Adam Cooper

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T20 cricket

Hurt Samuels cool on bowling criticism

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

Windies mates a spark for Samuels

Marlon Samuels

Adam Cooper Take it from the coach, Marlon Samuels really is as cool as he appears.

Cricket

Berry reported over Samuels incident

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper Adelaide Strikers coach Darren Berry must face a Cricket Australia disciplinary board after he was reported over a verbal exchange with West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels.

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.

Samuels to miss series

Marlon Samuels.

Adam Cooper All-rounder's facial injuries keep him out of West Indies' squad to tour Australia.

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.

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.

Victorians upset over Hodge omission

Adam Cooper Victorian batsman Brad Hodge believes he deserves to be part of Australia's limited-overs squads more than some of his peers.

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.

Smiling Ntini says it's war

Adam Cooper Smiling assassin Makhaya Ntini says it's war between South Africa and Australia after Boxing Day landed him another couple of salvoes.

Smith gets all-clear for Boxing Day Test

Adam Cooper South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been given the all-clear to face Australia in the second Test at the MCG.

Lawson kept in dark over sacking

Adam Cooper Coach Geoff Lawson claims Pakistan's record under his tutorage is one of the best in world cricket and has no idea why his contract won't be renewed.

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.

Selectors to chat with Hayden on future

Adam Cooper The promise of Australia's next generation of one-day cricket openers will prompt selectors to discuss Matthew Hayden's ambitions in the shorter game.

McGain takes early lead in spin-off

Adam Cooper Bryce McGain took the early lead in the battle to earn selection as Australia's specialist spinner on the tour of India with three wickets in a warm-up game.

Clock ticking for Symonds to come good

Adam Cooper Andrew Symonds has under a month to pledge his allegiance to Australian cricket and safeguard his passage to India.

Australia thrash Bangladesh by 180 runs

Adam Cooper Australia has made sure another lapse of discipline by Andrew Symonds had no on-field bearing, thrashing Bangladesh by 180 runs in the one-dayer at TIO Stadium.

Ponting to test wrist in the nets

Adam Cooper Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting will this weekend give his injured wrist its first work-out since he underwent surgery last month.

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.