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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Pumped up Warner celebrates another sparkling century

Impressive: David Warner has hit form.

Chris Barrett Relief of back-to-back hundreds at North Sydney Oval there for all to see.

Cricket

Ton of relief: David Warner's masterful century puts Blues into finals

David Warner

Chris Barrett The raising of the helmet, with a thrust rather than a subtle lift, said it all. David Warner feels as if he has been put through the wringer this year and the relief of back-to-back hundreds at...

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Nine fears an ODI ratings blow

Rested and retired: David Warner and Michael Hussey.

Chris Barrett Channel Nine concerned absence of David Warner and Mike Hussey from ODI series will dilute series appeal.

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Cricket

Henriques injury may sideline all-rounder

Moises Henriques.

Chris Barrett Aspiring Australian one-day all-rounder Moises Henriques has injured his finger.

Finger injury throws Henriques in doubt for all-rounder's spot

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17:  Moises Henriques looks at his injured right hand during an Australian training session at The Gabba on January 17, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett THE ambitions of Moises Henriques to make a play for the potentially vacant Australian all-rounder's spot have hit a roadblock in the form of finger injury that is likely to rule him out of Friday...

Wanted: the new Michael Hussey

Heat is on: David Hussey during his innings of one on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Life after Michael Hussey is not going swimmingly for Australia.

Middle-order men struggle to stake claim

Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett Life after Michael Hussey is not travelling swimmingly for Australia.

Cricket

Leap from seventh to a whisker from the top not impossible

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  George Bailey of Australia bats during game one of the Commonwealth Bank One Day International series between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu REMARKABLY, underachieving Australia could vault from a world ranking of seventh to within a fraction of top spot in the next three weeks and George Bailey, the captain in the shortest format, admits...

Clarke, Johnson the big winners in cricket's contract list

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia has released its list of contracted players for the next year, formally cutting the number from 25 to 17 but handing a lifeline to paceman Mitchell Johnson.

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Cricket

First blood to England as Aussies fall short at Lord's

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett A calamitous run-out has driven a stake through Australia's hopes of taking an early lead in the one-day international series against England, with the hosts capitalising to win the first match by 15...

Australia set England modest target

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett, London AUSTRALIA have set England a target of 252 to win the second one-day international at the Oval, enjoying a mixed outing with the bat after being tied down for a long period when the scorer was barely...

Cricket

From bad to worse: injuries to Lee and Watson add salt to Australia's wounds

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Chris Barrett Australia have endured a disastrous day in the north-east of England, completing a 3-0 one-day series defeat and losing Shane Watson and Brett Lee to calf injuries.

Cricket

Australia's grim tour of England ends in another defeat

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett in Manchester If this was indeed some kind of preview for next English summer, the Ashes will not be pretty viewing.

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We have a lot of work to do: Clarke

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett, Manchester As England soaked themselves in champagne Michael Clarke assessed the wreckage.