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Chris Barrett

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

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Player push to move Big Bash to October to save Shield

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.

Fairfax Radio calls on skippers to try to bowl listeners over

Tim Lane

Chris Barrett Three former Australian captains are set to feature on Fairfax Radio's commentary team as international cricket makes a return to the commercial airwaves this summer after a long hiatus.

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Fairfax Radio to field ex-Australian skippers

Tim Lane

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Three former Australian captains are set to feature on Fairfax Radio's cricket commentary team.

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Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.

Brad Haddin puts Ashes win at top of his cricket bucket list

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12:  Brad Haddin speaks to media during the Australia Test Squad Announcement  at the National Cricket Centre on November 12, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Brad Haddin knows the pain of Ashes defeat and admits it hurts like no other. ''It does,'' he said. ''You can't hide behind that.''

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Poms see red after Darren Lehmann stacked his subs bench

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Chris Barrett In the grand tradition of substitute fieldsmen, Brisbane's Chris Sabburg was thrilled to spoil Kevin Pietersen's 100th Test by catching him in the deep on Sunday.

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Super sub Chris Sabburg grabs moment of glory to dismiss England's Kevin Pietersen

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Chris Barrett In the grand tradition of substitute fieldsmen, Brisbane's Chris Sabburg was thrilled to spoil Kevin Pietersen's 100th Test.

The Ashes: Englishmen under fire in the sky

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett seems there will be little respite for England's cricketers from the rigours of an Ashes tour in Australia – even when they are 30,000 feet in the air.

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Big Bash League may miss out on several Australian Test stars

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's single-minded determination to regain the Ashes has led officials to tell Big Bash League franchises that Test players will not be available for the Twenty20 tournament.

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Brad Haddin shows family’s fighting spirit with a knock for the ages

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett In the minutes after Australia completed a huge win over England in the first Test at the Gabba, Brad Haddin's three young kids joined him on the ground.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED WITH DIGITAL FILTERS)  Mitchell Johnson of Australia after winning the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Don't change a thing. That is the message from Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson as Australia prepare to field the same line-up in three consecutive Tests for the first time in seven years.

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Ashes 2013: Australia getting behind 'fighter' Clarke: Gilchrist

Clarke

Chris Barrett Adam Gilchrist believes the Australian public are finally looking beyond the flashy cars and clothes and accepting Michael Clarke as a "fighter" as the captain prepares for the 100th Test against...

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Big Bash League versus Australian Open: Network Ten claims bragging rights over Seven

Chris Barrett Network Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan has hailed its acquisition of the Big Bash League as "the deal of the century", taking a swipe at rival Seven West Media in the process as the booming...

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Channel Ten crowing over the success of Big Bash telecasts

The Sixers celebrate the wicket of Michael Hussey.

Chris Barrett Network Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan has hailed the acquisition of the Big Bash League as 'the deal of the century'.

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Thunder strike deal with retired Test great

Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey will be formally unveiled next week as the Sydney Thunder's marquee signing, and the rebuilding western Sydney franchise has landed another coup for this summer's Big Bash League with...

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Nine decides Warner's honesty is best commentary policy

David Warner

Chris Barrett For better or worse, David Warner has never been anything but brutally honest.

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Praise for Wade casts greater doubt on Haddin

Matthew Wade

Chris Barrett Selectors give strongest indication they will make generational change behind the stumps.

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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...

Haddin takes axing on chin

Lauren Jackson.

Chris Barrett Deposed Test wicketkeeper gives the tick of approval to his successor, Matthew Wade.

Here if they need me: Haddin's life goes on

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett DEPOSED Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has looked past the disappointment of losing his Australian place to give the tick of approval to his successor, Matthew Wade.