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Chris Barrett

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

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Young quicks flown to Perth for clinic with Dennis Lillee

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes but the next rung of quicks have not been forgotten.

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Trio of quicks on the comeback trail

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes.

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Mitchell Johnson would have broken my Ashes record, says Rodney Hogg

Alastair Cook bowled out for 7 runs by Mitchell Johnson in the 
Second innings Australia batting on Day two, Australia vs England in the fifth test ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2014

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson would have sailed past the Australian mark for wickets in a home Ashes series if he had another Test up his sleeve, admits the record-holder Rodney Hogg.

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Fired-up Mitchell Johnson mows down England at Gabba

Mitchell Johnson celebrates dismissing Jonathan Trott

Chris Barrett A moustache can do wonders for a big, bad Australian fast bowler it seems.

Ashes 2013: Brad Haddin happy not to be facing Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett A fearsome Mitchell Johnson was bowling as fast as 155km/h at the Gabba, veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin says.

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Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson reached 155km/h, says Haddin

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett A fearsome Mitchell Johnson was bowling as fast as 155km/h at the Gabba, believes veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

Ok, here's the dope: dressing room clash could be on the cards following teammate's dob job

The Tonk

ANDREW WU and CHRIS BARRETT When South Africa last toured Australia, Simon Katich and Michael Clarke starred in one of Australian sport's most famous, or infamous, bust-ups.

Mitch's pitch

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett, Perth Recalled quick claims he can be the fast-bowling leader Australia may need in Perth.

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Johnson puts hand up to play lead role in Perth

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett RECALLED Mitchell Johnson claims he can be the fast bowling leader Australia may be in dire need of in Perth, with the hosts contemplating entering Friday's third Test without frontline pacemen Peter...

Second Mitch under Lillee's wing

The legendary fast bowler joins the Australian camp in the lead-up to the third Test.

Chris Barrett The legendary fast bowler joins the Australian camp in the lead-up to the third Test.

South Africans check Australian ambition

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 01:  Dale Steyn of South Africa celebrates dismissing Australian captain Michael Clarke during day two of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA on December 1, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett THE sleeping giant of this Test series has finally woken and Australia have been left flat on their backs.

Lillee says maturing Johnson can play key role at Ashes

The Tonk

Chris Barrett Dennis Lillee says Mitchell Johnson can be a vital cog in Australia's Ashes machine next year, having steered him back to Test cricket following a year on the outer.

The giant awakens

The Australian players walk from the ground after day two of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA.

Chris Barrett Dale Steyn, the sleeping giant of this Test series, has woken from his slumber.

Rebuilt Johnson a key, says Lillee

Back in gear: Mitchell Johnson is in the next phase of his career.

Chris Barrett Dennis Lillee argues Mitchell Johnson can be a vital cog in Australia's Ashes machine next year.

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Cummins turns to Lillee, Lee to strengthen recovery

Pat Cummins

Chris Barrett Injured teen Patrick Cummins will turn to fast bowling great Dennis Lillee for advice.

'Dr' Lillee to examine Cummins' action

Patrick Cummins

Chris Barrett INJURED teen sensation Patrick Cummins will turn to fast-bowling great Dennis Lillee in a bid to prevent a recurrence of the fitness setbacks that have stalled his fledgling career.

Starc raving mad: rotation causing plenty of angst

Stark reality: No Boxing Day Test for Mitchell Starc.

Chris Barrett What has gone wrong is not the rotation of Starc - it is the poor communication.

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Tributes touched a cricketing treasure

Greig

Chris Barrett TONY GREIG was deeply touched by the warm wishes of some of the game's biggest names during his battle with lung cancer, in particular an offer by Australian captain Michael Clarke to take his young...

Dusty corner of Chennai turns tyros into globe's best quicks

Myluahanan

Chris Barrett Children in uniforms kick footballs and play cricket on fields of dust and red soil as the heat gradually eases out of a steamy south Indian afternoon.

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Fast track to future success in India

Gurinder Sandhu

Chris Barrett Australia's attention is on England right now but less than three months after the disastrous tour of India, Glenn McGrath is busy trying to ensure future visits to the subcontinent are nowhere near...

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