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Chris Barrett

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


David Warner wishes Jonathan Trott a speedy recovery

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.


Jonathan Trott leaves England's Ashes tour

Jonathan Trott.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Jonathan Trott has left England's Ashes tour due to a "stress-related illness".

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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.


Retirement brings mental anguish to quarter of cricket players

Jonathan Trott

Chris Barrett A survey of former players in Australia has found that a quarter experienced depression or feelings of helplessness after leaving professional cricket.


Long Ashes campaign left England 'mentally fragile', says Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett A candid Kevin Pietersen admits England have been mentally fragile this summer, worn down by the unprecedented pressure and time away from home demanded by back-to-back Ashes series.

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The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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George Bailey admits Australia proud of turning England's tour into a disaster

George Bailey

Chris Barrett George Bailey admits that Australia take "a little bit of pride" in the fact that England's tour here has been so disastrous three of their players have returned home.

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Australians all smiles over English departures

George Bailey

Chris Barrett Bailey admits taking 'a little bit of pride' in the fact that England's tour has been so disastrous.


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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Lehmann begins the mind games as England announce Ashes squad


Chris Barrett England have named a squad they hope can win them a fourth consecutive Ashes series but it was another verbal jibe from Australia's coach, Darren Lehmann, branding the old enemy as ''dour'', that...

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Hot Spot's hits ... and misses: Make your own call

Kevin Pietersen

Chris Barrett Nine to cover for Hot Spot absence by providing ultra-motion split-screen technology.

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Johnson key to Australia's Ashes hopes, says McGrath


Chris Barrett Glenn McGrath has anointed Mitchell Johnson as key to Australia's Ashes chances this summer, adamant that the rejuvenated left-armer must feature in the first Test against England.

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McGrath backs Johnson for Ashes

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Former paceman adamant that rejuvenated left-armer must feature in first Test.

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.


Mitchell Johnson: Barmy Army Ashes taunts won't faze me

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18:  Mitchell Johnson of Australia poses during an Australian Test Player Portrait Session on November 18, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett The best defence is attack, even when it comes to the booze-fuelled taunts of the Barmy Army. That is the plan for Mitchell Johnson, the perennial target of the touring English crowds, who once again...


Mitchell Johnson composes his own chin music theme

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett The best defence is attack, even when it comes to the taunts of the Barmy Army. That is the plan for Mitchell Johnson, the perennial target of the touring English crowds.


Ashes 2013: Michael Vaughan says Australia's no chance if England win in Brisbane

England captain Michael Vaughan kisses a replica of the Ashes urn after his team regained the Ashes at the end of the fifth day of the 5th test match between England and Australia at the Oval in London, Monday Sept. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Chris Barrett Former England captain Michael Vaughan has spelled out exactly what is at stake for Australia at the Gabba, claiming that Michael Clarke's side is "no chance" of winning back the Ashes if it loses...

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Gabba Test 'holds key to series'

England cricketer Michael Vaughn.

Chris Barrett Former England captain Michael Vaughan has spelt out exactly what is at stake for Australia 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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