Holly Ferling COMMENT: The quality of the Kookaburra balls have been questioned by various people in the cricketing world, with more than a dozen ball changes during the WACA Test.
Tom Decent Phillip Hughes' long-time coach and mentor has questioned whether cricket administrators are doing "everything humanly possible" to ensure player safety and honour the memory of the late opener, while Chris Rogers said he could not believe the clip-on helmet guard was not yet mandatory ahead of cricket's new unknown spectacle - the pink ball Test.
Jesse Hogan Nathan Lyon snared 12 wickets on his last Test visit to Adelaide Oval, but it was the circumstances it came in that remain far more important than the haul itself.
Jesse Hogan An Adelaide club cricketer was examined by Cricket Australia medical staff and team officials after he was struck in the back of the head while bowling to the Australian team in their training session under floodlights on Wednesday.
MATT BUNGARD A bizarre incident involving US import Marcus Thornton and a fan overshadowed the clash between the Kings and Hawks.
James Polson Sydney rapper Urthboy has released a new single, Nambucca Boy, a tribute to Phillip Hughes as the first anniversary of the former Test batsman's death approaches.
Greg Baum There's a first time for everything, and Friday's pink-ball Test match isn't really it.