Adam Cooper

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Injuries sideline Symonds, Lee, Watson

Adam Cooper Australian trio Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee and Shane Watson are all in doubt to make next year's tour of South Africa due to injury.

Valley's bitter-sweet cycle leads to the Tour

Race leader Bradley Wiggins in action in the Tour.

Adam Cooper Country Victoria celebrates as Bradley Wiggins all but secures Tour de France victory.

Cycling

Wiggins injured in training ride crash

Bradley Wiggins.

Adam Cooper Tour de France champion in hospital after collision with car near his home in north-west England.

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.

Cricket

Ferguson sets sights on return

Callum Ferguson

Adam Cooper Callum Ferguson is something of a forgotten man in Australia's batting reserves.

Samuels to miss series

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper All-rounder's facial injuries keep him out of West Indies' squad to tour Australia.

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.

India to do their own thing: Shipperd

By Adam Cooper Victorian cricket coach Greg Shipperd has resisted the temptation to urge India to make a game of their three-day tour match.

Injured Hayden to miss match for Bulls

By Jim Morton And Adam Cooper Test opener Matthew Hayden has joined Australia's growing casualty ward with a knee injury preventing a rare Pura Cup foray for Queensland.

Jaques' mumps gives Australia a headache

By Adam Cooper Australia's Test cricket side has a new headache, as opening batsman Phil Jaques has the mumps.

Vics might revamp attack for Bulls game

By Adam Cooper Victoria could take a revamped bowling attack into the Pura Cup cricket match against Qld starting Sunday after including paceman Clint McKay in their squad.