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Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

World sees Australia's blind spot

Mar 8, 2015: With the pointy end of the World Cup around the corner, Australia's attack will have to find a way to cope with the absence of a high-quality attacking spinner, on pitches where their pacers may not find much help

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Australia wrong-footed by dry pitch

Mar 6, 2015: Australia's selectors appear to have been wrong-footed by a bone dry SCG surface forcing them to consider the recall of Shane Watson and the inclusion of the left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty for his first game of the World Cup

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Doherty admits he's under pressure

Jan 14, 2015: Xavier Doherty has admitted he is under pressure to demonstrate that his World Cup selection ahead of Nathan Lyon, among others, will not be seen as a mistake

Daniel Brettig

World Cup 2015

Lyon thwarted by fielding restrictions

Jan 11, 2015: The national selector effectively concluded that their leading Test spinner Lyon was not up to the task of bowling with only four run-saving men shielding the boundaries

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

Johnson rested, Lyon left out

Nov 17, 2014: Australia's selectors have rested Mitchell Johnson from the remainder of the ODI series against South Africa to ensure his readiness for the India Tests, while Xavier Doherty has been preferred to Nathan Lyon

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia 2014-15

Doherty replaces Marsh in ODI squad

Oct 7, 2014: Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty has been added to Australia's one-day squad to play Pakistan in the UAE after allrounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out due to his hamstring injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Adelaide

Adelaide lets Broad off lightly

Jan 26, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fifth ODI in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 3rd ODI, Sydney

Cook's brief sigh of relief

Jan 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third ODI in Sydney

Vithushan Ehantharajah at the SCG

Australia v England, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Doherty's second chance, Finch's second life

Jan 12, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the first one-day international between Australia and England

Andrew McGlashan at the MCG

South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day

Tasmania, SA share honours on run-filled day

Nov 24, 2013: Jordan Silk and Ed Cowan struck their second successive fifties in the game to give Tasmania a 35-run lead after left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty's five-for restricted South Australia to 397.

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Australia v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group A, Cardiff

Sri Lanka hold their nerve to reach semi-final

Jun 17, 2013: A victorious Sri Lanka will play in Cardiff on Thursday. A humbled Australia will start pondering the Ashes, and the state of disrepair their cricket has fallen into

The Report by Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Mohali, 4th day

Australia spinning out of control

Mar 17, 2013: Nobody expected Australia's spinners to dominate this series, but their lack of wickets has been an inescapable problem

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Hyderabad, 3rd day

Warne's advice helped - Doherty

Mar 3, 2013: Xavier Doherty has said Shane Warne's words of advice helped both him and Glenn Maxwell keep their confidence up as they struggled for impact

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Hyderabad, 2nd day

Arthur backs Lyon despite axe

Mar 3, 2013: Coach Mickey Arthur has said Australia's axing of Nathan Lyon for another spinner for the first time in his Test career does not mean he has lost the confidence of the selectors.

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 2nd Test, Hyderabad, 2nd day

Nervous Doherty makes return

Mar 3, 2013: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second day in Hyderabad

Brydon Coverdale

Spin could be Australia's Achilles heel in India

Feb 10, 2013: Picking a second spinner to partner Nathan Lyon, and how to bat on turning tracks will be the big questions for the side

Ian Chappell

Australia in India 2012-13

Doherty, Henriques in Test squad for India

Jan 31, 2013: Australia have confirmed a 17-man squad for their upcoming four-Test tour of India with the allrounders Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell the only two uncapped members of the group

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Bailey predicts Indian duty for Doherty

Jan 25, 2013: Xavier Doherty's place as Australia's lead limited-overs spin bowler may soon be augmented by a place on the looming Test tour to India

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Hobart

Hughes hundred ensures Australia draw series

Jan 23, 2013: On debut, Phillip Hughes scored a century to give Australia a 1-0 lead in this series. In the final game, he made another hundred to save Australia from series defeat and salvage a 2-2 result

The Report by Brydon Coverdale
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