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


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

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.

Ashes 2013: Talk of Aussie whitewash begins to hold serious water

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Glenn McGrath's perennial prediction of an Ashes whitewash is all of a sudden holding water.

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Clarke plays down talk of whitewash

Mitchell Johnson and Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Glenn McGrath's prediction of Ashes whitewash suddenly holding water.


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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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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Clarke plays down talk of whitewash

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke may not be publicly entertaining the thought of a 5-0 defeat, but Glenn McGrath's prediction of an Ashes whitewash is all of a sudden holding water.


Danger duo out to halt Australia's resurgence

Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IT WAS almost as if they scripted it. More than half the South African touring party had come through the arrivals section at Sydney International Airport in dribs and drabs, making their way past...

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.

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Umpires could have handled it better: Boof

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the umpires could have handled better the tense finale to the fifth Test that led to play being abandoned for bad light and Michael Clarke in a physical...

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Umps a bit too touchy: Lehmann

Michael Clarke remonstrates with umpire Aleem Dar before bad light ended the final Test.

Chris Barrett Australia's coach says it was Michael Clarke who set up the game on day five.


Coach Fletcher a loser - at $750,000

Chris Barrett Virender Sehwag is unable to explain exactly what qualities Duncan Fletcher adds to the deflated touring nation.


Rising from the Ashes

Shaun Marsh, Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle.

Chris Barrett, Adelaide Michael Clarke issues an ominous warning ahead of Australia's ultimate mission - next year's Ashes tour.

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