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Chris Barrett

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

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MCG set to host 2015 World Cup final

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Sydney has lost out to Melbourne for the right to host the 2015 World Cup final with the MCG set to be announced as the venue for the tournament showpiece.

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Haddin sets sights on playing World Cup

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett He will be well past his 37th birthday by the time it rolls around but as Brad Haddin approaches a tilt at a world record in the Ashes he has set his sights on playing until the next World Cup in...

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Pat Cummins back from injury, now for a return to national colours

Chris Barrett Back in national colours for the first time in nearly two years, Pat Cummins could emerge as a key figure for Australia in the World Cup next February, according to the speedster's state coach Trevor...

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Sydney Cricket Ground poaches traditional Australia Day one-dayer from Adelaide Oval

Australia's one-day team celebrates winning the one-day international series against England at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney has pinched the rights for Australia Day cricket this summer from Adelaide, with Michael Clarke's team to host India in a one-day international at the redeveloped SCG on the January public...

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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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Australia back on top of Test world

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett It's official - Australia are once again the world's No.1 ranked Test nation, reclaiming the position for the first time in more than five years without a ball being bowled overnight.

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David Warner out of Australia's tour of Zimbabwe

Expecting: Candace Falzon and David Warner.

Chris Barrett David Warner will put family first and sit out Australia’s next overseas assignment in Zimbabwe due to the impending birth of his child with ironwoman Candice Falzon.

Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Gilmour played 15 Tests for Australia.

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

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Help for depressed ex-cricketers

Jonathan Trott has put the focus on stress in the game.

Chris Barrett A quarter of former players in Australia experienced depression after leaving professional cricket.

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Ashes: Pat Howard takes back seat to let Darren Lehmann drive team's success

29/12/2012. Pat Howard speaks to the media at the MCG, Melbourne, Saturday 29th December 2012.  Photograph Paul Jeffers.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia high performance chief Pat Howard admits he deliberately took a step back from the operation of the Australian team to allow coach Darren Lehmann to steer them to Ashes glory.

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Test cricket: Pat Howard keeps his head down after Ashes success

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia high performance chief allowed coach Darren Lehmann to steer team to Ashes glory.

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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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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

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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Michael Clarke looks past IPL to lighten his load

Chris Barrett dinkus

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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Michael Clarke sits out IPL for rare long break

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Captain latest Australian player to forgo a payday in the Indian Premier League.

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Simon Katich says the Big Bash has dragged on too long

Simon Katich

Chris Barrett Scorchers captain voices concerns of players about impact of T20 tournament on other competitions.

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Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

The Tonk

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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Next of kin at hand as badgers loom

Chris Barrett England is flying families into Perth from England several days before the team's arrival so they are not jet-lagged and disturbing players in the middle of the night.

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Retirement brings mental anguish to quarter of cricket players

Jonathan Trott

Chris Barrett A survey of former players in Australia has found that a quarter experienced depression or feelings of helplessness after leaving professional cricket.