Adam Cooper

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Cricket

Players must be ready to fire in Big Bash

Ready to go: Shane Warne.

Adam Cooper When Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

Season takes shape before ball is bowled

Adam Cooper WHEN Aaron Finch took to Shane Warne last week at Etihad Stadium, it must have been tempting for some to grant the Big Bash League's marquee player leeway for a limited pre-season campaign.

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.

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.

Crosthwaite hoping to catch eye of IPL

Adam Cooper Victorian wicketkeeper Adam Crosthwaite is hopeful the Indian Premier League's powerbrokers extend their casting net far.

Finch keen to star before home crowd

Adam Cooper Aaron Finch has been biding his time waiting to bat for Victoria, which makes Sunday's Twenty20 clash against Queensland in Geelong all the more special.

Vics spurred on for Twenty20

Adam Cooper Victoria will use the disappointment of losing their place in the inaugural Champions League as a major spur to win a fourth straight domestic Twenty20 title.

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.

Tassie beat Vics by 23 runs in one-dayer

Adam Cooper Tasmania are on top of the one-day domestic cricket ladder after again beating Victoria in a high stakes match, this time by 23 runs at the MCG.

Vics confident about Champions League

Adam Cooper Victoria are confident they can take their peerless Twenty20 cricket form to the world stage when they compete in the Champions League in India next month.

Holland going well, but short on sleep

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.

Rogers ends big week, signs with Vics

Adam Cooper Chris Rogers ended a tumultuous week by signing with Victoria in a move which he hopes will help him get back into the Australian Test side.

Fast bowling worries for Vics, NSW

By Adam Cooper and Greg Buckle Victoria are in dress rehearsal mode for Saturday's one-day cricket final, but will use Wednesday's clash against NSW to determine if parts are up for grabs.

Hodge ton puts Vics close to final

By Adam Cooper A Brad Hodge hundred has almost assured Victoria a place in the limited-overs cricket final after beating Queensland by seven wickets at the MCG.

Vics 'must bat better come crunch time'

By Adam Cooper Victorian captain Cameron White says he and his fellow batsmen can't let their bowlers shoulder all the workload in Wednesday's one-day game against Queensland.

Hussey, Hodge in line for Twenty20 call

By Adam Cooper Australia's side to play India in this week's Twenty20 blockbuster could have a Victorian flavour through the inclusion of David Hussey and Brad Hodge.

Hussey stars again as Vics beat Tassie

By Adam Cooper David Hussey enhanced his status as one of Australia's premier Twenty20 cricketers by sparking Victoria to a seven-run win over Tasmania at the MCG.

David Hussey hoping for Twenty20 call-up

By Adam Cooper Victorian batsman David Hussey is eyeing off next month's Twenty20 international against India as a chance to launch his cricket career for Australia.