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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.
Adam Cooper South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been given the all-clear to face Australia in the second Test at the MCG.
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.
Adam Cooper A spin camp with Shane Warne has Michael Clarke ready to become more than just an occasional bowler in next month's Test cricket series in India.
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.
Ian Jessup and Adam Cooper Fast bowler Stuart Clark hopes a looming Australian boycott of next month's Champions Trophy won't isolate Pakistan as a cricket destination.
By Adam Cooper Australia are keen for all-rounder James Hopes to return to tri-series action after his presence was sorely missed in Sunday's loss to India at the MCG.
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.
By Adam Cooper India's Harbhajan Singh has avoided a repeat of a Sydney Test clash with Andrew Symonds during the second cricket Test at Adelaide Oval.
By Adam Cooper Australia's pacemen are coming to terms with being both out-bowled and out-witted by their inexperienced Indian rivals.
By Adam Cooper Australia have crashed back to earth at the hands of India after the tourists capped a superb performance at the WACA Ground with victory in the third Test.
By Adam Cooper India threatens to again break Australia's record winning streak after an inspired second-day performance stunned the home side.
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.
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.
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.
By Adam Cooper Australia are one victory away from equalling the greatest winning streak in Test cricket after thrashing India by 337 runs at the MCG.
By Adam Cooper Indian star Sachin Tendulkar says his team can still win the first cricket Test but admits they gave up a massive advantage to Australia on day two at the MCG.
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.
By Adam Cooper Ricky Ponting believes Australia still pack their punch against India post Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.
By Adam Cooper Mitchell Johnson's strong record against India could help him turn the tables on fellow fast bowler Shaun Tait.