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

Caribbean Premier League chief wants to own Australian Big Bash League team

Chris Barrett CPL boss believes cross-ownership could be beneficial to both Twenty20 competitions.

'I've had some pretty bad days': Chris Rogers reveals extent of concussion effects

Sidelined: Australian opener Chris Rogers with team doctor Peter Brukner.

Chris Barrett The veteran Australian opener was left with headaches and dizziness long after a blow to the head at training a fortnight ago.

Steve Smith living the dream as he continues to plunder runs with abandon

Sweet spot:  Steve Smith is keeping a level head.

Chris Barrett Steve Smith's standing has gone through the roof but as he showed with another Test century in the West Indies he remains intent on simply scoring runs.

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West Indies bowler Jerome Taylor starts second Test with six maidens

Hostile: West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor.

Chris Barrett The Jamaican quick had incredibly failed to concede a run at lunch time on the first day of the second Test.

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Australia v West Indies: Steve Smith puts Australia on top in second Test

Steve Smith of Australia celebrates after reaching his century  during day one of the second Test match between Australia and the West Indies at Sabina Park.

Chris Barrett There is no stopping Australia's new No.3 batsman, who steered his team out of trouble on day one in Jamaica with another fine innings.

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New figures show Australian cricket winning fight against fast bowler injuries

Chris Barrett Australia's fast bowlers aren't just firing, they are also fitter than they have been in years. 

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Australian cricketers harassed for tickets ahead of West Indies Test

Shaun Marsh of Australia is approached by locals wanting match tickets.

Chris Barrett Australian players have witnessed a series of stoushes between eager ticket hunters at Sabina Park and been physically harassed for tickets on the eve of the second Test against the West Indies here.

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Michael Clarke: Chris Rogers still key in Ashes despite concussion woes in Windies

Another chance: Australian opener Shaun Marsh will get another opportunity to cement a position in the batting order in the second Test.

Chris Barrett The veteran opener's absence from a second straight Test delays a selection headache until England.

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Steve Smith hopes to follow Ricky Ponting and solve Australia's problems at No.3

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett If Australia's new first drop can be anything like the former Test captain was there then Australia should be in good shape.

Australian opener Chris Rogers ruled out of second Test with concussion

No Test: Australian opener Chris Rogers with team doctor Peter Brukner.

Chris Barrett Shaun Marsh is set to remain at the top of the order in Jamaica as Chris Rogers is ruled out.

'You get off on it a bit': Ashes lure drives Brad Haddin in home straight of career

Brad Haddin looks on during day two of the first Test against the West Indies in Roseau, Dominica.

Chris Barrett Australia's veteran keeper still has plenty to achieve in the final stretch of his international career.

West Indies booking for Boxing Day and Sydney Tests shows schedule is upside down

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Chris Barrett Australia should be hosting New Zealand on Boxing Day and in the Sydney Test, not the West Indies.

Australia lower order take pride in tail wagging, says Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett Not for the first time Australia relied heavily on its lower order in the first Test against the West Indies and their most experienced bowler says they are happy to help.

Australian cricket reporter Daniel Brettig mugged in Dominican capital

Daniel Brettig was mugged in the Dominican capital, close to the hotel where the Australian side was staying.

Chris Barrett An Australian cricket reporter was mugged by men armed with knives just a few minutes from the hotel where the Australian cricket side was staying in the Dominican capital.

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Michael Clarke on brink of equalling Don Bradman's total Test centuries

 Michael Clarke is just one away from equalling Don Bradman's number of Test centuries

Chris Barrett The Test captain needs one more ton to match the Don's 29 career hundreds. 

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Darren Lehmann going back to where it all began in Ashes two years ago

Darren Lehmann.

Chris Barrett Australia still have a Test to play against the West Indies but England is in the back of their minds.

Fawad Ahmed's chances for Australian Test debut limited on this tour

Waiting: Fawad Ahmed was the 12th man in Australia's first Test win.

Chris Barrett The former asylum seeker could unfortunately spend the next 2 1/2 months running the drinks.

Adam Voges' century a selection headache for second test

Dream debut:  Adam Voges holds aloft a stump as his team celebrated victory in the first Test against the West Indies within three days.

Chris Barrett If Chris Rogers is passed fit to return from concussion in the second Test against the West Indies there is a tough decision to be made.

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Australia beat West Indies inside three days to retain Frank Worrell Trophy

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Marlon Samuels.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's men took a 1-0 lead in the series over the West Indies and earned themselves an extra rest.

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West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo modest about replicating Shane Warne's ball of the century

Devendra Bishoo of the West Indies celebrates after taking the wicket of Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett Twenty-two years, to the day, since Shane Warne had left Mike Gatting and world cricket in a spin with his so-called Ball of the Century at Old Trafford, Devendra Bishoo produced his own version.

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