Adam Cooper

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Siddle backs Bird to set Sri Lanka's feathers flying at MCG

Jackson Bird

Adam Cooper THE memory of Sachin Tendulkar's shattered stumps will reinforce Peter Siddle's plan to be patient at the MCG in the second Test against Sri Lanka, possibly alongside rookie Jackson Bird.

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.

Cricket

Moving interstate helps beat the home-state blues

Usman Khawaja

Adam Cooper NSW players got baggy greens automatically. Or so they say. Now it looks like they have to move to earn that honour.

Cricket

Coach wants Malinga

Lasith Malinga

Adam Cooper Sri Lanka's bowling coach hasn't given up on luring Lasith Malinga back to the Test team.

Gloves off: Wade vows to ramp up concentration levels at MCG

Wade

Adam Cooper AS MATTHEW WADE points out, no one realises they're not concentrating until after the key moment has past. Like common sense, it's only obvious afterwards.

Cricket

Wade aiming to keep up appearances

Matthew Wade

Adam Cooper As Matthew Wade points out, no one realises they're not concentrating until after the key moment has passed. Like common sense, it's only obvious afterwards.

Starc puts the Ashes before IPL riches

Australia's Peter Siddle (R) and Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau, Adam Cooper MITCHELL STARC will reject offers worth up to $500,000 to play in next year's Indian Premier League because he wants to be in peak condition for the Ashes.

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?

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Hussey's shock retirement

Mike Hussey .

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Highly respected and in-form Australian veteran Michael Hussey has announced that he will retire from Test cricket.

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.

Cricket

Ferguson sets sights on return

Callum Ferguson

Adam Cooper Callum Ferguson is something of a forgotten man in Australia's batting reserves.

Can Renegades outshine Stars without comforts of home?

Aaron Finch.

Adam Cooper The Renegades are on top but critics doubt their class away from Etihad Stadium.

Hughes ready to test form in one-dayers

Phillip Hughes

Adam Cooper Left-hander eyeing another milestone in his return to the Australian fold.

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...

Maxwell taking tough road to India

Glenn Maxwell.

Adam Cooper Glenn Maxwell quick to agree that he is not yet a frontline spinner.

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.

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.

A long way yet to go for Bangladesh

Adam Cooper Jamie Siddons signed up for a challenge, and on that front, coaching the Bangladesh cricket team hasn't let him down.

Aussie cricketers hope for bumper crowd

Adam Cooper Australia are hopeful of enticing a bigger crowd to watch them play Bangladesh in Saturday's third one-day cricket international at TIO Stadium.