The "incredibly rare" condition that took Phillip Hughes' life has only been reported 100 times in medical history and only the second time caused by a cricket ball, according to Australian team doctor Peter Brukner.
The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's tryst with Australia and "The Don" continues as the legendary batsman will be inducted as a Bradman Honouree along with former Test captain Steve Waugh at a gala dinner in Sydney on October 29.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson may reportedly move down the batting order to No 6 with his teammate Alex Doolan set to take his place at first drop in the first Test against South Africa, starting at Centurion on Wednesday.
If Steve Smith was at all irritated by spending the press conference after hitting his third test century on Friday talking almost exclusively about his Australian team mate Brad Haddin, he hid it very well.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says he`s never seen more grass on a Sydney Cricket Ground pitch and predicts it will suit a pace bowling attack as the home side attempts to complete a 5-0 Ashes sweep over England.