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Chris Barrett

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

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Australia tight-lipped on injuries during Ashes

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

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Ashes squad to keep mum on injuries

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood on verge of Test inclusion

Ready for the big time: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett If cricketers were permitted to bet, the smart money would be on a towering fast bowler from Tamworth to finally arrive in the big smoke of Test cricket this summer.

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Shane Watson faces fight to regain Test place, says Michael Clarke

Facing a fitness race of his own: Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke says the injured Shane Watson will face "stiff competition" to regain his place in the Australian XI for this summer's home Test series against India, as a debut looms for Mitchell...

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

'I don't know when I'll be back': Michael Clarke an injury doubt for first Ashes Test

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Darren Lehmann is adamant Australia cannot afford to worry about the fitness of Michael Clarke in the lead-up to the Ashes despite the likelihood his potential absence against England would be...

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Bill Lawry's call: MCG Test to be one fans will treasure

Bill Lawry

Chris Barrett As Mitchell Johnson ripped through England in Brisbane and Adelaide, and then finished off Alastair Cook’s team in Perth, about the only thing missing was the famous call of Bill Lawry.

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Rising star Rory Burns to ply his trade for Randy Petes

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Chris Barrett He is not a member of England's Ashes squad but a promising young talent will be in action in Sydney from this weekend.

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Ashes: Memories of 2011 spur England paceman Chris Tremlett

Chris Tremlett

Chris Barrett The songs are what stand out most. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight . . ."; "Eng-er-land, Eng-er-land, Eng-er-land!" The final hours of the Ashes defeat here three seasons...