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Chris Barrett

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

Former Socceroo Robbie Hooker in $600,000 dispute with TAB over Premier League bets

Chris Barrett Hooker is in a lengthy stoush with Tabcorp over claims of a faulty app, believing he is owed more than $600,000 by the wagering giant.

Curtly Ambrose back in West Indies colours

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Nearly 15 years after hanging his spikes up, Curtly Ambrose is back in West Indies colours.

ICC forecasts crackdown on bat sizes

Big lump of willow: Gayle's huge bat.

Chris Barrett A forecast crackdown on bat sizes by the International Cricket Council on the eve of the World Cup has been met with raised eyebrows by players and manufacturers, who believe there are other reasons...

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James Faulkner could play as batsman only in World Cup, says coach Dan Marsh

If James Faulkner is not in the lower order, he would be sorely missed by Australia.

Chris Barrett James Faulkner could play as just a batsman at the World Cup, according to his state coach.

Tell England they're dreaming: Mitchell Johnson says old enemy can't escape World Cup pressure

Spearhead: Mitchell Johnson reacts after taking the wicket of England's Moeen Ali.

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson claims England are "dreaming" if they believe there will be no pressure on them in the teams' fast-approaching clash on the first day of the World Cup. 

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One-of-a-kind Glenn Maxwell reveals he also surprises himself

Unique: Glenn Maxwell plays a reverse sweep during Sunday's one-day final in Perth.

Chris Barrett "I don't think anyone is like me," Glenn Maxwell says. Maxwell is not big-noting himself. The opposite, in fact. He's exhibiting a hint of self-deprecation.

I don't think he swung it: England captain Eoin Morgan denies tourists are threatened by Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett Deflection or delusion? That was the question after the tri-series final on Sunday night after Eoin Morgan declared that England were "absolutely not" threatened by Mitchell Johnson, bizarrely...

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Australia claim tri-series title but victory soured by injury to James Faulkner

Risky business: Glenn Maxwell works his way towards 95 against England.

Chris Barrett Australia have claimed the tri-series title with an emphatic win over England at the WACA but their World Cup plans have hit a major snag with James Faulkner suffering a suspected side strain in the...

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Darren Lehmann anoints Justin Langer as his successor as Australian cricket coach

Tactical nous: Justin Langer poses for the Legends XI team photo during the Twenty20 match between the Perth Scorchers and Australian Legends in Perth.

Chris Barrett Darren Lehmann has singled out Justin Langer as the next Australian head coach, believing the success he has achieved already in Western Australia proves he would be a perfect fit in the top job.

Australia will take safety-first approach for Shane Watson

Rested: Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson will not be risked in Sunday's tri-series final against England as Australia look ahead to the opening day of the World Cup in a fortnight, when they will face the old enemy again at the...

World Cup winner Geoff Marsh counsels Australia on pressures of playing at home

Advice: Geoff Marsh was a member of Australia's World Cup winning squad in 1987.

Chris Barrett Geoff Marsh, a World Cup winner as both a player and a coach, has been called into the Australian camp to advise them on handling the expectations that come with hosting the tournament.

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Shane Watson turns to meditation to conquer cricket's mind games

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Chris Barrett Shane Watson says a mind-body practice made famous by the Beatles helped him deal with the death of Phillip Hughes and hopes it can inspire him at the World Cup.

Sydney Sixers to welcome back stars for tilt at Champions League riches

Back in pink: Steve Smith playing for the Sixers.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Daniel Lane The Sydney Sixers face an embarrassment of riches at this year's Champions League when they welcome back their Australian stars for the global Twenty20 tournament.

Cricket officials discuss replacing Michael Clarke with Steven Smith as full-time Australian captain

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Chris Barrett Senior Australian cricket figures have discussed the option of appointing Steven Smith as the country's permanent captain beyond the World Cup, leaving Michael Clarke's position in the balance.

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Shane Watson to go into bat for motor neurone disease at World Cup

Good cause: Shane Watson with motor neurone disease sufferer and activist Dr Ian Davis.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson has more reasons than most to score a bagful of runs in this World Cup.

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Nathan Lyon bounces back from World Cup snub to lead charge for Sydney Sixers in Big Bash final

Spun out: Nathan Lyon will be a key player for the Sixers in the BBL final.

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon has vowed to use his World Cup snubbing as an opportunity to prove he should be Australia's No.1 spinner across all three formats, starting with Wednesday's Big Bash League final.

Stuart MacGill's potential $2.6 million payout will come from pockets of players

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Chris Barrett Stuart MacGill's $2.6 million claim against Cricket Australia will come out of the pockets of his fellow players if he is successful in suing his former employer in the Victorian Supreme Court.

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Did controversial Michael Clarke declaration get captain Jeff Cook in trouble at Western Suburbs?

Do me a favour: Jeff Cook's declaration aimed at helping out Test captain Michael Clarke has landed him in bother.

Chris Barrett He was the club captain who put the interests of the Australian team and Michael Clarke before his own ... and landed himself in the middle of a skirmish between the Test captain and selectors.

Another 'pitchsider' tossed out of SCG as cricket authorities crack down on betting at games

Cricket ball money

Chris Barrett Cricket authorities' bid to eradicate so-called pitchsiding from their venues took another twist during the first match of the triangular one-day series with an Indian national evicted from the SCG.