Adam Cooper

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Tributes flow for Matthew Hayden

Adam Cooper and Larine Statham Matthew Hayden's former teammates have commended the retired Australian opener for his decision to bow out on his terms after a difficult season with the bat.

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.

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.

Smiling Ntini says it's war

Adam Cooper Smiling assassin Makhaya Ntini says it's war between South Africa and Australia after Boxing Day landed him another couple of salvoes.

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 unsure on attack for MCG Test

Adam Cooper Australia will consider entering the crucial second cricket Test against South Africa without a specialist spinner, according to coach Tim Nielsen.

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.

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.

Warne sympathises with struggling Lee

Adam Cooper Shane Warne doubts Brett Lee will ever experience anything tougher than leading a Test attack in India while trying to overcome the breakdown of his marriage.

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.

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.

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.

Hussey, Hayden in club-vs-country row

Adam Cooper Cricket Australia is embroiled in a club-versus-country tug of war against the powerful Indian Premier League over star batsmen Mike Hussey and Matthew Hayden.

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.

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.

India beats Aussies to top tri-series

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.

India's tour still up in air

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.