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Chris Barrett

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

Aaron Finch takes over from George Bailey as Australia's Twenty20 captain

Chris Barrett Aaron Finch has been named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain, taking over from George Bailey who stepped down from the post in an effort to play more first-class cricket.

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


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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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

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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TV sting accuses six umpires of fixing


Chris Barrett Indian TV station says it has exposed six leading cricket umpires willing to fix matches.


CA shoots down talk of Clarke, Hussey row

The Tonk

CHRIS BARRETT, ANDREW WU Mike Hussey is at the centre of a rumour doing the rounds by email, and published in of all places a financial gossip column on Thursday, that he and Michael Clarke had a spectacular falling out...


Watson, Lee being sent home

Australia's Brett Lee (C) leaves the field injured during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at The Riverside in Chester-le-Street, on July 7, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Chris Barrett Shane Watson and Brett Lee have been sent home from Australia's one-day tour of England due to calf strains and are not expected back before the World Twenty20 tournament in September in Sri Lanka.