Adam Cooper

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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.

Quiney call-up timely reminder for fringe Vics

Chris Rogers will benefit directly from Rob Quiney's call-up to play in the first Test.

Adam Cooper Victoria hopes Rob Quiney's selection will encourage others to fight for spots in team.

Hurricane Warner pressuring selectors

Adam Cooper Australian captain Ricky Ponting admits David Warner's remarkable batting could make cricket's new star hard to resist when it comes to naming the one-day side.

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.

Vics eyeing Sheffield Shield finals spot

Adam Cooper Victoria are eyeing off a place in the Sheffield Shield final after thrashing Western Australia by eight wickets in two-and-a-half days at the MCG.

Vic selectors tell White to take a rest

Adam Cooper Victorian captain Cameron White will sit out the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania as part of the Bushrangers' plan to manage their skipper.

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.

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.

Selectors to chat with Hayden on future

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.

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.

Tait ready to step back onto world stage

Adam Cooper Speedster Shaun Tait says his time away from cricket was invaluable, but he is ready to rekindle his international career.

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.

Short build-up to India tour 'not ideal'

Adam Cooper Paceman Mitchell Johnson admits a lack of warm-up matches before a Test series in India is "not ideal" and the world champions will have to work extra hard.