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.

T20 cricket

Hurt Samuels cool on bowling criticism

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot says West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels has been unfazed by questions over the legitimacy of his bowling action.

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.

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.

CA condemns Boycott's criticism of Tait

By Adam Cooper Cricket Australia has taken exception to criticism of Shaun Tait's indefinite break made by former England star Geoff Boycott.

Ponting confident Australia will rebound

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.

Jaques aiming to avenge Test low point

By Adam Cooper Australian opener Phil Jaques is confident he can erase the disappointment of the low point of his fledgling Test cricket career.

Hussey says Adelaide wicket won't swing

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.

Bowling blunders hurt Australia

By Adam Cooper Australia's pacemen are coming to terms with being both out-bowled and out-witted by their inexperienced Indian rivals.

Loose shots cost India first-day honours

By Adam Cooper Another tireless Brett Lee performance helped Australia gain the advantage of the first day of the third cricket Test.

Aussies to unleash four quicks on India

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.

Hayden named, but streak in doubt

By Adam Cooper Australian opener Matthew Hayden will travel to Perth this weekend but a sore hamstring may end his long streak of consecutive matches.

India suspends tour pending Singh appeal

By Tom Wald and Adam Cooper The Indian cricket board flexed its muscle by suspending the tour of Australia pending the outcome of Harbhajan Singh's appeal.

Johnson hopes Indian batsmen fear him

By Adam Cooper An impressive record against India has Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson hoping the tourists fear him, ahead of the second cricket Test at the SCG.

India at Australia's mercy in first Test

By Adam Cooper Australia have India at their mercy in the first cricket Test at the MCG after their pacemen gave nothing but got plenty in return.

Australia still pack punch, says Ponting

By Adam Cooper Ricky Ponting believes Australia still pack their punch against India post Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

Clarke warns India to stay quiet

By Adam Cooper Batsman Michael Clarke has warned India's cricketers that any aggression they employ during the first Test could backfire badly and play into Australia's hands.

Johnson could turn tables on Tait: coach

By Adam Cooper Mitchell Johnson's strong record against India could help him turn the tables on fellow fast bowler Shaun Tait.

Harbhajan 'may miss out' at MCG

By Adam Cooper India's Harbhajan Singh could be squeezed out of the first Test unless the MCG produces a big-spinning wicket, according to vice-captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.