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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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Australia news

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

Gloucestershire v Australia A, Bristol, 3rd day

Fawad Ahmed given dose of reality

Jun 23, 2013: Fawad Ahmed pull off a stunning piece of fielding during Australia A's tight win over Gloucestershire, but his bowling did not make a huge statement

Daniel Brettig in Bristol

Gloucestershire v Australia A, Bristol, 2nd day

Bad day for Ashes hopefuls

Jun 22, 2013: Khawaja, Hughes, Smith and Ahmed failed collectively as Gloucestershire rounded up Australia A for 111 in their second innings, before a strong batting performance left them sniffing at an unlikely win

Daniel Brettig in Bristol

Australia A in South Africa 2013

Ahmed bill passes Australian Senate

Jun 20, 2013: Fawad Ahmed is expected to be eligible for the full Ashes series after the Australian Senate passed a bill that would allow his citizenship to be fast-tracked

Brydon Coverdale

Australia A in South Africa 2013

Ahmed, Agar 'Ashes contenders' - Inverarity

Jun 19, 2013: The legspinner Fawad Ahmed remains in contention for a late Ashes call-up despite being named in the Australia A squad to tour Africa while England and Australia battle for the urn

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Fawad and the uneasy burden of expectations

Jun 6, 2013: Fawad Ahmed's journey is one of Australian cricket's most remarkable feel-good stories, but it is important to keep his potential Ashes contribution in perspective

Brydon Coverdale

The Investec Ashes 2013

Fawad Ahmed rushed into Australia A squad

Jun 6, 2013: The legspinner Fawad Ahmed appears likely to join Australia's Ashes campaign after being rushed into the Australia A squad for the remainder of its tour of England and Ireland

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

CA offers marketing contracts to Ahmed, Sandhu

Jun 4, 2013: Cricket Australia is expected to pour more money into growing the game at grassroots level and appealing to a more diverse fan-base after the new A$590 million broadcasting rights deal

Brydon Coverdale
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