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Chris Barrett

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

Shane Watson may not chance his arm before first Test

Chris Barrett Australia will get an indication of where Shane Watson's fitness is at on Friday when he trains in Brisbane, but the all-rounder has admitted he does not want to risk injury again by returning to...

Quicks take the glory but Nathan Lyon turns Test Australia's way

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon is used to playing the unsung hero.

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Next of kin at hand as badgers loom

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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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Trio of quicks on the comeback trail

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes.

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Young quicks flown to Perth for clinic with Dennis Lillee

Mitchell Starc

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes but the next rung of quicks have not been forgotten.

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Stuart Broad’s injury and David Warner’s ton pile on the Ashes misery for tourists

David Warner

Chris Barrett The Ashes could be Australia's as early as Monday after another David Warner century piled on the pain for an England team scorched under the punishing Perth sun.

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Australia's Ashes win: Celebrations begin in earnest after Lyon strikes up victory song

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  David Warner and Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrate victory during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett ''We've got 'em back!'' With those words from the lion-hearted Ryan Harris, Australia began celebrating the end of more than four years of subjugation at the hands of England.

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England on its knees; and Ashes oh so close

England captain Alastair Cook is a forlorn figure after dropping Chris Rogers at the WACA on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Stuart Broad taken to hospital after being struck by a Mitchell Johnson yorker.

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Ashes are coming home

Party time: Australia's cricketers were planning a long party in Perth on Tuesday night after regaining the Ashes.

Chris Barrett More than four years of subjugation at the hands of England comes to a crushing and jubilant end.

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England in shocking form, but batting practice was deemed a little hard

England players (from left) Steven Finn, Monty Panesar, Chris Tremlett and Michael Carberry jump rope during team training at the SCG on Wednesday.

Chris Barrett England has snubbed an opportunity to iron out its problems ahead of Friday's fifth Test.

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Ashes 2014: No new year's resolutions for Mitchell Johnson, well maybe just one

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson doesn't deal in new year's resolutions. And when you've been travelling as well as the reborn Australian fast bowler over the past few months, why bother changing a thing?

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Run-shy England skip batting practice before Ashes finale at SCG

England

Chris Barrett Their batting has been streets behind Australia and they've been terrorised by Mitchell Johnson this summer but England have snubbed an opportunity to try to iron out their problems before Friday's...

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Monty Panesar struggling to find form on and off the pitch

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Monty Panesar does not seem to be having much success on and off the field.

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Brad Haddin: Ashes heroes reclaimed Australian brand of cricket

Brad Haddin talks to spectators during a lap of honour after the Test ended.

Chris Barrett Australia is not flawless but the team has managed to camouflage its shortcomings.

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Australia put their trust in pace attack

Johnson

Chris Barrett Australia will take as many as six fast bowlers to South Africa next month as they prepare to cope with the dual demands of heavy workloads against the world No.

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Australia's pacemen are to be called upon in South Africa

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Australia will take as many as six fast bowlers to take on the world's top team next month.

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Harris puts country ahead of cash

Ryan Harris sign an autograph

Chris Barrett Ryan Harris will not to enter the IPL auction to undergoe surgery in a bid to extend his Test career.

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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

Alex Doolan

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

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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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Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.