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

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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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David Warner's father tells of home help

Howard Warner, father of David Warner

Chris Barrett A tear creeping down his face, Warner's father speaks of the contribution his son has made to his family.

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David Warner mocks 'scared' England

David Warner

Chris Barrett Australia are on the brink of a first Test annihilation of England at the Gabba and century-maker David Warner is saying the visitors have "scared eyes" and describes Jonathan Trott's efforts to...

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David Warner wishes Jonathan Trott a speedy recovery

David Warner

Chris Barrett David Warner has broken his silence on the shock return home of Jonathan Trott, saying he had no idea the England No.3 was suffering with a mental illness and wishing him all the best in his recovery.

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David Warner's foot slogs in the sand: the wake-up he needed

David Warner

Chris Barrett 'How much do you really want it?' It's a question that drives athletes in sports far and wide to throw off the Doona and rise at the crack of dawn against their body's every instinct.

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Attempt to tame David Warner's killer instincts backfired, says batting mentor Trent Woodhill

David Warner

Chris Barrett The curbing of David Warner’s instinctive, aggressive game by Australian coaches was responsible for him going backwards as a Test batsman until his recent explosion of form.

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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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No glancing blow: David Warner's latest hook is caught flush by Joe Root

David Warner.

Chris Barrett It just had to happen. The moment David Warner was recalled to the Australian side after six weeks in Test purgatory, it was almost inevitable the Joe Root saga would rear its head.

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Ashes: David Warner facing uphill battle to make squad

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 07:  David Warner of the Blues is bowled by Scott Boland of the Bushrangers during the Ryobi Cup match between NSW Blues and Victoria Bushrangers at Bankstown Oval on October 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett David Warner faces the axe from Australia's Test side for the Ashes unless he can light up the opening two rounds of the Sheffield Shield.

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David Warner stirs up Ashes 2013 selection hopes with magic of old

David Warner

Chris Barrett David Warner has sent a message to the selectors - leave me out of the Ashes at your peril.

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David Warner comes out swinging ... in support of Shane Watson

David Warner

Chris Barrett David Warner has moved to silence suggestions of disharmony between himself and Shane Watson.

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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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From rock bottom, Australia could be on top of world

Chris Barrett Next major priority for Australian team and Cricket Australia is the World Cup.

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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

Alex Doolan

Chris Barrett Australia will on Monday name a 15-man squad for next month’s tour of South Africa.

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How Shaun Marsh earned his second chance

Shaun Marsh

Chris Barrett The script wasn't meant to go this way for Shaun Marsh.

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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.

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Rising star Rory Burns to ply his trade for Randy Petes

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Chris Barrett He is not a member of England's Ashes squad but a promising young talent will be in action in Sydney from this weekend.

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Sydney Thunder ready to rumble, says Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja

Chris Barrett Usman Khawaja hopes Sydney Thunder can seize on the potential in the city's west after being a ''second-rate'' entity in their first two seasons.

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Dave Warner's virtual tour of Las Vegas

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Chris Barrett It was the trip to Sin City that never was. In a year in which David Warner has bounced from one controversy to another, he copped additional heat for taking off to Las Vegas to party last month...

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Ashes 2013: The Old Enemy not here for a holiday

Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Dean Jones England have arrived in Australia to defend the little Ashes urn. Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu profile the tourists, and former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gives his opinion on how the 17-man...

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