Adam Cooper

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Cricket

PNG hooked on cricket

Adam Cooper Australia's cricketing culture has rubbed off on Jack Vare, vice-captain of the Papua New Guinea side.

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.

Hayden gets backing from Nielsen, Hussey

Adam Cooper Australia insist out-of-sorts opener Matthew Hayden is not ready to retire and wants to take part in their two major tours of 2009.

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.

India must show greater leadership: CA

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia has urged India to assume greater leadership in the sport instead of using their financial clout to pursue self-interests.

Warne spin camp has Clarke ready to bowl

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.

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.

Lee 'absolutely' ready to play in India

Adam Cooper Brett Lee says he is "absolutely" available and ready to play Test cricket in India next month despite the recent break-up of his marriage.

Greg Chappell empathises with Symonds

Adam Cooper and Jeff Turnbull Former Australian captain Greg Chappell has some sage advice for troubled star Andrew Symonds - take time out of cricket and learn to deal with the attention.

White aiming for more overs in Darwin

Adam Cooper Cameron White needs more overs to make it as Australia's No.1 one-day spinner, and also needs Bangladesh's batsmen to show more resistance.

Coach not banking on Symonds in India

Adam Cooper Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen admits he's not banking on having Andrew Symonds in India.

Clock ticking for Symonds to come good

Adam Cooper Andrew Symonds has under a month to pledge his allegiance to Australian cricket and safeguard his passage to India.

Australia thrash Bangladesh by 180 runs

Adam Cooper Australia has made sure another lapse of discipline by Andrew Symonds had no on-field bearing, thrashing Bangladesh by 180 runs in the one-dayer at TIO Stadium.

We won't take Bangladesh lightly: Clarke

Adam Cooper Acting captain Michael Clarke has guaranteed Australia will not take Bangladesh lightly in Saturday's first of three one-day cricket internationals in Darwin.

Lights, camera, action for IPL

Adam Cooper Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble will be locking horns once again when the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off this weekend.

Aussies urged to repair rift with India

Adam Cooper Australia's cricketers are likely to use their stints in the Indian Premier League to mend the fractured relationship between them and the sport's powerhouse.

Aussies eyeing IPL action before Windies

By Adam Cooper Australia's leading cricketers are likely to be granted a fortnight of paydirt in the Indian Premier League before they tour the Caribbean.

Aussie cricketers keen for Hopes' return

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.

Australia has a week to settle IPL issue

By Adam Cooper Cricket Australia has just over a week to resolve its dispute with the Indian board to ensure Australian stars can take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL).