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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Steve Smith says Australia's batsmen will target Graeme Swann

Steven Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith has confirmed that he intends to go after Graeme Swann in the first Ashes Test.

Ashes 2013: Steve Smith admits Australia will try to belt Graeme Swann out of the attack

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith has confirmed he intends to go after Graeme Swann in the first Ashes Test starting on Thursday, making little secret Australia believe they can expose a significant chink in the tourists'...

Graeme Swann in shock retirement from cricket

Graeme Swann

Chris Barrett England spin bowler Graeme Swann has sensationally retired and will play no further part in the Ashes series, which resumes at the MCG on Boxing Day.

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Alastair Cook to weigh up future as English captain after tour

Alastair Cook

Chris Barrett A deflated Alastair Cook has admitted for the first time he is considering his future as England captain.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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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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The Ashes: How the England squad shapes up

Alastair Cook.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones With the England squad for this summer's Ashes arriving on Australian soil, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones take a close look at the tourists.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Tremlett stands out as England's choice to help put Australia on back foot in first Test

Chris Tremlett.

Chris Barrett England have decided who will fill their contentious third seamer's spot in this week's first Test. While they're not saying who, it appears Chris Tremlett will get the nod at the Gabba.

Stuart Broad lets his bowling do all the talking in Ashes opener

Stuart Broad

Chris Barrett They baited him, berated him and booed him. And it blew up in the Australians' faces.

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Stuart Broad claims five wickets in first cricket Test

Stuart Broad.

Chris Barrett They baited him, berated him and booed him. And it blew up in the their faces.

THE TONK

Poms see red after Darren Lehmann stacked his subs bench

The Tonk

Chris Barrett In the grand tradition of substitute fieldsmen, Brisbane's Chris Sabburg was thrilled to spoil Kevin Pietersen's 100th Test by catching him in the deep on Sunday.

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Super sub Chris Sabburg grabs moment of glory to dismiss England's Kevin Pietersen

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Chris Barrett In the grand tradition of substitute fieldsmen, Brisbane's Chris Sabburg was thrilled to spoil Kevin Pietersen's 100th Test.

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England's butter-fingered fielders spare Australian clumpers' blushes

Broad

Chris Barrett Australia have been let off the hook in Adelaide after England dropped three key catches - including a sitter in the dying stages of a see-sawing first day - that would have left Michael Clarke's...

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Fielding blunders costly for England in second Test

Stuart Broad of England reacts.

Chris Barrett Australia has been let off the hook in Adelaide after England dropped three key catches that would have left Michael Clarke's side in deep trouble in the second Test.

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Smith shows a ton of talent

Australia's Steve Smith celebrates reaching his century.

Chris Barrett For years it seems we've been hearing from Australian cricket's cognoscenti about just how extraordinary a talent Steven Smith is.

Cricket

Smith shows he’s made of the right stuff

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett For years, it seems, we’ve been hearing from the game’s cognoscenti that Steven Smith is the future of Australian cricket.

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Shane Watson belts brutal century as George Bailey sets record against James Anderson

Shane Watson of Australia.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson has slugged a brutal fourth Test century in Perth only to be dismissed in a farcical, schoolboy-like scene.

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Watson's big bash, 71 off 41 balls

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating fourth Test century.

Shane Watson regains his mojo with a bang as Australia go for the kill in third Ashes Test

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating Test century at the WACA Ground on Monday in which he was given a licence to thrill.

The Tonk

Fans in a blister as KP soaks up the rays

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu LYING poolside sans shirt, Kevin Pietersen is without a care in the world.