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

Rookie's aggression impresses the right people on first tour

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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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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...

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.

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Sydney Cricket Ground poaches traditional Australia Day one-dayer from Adelaide Oval

Australia's one-day team celebrates winning the one-day international series against England at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney has pinched the rights for Australia Day cricket this summer from Adelaide, with Michael Clarke's team to host India in a one-day international at the redeveloped SCG on the January public...

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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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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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Fears over India going it alone are behind Cricket Australia's support for ICC shake-up

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Chris Barrett Position paper proposes far greater powers for India, Australia and England.

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Cricket Australia backs dramatic shake-up of ICC in bid to prevent India breaking away

Chris Barrett Fears that India could break away from the International Cricket Council are behind Cricket Australia's support for a controversial plan to shake up the world governing body, say sources inside the...

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India seeks to host ICC event every three years

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Chris Barrett India will reportedly push to host International Cricket Council events such as the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy once every three years as the game's superpower looks to flex its...

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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World Twenty20 tournament

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Chris Barrett Australia has landed a coup by luring Shane Warne back into the national set-up in an official capacity.

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Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

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Chris Barrett Michael Hussey has added his voice to those querying the snubbing of Phil Hughes for Australia's tour of South Africa, saying the left-hander had done everything asked of him by selectors.

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Sydney Sixers won't let Thunder's plight take eyes off prize

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Chris Barrett You could excuse the heavy hitters at NSW for feeling like parents about to watch two sons play in opposing teams.