Adam Cooper

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Hurricane Warner pressuring selectors

Adam Cooper Australian captain Ricky Ponting admits David Warner's remarkable batting could make cricket's new star hard to resist when it comes to naming the one-day side.

Vic selectors tell White to take a rest

Adam Cooper Victorian captain Cameron White will sit out the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania as part of the Bushrangers' plan to manage their skipper.

Selectors to chat with Hayden on future

Adam Cooper The promise of Australia's next generation of one-day cricket openers will prompt selectors to discuss Matthew Hayden's ambitions in the shorter game.

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Moving interstate helps beat the home-state blues

Usman Khawaja

Adam Cooper NSW players got baggy greens automatically. Or so they say. Now it looks like they have to move to earn that honour.

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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Ferguson sets sights on return

Callum Ferguson

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

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.

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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.

Hilditch open to chat with axed players

Adam Cooper Australia's embattled cricket selectors have given players the chance to clear the mass confusion plaguing their summer.

Vics close to another Twenty20 final

Adam Cooper Victoria are one game away from booking a place in a fourth straight Twenty20 final after thrashing Western Australia by 78 runs at the MCG.

David Hussey aiming to improve off-spin

Adam Cooper His big hitting has made him a domestic star, but David Hussey believes his bowling could be the key to securing a place in Australia's World Cup campaigns.

Victorians upset over Hodge omission

Adam Cooper Victorian batsman Brad Hodge believes he deserves to be part of Australia's limited-overs squads more than some of his peers.

Australia names three new faces for SCG

Adam Cooper Australia named three uncapped players in their squad for the third cricket Test against South Africa at the SCG, which starts Saturday.

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.

Rogers deserves another Test: Shipperd

Adam Cooper Victorian opener Chris Rogers deserves a spot in the Australian side should the selectors drop Matthew Hayden, according to Bushrangers coach Greg Shipperd.

Cameron White urged to bowl himself more

Adam Cooper & Adrian Warren Victorian captain Cameron White has been urged to bowl himself more if he wants to secure a place in the Australian Test side as a leg spinning allrounder.

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.