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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Family of Peter Roebuck fear book may derail inquest into cricket writer's death

Chris Barrett Lawyers for the family of Peter Roebuck fear claims made in a soon-to-be-released book about the late cricket writer could jeopardise a new inquest into his death in police custody in Cape Town four...

Ashes 2015: Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood to sit out Australia's tour of Bangladesh

Not touring: Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett The fast bowlers will stay at home in a calculated decision aimed at freshening them up for the summer but one that could potentially backfire on them against a nation that last month drew against...

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Michael Clarke pulls out of Big Bash League deal with Melbourne Stars

Michael Clarke embraces his wife Kyly after his last Test on August 23.

Chris Barrett EXCLUSIVE Michael Clarke has pulled out of his contract with Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars, meaning the retired Test captain may well have played his final professional match in Australia.

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NSW Coroner to hold inquest into death of former Test cricketer Phillip Hughes

Tragedy: Phillip Hughes died after being struck by a cricket ball on the back of his head.

Chris Barrett The circumstances surrounding the former Australian batsman's passing after being hit by a bouncer at the SCG are to be examined.

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Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill goes about his business amid storm over Brad Haddin dumping

Playing a straight bat: Peter Nevill is digging in for the long haul after turning in a gutsy batting performance at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett The team's new wicketkeeper did not ask to be thrust into the midst of one of the most controversial and emotion-charged selection furores in recent history but he is doing his utmost to show just...

Peter Roebuck case tipped to reopen by South Africa DPP

Mysterious death: Cricket writer Peter Roebuck.

Chris Barrett Director of Public Prosecutions in South Africa is believed to be ready to order that an inquest into the cricket writer's death while in police custody be re-opened.

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke will drop to No.5 at Trent Bridge, says Shane Warne

Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett Even Shane Warne, Michael Clarke's close friend and supporter-in-chief, concedes that the Australian captain's position may not be safe after this Ashes series and says the 34-year-old will shift...

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Ashes 2015: England coach Trevor Bayliss tells side to not let Australia come back

Chris Barrett England must not let a deflated Australia "up off the floor", insists their head coach Trevor Bayliss, the Sydneysider who is only one win away from overseeing an Ashes triumph in his first series in...

Ashes 2015: 'We're still family first': Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin axing

Darren Lehmann said it was very hard to change the side that won at Lord's

Chris Barrett Darren Lehmann has launched a stirring defence of selectors' actions in effectively ending the Test career of Brad Haddin after he had sat out the previous Test to be with his sick daughter,...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke admits his form has left Australia playing with 10 men

Under pressure: skipper Michael Clarke has scored 94 runs at 18.8 in this series.

Chris Barrett The Australian captain is "not at all" considering his future beyond this series, he maintains, but knows he is not delivering in this series.

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Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke's woes continue with dropped catch as England complete win

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  Michael Clarke of Australia looks on during day three of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 31, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were beaten by X wickets at Edgbaston.

Ashes 2015: Australia's Dad's Army batting line-up looking too old, too slow

Struggling: Michael Clarke is battling to overcome a form slump with the bat.

Chris Barrett Jason Gillespie was only half serious when, in the lead-up to this Ashes series, he branded the Australians as 'Dad's Army'.

Ashes 2015: Australia on brink of crushing defeat but James Anderson injury adds twist

Opener David Warner stroked the equal fastest fifty for an Australian in Ashes history, from 35 balls, before departing for 77, caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of James Anderson.

Chris Barrett There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days but England's joy will be tempered by a side...

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Ashes 2015: Mitchell Johnson reaches 300 Test wickets with stunning spell

Chris Barrett The left-arm quick became only the fifth Australian bowler to the milestone in appropriate fashion with a devastating display in his first over on day two at Edgbaston.

Ashes 2015: Australia must 'find a way' in England and quickly, says Chris Rogers

Lone hand: Australian opener Chris Rogers was the only player to pass 50.

Chris Barrett To see Chris Rogers in action at Edgbaston was a bit like watching a multilingual tour guide try and lead a bunch of wide-eyed Australian backpackers around some ancient ruins when all the kids...

Ashes 2015: Will selectors give Michael Clarke the same treatment as Brad Haddin and Shane Watson?

Under pressure: skipper Michael Clarke after being dismissed in the third Test.

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have to grapple with the future of Michael Clarke after another failure.

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Ashes 2015: Australian players unhappy Brad Haddin was left out for third Test

Haddin and Nevill head to the nets before the match.

Chris Barrett Discontent among the Australian team after the sacking of the veteran wicketkeeper, who skipped the second Test to be with his ill daughter.

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Ashes 2015: Ian Bell back at No.3 and at home is good news, says Alastair Cook

Chris Barrett The Warwickshire man is in the midst of a very lean patch but the England captain believes he can find his way out of it in the third Test.

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Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill retains Australian gloves for third Test over Brad Haddin

Eyes on the prize: Peter Nevill keeps wicket against Derbyshire.

Chris Barrett Australia have confirmed that the 29-year-old will keep the job he assumed from Brad Haddin at Lord's, a decision that effectively ends the 66-Test career of the former vice-captain.

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Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke - I tossed out my old helmet once I saw Chris Rogers hit

Helmet talk: Australia's Chris Rogers (right) wears the new-look helmet skipper Michael Clarke is set to adopt.

Chris Barrett The Test captain has been moving towards changing helmets since the death of Phillip Hughes and the ball that struck Rogers at Lord's was the final straw.