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Chris Barrett

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

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Australia's pacemen are to be called upon in South Africa

Chris Barrett Australia will take as many as six fast bowlers to take on the world's top team next month.

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Australia put their trust in pace attack

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Chris Barrett Australia will take as many as six fast bowlers to South Africa next month as they prepare to cope with the dual demands of heavy workloads against the world No.

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Steve Smith has future Australian cricket captain written all over him

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett An episode from Steve Smith's first spell in charge of the Sydney Sixers demonstrates just why those in the know are already nominating him for further leadership honours.

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The Ashes: Justin Hemmes treats Australian team to ritzy victory party

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers have closed out the Test portion of the summer by partying in style.

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Sydney Sixers captain Steve Smith on L-plates for higher honours

Sydney Sixers player Steve Smith in training at the SCG, Sydney. 9th January 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean
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Chris Barrett There is an episode from Steve Smith's first spell in charge of the Sydney Sixers that demonstrates just why those in the know are already nominating him for higher leadership honours, even as...

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Ashes feuds forgotten as England joins Australia in dressing room

Nathan Lyon leads the team song.

Chris Barrett Australian and England came together for three hours in the home dressing room at the SCG.

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Shane Watson says coach Darren Lehmann put the fun back into cricket

Feeling bubbly: Australian coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Michael Clarke share a midnight champagne moment at the SCG.

Chris Barrett Former vice-captain says he's proud he took a position on team's culture last year.

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Ashes celebrations: In the SCG sheds, old enemies became best mates

Australian Cricket team win the ashes series 5-0 against England s at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2014

Chris Barrett After threatening to break arms, they laid down their arms.

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Mitchell Johnson would have broken my Ashes record, says Rodney Hogg

Alastair Cook bowled out for 7 runs by Mitchell Johnson in the 
Second innings Australia batting on Day two, Australia vs England in the fifth test ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2014

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson would have sailed past the Australian mark for wickets in a home Ashes series if he had another Test up his sleeve, admits the record-holder Rodney Hogg.

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Brad Haddin: Ashes heroes reclaimed Australian brand of cricket

Brad Haddin talks to spectators during a lap of honour after the Test ended.

Chris Barrett Australia is not flawless but the team has managed to camouflage its shortcomings.

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The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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Monty Panesar struggling to find form on and off the pitch

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Monty Panesar does not seem to be having much success on and off the field.

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Kevin Pietersen may walk off into retirement

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett One retirement theory has already been debunked during the fifth Test, but could there be another high-profile exit on the cards after the Ashes finale in Sydney?

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Speculation rises over Kevin Pietersen's future

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett One retirement theory has already been debunked during the fifth Test but could there be another high-profile exit on the cards after the Ashes finale in Sydney?

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Ashes 'Old boy' Chris Rogers defies odds, leads with the bat

Chris Rogers

Chris Barrett Chris Rogers joins Brad Haddin in Australia's leading trio of run-scorers this summer.

Ashes: Elder statesman Chris Rogers leads the way again for Australia at SCG

Chris Barrett The Seniors Tour continues in the Ashes with Chris Rogers, who is within striking distance of another Test hundred, joining Brad Haddin in Australia's leading trio of run-scorers this summer.

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Rumours of Brad Haddin retirement hosed down

Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett As rumours tend to, it started as a whisper and before long became the talk of the town.

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Steve Smith and Brad Haddin lead Australian fightback

Australia's Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's destroyer-in-chief Johnson will fancy his chances of making England pay again for letting the home team off the hook.

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Ashes: Steve Smith leads fightback. With Brad Haddin, of course

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett It is easy to forget. Three years ago against England Steve Smith looked out of his depth, a half-backed international cricketer not quite sure whether he was a batsman or bowler.

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Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu FORMER national coach Bob Simpson wants Australia's selectors to continue picking the team on merit rather than age, despite the lack of youth in the Test side.

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