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

Ashes 2015: I'm not paid enough to face Mitchell Johnson, says Robert Key

Chris Barrett The Australian left-armer exhibited some of the traits that destroyed England two summers ago in his first outing of the Ashes tour.

Sydney Cricket Ground beats ANZ Stadium to hosting rights for top-class cricket

Back in the day: Jacques Kallis celebrates a half century for the Thunder at ANZ Stadium.

Chris Barrett Cricket looks finished at Sydney's ANZ Stadium after the Sydney Cricket Ground was awarded exclusive rights to Australia's international matches in the city for the next seven years.

Ashes 2015: How a homesick Steve Smith made waves for Kent club as a 17-year-old

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Chris Barrett The Steve Smith playing in the Ashes tour match in Kent this weekend is the No.1 batsman in the world and the future Test captain but eight years ago he made a name for himself in the county as a...

Ashes 2015: Spectator sets up tent on field as Shaun Marsh makes camp with century

Australia's Shaun Marsh.

Chris Barrett A spectator pitched a tent on the field in the most bizarre of ground invasions as Shaun Marsh set up camp himself with a hundred on Australia's first active day of the Ashes tour.

Moises Henriques' jaw banded shut for next five weeks after nasty collision

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Perth Scorchers skipper Adam Voges with the Big Bash League trophy at Manuka Oval.

Chris Barrett The former Test all-rounder is eating food through a straw after surgery on a broken jaw but could still feature again for English county Surrey this season.

Ashes 2015: Ryan Harris 'short of a gallop' as Darren Lehmann hints at Test team

Chris Barrett The Australians have begun their campaign in England and hope the first of two tour games helps to settle a couple of selection issues.

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers' Lord's deals a good idea, poorly executed

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Chris Barrett The Australian opener's farewell tour in England didn't start off to plan but the county team he formerly captained were also to blame despite throwing him under the bus for selling unauthorised...

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers: I didn't deceive anyone in Lord's ticket package venture

Chris Barrett The Australian opener admits he went about securing Ashes tickets to sell for hospitality packages in the wrong way but says he told county team Middlesex and Cricket Australia what he wanted to do.

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers bids to say farewell to career and England in style

Fans greet Chris Rogers at a practice session at Watford, north-west of London.

Chris Barrett A four-day game against Kent not only signals the start of Australia's Ashes tour but Chris Rogers' farewell lap around England.

ACA president Greg Dyer concerned debut of day-night cricket Test being rushed

Colourful addition: Day-night Test cricket using pink balls is closer to becoming a reality.

Chris Barrett It's not only New Zealand players who have misgivings about a day-night Test on the schedule this summer as Australians also have doubts.

Ashes 2015: 'We're not here to sunbake' - Australia make fun of England camp in Spain

High tea maybe but sunbathing never! ... Nathan Lyon (left) and Peter Siddle enjoy afternoon tea during the Australian Ashes Squad Welcome BBQ at The Kensington Roof Garden on Tuesday in London.

Chris Barrett Australia have poked fun at England's pre-Ashes camp in Spain, saying they are focused on retaining the most treasured prize in Test cricket not 'sunbaking'.

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India's Essel Group contacting more Australian players about rebel cricket league

Chris Barrett Officials know operatives from rival group have spoken to Australian players but hope to strike blow to rebel plans with the signing of new contracts in the next week.

Ashes 2015: Introducing Square Jeff, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon's new ball

Nathan Lyon poses during an Australian Ashes portrait session in Roseau, Dominica.

Chris Barrett The 27-year-old off-spinner has a new trick up his sleeve but he's keeping the details under wraps ahead of the Test series against England.

Ashes 2015: 'Dad's Army ... I'll take it as a compliment' says Michael Clarke

Australia's cricket team captain Michael Clarke speaks to the media during a welcome party at the Australian High Commission in London, Monday, June 22, 2015. The Australian cricket team is in Britain to play a five test Ashes test series against England, with the first test to be played in Cardiff from July 8. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Chris Barrett Australian captain Michael Clarke is happy to take the Captain Mainwaring tag given to him by Jason Gillespie.

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Ashes 2015: Australia play straight bat as England get wound up on one-day thrills

Chris Barrett The old enemy have been infused by self-belief after a one-day series win but how much does it really mean for the Ashes?

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Ashes 2015: Shaun Marsh happy to bat wherever Australia wants in fight for Test spot

In the swing: Shaun Marsh is keen to press his claims for the Ashes by impressing in the lead-up matches.

Chris Barrett The left-hander knows he needs big runs in practice matches against Kent and Essex to retain his place for the first Test.

Ashes 2015: Australia eager to prove Jason Gillespie wrong over 'Dad's Army' quip

Jibe: Jason Gillespie with England captain Alastair Cook in March.

Chris Barrett England-based former Australian quick hasn't impressed his countrymen with comments made about their age and physical state.

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Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke: I've never asked David Warner to sledge an opponent

Chris Barrett The Australian captain says he expects both teams to "headbutt" the line, but if his opener doesn't want to antagonise England that is up to him.

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Moises Henriques faces surgery after clash

Broken jaw: Moises Henriques in action earlier this year.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australian cricketer Moises Henriques will on Tuesday have the first of multiple operations to repair a badly broken jaw after being involved in an outfield collision with a teammate in a county game...

Australia look for lift from David Warner and Shane Watson despite Windies romp

David Warner plays a lofted stroke towards gully on day three of the second Test in Kingston.

Chris Barrett They won the series in the Caribbean in under seven days but there is room for improvement against England, according to coach Darren Lehmann.

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