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Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Clarke unconcerned by spinners' struggles

Jul 3, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has defended his spin bowlers Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed after both were subjected to considerable punishment in the tourists' opening two tour matches

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 4th day

Australia tick boxes but Bell-Drummond's ton reinforces Test future

Jun 28, 2015: Victory soon after tea, runs and wickets for pretty much everyone and an ahead-of-schedule bus departure for Essex made this a more or less perfect warm-up fixture for the Australians

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Roseau, 1st day

Lehmann can't find room for Fawad

Jun 3, 2015: Fawad Ahmed faces a battle to be included in Australia's Test team after coach and selector Darren Lehmann declared there were enough part-time options in the side to leave out a second spin bowler

Daniel Brettig in Roseau

West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Roseau

Smith to bat 3, Marsh to open

Jun 2, 2015: Steven Smith has been anointed Australia's new Test match No. 3, Shaun Marsh appears to be the choice as stand-in opening batsman, and one of Fawad Ahmed or Adam Voges will debut in the first Test against the West Indies in Dominica on Wednesday

Daniel Brettig in Roseau

Australia in West Indies 2015

Can Fawad the symbol become Fawad the spinner?

May 31, 2015: Australia's selectors on tour are tasked with clearing their heads of the romance of Fawad Ahmed's story to answer the simple question: is he good enough?

Daniel Brettig

WICB President's XI v Australians, Antigua, 1st day

Fawad, Hazlewood take two each on day of toil

May 27, 2015: Given the fact their most recent Test match was in early January, it was perhaps understandable that Australia's cricketers made a sluggish start against a doughty WICB President's XI in Antigua

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Australia news

Nevill, Voges, Fawad honoured

Apr 2, 2015: Ashes tourists Peter Nevill, Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed have deservedly scooped the major garlands at their state awards nights

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

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

Australia news

'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
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