These are the photos that have confirmed Australia's worst fears in India and forced an 11th hour rethink of their game plan on the eve of arguably the toughest assignment in world cricket.
Jon Pierik The manager of Pat Cummins says Cricket Australia will have to show good reason to justify any call for the Australian fast bowler to pull out of the Indian Premier League and relinquish his major pay day.
James Buckley Southern Stars coach Matthew Mott says NSW speedster Sarah Aley is in the mix for World Cup selection.
Danielle Rendina English cricketers Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills were the big winners in the Indian Premier League auction on Tuesday, with the pair signed for record breaking fees.
Jon Pierik Follow the annual frenzy as IPL clubs bid for the world's best Twenty20 players in an ostentatious event from a ritzy Bangalore hotel.
Daniel Cherny Cricket Australia says it was "really pleased" with the crowd for Sunday night's Twenty20 international in Geelong despite the attendance being smaller than at any AFL home and away game played at the venue in more than 25 years.
Jon Pierik Australia are feeling the pinch of a cramped, messy international cricket schedule.
Daniel Cherny For the second time in Victoria this weekend, Australia's understudy Twenty20 team has lost a match to Sri Lanka at the death.
Daniel Cherny A final-over hat-trick from New Zealand all-rounder Anna Peterson ensured the White Ferns levelled their three-match Twenty20 series with Australia in Geelong on Sunday, setting up a decider in Adelaide on Wednesday.
Caden Helmers James Sutherland says the decision to play a Big Bash League match in Canberra lies with the clubs.