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Chris Barrett

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


India seeks to host ICC event every three years

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...


Ashes: Shane Watson match-hardened after marathon tour

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson is about to enter the Ashes after a six-month world tour in which he played more days of top-class cricket than just about anyone on the planet.

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Shane Watson says hamstring injury is 'not too bad'

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Shane Watson has played down the seriousness of a hamstring strain, saying he was confident he would be fit to take his place for Australia in the first Test against England in 17 days’ time.


Watson may get needle to aid an Ashes start

Shane Watson expects to be fit for the first Test.

Chris Barrett, Sydney, and Chloe Saltau Acupuncture sessions loom as secret weapon to overcome hamstring injury.


Ashes 2013: Fielding guru brought back from wilderness for Australia

Mike Young.

Chris Barrett Down on the Mississippi River, on the eastern border of Iowa, they don't follow the time-honoured Anglo-Australian cricket rivalry too closely.

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Australia's fielding coach Mike Young comes out of left-field

Mike Young.

Chris Barrett Baseball player, coach and hunter Mike Young dropped his gun and answered the call of Australia's cricket team.

David Warner's foot slogs in the sand: the wake-up he needed

David Warner

Chris Barrett 'How much do you really want it?' It's a question that drives athletes in sports far and wide to throw off the Doona and rise at the crack of dawn against their body's every instinct.

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The man who got the 'Bull' back on the attack

Mickey Arthur and David Warner.

Chris Barrett Mentor believes trigger for opener's flatlining was a directive to shelve aggression.


Attempt to tame David Warner's killer instincts backfired, says batting mentor Trent Woodhill

David Warner

Chris Barrett The curbing of David Warner’s instinctive, aggressive game by Australian coaches was responsible for him going backwards as a Test batsman until his recent explosion of form.

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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.

Players not to blame, responsibility all mine: Arthur

Mickey Arthur speaks to the media in Bristol on Monday.

Chloe Saltau, Bristol, and Chris Barrett Mickey Arthur says he does not blame his players for his stunning pre-Ashes axing.


Sutherland gets the backing of the board

James Sutherland

Chloe Saltau, Taunton, and Chris Barrett Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards unequivocally backs CEO.


Sutherland backed by CA board to carry on

James Sutherland

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has unequivocally backed James Sutherland to continue as chief executive, saying his management team had done all it could to avoid the cultural meltdown that...

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Michael Clarke called Shane Watson a 'cancer' on the team says former coach Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Michael Clarke described teammate Shane Watson as a "cancer" on the Australian cricket team, according to documents lodged by Mickey Arthur as part of a $4 million claim against Cricket Australia.

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Arthur tells of feud

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett, Sydney Clarke called Watson a 'cancer' on the Australian team, according to court claim.


Exiled Warner finds his-A game

David Warner

Chris Barrett David Warner is not due to rejoin the Ashes squad in Manchester until next Monday but in his absence he has made a strong case for a Test recall with a big hundred in the second match of the...

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Warner will relish England barbs: Clarke

David Warner

Chris Barrett Australian captain Michael Clarke says David Warner would relish being on the end of a verbal barrage from England in the crucial third Ashes Test starting on Thursday.

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Kevin Pietersen was braced to miss both Ashes series with knee injury

Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett A thorn in Australia's side for much of Saturday, Kevin Pietersen has revealed he nearly missed both Ashes series this year after contemplating having knee surgery that would have sidelined him for...


Hot Spot's hits ... and misses: Make your own call

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett Nine to cover for Hot Spot absence by providing ultra-motion split-screen technology.

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No muzzle on Clarke's men for Ashes

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22:  Austalian captain Michael Clarke speaks to the media during the Cricket Australia Ashes official team farewell at Sydney International Airport on May 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett There is no danger Australia will follow England's lead and ban players from talking about the Ashes, after James Pattinson revealed the bowlers' plan to ''open up'' England by targeting their...

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