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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Chris Barrett A bumper crowd, a star-studded line-up and a warm summer night - the stage was set for Sydney Thunder to truly announce their long-awaited arrival on the western Sydney sporting landscape.
Chris Barrett When Adam Zampa smashed a six in the final over of the Big Bash match between Adelaide and Perth on Monday night it was cause for the Strikers to celebrate.
Chris Barrett Fast bowler Patrick Cummins concedes the mode of Phillip Hughes' death is still in the back of the minds of Australian pacemen as they deliver the short ball.
Chris Barrett A British citizen is again on the radar of cricket officials as the World Cup approaches after being evicted from Big Bash League matches at the SCG and ANZ Stadium over the past four days for...
Chris Barrett Joe Burns thought his biggest test in the next few weeks would be the final exam of his economics degree, which he is due to sit next month.
Selectors wrestle with George Bailey snub as support rises for Steve Smith to be World Cup cricket captain
Chris Barrett The success of Steve Smith's debut as captain has only added to the dilemma facing selectors about who should lead Australia at the World Cup, with players expressing their support for the...
Chris Barrett Michael Hussey and Jacques Kallis have led the Sydney Thunder to a thrilling Big Bash win over the Brisbane Heat on Sunday.
Chris Barrett Mickey Arthur remembers the selection meeting vividly because it would be his last. Five minutes after adding Steve Smith to the 2013 Ashes squad, he was sacked.
Chris Barrett Sonny Bill Willams says a fight against his former NRL and rugby league international rival Paul Gallen is on the cards
Chris Barrett Melbourne have Kevin Pietersen, Brisbane Andrew Flintoff, and their cross-town rivals the Thunder have Jacques Kallis.
Sydney Thunder recruit Jacques Kallis predicts Steve Smith to be successful as South African namesake
Chris Barrett Legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis believes the example set by the Proteas former leader Graeme Smith proves that Australia's new Test captain Steve Smith can be a success despite his...
Chris Barrett A few hours into Cricket NSW's season launch a few months back the usual suspects were still in the room at the Rocks overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Chris Barrett Steve Smith's destiny to be an Australian Test cricketer - and ultimately the captain - became blatantly clear when he was playing grade cricket with Sutherland.
Chris Barrett Steve Smith has been named as Australia's Test captain, replacing injured skipper Michael Clarke for the rest of the series against India.
Chris Barrett Mitchell Starc's bid to mount a late case for a World Cup berth hit a snag on Friday night when he was sent off for scans on a groin injury.
Chris Barrett Only a matter of months ago things could hardly have been better for the Australian cricket team.
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.
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.
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.
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...