As Twenty20 cricket continues to grow in popularity in Australia, with the prospect of an even bigger Big Bash League next season, is it time for the best players from the Pacific to be given their chance to show what they can do?
No one would deny that Chris Lynn has a talent for hitting a cricket ball long distances and sending crowds crazy — for the past five years or so, he has been one of the biggest drawcards for Australian cricket.
A regional New South Wales community has banded together to ensure defibrillators are installed at remote sportsgrounds, in the wake of a man collapsing with a heart attack while playing in a weekend cricket match.
That is how Australian batsman, Chris Lynn, succinctly explains his approach to the 20-over game.
Steve Smith and Ellyse Perry have dominated the major awards at Australian cricket's Allan Border Medal night.
"Look at me hit a six," Brodie Hodgetts yells joyfully as he smashes a cricket ball his carer has bowled him, sending it up into the stands.
Coach Darren Lehmann has apologised on behalf of the Australian team for its embarrassing Ashes series thumping in England.
England T20 opener David Willey has exacted a small measure of revenge on Ashes tormentor Nathan Lyon, taking the offspinner for 34 runs off one over in the Prime Minister's XI match.
Politicians are known more for breaking promises than bones, but US secretary of state John Kerry did the latter at the weekend, fracturing his right femur while cycling in France.
Controversy has engulfed the third Test between South Africa and India, with umpires bringing day three to a premature close having deemed the pitch unsafe.