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Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Bresnan absence weighs heavy

Nov 16, 2013: England will miss Tim Bresnan enormously at the start of the Ashes series and his replacement will be targeted by Australia's batsmen, according to Ed Cowan

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Australia still don't make much sense

Aug 4, 2013: If the rain holds off Australia could still win this Test and keep the Ashes alive, but a lot of their decisions continue to suggest confused thinking

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 3rd day

Taylor runs more valuable than Cowan's

Jul 28, 2013: Ed Cowan and James Taylor both enjoyed plenty of time in the middle on the final day in Hove, but only one of them has any real chance of playing in the third Test

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

Sussex v Australians, Tour match, Hove, 1st day

Top-order Australians fail to convert

Jul 26, 2013: A quick glance at the scorecard tells only half the story of Australia's first day against Sussex. At stumps they were 354 for 5, which in a Test match would have set them up soundly

Brydon Coverdale in Hove

A schoolboy curse?

Jul 26, 2013: From Donald Bradman to Michael Clarke, state school graduates have dominated the ranks of Australian Test teams. What are private schools doing wrong?

Steve Cannane

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Cowan, Starc dropped for Lord's

Jul 18, 2013: Ed Cowan and Mitchell Starc have been dropped for Usman Khawaja and Ryan Harris in Australia's XI for the second Ashes Test at Lord's

Daniel Brettig at Lord's

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Australia lose openers' thread

Jul 13, 2013: The partnership between Shane Watson and Chris Rogers rattled England and made Australia's target look eminently achievable - but the men that followed could not keep it up

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's problems by the hundred

Jul 6, 2013: Australian batting has been plagued by a century drought, and Darren Lehmann wants his batsmen to score at least a hundred in each Test

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham

The Investec Ashes 2013

Cowan resolves to fight for spot

Jul 2, 2013: Life is suddenly a whole lot less certain for Ed Cowan. For the past 18 months he has answered to the title of Test opening batsman, but Chris Rogers' promotion to join Shane Watson atop the order against England means Cowan must now scrap for another com

Daniel Brettig in Worcester

Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Hove, 3rd day

Taylor, Cowan, Gurney set up Notts

Jun 2, 2013: Harry Gurney's hat-trick and runs for James Taylor and Ed Cowan put Notts in a position to press for victory on day four at Hove

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Hove

India v Australia, 4th Test, Delhi

We're unified by what happened in Mohali - Cowan

Mar 20, 2013: Australian opener Ed Cowan has said he raised concerns with the coach Mickey Arthur and captain Michael Clarke about the slipping standards within the squad

Brydon Coverdale in Delhi

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

Cowan keen on just batting long

Mar 15, 2013:

Brydon Coverdale

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

Cowan progresses, Hughes regresses

Mar 15, 2013: While Ed Cowan has found the answer to what works for him in spinning Indian conditions in this Test series, Phillip Hughes seems to have less and less of an idea of the same with every passing innings

Brydon Coverdale

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

India inch ahead on hard-fought day

Mar 15, 2013: Australia's batsmen did their homework, fought hard and showed the right attitude. Yet they found themselves nursing a manifestly inadequate first-innings total

The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

Time for Australia's batsmen to stand up

Mar 4, 2013: David Warner and Phillip Hughes have missed their chance but Ed Cowan and Shane Watson must not waste an opportunity to turn a woeful tour from the top order around

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Sloppiness leaves an empty feeling

Jan 4, 2013: Despite taking a lead on the second day, Australia had something missing in their game

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Sydney

Australia shake off New Year's lethargy

Jan 1, 2013: Ed Cowan confessed to a "pretty flat" net session as Australia trained ahead of the third Test in Sydney

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia news

Warner and Cowan in line to lead

Dec 30, 2012: David Warner and Ed Cowan must contemplate leading Australia after Michael Hussey's retirement added further to the leadership conundrum

Daniel Brettig

Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Cowan, Warner indicate their worth

Dec 23, 2012: A year after they were first introduced as Australia's opening pair, Ed Cowan and David Warner are gradually learning how best to work together

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne
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