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

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Back to the future? Smith and Clarke share injury issues

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Chris Barrett Steve Smith defying back condition similar to that suffered by Michael Clarke to thrive in Tests.

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Lyon has "technical issues" to work on - Arthur

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Chris Barrett Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has defended the controversial axing of Nathan Lyon for the second Test, saying the sidelined off-spinner has "technical issues" to work on.

CA backs staff despite 'issues' with whitewash

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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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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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Big Bash League versus Australian Open: Network Ten claims bragging rights over Seven

Chris Barrett Network Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan has hailed its acquisition of the Big Bash League as "the deal of the century", taking a swipe at rival Seven West Media in the process as the booming...

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Channel Ten crowing over the success of Big Bash telecasts

The Sixers celebrate the wicket of Michael Hussey.

Chris Barrett Network Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan has hailed the acquisition of the Big Bash League as 'the deal of the century'.

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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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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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.