Adam Cooper

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Cricket

Coach wants Malinga

Lasith Malinga

Adam Cooper Sri Lanka's bowling coach hasn't given up on luring Lasith Malinga back to the Test team.

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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Protecting those golden arms is a top priority

Mitchell Starc throws the ball during an Australian training session.

Adam Cooper It's not only cricket's fast bowlers who have to be rotated.

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.

Cricket

Baggy green cheapened: Lee

Brett Lee.

Adam Cooper Australia's fast bowling stocks are so crowded even Brett Lee says he has no idea who features in the best attack, but believes the rotation policy used this summer has reduced the value of earning a...

Maxwell taking tough road to India

Glenn Maxwell.

Adam Cooper Glenn Maxwell quick to agree that he is not yet a frontline spinner.

Australia unsure on attack for MCG Test

Adam Cooper Australia will consider entering the crucial second cricket Test against South Africa without a specialist spinner, according to coach Tim Nielsen.

Australia could play two allrounders

Adam Cooper, Jim Morton, Adrian Warren & David Beniuk Australia will consider re-vamping their side to play allrounders Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds together for the first time in the cricket Test against NZ.

Kasper hopes Aussie quicks learn lesson

Adam Cooper Australia's pacemen must learn from the drubbing they copped in Mohali if they are to have an impact in the remaining Tests, says Michael Kasprowicz.

Fast bowling worries for Vics, NSW

By Adam Cooper and Greg Buckle Victoria are in dress rehearsal mode for Saturday's one-day cricket final, but will use Wednesday's clash against NSW to determine if parts are up for grabs.

Australia to press for Adelaide victory

By Adam Cooper Australia will press for what would be a remarkable victory over India in the final cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval.

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.

Indian bowlers the world's best: coach

By Adam Cooper India's bowling coach has boldly declared his troupe of young fast bowlers the best in world cricket.

Bowling blunders hurt Australia

By Adam Cooper Australia's pacemen are coming to terms with being both out-bowled and out-witted by their inexperienced Indian rivals.

India again threaten Australia's streak

By Adam Cooper India threatens to again break Australia's record winning streak after an inspired second-day performance stunned the home side.

Loose shots cost India first-day honours

By Adam Cooper Another tireless Brett Lee performance helped Australia gain the advantage of the first day of the third cricket Test.

Kirsten advises India to bat positive

By Adam Cooper Incoming India coach Gary Kirsten will advise the tourists that good batting conditions await them if they embrace the bouncy WACA Ground wicket.

Harbhajan could give India a new dilemma

By Adam Cooper Harbhajan Singh's likely eligibility for the third cricket Test against Australia could leave India with a major selection dilemma.