri-series final against England as Australia look ahead to the opening day of the World Cup in a fortnight, when they will face the old enemy again at the MCG.
Chris Barrett Geoff Marsh, a World Cup winner as both a player and a coach, has been called into the Australian camp to advise them on handling the expectations that come with hosting the tournament.
Geoff Lawson Picture the scene in eight weeks time at the World Cup final at a packed MCG. Australia find themselves chasing a score beyond 300 and have progressed to 2-200 with Smith is cruising on 75 and Warner on 95. Ten overs remain. Who do you back to win the trophy?
David Sygall Michael Clarke's bid to meet a Cricket Australia-imposed deadline to be fit for the World Cup received a massive boost on Saturday when he made a successful return to batting in a Sydney grade cricket match at Chatswood Oval.
Brad Elborough England has more than a few nervous moments but finally manages to defeat India by three wickets to set up a tri-series final against Australia.
Beth Newman Stuart Law has resigned from his positions as Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat coach.
Dean Jones His great work ethic and ability to confound bowlers are jewels in his crown.