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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Fast bowling worries for Vics, NSW

By Adam Cooper and Greg Buckle Victoria are in dress rehearsal mode for Saturday's one-day cricket final, but will use Wednesday's clash against NSW to determine if parts are up for grabs.

David Hussey hoping for Twenty20 call-up

By Adam Cooper Victorian batsman David Hussey is eyeing off next month's Twenty20 international against India as a chance to launch his cricket career for Australia.

Victoria beat NSW by 12 runs

By Adam Cooper A superb all-round game from David Hussey has steered Victoria to a 12-run win over arch rival NSW in their Twenty20 cricket match at the MCG.

NSW slight edge against Victoria

By Adam Cooper Veteran NSW opener Greg Mail celebrated his state recall with a century as the Blues eye an early declaration and a tilt at outright victory against Victoria.

Victorians defy NSW Test-strength attack

By Adam Cooper Victoria's batsmen have defied a Test-strength NSW attack to cruise to a commanding six-wicket win in the day-night cricket match at the MCG.

Hodge calls for team to lift against NSW

By Adam Cooper Victorian star Brad Hodge has urged the Bushrangers to lift their one-day game against NSW on Wednesday at the MCG.