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The Ashes 2013-14

Watson returns to bowling crease

Nov 18, 2013: Shane Watson considers himself a strong chance of resuming at the bowling crease during the first Ashes Test, the major question a matter of when

Daniel Brettig

No strain, plenty of gain

Feb 5, 2013: The career of Bruce Reid, a cautionary tale in Australian cricket, has not been forgotten by those seeking to preserve the latest crop of young fast men

Daniel Brettig

Australian news

Knee injury stalls Hilfenhaus recovery

Jan 18, 2010: Ben Hilfenhaus' long-running knee injury is putting him in serious doubt for the start of Australia's tour of New Zealand next month

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Australia v West Indies 2009-10

Australia keep faith in injured Siddle

Dec 9, 2009: Peter Siddle will be nursed through the next week in the hope he can recover from a hamstring problem to appear in the final Test against West Indies

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West Indies in Australia 2009-10

Confident Clarke on comeback trail

Nov 11, 2009: Michael Clarke remains hopeful of playing in the first Test against West Indies on November 26

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Legspinner does not want to retire yet

MacGill hopeful of making Boxing Day

Nov 23, 2007: Stuart MacGill says he does not want to retire ahead of the Boxing Day Test, although he concedes it will be a challenge to be fit by the time the match starts in just over a month

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Spinner concedes he is struggling

MacGill running out of time - physio

Nov 22, 2007: Stuart MacGill does not have time to significantly improve his fitness ahead of the Boxing Day Test and playing Pura Cup matches in the lead-up could make his knee injury worse, according to Australia's physio

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Selectors want him to play on Friday

Watson faces fitness test on calf

Apr 17, 2007: Shane Watson will know his immediate World Cup future when he tests his injured calf in a training session in the West Indies on Tuesday

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Injured allrounder wants to bowl fast

Watson won't change his status

Apr 4, 2007: Shane Watson has no plans to ease his bowling load despite accepting that fast men are more likely to get injured

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Injured allrounder relies on physio's review

Watson waits on his World Cup fate

Apr 3, 2007: Shane Watson's injured calf will be reviewed later in the week to determine whether the allrounder stays at the World Cup

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Allrounder unsure if he will be picked

Symonds now a doubt for South Africa

Mar 23, 2007: Andrew Symonds is not guaranteed to play in the game against South Africa on Saturday

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Allrounder close to getting all-clear

Hodge waits for news on Symonds

Mar 20, 2007: Andrew Symonds' expected comeback to face South Africa on Saturday is likely to sideline Brad Hodge

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Physio says allrounder won't face The Netherlands

Symonds not worth the risk

Mar 15, 2007: Alex Kountouris, Australia's physiotherapist, does not want Andrew Symonds to play against The Netherlands

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Allrounder on track for South Africa

Symonds survives first training session

Mar 5, 2007: Andrew Symonds has completed his first batting training session in St Vincent

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Lengthy lay-off likely despite surgery success

Symonds still in doubt for World Cup - physio

Feb 4, 2007: Andrew Symonds faces an uphill battle to get to the World Cup despite having a successful operation on a ruptured biceps tendon in his right shoulder

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The backroom boys

Mar 1, 2006: They're the elves behind the scenes, the coach's best friends. Cricinfo Magazine profiles five support staff members and the work they do

Write-ups by Andrew Miller, Nagraj Gollapudi, Charile Austin and Peter English

Sri Lanka A v West Indies A, 2nd Test

Sri Lanka A need to bounce back

Jun 28, 2005: Sri Lanka A's cricketers will have to show more commitment and application if they are to make any impression in the on-going unofficial three-Test series against West Indies A

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lankan injury problems

Sri Lanka turn to former fitness trainer

Jun 28, 2005: Sri Lanka have called in the services of their former fitness guru, Alex Kountouri, to help them recover from a spate of injuries

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