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Fawad and Voges in Ashes squad

Mar 31, 2015: Legspinner Fawad Ahmed and veteran batsman Adam Voges have both been included in Australia's squads for the upcoming Ashes tour and the two-Test series in the West Indies that precedes it

Brydon Coverdale and Daniel Brettig

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'Wasn't looking to play for Australia so soon' - Fawad

Mar 31, 2015: Australia legspinner Fawad Ahmed has said that focusing his game on the domestic circuit helped him rediscover his rhythm and make the selectors take notice

Daniel Brettig

Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 2nd day

Victoria fight through record-breaking Ahmed

Mar 22, 2015: Fawad Ahmed claimed 8 for 89, the best figures for a Sheffield Shield spinner in more than 20 years, as Victoria fought back strongly on the second day of the final in Hobart

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Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield final, Hobart, 1st day

Another Voges ton drives Western Australia

Mar 21, 2015: Adam Voges continued his remarkable Sheffield Shield season with an unbeaten century on the first day of the final as Western Australia built a strong platform against Victoria at Bellerive Oval

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Victoria v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 3rd day, Alice Springs

Victoria storm into final with massive win

Mar 15, 2015: Victoria secured a place in the Sheffield Shield final with a massive 400-run win against Tasmania in Alice Springs

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Victoria v Queensland, Sheffield Shield 2014-15, 1st day

Fawad, Pattinson muzzle Queensland

Feb 25, 2015: Queensland couldn't capitalise on a sound start after electing to bat, ending the day with only one wicket in hand, and not many on the board, in Alice Springs.

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Sheffield Shield 2014-15

Victoria scuttle NSW for 206

Feb 15, 2015:

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SA v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 4th day

Siddle takes five in Victoria's innings win

Nov 19, 2014: On a pitch that had produced 1038 runs in the first innings combined, Peter Siddle ran through South Australia in their second innings and collected 5 for 31, bowling Victoria to an innings victory and not surprisingly being named Man of the Match

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Tasmania v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Hobart, 2nd day

Fawad, Christian rattle Tasmania

Nov 9, 2014: Peter Handscomb, Dan Christian and Fawad Ahmed all had a hand in putting Victoria in a decent position midway through their Sheffield Shield match with Tasmania, despite a fluent and rapid century by the often more obdurate Ed Cowan

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The Ashes 2013-14

Nathan Lyon finds his voice

Nov 29, 2013: When he cleared his throat to lead "Under the Southern Cross" for the first time last week, Nathan Lyon did so as Australia's undisputed No. 1 spin bowler. The path there has been bumpy

Daniel Brettig

Victoria v WA, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne, 2nd day

Fawad's six triggers Warriors collapse

Oct 31, 2013: Fawad Ahmed's legspin created the kind of mayhem Australia's selectors hope he can generate in the Ashes this summer to earn Victoria first-innings points

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Tasmania v Victoria, Ryobi One-Day Cup, 2nd Match, Sydney

Fawad graceful in word and deed

Oct 1, 2013: Fawad Ahmed unpicked Tasmania's batting, to send Victoria on their way to a five-wicket victory in Bankstown

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2013-14

Haddin back in ODI side, Wade axed

Sep 19, 2013: Matthew Wade has been axed as Australia's one-day wicketkeeper in favour of Brad Haddin and Fawad Ahmed has also been dropped for Xavier Doherty for the upcoming tour of India

Brydon Coverdale

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

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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

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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
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