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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

Steve Smith

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

Nathan Lyon

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

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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Jacques Kallis to be joined by mentor at Sydney Thunder for Big Bash

Mentor: Paddy Upton during his time with the Indian cricket team in 2008.

Chris Barrett The man who helped rejuvenate the career of a grief-stricken Jacques Kallis is to join him at the Sydney Thunder this season as the Big Bash League franchise's new head coach.

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Geoff Lawson applauds Sheffield Shield's move back to the bush

Chris Barrett Former Test bowler Geoff Lawson has hailed the decision to take NSW Sheffield Shield games to his home town of Wagga Wagga this summer but says Cricket Australia does not do enough to promote the...

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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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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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Most satisfying day or feeling in my career: Michael Clarke on No.1 Test ranking

Michael Clarke reacts to an England boundary at Lords last year.

Chris Barrett When Michael Clarke was told on Wednesday night about Australia’s long-awaited return to the summit of the Test world rankings, his mind immediately scrolled back a year.

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Michael Clarke's withdrawal as selector led to team success, says Rod Marsh

Rod Marsh, Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke during the Ashes in England last year.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's standing down as a Test selector was a key turning point in Australia's stunning return to the top of the world rankings, according to new chairman of selectors Rod Marsh.

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Schoolboy Jake Doran eyes baggy green after being signed by NSW

Chris Barrett Schoolboy sensation Jake Doran hopes to play Test cricket for Australia by his early 20s and he has taken the next step towards realising that ambition by being awarded a rookie contract with NSW.

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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.

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Michael Clarke 'extremely confident' no Australian cricketers involved in spot-fixing

Chris Barrett Test captain Michael Clarke says he is ‘‘extremely confident’’ that no Australian players have been tempted to engage in spot-fixing, imploring supporters of the game not to...

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Cricket hierarchy's opposition a blow to planned women's Twenty20 tournament

Ambitious plan: Retired cricketer Lisa Sthalekar.

Chris Barrett The boards of Australia and England have dealt a potentially hammer blow to a proposed IPL-style women's Twenty20 tournament which hoped to pay top female players as much as $40,000 for a 12-day...

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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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Shaun Marsh's dodgy calf costs Australian squad one more player

With only a week until Australia's one and only pre-series warm-up match in Potchefstroom, time has not been on Shaun Marsh's side.

Chris Barrett Australia is all but resigned to losing a second player from its 15-man squad for South Africa.

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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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Calf strain grounds Shaun Marsh as Test squad flies to South Africa

Shaun Marsh

Chris Barrett Australia are all but resigned to losing a second player from their 15-man squad to South Africa, with recalled batsman Shaun Marsh not expected to overcome a calf strain.

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Steve Rixon has 'little respect' for Cricket Australia after being axed

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu You get the impression Steve Rixon knows he will not be in the queue for a job at Cricket Australia any time soon.

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Phil Hughes bounces back after replacing Shaun Marsh

Phillip Hughes

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes has departed for South Africa vowing ''it's not how you get knocked down, it's how you keep bouncing back up'' as he bids for another shot at Test cricket.

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