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

Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh to join list of Bradman Honourees

Chris Barrett He won't be here with the touring Indian team this summer but Sachin Tendulkar will be back at the SCG next month.

Rookie's aggression impresses the right people on first tour

Nic Maddinson

Chris Barrett A young Australian's first trip to England more often than not included a couple of nights in a hostel, a loop or two of the London Eye and a few lagers. For

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David Moore steps up to the crease as NSW cricket's coaching supremo

Chris Barrett The NSW under-19s team of 1983-84 was, through the eyes of history, something special. Steve and Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor, Brad McNamara and Gavin Robertson were all members of the young Blues that...

Chris Cairns to be charged with perjury by London police

Chris Cairns has vowed to clear his name.

Chris Barrett, Sarah Harvey Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns will be charged with perjury by London's Metropolitan Police in a dramatic climax to the game's latest match-fixing investigation.

Pat Cummins back from injury, now for a return to national colours

Chris Barrett Back in national colours for the first time in nearly two years, Pat Cummins could emerge as a key figure for Australia in the World Cup next February, according to the speedster's state coach Trevor...

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Former prime minister John Howard takes role with Cricket NSW

Bowling them over: John Howard in Pakistan in 2005.

Chris Barrett John Howard, former prime minister and unabashed cricket tragic, has been lured into a formal role with the sport four years after Cricket Australia's bid for him to take the ICC vice-presidency bit...

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Aaron Finch takes over from George Bailey as Australia's Twenty20 captain

Aaron Finch

Chris Barrett Aaron Finch has been named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain, taking over from George Bailey who stepped down from the post in an effort to play more first-class cricket.

Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell called in to Test squad

Got his big break: Steve O'Keefe.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Perennially overlooked, Steve O'Keefe will finally get the opportunity to prove himself at the highest level after being selected in Australia's touring party to the United Arab Emirates next month...

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

Mentor: Paddy Upton during his time with the Indian cricket team in 2008.

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.

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Geoff Lawson applauds Sheffield Shield's move back to the bush

Chris Barrett Former Test bowler Geoff Lawson has hailed the decision to take NSW Sheffield Shield games to his home town of Wagga Wagga this summer but says Cricket Australia does not do enough to promote the...

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Women's cricket stars to cash in with international tournament

Chris Barrett Australia’s world champion Southern Stars are set to cash in as part of a plan to revolutionise the women’s game, with players to have their incomes doubled in some cases by featuring in a new...

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Australia back on top of Test world

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett It's official - Australia are once again the world's No.1 ranked Test nation, reclaiming the position for the first time in more than five years without a ball being bowled overnight.

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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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Most satisfying day or feeling in my career: Michael Clarke on No.1 Test ranking

Michael Clarke reacts to an England boundary at Lords last year.

Chris Barrett When Michael Clarke was told on Wednesday night about Australia’s long-awaited return to the summit of the Test world rankings, his mind immediately scrolled back a year.

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Michael Clarke's withdrawal as selector led to team success, says Rod Marsh

Rod Marsh, Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke during the Ashes in England last year.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's standing down as a Test selector was a key turning point in Australia's stunning return to the top of the world rankings, according to new chairman of selectors Rod Marsh.

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Schoolboy Jake Doran eyes baggy green after being signed by NSW

Chris Barrett Schoolboy sensation Jake Doran hopes to play Test cricket for Australia by his early 20s and he has taken the next step towards realising that ambition by being awarded a rookie contract with NSW.

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David Warner out of Australia's tour of Zimbabwe

Expecting: Candace Falzon and David Warner.

Chris Barrett David Warner will put family first and sit out Australia’s next overseas assignment in Zimbabwe due to the impending birth of his child with ironwoman Candice Falzon.

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Michael Clarke 'extremely confident' no Australian cricketers involved in spot-fixing

Chris Barrett Test captain Michael Clarke says he is ‘‘extremely confident’’ that no Australian players have been tempted to engage in spot-fixing, imploring supporters of the game not to...

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Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Gilmour played 15 Tests for Australia.

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

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Jacques Kallis to play with Sydney Thunder in BBL

Thunder signing: Jacques Kallis will play in the Big Bash League next season.

Chris Barrett Sydney Thunder have landed a huge coup by signing one of cricket's greatest all-rounders Jacques Kallis for the next two seasons of the Twenty20 Big Bash League.