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Chris Barrett

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

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Michael Clarke looks past IPL to lighten his load

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke is the latest Australian player to forgo a payday in the Indian Premier League, knocking back the opportunity to enter the upcoming auction to take a four-month break from cricket.

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Faulkner, Marsh, Bird under cloud for South African tour

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Chris Barrett All-rounder James Faulkner is in danger of missing next month's Test tour of South Africa with a knee injury.

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Players call for Big Bash to be played in October

The Big Bash, with all its attendant hoopla, has proved to be a hit this season.

Chris Barrett Australia's players tell Cricket Australia about scheduling and impact of BBL on other competitions.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

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Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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Player push to move Big Bash to October to save Shield

Brett Lee and Jordan Silk of the Syndey Sixers during the Big Bash League match.

Chris Barrett Australia's players have tabled a recommendation to Cricket Australia that the Big Bash League to be played in October in future seasons.

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Sydney Sixers won't let Thunder's plight take eyes off prize

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Chris Barrett You could excuse the heavy hitters at NSW for feeling like parents about to watch two sons play in opposing teams.

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Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

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Chris Barrett Michael Hussey has added his voice to those querying the snubbing of Phil Hughes for Australia's tour of South Africa, saying the left-hander had done everything asked of him by selectors.

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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

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India seeks to host ICC event every three years

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Chris Barrett India will reportedly push to host International Cricket Council events such as the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy once every three years as the game's superpower looks to flex its...

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Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World Twenty20 tournament

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Chris Barrett Australia has landed a coup by luring Shane Warne back into the national set-up in an official capacity.

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Fears over India going it alone are behind Cricket Australia's support for ICC shake-up

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Chris Barrett Position paper proposes far greater powers for India, Australia and England.

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More cricket betting scam fears as Brit reappears at ODI

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Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Man investigated for illegal betting at BBL game in Melbourne reappeared at ODI in Sydney.

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Cricket Australia backs dramatic shake-up of ICC in bid to prevent India breaking away

Chris Barrett Fears that India could break away from the International Cricket Council are behind Cricket Australia's support for a controversial plan to shake up the world governing body, say sources inside the...

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Shaun Marsh wins recall for tour of South Africa

Good to be back: Shaun Marsh and James Pattinson congratulate each other after recalls for the South Africa tour.

Chris Barrett Left-hander again in running to reclaim top-order position but only after hitting rock bottom.

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How Shaun Marsh earned his second chance

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Chris Barrett The script wasn't meant to go this way for Shaun Marsh.

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From rock bottom, Australia could be on top of world

Chris Barrett Next major priority for Australian team and Cricket Australia is the World Cup.

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Few surprises for Test squad for South Africa

Alex Doolan

Chris Barrett Alex Doolan expected to challenge for a Test debut and Jackson Bird tipped to return.

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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

Alex Doolan

Chris Barrett Australia will on Monday name a 15-man squad for next month’s tour of South Africa.

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Alastair Cook to weigh up future as English captain after tour

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Chris Barrett A deflated Alastair Cook has admitted for the first time he is considering his future as England captain.

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Faulkner in the road of England

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.