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Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World Twenty20 tournament

Chris Barrett Australia has landed a coup by luring Shane Warne back into the national set-up in an official capacity.

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West Indies confident spinners can bounce back

Auckland Coach Ottis Gibson sure Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels will overcome setback.

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Pakistan hopes pitch for second Test assists spinners

Dubai Spinners from both teams struggled to make imapct in first Test in Abu Dhabi.

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Clarke unfazed by spinners' meagre returns

Fawad Ahmed

Jesse Hogan Test captain Michael Clarke is not downhearted about the lack of success for spin contenders Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed in their last match before the first Ashes.

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System dulls our spinners' magic: Murali

Cricket Australia v I World Eleven. Icc World Eleven Training.. Muttiah Muralitharan bowling in the nets.  30th Sept 2005 The Age Sport Picture by RAY KENNEDY SPECIAL CRICKET

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Legendary Sri Lankan spinner says 'proper' Australian coaching blocks creativity.

Just let spinners be: Warne

Legging it: Leg-spinning great Shane Warne trains at the MCG yesterday for the Big Bash League.

Chloe Saltau Former Test leggie describes Jon Holland's shoulder injury as savage blow to Australian cricket.

Tiwary taunts tourists after spinners expose batting frailties

Tiwary

Greg Buckle CHENNAI: India A batsman Manoj Tiwary has taunted Australia's batsmen, saying they will be found wanting in the four-Test series starting on Friday.

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Swingers, not spinners, needed in India: Buchanan

John Buchanan

Chris Barrett The architect of Australia's era-defining win in 2004 cautions against an abundance of spin on the sub-continent.

Spinners turn tourists to rubble

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett CHENNAI: Australia's ambitious mission in India has gone off the rails after only four days. A demoralising defeat in the first Test at the M.A.

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Obscure recent Aussie Test spinners

Nathan Lyon.

Some of the tweakers tried by Australia in Test cricket recent years, as Shane Warne's career came to a close.

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England crashes to defeat to Pakistan spinners

England captain Andrew Strauss

Left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman took a career best 6-25 to help Pakistan humble England by 72 runs in the second Test in Abu Dhabi, giving Pakistan unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

MCG pitch 'unlikely to help spinners'

Sam Lienert Off-spinner Nathan Hauritz's hopes of earning a recall to the Australian side would not have been buoyed by the words of MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins.

Sri Lankan spinners rip apart Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka cruised to a crushing six-wicket defeat of Zimbabwe in the first of five one-day internationals.

Keep faith with young spinners: Benaud

Samantha Broun Richie Benaud says Australian cricket fans hanging out for the next Shane Warne need to keep the faith with Australia's young band of emerging leg-spinners.

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.

Spinners key for India with bat and ball

By Adam Cooper Spinners Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh will have to bowl even better than they batted as India seek a series-squaring win over Australia in the fourth Test.

India likely to play two spinners at MCG

By Adam Cooper India are set to play to their strengths of batting big and spinning the ball in tandem against Australia in the first cricket Test at the MCG.

Lower order shines again as India draw first Test

Alastair Cook

A first Test of unlikely batting records fizzled out into a draw as India declared on 391 for nine late on the fifth day against England at Trent Bridge on Sunday.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan shines in Sri Lanka ODI win

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Tillakaratne Dilshan has starred with both the bat and the ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer to draw the three-match series level at 1-1.

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England out to stem losing tide against India

London England aims to avoid a third consecutive series defeat and ease the pressure on captain Alastair Cook when it hosts India in a five-Test series for the first time since 1959, starting in Nottingham...