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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Proteas' weapon primed

Chris Barrett Vernon Philander is not very tall, but it is coming out of the hand that counts.

'Humble businessman' Philander a vital cog in Proteas' pace machine

Vernon Darryl Philander

Chris Barrett VERNON PHILANDER was whacked on his bowling shoulder in the SCG nets yesterday, applying an ice pack to the wound for the remainder of South Africa's first Australian training session.

No excuses for no-balls, says Donald

Vernon Philander

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett SOUTH AFRICA'S all-conquering pace arsenal fired blanks on the fourth day of the Brisbane Test, undermined by a flat pitch, ill-discipline and Australia's dominant batting.

Can't put a positive spin on Tahir's figures

The Tonk

Chris Barrett Imran Tahir's world record bowing figures in Adelaide beg the question: Will he follow in the footsteps of Michael Clarke and his MC329 line of cricket gear.