Adam Cooper

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Cricket

Moving interstate helps beat the home-state blues

Usman Khawaja

Adam Cooper NSW players got baggy greens automatically. Or so they say. Now it looks like they have to move to earn that honour.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

McGain takes early lead in spin-off

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.

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.

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.

Vics lead in arm wrestle with Tigers

By Adam Cooper Victoria are in front at the halfway point, but Tasmania's removal of the Bushrangers' big three turned the Pura Cup match into an arm wrestle at the MCG.