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Chris Barrett

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

The Tonk

Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu FORMER national coach Bob Simpson wants Australia's selectors to continue picking the team on merit rather than age, despite the lack of youth in the Test side.

Cricket

Katich offers selectors a reminder

Simon Katich.

Chris Barrett Former Test batsman is enjoying a prolific English summer with Lancashire.

Cricket

Hughes eager to send message to selectors

Phil Hughes

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes has set his sights on auditioning for a recall to the under-fire Australian top-six, saying his omission in this Ashes series had been far easier to take than his previous axing.

Cricket

Watson's hamstring woes cause a headache for selectors

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson faces race against time to recover in time for first Ashes Test.

Cricket

Blues given a stumper by selectors over Haddin

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett TEST selectors have asked that Brad Haddin continue to be picked as the wicketkeeper for NSW but the gloveman could play his twilight years as a specialist batsman, with the Blues and Australian...

Cricket

Lyon must lift, say selectors

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett National selector John Inverarity concerned at Nathan Lyon's form, 10 days from first Test.

Siddle riddle: selectors muse over paceman

peter-siddle

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA'S selectors have been told Peter Siddle is at much greater risk of injury than when he broke down in the West Indies earlier this year, but they are tempted to pick him for what is being...

Cricket

Selectors punt on Hughes

Phillip Hughes

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau AFTER a year in the international wilderness, Phillip Hughes is set to be given the opportunity to forge a long-term Test career with a recall for Australia's series opener against Sri Lanka next...

Selectors worried by low stocks

Australian vs Sri Lanka third cricket test  day 3 at the SCG.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2013

Chris Barrett National selector John Inverarity admits concern at the depth of spin bowling stocks before Australia's testing tour of India next month.

Cricket

Blame game commences as selectors fail to find right spin

Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett Nathan Lyon stood by the rope at a wide third man on Monday morning, chatting to Xavier Doherty. M.S.

Cricket

Clarke could climb as high as No.3 as selectors aim for batting shake-up

Clarke

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's pending move up the batting order will stabilise Australia's fragile top four, according to opener David Warner.

Cricket

Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

Hughes

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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Cricket

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.

Cricket

Player push to move Big Bash to October to save Shield

Brett Lee and Jordan Silk of the Syndey Sixers during the Big Bash League match.

Chris Barrett Australia's players have tabled a recommendation to Cricket Australia that the Big Bash League to be played in October in future seasons.

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Cricket

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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Cricket

Philosophical Phil Hughes up for Tests... again

Phil Hughes.

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes will land in Johannesburg remembering well his 2009 jaunt in South Africa.

Cricket

Phil Hughes gets the nod for Test recall

Phil Hughes

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes is off to South Africa after all, his Test career resurrected after Shaun Marsh was unable to recover from a calf strain in time to make his own return against the world No.1 Proteas.

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Cricket

Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

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...

Cricket

Australian quicks to step on the gas to reclaim Ashes in Perth

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett Heading to his home ground, Mitchell Johnson's best could still be to come.

Cricket

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.