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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.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Cooper NSW players got baggy greens automatically. Or so they say. Now it looks like they have to move to earn that honour.
Adam Cooper The Renegades are on top but critics doubt their class away from Etihad Stadium.
Adam Cooper Young Victorian spinner Jon Holland is a man short on sleep as his nerves get the better of him before his state-level cricket debut.
Adam Cooper A spin camp with Shane Warne has Michael Clarke ready to become more than just an occasional bowler in next month's Test cricket series in India.
Adam Cooper Bryce McGain took the early lead in the battle to earn selection as Australia's specialist spinner on the tour of India with three wickets in a warm-up game.
Adam Cooper Andrew Symonds has under a month to pledge his allegiance to Australian cricket and safeguard his passage to India.
Adam Cooper Speedster Shaun Tait says his time away from cricket was invaluable, but he is ready to rekindle his international career.
Philip Henderson and Adam Cooper Spin king Shane Warne has killed off any lingering talk of a Test return before Australian skipper Ricky Ponting firmly buried the debate.
By Adam Cooper Australia are keen for all-rounder James Hopes to return to tri-series action after his presence was sorely missed in Sunday's loss to India at the MCG.
By Adam Cooper India has kept their cool to leapfrog Australia to the top of the tri-series table by beating the world champions in Sunday's day-night game at the MCG.
By Adam Cooper Skipper Ricky Ponting has admitted he might rely on part-time spinners instead of struggling specialists in future Australian Test sides.
By Adam Cooper India has accused Australia of being "scared" of losing by not chasing more runs and questioned their thinking as the third cricket Test became arm wrestle.
By Adam Cooper Australian opener Phil Jaques is confident he can erase the disappointment of the low point of his fledgling Test cricket career.
By Adam Cooper And Daniel Brettig India is fending off angry reactions from home which have put a major distraction into the tourists' camp ahead of the final cricket Test against Australia.
By Adam Cooper India threatens to again break Australia's record winning streak after an inspired second-day performance stunned the home side.
By Adam Cooper India's Anil Kumble denies his preference to scrap a pact with Australia on contentious catches will put more pressure on umpires.