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Chris Barrett

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

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Alastair Cook to weigh up future as English captain after tour

Chris Barrett A deflated Alastair Cook has admitted for the first time he is considering his future as England captain.

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Nathan Lyon on song after taking key Ashes wicket of Alastair Cook

Nathan Lyon celebrates dismissing Matt Prior.

Chris Barrett The ghost of Faf du Plessis has been well and truly erased for Nathan Lyon.

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Alastair Cook a shadow of his former self in Ashes series

Alastair Cook

Chris Barrett When Australia landed in England three months ago, Alastair Cook stood as a towering presence blocking the ambition of Michael Clarke’s team to reclaim the Ashes.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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England's former players bemoan humiliation after Johnson's lethal display

Ian Bell (R) and Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett England's shambolic showing in Adelaide has been slammed by former players, with Geoffrey Boycott declaring the Ashes ''gone'' and Michael Vaughan forecasting a 5-0 annihilation by Michael Clarke's...

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Geoffrey Boycott and other English greats blast tourists

Dismissed: James Anderson is clean bowled by Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett England's shambolic showing at the Adelaide Oval slammed by former players.

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Ashes 2013: Pitched battle heats up as Australians close in for the kill

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Chris Barrett The Ashes opener at the Gabba boiled over at its climax and the tension between Australia and England has not abated as the hosts close on victory in the second Test, with Mitchell Johnson involved...

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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.

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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Next of kin at hand as badgers loom

The Tonk

Chris Barrett England is flying families into Perth from England several days before the team's arrival so they are not jet-lagged and disturbing players in the middle of the night.

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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.

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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.

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Ashes 2013: England face the fear factor, says Chris Rogers

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett The moment a batsman is more worried about their personal safety than preserving their wicket is a ''dangerous" situation, according to Australian opener Chris Rogers.

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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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Ashes 2013: Another ton for Michael Clarke, but urn is main focus

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference. A year ago it was the site of Ricky Ponting's retirement bombshell, and subsequently his final Test.

Mitchell Johnson gets WACA Ground jumping after sending Pietersen packing

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia and who else to take it than Mitchell Johnson.

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Johnson makes a grab for Ashes

Peter Siddle claims Kevin Pietersen's wicket for the 10th time.

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia.

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Siddle has Pietersen worried, says bowling coach

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14:  Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Peter Siddle's dominance over Kevin Pietersen is playing on the mind of England's rock star batsman, says Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott.

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Stuart Broad’s injury and David Warner’s ton pile on the Ashes misery for tourists

David Warner

Chris Barrett The Ashes could be Australia's as early as Monday after another David Warner century piled on the pain for an England team scorched under the punishing Perth sun.

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