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World Cup 2015: Australia

Faulkner out to prove fitness for Perth

Mar 2, 2015: The World Cup could finally begin for James Faulkner at the WACA on Wednesday. His availability for Australia's fourth group match against Afghanistan in Perth will hinge on how he pulls up after bowling in the side's optional training session on Monday a

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Hazlewood or Cummins for Australia?

Feb 26, 2015: The choice between Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood is an important decision, for the dimensions of the Eden Park ground allow little margin for error from the fast bowlers

Brydon Coverdale in Auckland

World Cup 2015

Weather threatens Australia's rhythm

Feb 18, 2015: Australia's meticulously planned World Cup campaign may be about to experience a first hiccup, due to the dire weather forecast for Brisbane over the coming week

Daniel Brettig in Brisbane

Australia v India, World Cup 2015 warm-ups, Adelaide

'We were pretty clinical' - Cummins

Feb 8, 2015: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins rated the hosts' display in their warm-up match against India as a nine or 10 out of 10

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, 2nd T20, Melbourne

'Happy to be playing anywhere' - Cummins

Nov 7, 2014: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is happy to be playing cricket in the lead-up to the Australian summer after regaining his fitness

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Adelaide

Rossouw shows his power

Nov 5, 2014: Plays of the day from the first Twenty20 between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig

NSW v WA, Final, Matador BBQ's Cup, Sydney

Teams vie for more than just a trophy

Oct 25, 2014: The Matador BBQ's One-Day Cup final will offer both New South Wales and Western Australia players a final chance to impress Australian selectors ahead of the 2015 World Cup

Melinda Farrell

Queensland v NSW, Matador BBQs Cup, Brisbane

Patterson clinches victory for New South Wales

Oct 10, 2014: Kurtis Patterson ensured New South Wales continued their unbeaten start to the Matador BBQs Cup campaign in Brisbane with some final-over heroics against Queensland

ESPNcricinfo staff

Botham's record, and Somerset's near-miss

Apr 29, 2014: Also, a ton of IPL matches, youngest Australians in World Cups, longest wait for a first-class hundreds, and the Don's lack of fifties

Steven Lynch

Big Bash League

Cummins set for BBL comeback

Jan 14, 2014: Pat Cummins will finally make his long-awaited return to Australian domestic cricket for Perth Scorchers against Adelaide Strikers at the WACA on Thursday after Cricket Australia cleared the injury-prone fast bowler

Alex Malcolm

The Ashes 2013-14

McDermott preaches bowlers' durability

Dec 30, 2013: Craig McDermott expect Ryan Harris to be fit for the final Ashes Test and is equally adamant a rich next generation of pace bowlers must be raised with the expectation to play long Test series

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Another long injury lay-off for Cummins

Aug 19, 2013: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is set to miss much of the 2013-14 domestic season after a recurrence of his lower back stress injury

Brydon Coverdale

Australia A in South Africa 2013

Injured Cummins returns home

Aug 12, 2013: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has returned home from the A tour to South Africa to assess a lower rib/back injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Australia news

Pat Cummins to make comeback

Jun 18, 2013: Pat Cummins, the Australia fast bowler, will play his first competitive match in nine months for the Northern Ireland Cricket Academy on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia A in England 2013

Cummins to travel with Australia A to England

May 10, 2013: Pat Cummins will travel with the Australia A party to England later this month, although he will not be part of the official squad, and is hoping to make a full return during the Australia A tour of South Africa in July

Brydon Coverdale

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

Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart, 3rd day

Australian fast bowlers blow up

Dec 16, 2012: For the second time in three Tests, Australia have found themselves a bowler short less than halfway through a match, a ruinous state of affairs that will cause plenty of knock-on consequences

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

The plague of the back injury stalls Cummins, de Lange

Nov 6, 2012: If you are young and bowl quick, you stand prone to stress factors of the back; the promising, fast-bowling duo of Pat Cummins and Marchant de Lange is a case in point

Firdose Moonda

Australia news

Howard 'disappointed' to be left in dark on Cummins

Nov 4, 2012: Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard has expressed his disappointment at the Sydney Sixers Twenty20 team not passing on information about Pat Cummins' condition before he was diagnosed with a back stress fracture

Daniel Brettig
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