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England v Australia, 2nd NatWest ODI, Old Trafford

Dice fall favourably for Fawad

Sep 8, 2013: Australia's new legspinner found favourable conditions to make his first ODI appearance against a major nation and he produced an encouraging display

Daniel Brettig at Old Trafford

Australia in England 2013

Fawad's choice opens cultural faultlines

Sep 6, 2013: Hurried in as the legspinning saviour of Australian cricket, Fawad Ahmed's choice to not wear the Australian shirt bearing their beer-company sponsors has sparked a wider debate on immigration

Daniel Brettig

Australia in England 2013

Fawad Ahmed named in Australia ODI squad

Aug 15, 2013: Fawad Ahmed is expected to make his long-awaited debut for Australia during the limited-overs series that follows the Ashes after being named in an 18-man squad at the expense of Xavier Doherty

Brydon Coverdale

South Africa A v Australia A, 1st unofficial Test, Pretoria, 2nd day

Elgar's ton boosts his Test hopes

Jul 25, 2013: Dean Elgar made a strong bid to remain in South Africa's Test team ahead of the fit-again JP Dumimy with an unbeaten 135

Firdose Moonda in Pretoria

BBL 2013-14

Siddle, Pattinson sign for Renegades

Jul 23, 2013: Fast bowlers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle have signed for Melbourne Renegades for the next two seasons of the BBL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe Select XI v Australia A, Harare, 3rd day

Ahmed's four helps Aus A to 80-run win

Jul 20, 2013: Australia A needed only one session of the third day to wrap up an 80-run victory against Zimbabwe Select XI, after setting them a target of 241 to win

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Australia news

Fawad Ahmed granted Australian citizenship

Jul 2, 2013: The legspinner Fawad Ahmed's application for Australian citizenship has officially been approved, clearing the way for a possible call-up to the Test squad for the Ashes.

Brydon Coverdale

Gloucestershire v Australia A, Bristol, 3rd day

Fawad Ahmed given dose of reality

Jun 23, 2013: Fawad Ahmed pull off a stunning piece of fielding during Australia A's tight win over Gloucestershire, but his bowling did not make a huge statement

Daniel Brettig in Bristol

Gloucestershire v Australia A, Bristol, 2nd day

Bad day for Ashes hopefuls

Jun 22, 2013: Khawaja, Hughes, Smith and Ahmed failed collectively as Gloucestershire rounded up Australia A for 111 in their second innings, before a strong batting performance left them sniffing at an unlikely win

Daniel Brettig in Bristol

Australia A in South Africa 2013

Ahmed bill passes Australian Senate

Jun 20, 2013: Fawad Ahmed is expected to be eligible for the full Ashes series after the Australian Senate passed a bill that would allow his citizenship to be fast-tracked

Brydon Coverdale

Australia A in South Africa 2013

Ahmed, Agar 'Ashes contenders' - Inverarity

Jun 19, 2013: The legspinner Fawad Ahmed remains in contention for a late Ashes call-up despite being named in the Australia A squad to tour Africa while England and Australia battle for the urn

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Fawad and the uneasy burden of expectations

Jun 6, 2013: Fawad Ahmed's journey is one of Australian cricket's most remarkable feel-good stories, but it is important to keep his potential Ashes contribution in perspective

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Fawad Ahmed rushed into Australia A squad

Jun 6, 2013: The legspinner Fawad Ahmed appears likely to join Australia's Ashes campaign after being rushed into the Australia A squad for the remainder of its tour of England and Ireland

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

CA offers marketing contracts to Ahmed, Sandhu

Jun 4, 2013: Cricket Australia is expected to pour more money into growing the game at grassroots level and appealing to a more diverse fan-base after the new A$590 million broadcasting rights deal

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Parliament gives Ahmed Ashes hope

May 30, 2013: Fawad Ahmed moved one step closer to an Ashes call-up on Thursday when a bill was introduced to federal parliament that could alter Australia's citizenship laws

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Victoria confirm Christian as only import

Apr 28, 2013: The allrounder Daniel Christian has been confirmed as Victoria's only interstate import for the 2013-14 season while Darren Pattinson and Ryan Carters are notable omissions from the state's contract list

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013

Who could be Australia's Ashes bolters?

Apr 23, 2013: Australia's selectors will name the Ashes squad on Wednesday. Here, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over five men from the fringes who might have been considered by John Inverarity's panel

Brydon Coverdale

Australian cricket's simmering melting pot

Feb 27, 2013: The recent success of Moises Henriques and other cricketers from minority communities bodes well for the game Down Under

Adam Cooper

Victoria v Qld, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Wickets can put Ahmed on Ashes tour

Feb 20, 2013: Every wicket Fawad Ahmed takes for Victoria will enhance his chances of earning Australian citizenship in time for this year's Ashes tour of England

Daniel Brettig

Victoria v Qld, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Bulls bowled out after Forrest ton

Feb 18, 2013: Queensland's innings was topped and tailed by Victoria but in between times Peter Forrest overturned a wretched summer with a century in the Sheffield Shield match

ESPNcricinfo staff
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