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Chris Barrett

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

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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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India seeks to host ICC event every three years

Sachin Tendulkar

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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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...

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Uncertainty over Watson

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Chris Barrett Injured all-rounder could make surprise return from a calf strain in an unexpected setting.

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Watson longs for return to the bowling crease

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Like an addict craving a fix, Shane Watson felt the first pang of temptation standing in the field in Chennai, watching helplessly as MS Dhoni went on a rampage.

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IPL not worth the risk for Clarke

Chris Barrett.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke should withdraw from the Indian Premier League immediately.

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CA stands by team leaders

James Sutherland

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says national team management retains board's full support.

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CA backs staff despite 'issues' with whitewash

Mickey Arthur

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says national team management, including Mickey Arthur, John Inverarity and Pat Howard, retain the board's full support but agrees the 4-0 loss in India was...

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Watson steps aside for new leaders

I haven't felt pressure from the Cricket Australia hierarchy or anything like that at all.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson says he quit the vice-captaincy post not only to focus on his own game.

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Watson reveals real reason for relinquishing vice-captaincy

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson says he quit the vice-captaincy post not only to focus on his own game but to allow Australia to plan for the future beyond Michael Clarke.