Adam Cooper

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Starc puts the Ashes before IPL riches

Australia's Peter Siddle (R) and Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau, Adam Cooper MITCHELL STARC will reject offers worth up to $500,000 to play in next year's Indian Premier League because he wants to be in peak condition for the Ashes.

Starc keen, but rest talk goes on

Fighting fit: Mitchell Starc wants to play on Boxing Day.

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Left-armer to keep out of IPL and concentrate on Tests - but will he play at the MCG?

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Harris returns with country game

Adam Cooper A game in country Queensland will act as another important milestone for Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris in his return from the shoulder surgery that has kept him sidelined this international...

Another test for Harris

Ryan Harris

Adam Cooper Queensland fast bowler to take another step in his return from shoulder surgery.

Warne, Moody not keen on England

Warne, Moody not keen on move to England

Adam Cooper and Justin Chadwick Only the offer of a lifetime will tempt Shane Warne or Tom Moody to consider coaching England.

Twenty20 the way back for sidelined Lee

Adam Cooper Twenty20 looms as the path back to Test cricket for Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has ruled himself out of next year's tour of South Africa.

CA condemns Boycott's criticism of Tait

By Adam Cooper Cricket Australia has taken exception to criticism of Shaun Tait's indefinite break made by former England star Geoff Boycott.

Aussies beat England in women's ODI

By Adam Cooper Identical twins Alex and Kate Blackwell shared one of their finest moments in steering the Australian women's team to an 84-run win over England at the MCG.

Hussey says Adelaide wicket won't swing

By Adam Cooper Mike Hussey has challenged beanpole Ishant Sharma to back up his match-turning spell in Perth on an Adelaide wicket the Australian expects won't swing for long.

Australia still pack punch, says Ponting

By Adam Cooper Ricky Ponting believes Australia still pack their punch against India post Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy like Ashes: Lee

By Adam Cooper Australian paceman Brett Lee has likened the prospect of playing India in the coming four-Test cricket series to that of an Ashes contest.