South Africa all-rounder Dane van Niekerk says she 'freaked out' when she heard she'd be part of the Melbourne Renegades WBBL team.
It's a slow, even track, and a batsman with a modicum of common sense can do well, even if it's at plodding pace. Spinners will be key.
Here is our fantasy composite Ashes XI, somewhat realistic, filled with players we think will be ones to watch in two years' time in Oz.
We had a chat with Barry Richards about his biography, his contribution to the game, his frustrations, and the state of cricket today.