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

The Tonk logo

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


Help for depressed ex-cricketers

Jonathan Trott has put the focus on stress in the game.

Chris Barrett A quarter of former players in Australia experienced depression after leaving professional cricket.


Sorry Warner wishes Trott the best

Australian cricketer David Warner.

Chris Barrett David Warner says his thoughts are with Trott, who is on an indefinite break from the game.


Reviews harsh on 'pantomime villain' Warner

David Warner.

Chris Barrett After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive for the rest of the Ashes, according to captain Michael...

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's late strikes add icing to Australia's cake

Australia's Peter Siddle

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke said he knew he would be ridiculed when he claimed Australia could still win the Ashes.

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Enter Dave Warner, the player English crowds love to hate

David Warner.

Chris Barrett, Manchester After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain, David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive.


Test of a ton is the win: Clarke

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke will only judge his majestic Old Trafford century against his 23 others after the third Test.


Ashes 2013: Mitchell Starc's late wickets shift momentum back to Australia

Mitchell Starc.

Chris Barrett "It's always nice to get a big scalp and it's always nice to get Kevin (Pietersen) as well," Mitchell Starc said with a smile on Saturday night. "I'll leave it there."

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Captains confused, but relations are officially good

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke insists relations between players and umpires "are fine" despite the Ashes being marred by repeated controversies with decisions made on the ground and in the television umpire's box...

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Australia poised to gamble on Ryan Harris for fourth Test in Durham

Ryan Harris.

Chris Barrett Injury-plagued fast bowler has only once before played three Tests in a row.

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Relations fine with umpires: Clarke

Umpire Marais Erasmus checks the light at Old Trafford.

Chris Barrett More uproar on final day concerning much maligned decision review system.