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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Chris Barrett Brad Haddin did not train at Lord's on Tuesday and was not expected to play for Australia when the second Ashes Test begins on Thursday due to personal reasons.
Chris Barrett World Cup hero James Faulkner will sit out the limited-overs component of Australia's tour of Australia after being suspended for four matches by Cricket Australia due to a drink-driving offence this...
Chris Barrett The Victorian quick would be playing his third Ashes Test at Lord's if he is recalled to the Australian side for the second Test starting on Thursday.
Chris Barrett The Australian coach insists the sideshow around Shane Watson's lbw curse and his future in the team have not been a distraction ahead of the second Test.
Chris Barrett The Australian quick's bowling infamously went off the rails at the Home of Cricket in 2009. In his Ashes return there his team are banking on him firing as they seek to square the series.
Chris Barrett Officially displaced as the world's top-ranked batsman after the first Test Steve Smith says he won't be retreating from his plan to try and hit England spinner Moeen Ali out of the attack at Lord's...
Chris Barrett The Australian coach won't be reining in his batsmen despite some poor performances and careless strokes in the first Test defeat to England.
Chris Barrett Mitchell Starc will have to be "100 per cent fit" to be included in Australia's second Test side, says Darren Lehmann.
Chris Barrett The all-rounder's lbw curse continues in England and after a heavy Australian defeat in the first Test selectors must determine how much longer they can deny giving a chance to the rising West...
Chris Barrett MIchael Clarke believes the loss to England in the first Ashes Test was a much-needed "kick up the backside".
Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's team have four soul-searching days ahead after being thoroughly outplayed in the first Test in Cardiff.
Chris Barrett A thrilling contest now looks on the cards over the next five weeks, with Michael Clarke's team facing a serious challenge to lift the replica urn.
Chris Barrett Peter Siddle is being readied to step into an injured Mitchell Starc's shoes at Lord's this week and would do so with Australia desperately needing an old hand to fill the gap vacated by the retired...
Chris Barrett Not only do Michael Clarke's team need an Ashes record 412 runs to win in Cardiff, an ankle injury to Mitchell Starc is threatening to sideline him from the second Test at Lord's.
Chris Barrett Watson's lbw sparks lower-order collapse as Australia all out for 308.
Chris Barrett England applied the pressure on the Australians on the second day of an absorbing first Test, leaving Shane Watson with the job of steering the tourists back into the match.
Chris Barrett England had no complaints about a low and slow pitch after Mitchell Johnson was rendered a mere mortal in the first Ashes Test, but the wicket has come back to bite their captain Alastair Cook...
Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson has a long and storied relationship with crowds in this corner of the world and their special bond has shown no signs of cooling in this Ashes series.
Chris Barrett Johnson didn't have the same impact as he did in Australia on day one, but England know the best is still to come.
Chris Barrett Two late wickets by Mitchell Starc has the first Test evenly poised after day one but Australia were left to rue putting down England's century-maker before he had scored.