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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Calf strain grounds Shaun Marsh as Test squad flies to South Africa

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.

Cricket

Late wickets silence Barmy Army on first day of Boxing Day test match

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australia's dream of an Ashes whitewash is alive and well despite the best efforts of a dogged, dramatic - and twice dropped - Kevin Pietersen in front of a world record crowd.

The Tonk

Fans in a blister as KP soaks up the rays

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu LYING poolside sans shirt, Kevin Pietersen is without a care in the world.

Cricket

Ed Cowan up for the fight to reclaim Test spot

Ed Cowan

Chris Barrett The forgotten man of Australian batting, Ed Cowan, admits he feels hard done by after having been discarded from calculations for the first Test, but has set about proving selectors wrong in the...

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Cricket

Warner loves life

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his rediscovery of form.

The Tonk

Ironwoman Candice Falzon adds steel to Dave Warner's armoury

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his return to form, culminating in a sensational start to the Ashes series.

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Cricket

Fast learner now master of bowling

Dale Steyn speaks to the media at the SCG on Thursday.

Chris Barrett Dale Steyn doesn't look like a killer, but to batsmen he could very well resemble one.

Chilled off the field, Steyn promises to bring some heat

Dale Willem Steyn

Chris Barrett ''Where else in the world do you get the opportunity to basically kill someone with two bouncers an over? Or try, legally?'' With that rhetorical question the world's leading fast bowler announced...

Cricket

Pup tears up tip sheet and tells quicks to rip in

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett DOSSIER or no dossier, Australia's hungry fast bowlers have been given licence to bombard South Africa with bouncers in an effort to get under the thick skins of the world No.

Clarke plans to bounce out tourists

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Australia's hungry fast bowlers given licence to bombard South Africa with bouncers.

Hughes saved from Proteas

Phil Hughes.

Chris Barrett and Michael Chammas Ricky Ponting endorses selection of Phil Hughes as his Test replacement as it emerges that the 24-year-old was shielded from an international return against top-ranked South Africa.

Panel kept Hughes from Proteas, says Inverarity

Phillip Hughes

Chris Barrett, Michael Chammas RICKY PONTING has endorsed the selection of Phillip Hughes as his Test replacement as it emerged the 24-year-old was shielded from an international return against top-ranked South Africa.

The early Bird

Jackson Bird

Chris Barrett Jackson Bird employs a straightforward method of attack: letting others go hammer and tong.

Cricket

Back woes won't end career: Clarke

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke is adamant the chronic back troubles that have plagued him for nearly half his life will not force him to cut short his international career.

Cricket

Warner says brother's story inspires him to strive for excellence

David Warner

Chris Barrett Suspended Australian opener David Warner says he has been inspired not to waste his talent by the story of his brother Steve, who was a junior star but quit cricket as a teenager.

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Cricket

Warner involved in mid-pitch altercation

David Warner.

Chris Barrett Even on a different continent it seems David Warner can't escape controversy.

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Cricket

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.

Australia set England modest target

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett, London AUSTRALIA have set England a target of 252 to win the second one-day international at the Oval, enjoying a mixed outing with the bat after being tied down for a long period when the scorer was barely...