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Jackson Bird says injuries to fast bowlers are not down to 'easier' road

Daniel Lane Test paceman Jackson Bird has challenged the notion that today's breed of fast bowler is ''softer'' than previous generations as he, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins battle to return...

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Fast bowlers face gruelling shield program, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Four top pacemen in rehab and that's before six Shield games in seven weeks.

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Test legend Alan Davidson scoffs at rotation policy for fast bowlers

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Daniel Lane Alan Davidson, 84, laughed at the notion he has probably bowled more deliveries in his Sydney backyard over the past 10 days while preparing to open the attack in a charity T20 match than Australia's...

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Why our young fast bowlers keep breaking down

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Peter Brukner Injuries to James Pattinson and Pat Cummins have been devastating - but can they be avoided?

South Africa defeats Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-off Test

South African opener Alviro Petersen hits out in the second innings as the Proteas chased 41 for victory.

South Africa has beaten Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in their one-off Test at Harare Sports Club.

England captain Alastair Cook focused on series win

Alastair Cook

Just two Tests ago, six former England cricket captains were leading the call for incumbent Alastair Cook's head and doubting the durability of fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

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James Anderson admits he turned the air blue over Ravindra Jadeja

Abusive language ... England fast bowler James Anderson

Derek Pringle James Anderson has won two man-of-the-match awards and been man of the series already this season, but he would not win many prizes for clean language after details emerged of his sledging against...

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Jimmy Anderson should keep sledging India

Jimmy Anderson.

Michael Vaughan The game is weighted in favour of the batsmen, so you cannot blame bowlers and fielders for using any little extra edge to help them take wickets.

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Peter Siddle puts meat on his bones, not his diet, in bid for pace

Peter Siddle of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.

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If Alastair Cook fails at Lord's he ought to step down

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Geoff Boycott Captain will come good again but if he does not score runs in next Test he should go back to Essex, writes Geoffrey Boycott.

Veteran Matt Prior shows his age in England Test against India

Ups and downs: English wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been struggling behind the stumps.

Simon Hughes It had been a wretched summer for Matt Prior even before this week. But after a day spent diving, often in vain, to gather England’s scattergun bowling, and in which he missed two decent...

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Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka

Dale Steyn (right) rushes to celebrate with A.B. de Villers (left) after having Lahiru Thirimanne caught in the slips.

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting line-up to seal a 153-run win in the first Test.

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Fast bowler Peter Siddle to chase more pace in bid for Test recall

Peter Siddle: the race for pace.

Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle will this week begin a training regimen focused on regaining his pace, and with it his fast-bowling berth in the Test team, for the October series against Pakistan and the home-summer...

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England must show guts to end this Test match misery

Change needed: Alastair Cook should no longer captain England.

Geoff Boycott England must show guts to end this misery. They made the wrong choice in Cook and now need top man to be brave enough to force change

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NZ edge ahead of West Indies

Kane Williamson is building a lead for New Zealand.

Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 3-123 at stumps on day three of the third and final Test against West Indies at Kensington Oval on Saturday.

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Nathan Lyon says he is working on 'Australian' carrom with Murali

Murali talks shop with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon.

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is coy about the new delivery he has been refining with Muttiah Muralitharan and hopes to unleash on Pakistan in October's Test series, describing it only as an...

Chris Gayle blasts Windies to big win over New Zealand

Stand and deliver: Chris Gayle on his way to unbeaten 80.

Chris Gayle blasted one of the fastest half-centuries in Test cricket history to steer West Indies to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test in Trinidad on Friday.

Brian Lara to play Lord's bicentenary match

West Indies great is added to the star-studded list of players who will play in the MCC v Rest of the World Lord's Bicentenary match on July 5.

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Mitchell Johnson aims to sizzle on England's green fields

Awesome: Mitchell Johnson in full flight.

Chloe Saltau He might have found a new contentment that comes from being at his peak on the field and at peace off it, but something still burns inside Mitchell Johnson.

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Mighty Mitch Johnson enjoying rare air, but where is his successor?

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Geoff Lawson Sitting in the visitors' dressing rooms during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and NSW at the WACA Ground, my gaze was drawn to the honour board that signals those who have...

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