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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.
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.
Adam Cooper Australia's cricketing culture has rubbed off on Jack Vare, vice-captain of the Papua New Guinea side.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Brett Lee says coming close to playing the "perfect game" will drive Australia against India in Sunday's tri-series one-day match.
By Daniel Brettig and Adam Cooper The limited overs portion of India's cricket tour of Australia remains a bargaining chip in the visitors' appeal against the ban handed to Harbhajan Singh.
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 Sachin Tendulkar treated Australia to one more special innings as he began his swansong with a century which rescued India in the fourth cricket Test.
By Adam Cooper Aussie captain Ricky Ponting is confident his side will pass their character probe from India in the fourth Test after taking heed from some harsh lessons.
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 Mike Hussey has challenged beanpole Ishant Sharma to back up his match-turning spell in Perth on an Adelaide wicket the Australian expects won't swing for long.
By Adam Cooper Australia's pacemen are coming to terms with being both out-bowled and out-witted by their inexperienced Indian rivals.
By Adam Cooper Speedsters Brett Lee and Shaun Tait will bowl short bursts at full throttle as Australia backed an all-pace attack to create cricket history in the third Test.
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.