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Chris Barrett

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

Coach Darren Lehmann talks about rumours of rift with Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Only a matter of months ago things could hardly have been better for the Australian cricket team.

Mitchell Johnson set to be be rested ahead of Test series and World Cup

Cotton wool treatment: Mitch Johnson.

Chris Barrett and Brad Elborough Mitchell Johnson is likely to be freshened before a marathon summer by being rested for the second leg of the ODI series against South Africa.

Brad Haddin races against time to be fit for first Test against India

Always the professional: Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin will have to wait another week to know if he will be fit to play in the first Test against India.

Day-night Tests a solution to thin crowds, says James Sutherland

Experiment: The pink ball will be trialled once again.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says a future where most Test cricket is played in a day-night format is not out of the question.

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Chris Hartley, Peter Nevill next in line for Test wicketkeeper's spot, believes Healy

In form: Queensland’s Chris Hartley.

Chris Barrett Ian Healy says fellow Queenslander Chris Hartley and the Blues' Peter Nevill should be the wicketkeepers considered for a Test call-up if Brad Haddin does not recover for the series opener against...

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Indian captain MS Dhoni ruled out of Brisbane Test with arm injury

Out: India's captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Chris Barrett India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the first Test against Australia at the Gabba starting on December 4 with an arm injury.

Richie Benaud says his doctors are pleased with his progress after crash, skin cancer treatment

Cricket greats, including Richie Benaud,  assemble at the SCG ahead of Ch 9's launch of their coverage of the cricket season.
10th November 2014
Photo: Wolter Peeters
The Sydney Morning Herald

Chris Barrett The master of the broadcast box, Richie Benaud also happens to be the master of the understatement. 

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Indian company asked to conduct review of Australia's thrashing against Pakistan

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia's high performance chief Pat Howard has engaged an Indian company to conduct a thorough review of the shambolic series against Pakistan in an effort to find a solution for...

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Cameron White stakes World Cup claim as Australia clinch T20 series

Cameron White

Chris Barrett With poise and purpose Cameron White not only clinched the Twenty20 series against South Africa but offered another World Cup audition at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.

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Commentary doyen Richie Benaud set to call Sydney Test

Icon: Richie Benaud is on his way back to the commentary box.

Chris Barrett Channel Nine are planning for master commentator Richie Benaud to call the Sydney Test against India in January 

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Michael Clarke's publisher blocks talk of Dale Steyn feud at book launch

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has baulked at suggestions that relationships with South Africa, principally fast bowler Dale Steyn, require mending ahead of the one-day series starting next week, saying he believed...

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Cricket groundsmen gagged in bid to thwart corruption by illegal bookmakers

Gagged: Curators such as the SCG's Tom Parker will no longer be able to go into detail about pitch conditions.

Chris Barrett Australia's ground curators have been silenced as cricket authorities step up anti-corruption measures before a bumper summer culminating in the World Cup.

Steve O'Keefe rues missed opportunity in Dubai but goes into bat for Nathan Lyon

Tweaker: Steve O’Keefe.

Chris Barrett Steve O’Keefe hopes he won’t be Australia’s latest one-Test wonder but has urged selectors to stand by state colleague Nathan Lyon.

Trevor Chappell adds fielding expertise to NSW Blues

Chris Barrett NSW have turned to the youngest of the cricketing Chappell brothers in an effort to hone their fielding skills in the defence of their Sheffield Shield title.

On Shane Watson: 'I don't know about top three', says Michael Clarke

A 'huge member' of the team: Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Humbled by historic proportions against Pakistan, the make-up of Australia's heavily scrutinised Test batting line-up this summer has been made no clearer with Michael Clarke casting doubt on a...

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Sydney Thunder signs up wicketkeeper Chris Hartley for Big Bash League season

Consistent performer: Queensland keeper Chris Hartley.

Chris Barrett and Phil Lutton Ignored again by Australian selectors Chris Hartley has at least found a willing suitor in Big Bash League team Sydney Thunder, who have signed the Queensland wicketkeeper ahead of this summer's...

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Sachin Tendulkar's SCG return evokes many fond memories for the Little Master

Sachin Tendulkar

Chris Barrett They are universally regarded as two of the greatest cricketers of all time but Sachin Tendulkar says when he and Shane Warne visited Sir Donald Bradman for his 90th birthday they were so daunted...

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Josh Hazlewood in sights for Australian one-day squad to play South Africa

Josh Hazlewood is ready to be called up into the Australian one-day squad.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Josh Hazlewood's rising status on the radar of national selectors will take another step forward on Wednesday when it's expected he will be named in Australia's squad for next month's one-day...

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When the Little Master met The Don: Bradman's son delighted at Sachin Tendulkar honour

Three greats: Shane Warne, Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar celebrate The Don's 90th birthday in Adelaide in 1998.

Chris Barrett Don Bradman's son fondly remembers the day Sachin Tendulkar met his father on his 90th birthday.

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Sheffield Shield debutant Nick Larkin can press Irish Cricket World Cup claims

Chance to impress: Patrick Jackson is one of three debutants.

Chris Barrett Nick Larkin has spent the past two winters in Ireland auditioning for a World Cup berth.