Chris Barrett Google+

Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Australia tight-lipped on injuries during Ashes

Cricket Australia's general manager of team performance Pat Howard.

Chris Barrett Australia's desperation to gain any competitive advantage for the Ashes has it turning to secrecy.

Cricket

Ashes squad to keep mum on injuries

-

Chris Barrett Australia won't divulge the nature of any injuries suffered during a match unless the player is ruled out of a Test.

Comments 3

Review to stem tide of injuries

Injuries

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA'S high performance chief Pat Howard conceded the spate of fast-bowling injuries was ''not good enough'', saying a wide-ranging review of the management of pacemen was under way to stem the...

Perera in mix as injuries hit Lankans

Thisara Perera.

Chris Barrett Sri Lanka is likely to turn to one of its Big Bash contingent for the final match of the Test series.

Cricket

Australia ravaged by injuries as five ruled out of first Test

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Australia's preparations for the first Test against New Zealand are in turmoil with five players - Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson, Pat Cummins, Shaun Marsh and Shane Watson - all ruled out today.

Cricket

From bad to worse: injuries to Lee and Watson add salt to Australia's wounds

.

Chris Barrett Australia have endured a disastrous day in the north-east of England, completing a 3-0 one-day series defeat and losing Shane Watson and Brett Lee to calf injuries.

Cricket

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.

Comments 1

Cricket

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.

Comments 5

The Tonk

It's just not cricket: Richie Benaud may have to sit out rest of the series

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Viewers eager for the return of Channel Nine commentary doyen Richie Benaud for the tail end of the Ashes series may have to brace themselves for disappointment.

Comments 3

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Comments 4

Cricket

Chris Tremlett joins England pace battery

Chris Tremlett.

Chris Barrett Skycraping fast bowler Chris Tremlett could be set for an extended stay in enemy territory this summer with the Sydney Sixers chasing his signature for the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

Australia face new threat from great height

Chris Tremlett

Chris Barrett Drafted into the England squad to send another shiver up the spine of Australia's batsmen, skyscraping fast bowler Chris Tremlett could be set for an extended stay in enemy territory this summer with...

Comments 1

Watson's frame feels the strain

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Only five days ago Shane Watson spoke about his renewed assurance in his historically suspect frame, which appeared to be holding up resolutely to the demands placed on it in this Ashes series.

Cricket

Wobbly Watson hobbled again

Chris Barrett Only five days ago Shane Watson spoke about his renewed assurance in his historically suspect frame.

Cricket

Jackson Bird's back injury not as bad as first feared

Jackson Bird

Chris Barrett Australia have received some good news amid a series of back injuries to their pack of emerging fast bowlers with Jackson Bird cleared of a stress fracture after being sent home early from the Ashes...

Ryan Harris named Australia's Ashes man of the series

Ryan Harris.

Chris Barrett Australia are hopeful their inspirational fast bowler Ryan Harris will be cleared of any serious injury after leaving the Oval with hamstring soreness.

Comments 2

Cricket

We can't fret over Clarke: Lehmann

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Coach Darren Lehmann is adamant Australia cannot afford to worry about the fitness of captain Michael Clarke in the lead-up to the Ashes, even though his potential absence would be disastrous.

Cricket

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.