Old friends and rivals Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer will face off in a shortened exhibition match in Sydney the week before January's Australian Open.
Shaun Marsh knows a big score against Victoria would greatly enhance his chances of an Australian Test recall.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers says a recent 4-1 series loss to Australia is not a World Cup form guide, maintaining his team will be the one to beat.

Tasmania win toss, bat against Qld

Tasmania have won the toss and will bat in their Sheffield Shield clash with Queensland at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
Phil Hughes has an early chance to impress against a near Test-strength NSW at the SCG after South Australia won the toss and chose to bat.
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I want to keep playing ODIs: Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke says he has no plans to retire in the next 12 months or to give up one-day cricket.
Rising five-eighth George Ford will start against the Wallabies at Twickenham this weekend after impressing on debut against Samoa.
Swimming NZ has joined a chorus of protest at mooted changes to the 2016 Rio Olympic schedule to fit in with US television programming.
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Former Newcastle Knights and North Queensland second rower Cory Paterson has signed a one-year contract in the English Super League with Salford.
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The 2016 Tour de France will start in the Manche department in Normandy, it has been announced.
English giants Mancheser United will not make an official complaint over the Arsenal fan who allegedly through red win at their bench on the weekend.

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