Adam Cooper

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Cricket

Jones blasts poor pitches

Dean Jones.

Adam Cooper Dean Jones says young batsmen are getting no favours from curators around Australia and that state sides should be docked Sheffield Shield points if they produce substandard pitches.

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.

India's Test warm-up match hampered

By Adam Cooper India's cricketers are likely to get more preparation indoors for the first Test rather than at the Junction Oval.

Harbhajan 'may miss out' at MCG

By Adam Cooper India's Harbhajan Singh could be squeezed out of the first Test unless the MCG produces a big-spinning wicket, according to vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Fleming talks up a decent Indian summer

By Adam Cooper Ex-Australian swing bowler Damien Fleming believes India's bowling attack could be the surprise of the summer and might trouble Australia's rampaging batsmen.

Hogg gets endorsement if MacGill not fit

By Adam Cooper Brad Hogg's improvement and a variable MCG pitch should ensure Australia take a spinner into the first cricket Test against India.