Adam Cooper

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Vics paceman Pattinson to dump England

Adam Cooper Fast bowler Darren Pattinson is about to terminate his tumultuous and short-lived England career by committing to the Victorian state cricket team.

Aussies beat England in women's ODI

By Adam Cooper Identical twins Alex and Kate Blackwell shared one of their finest moments in steering the Australian women's team to an 84-run win over England at the MCG.

Warne, Moody not keen on England

Warne, Moody not keen on move to England

Adam Cooper and Justin Chadwick Only the offer of a lifetime will tempt Shane Warne or Tom Moody to consider coaching England.

Starc keen, but rest talk goes on

Fighting fit: Mitchell Starc wants to play on Boxing Day.

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Left-armer to keep out of IPL and concentrate on Tests - but will he play at the MCG?

Protecting those golden arms is a top priority

Mitchell Starc throws the ball during an Australian training session.

Adam Cooper It's not only cricket's fast bowlers who have to be rotated.

Harris returns with country game

Adam Cooper A game in country Queensland will act as another important milestone for Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris in his return from the shoulder surgery that has kept him sidelined this international...

Another test for Harris

Ryan Harris

Adam Cooper Queensland fast bowler to take another step in his return from shoulder surgery.

Cricket

Baggy green cheapened: Lee

Brett Lee.

Adam Cooper Australia's fast bowling stocks are so crowded even Brett Lee says he has no idea who features in the best attack, but believes the rotation policy used this summer has reduced the value of earning a...

Big Bash rules set to change

Daniel Worrall

Adam Cooper and Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia could change schedule and competition rules for substitutions.

Stars win to draw women to sport

Southern Stars arrive in Melbourne.

Adam Cooper Australia's triumphant women's cricketers hope their latest world title win will foster more growth in the game at grassroots level.

Cricket

PNG hooked on cricket

Fresh Barramundis: Geraint Jones, Asad Valla and Jack Vare (from left) are training in Canberra for the world Twenty20 championships.

Adam Cooper Australia's cricketing culture has rubbed off on Jack Vare, vice-captain of the Papua New Guinea side.

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.

David Hussey aiming to improve off-spin

Adam Cooper His big hitting has made him a domestic star, but David Hussey believes his bowling could be the key to securing a place in Australia's World Cup campaigns.

Twenty20 the way back for sidelined Lee

Adam Cooper Twenty20 looms as the path back to Test cricket for Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has ruled himself out of next year's tour of South Africa.

South African skipper hails series win

Adam Cooper South African captain Graeme Smith rates his side's breakthrough Test series victory in Australia as his country's finest cricket moment.

Proteas' Smith elbows out injury fears

Adam Cooper South African captain Graeme Smith's determination to lead his country to a Test series win over Australia could cost him his place in next year's one-dayers.

Vics spurred on for Twenty20

Adam Cooper Victoria will use the disappointment of losing their place in the inaugural Champions League as a major spur to win a fourth straight domestic Twenty20 title.

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.

Vics confident about Champions League

Adam Cooper Victoria are confident they can take their peerless Twenty20 cricket form to the world stage when they compete in the Champions League in India next month.