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

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: All signs point to the bench for George Bailey against Bangladesh

Chris Barrett If it was not already resolved who would make way for the return of Michael Clarke in this World Cup, then there were more revealing clues on Thursday.

Glenn Maxwell says Australia bracing for tough World Cup run of three games in eight days

Chris Barrett Its critics argue it is too long and predictable, certainly in its group phase, but Glenn Maxwell says the World Cup is providing the Australiains a valuable chance to bond as they before making a...

Cricket World Cup: Australian coach Darren Lehmann considers four quicks against Bangladesh

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: George Bailey congratulates Patrick Cummins of Australia after he got the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane of India during the ICC Cricket World Cup warm up match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on February 8, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australia's next opponents, Bangladesh, may have good reason to pray for the incessant rain tipped to engulf Brisbane before Saturday's World Cup match, after Darren Lehmann hinted the tournament...

ICC to discuss plan by Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards to revamp one-day international game as 'World Cup Cricket'

Under Wally Edwards' proposal, points from one-day internationals could determine qualification for the World Cup.

Chris Barrett An ambitious plan to revolutionise the one-day game by rebranding it as 'World Cup Cricket' is to take another step forward on Monday when it is discussed at a meeting of International Cricket...

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Shane Watson not in the runs, but in the money

Chris Barrett He mightn't be making the runs he would like but Shane Watson is not battling for a quid.

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No way back for 'pathetic' West Indies at World Cup, says Michael Holding

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Chris Barrett The latest chapter in one of sport's saddest tales — the fall from grace of the West Indies — is being played out at the World Cup and Michael Holding, one of their greatest players,...

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: David Warner won't let haters bring him down

No shrinking violet: Dave Warner.

Chris Barrett Playing the game with the dial perpetually turned up to 11 does not always make Dave Warner a favourite of the chattering classes.

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Shane Watson still premier all-rounder in Australian team, says Mitchell Marsh

Shane Watson makes the long walk back after being dismissed for a golden duck on Saturday.

Chris Barrett It's a theme just about as familiar to the sporting landscape as the summer of cricket itself: Shane Watson under pressure to hold his place in the Australian team.

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ICC use disgraced Lou Vincent to issue cautionary message to World Cup players

Cautionary tale: New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent.

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett "My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat."

The surgeon who saved Michael Clarke's World Cup campaign

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Chris Barrett If Michael Clarke is holding the World Cup aloft on the evening of March 29, having struck a match-winning knock or two along the way, there is one person without a gold shirt on who would not be out...

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: David Warner shoots from the lip as he dismisses England

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Chris Barrett Amid all the words written and said about David Warner after his run-in with Rohit Sharma last month, the labelling of him as a thug and a bogan and the calls for him to stop looking for trouble or...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Scotland will have to brave it in old uniforms

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Scotland thrashed Ireland in a warm-up game at Blacktown this week, signalling they may themselves be giant-killers in waiting as the Irish have been before, but not all has gone to plan.

Ricky Ponting says Michael Clarke should stand aside as Australia's one-day captain after World Cup

Recovering well: Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting believes Michael Clarke should quit one-day international cricket after the World Cup and concentrate solely on prolonging his Test career.

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England captain Eoin Morgan chalks up another duck in final World Cup practice game

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11:  Yasir Shah of Pakistan celebrates after taking the wicket of Eoin Morgan of England during the ICC Cricket World Cup warm up match between England and Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett If Michael Clarke's World Cup plans were appearing to all come together on Wednesday, Eoin Morgan's were seemingly falling apart.

Australia's David Warner says psychologist helped him rein in rushes of blood

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Chris Barrett David Warner says working with Australia's team psychologist helped curb the rushes of blood to the head that featured earlier in his international career, saying he was primed to lead from the front...

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

Dispute: Former Socceroo Robbie Hooker is pursuing more than $600,000 in winnings he says he is owed by the TAB. The bookmaker says the confusion is down to a glitch in an out-of-date version of the TAB app.

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.

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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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