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Delayed action on throwing failed a generation of spinners: coach

John Davison, seen here during his days with the Canadian team, says the Australian decision not to teach the doosra to emerging spinners with conventional actions has been vindicated.

Chloe Saltau World cricket is 20 years too late to save a generation of spinners who can't bowl legally, according to a leading Australian spin coach. 

Australia's Steve O'Keefe says spinners who bowl with bent arms deserve to be banned

Having a ball: Steve O’Keefe, left, with NSW teammates Josh Hazlewood and Peter Nevill.

Chris Barrett Australia's newest Test spinner, Steve O'Keefe, admits he feels little sympathy for suspended Pakistani counterpart Saeed Ajmal, welcoming the International Cricket Council's crackdown on chuckers he...

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West Indies confident spinners can bounce back

Auckland Coach Ottis Gibson sure Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels will overcome setback.

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Pakistan hopes pitch for second Test assists spinners

Dubai Spinners from both teams struggled to make imapct in first Test in Abu Dhabi.

Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World Twenty20 tournament

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Chris Barrett Australia has landed a coup by luring Shane Warne back into the national set-up in an official capacity.

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Clarke unfazed by spinners' meagre returns

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Jesse Hogan Test captain Michael Clarke is not downhearted about the lack of success for spin contenders Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed in their last match before the first Ashes.

Just let spinners be: Warne

Legging it: Leg-spinning great Shane Warne trains at the MCG yesterday for the Big Bash League.

Chloe Saltau Former Test leggie describes Jon Holland's shoulder injury as savage blow to Australian cricket.

Tiwary taunts tourists after spinners expose batting frailties

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Greg Buckle CHENNAI: India A batsman Manoj Tiwary has taunted Australia's batsmen, saying they will be found wanting in the four-Test series starting on Friday.

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Swingers, not spinners, needed in India: Buchanan

John Buchanan

Chris Barrett The architect of Australia's era-defining win in 2004 cautions against an abundance of spin on the sub-continent.

Spinners turn tourists to rubble

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett CHENNAI: Australia's ambitious mission in India has gone off the rails after only four days. A demoralising defeat in the first Test at the M.A.

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System dulls our spinners' magic: Murali

Cricket Australia v I World Eleven. Icc World Eleven Training.. Muttiah Muralitharan bowling in the nets.  30th Sept 2005 The Age Sport Picture by RAY KENNEDY SPECIAL CRICKET

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Legendary Sri Lankan spinner says 'proper' Australian coaching blocks creativity.

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Obscure recent Aussie Test spinners

Nathan Lyon.

Some of the tweakers tried by Australia in Test cricket recent years, as Shane Warne's career came to a close.

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England crashes to defeat to Pakistan spinners

England captain Andrew Strauss

Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman took a career best 6-25 to help Pakistan humble England by 72 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi, giving Pakistan unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

MCG pitch 'unlikely to help spinners'

Sam Lienert Off-spinner Nathan Hauritz's hopes of earning a recall to the Australian side would not have been buoyed by the words of MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins.

Sri Lankan spinners rip apart Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka cruised to a crushing six-wicket defeat of Zimbabwe in the first of five one-day internationals.

Keep faith with young spinners: Benaud

Samantha Broun Richie Benaud says Australian cricket fans hanging out for the next Shane Warne need to keep the faith with Australia's young band of emerging leg-spinners.

Lee back, spinners a worry for Australia

Adam Cooper Brett Lee's looming return to bowl for Australia in India has been tarnished by injuries to the cricket side's two main spinning options.

Spinners key for India with bat and ball

By Adam Cooper Spinners Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh will have to bowl even better than they batted as India seek a series-squaring win over Australia in the fourth Test.

India likely to play two spinners at MCG

By Adam Cooper India are set to play to their strengths of batting big and spinning the ball in tandem against Australia in the first cricket Test at the MCG.

Mitch Johnson, Peter Siddle set for Pakistan Test series

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson is the only paceman from Australia's last Test, in Cape Town in March, fit to face Pakistan, with Ryan Harris (knee) and James Pattinson (back) still recuperating.

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson will be fit to lead Australia's Test bowling attack next month against Pakistan and is highly likely to be supported by a rejuvenated Peter Siddle.