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Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Injured Starc out of Bangladesh Tests, O'Keefe dropped

Jun 16, 2017: Mitchell Starc will miss Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh in August due to injury, while left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe has been axed despite bowling Australia to victory with a 12-wicket haul against India in Pune earlier this year

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

O'Keefe banned, fined for offensive outburst

Apr 7, 2017: Steve O'Keefe has been banned from this year's domestic limited-overs competition by New South Wales and fined for the second time in eight months

Daniel Brettig

Australia in India 2016-17

Smith and spinners stand out for Australia

Mar 29, 2017: Marks out of ten for Australia's players at the end of their 1-2 series loss to India

Brydon Coverdale

How a spinner can break the rhythm of the batsman

Mar 18, 2017: By learning how to subtly change the pace of his deliveries

Ashley Mallett

The Malaysian-born Test record-holder

Feb 28, 2017: Also: who is the best demolisher of tails, and who "scored" the longest duck?

Steven Lynch

ICC news

Smith garners highest career-rating points in latest ICC rankings

Feb 26, 2017: Steven Smith's new tally of 939 rating points puts him at sixth in the all-time list of highest points, behind Don Bradman, Len Hutton, Jack Hobbs, Ricky Ponting and Peter May

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2017

How good was Australia's Pune victory?

Feb 26, 2017: There was a high degree of difficulty, but series will tell tale of just how great a Test win Pune was

Daniel Brettig

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

O'Keefe's second-day spell was exceptional - Lehmann

Feb 26, 2017: While Lehmann lauded O'Keefe, who had returns of 6 for 35 in both innings, he was also fulsome in his praise for Nathan Lyon

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune

The rabble that won

Feb 25, 2017: It was 4502 days since Australia won a Test in India. Few gave them a chance to do it this time. They responded in style

Melinda Farrell in Pune

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 3rd day

Smith lauds O'Keefe, batsmen for adapting to 'driest surface'

Feb 25, 2017: Australia's win in Pune was so special, captain Steven Smith knew to a day how long it had been since they won a Test in India

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 3rd day

O'Keefe, Smith set up famous Australia victory

Feb 25, 2017: Steve O'Keefe took 12 wickets and Steven Smith scored a remarkable century as Australia completed a 333-run win over India in the first Test in Pune

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day

O'Keefe chooses the big stage to defy beliefs

Feb 24, 2017: In the past, Steve O'Keefe has dismissed Kevin Pietersen, Virat Kohli, and many more in first-class cricket. Yet Australia have consistently found reasons not to pick him

Jarrod Kimber in Pune

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day

O'Keefe resuscitates Test career with 6.1 overs

Feb 24, 2017: Steve O'Keefe produced his second-best first-class figures, of 6 for 35, in a fine spell of spin bowling after lunch to lead Australia's charge, and put his own career back on track

Brydon Coverdale

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day

India's worst ever seven-wicket collapse

Feb 24, 2017: As Steve O'Keefe raced his way to a six-wicket haul in Pune, India registered a record collapse

Bharath Seervi

India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 2nd day

O'Keefe and Smith put Australia in dominant position

Feb 24, 2017: Steve O'Keefe and Steven Smith put Australia in a powerful position at stumps on day two against India in Pune

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia in India 2017

Australian spin faces up to economic crisis

Feb 22, 2017: For Australia to find any success in India, their spinners will have to keep their economy rates in check, a fact backed up by the past 20 years of Australian visits to India for Tests

Daniel Brettig

India A v Australians, tour match, Mumbai, 3rd day

Lyon, O'Keefe among wickets in drawn game

Feb 19, 2017: The Australian spinners picked up seven wickets between them, but finished with economy rates higher than four in the tour game against India A in Mumbai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in India 2017

O'Keefe puts Panesar, Herath advice to work for India tour

Feb 7, 2017: The Australian left-arm spinner believes that building pressure while being a little defensive is how the spinners can keep India's batting in check

Daniel Brettig

'To succeed in India, you've got to forget what you do in Australia'

Jan 24, 2017: Steven Smith talks about the challenges that an India tour presents, lessons from Sri Lanka, and how the side's senior players need to step up

Interview by Daniel Brettig

You don't need Shield cricket to prepare for India

Jan 17, 2017: That there are no first-class fixtures in Australia this month shouldn't make a difference to how players like O'Keefe and Renshaw train for the India tour

Brad Haddin
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