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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Steve Rixon has 'little respect' for Cricket Australia after being axed

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu You get the impression Steve Rixon knows he will not be in the queue for a job at Cricket Australia any time soon.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED WITH DIGITAL FILTERS)  Mitchell Johnson of Australia after winning the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Don't change a thing. That is the message from Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson as Australia prepare to field the same line-up in three consecutive Tests for the first time in seven years.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Another ton for Michael Clarke, but urn is main focus

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference. A year ago it was the site of Ricky Ponting's retirement bombshell, and subsequently his final Test.

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Michael Clarke set to mark 100th Test in Perth

Australia captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat and time difference.

Cricket

Rumours of Brad Haddin retirement hosed down

Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett As rumours tend to, it started as a whisper and before long became the talk of the town.

Cricket

Shaun Marsh wins recall for tour of South Africa

Good to be back: Shaun Marsh and James Pattinson congratulate each other after recalls for the South Africa tour.

Chris Barrett Left-hander again in running to reclaim top-order position but only after hitting rock bottom.

Cricket

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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Cricket

Agar plays a straight bat to all the Ashes hoopla

Agar

Chris Barrett They say fame comes with a price and for Ashton Agar that struck home when out for a stroll with his girlfriend in London before the Lord's Test.

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Cricket

Agar ducks the limelight as paparazzi hover

Agar

Chris Barrett, Manchester They say fame comes with a price and for Ashton Agar that has struck home.

No trivial feat: Chris Rogers passed the Test of time before reaching milestone

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Chris Barrett For years, Chris Rogers was destined to be the answer to a sports trivia question: Who was the opening batsman who played the single Test for Australia in 2008, replacing the injured Matthew Hayden?...

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Shane Warne lays into Steve Waugh over baggy green

Warne

Chris Barrett Shane Warne has taken aim at what he says was Steve Waugh's 'ridiculous' devotion to Australian cricket's baggy green cap.

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THE TONK

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

Cricket

Was Morkel's howler the worst wide in cricket history?

South African bowler Morne Morkel

Chris Barrett Steve Harmison has company. Long has the former England spearhead's wild, opening ball of the 2006-07 Ashes been ridiculed as one of the worst, or at least widest, of all time.

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Praise for Wade casts greater doubt on Haddin

Matthew Wade

Chris Barrett Selectors give strongest indication they will make generational change behind the stumps.

Cricket

Rixon widens role to help Lyon tame Proteas

Nathan Lyon.

Chris Barrett Australia moves to help Nathan Lyon combat South Africa's world-beating batsmen this summer by expanding fielding coach Steve Rixon's responsibilities to also cover spin bowling.

Help for Lyon as Rixon's role is given a tweak

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA have moved to help Nathan Lyon combat South Africa's world-beating batsmen this summer by expanding fielding coach Steve Rixon's responsibilities to also cover spin bowling.

The Tonk

Cardboard cut-outs help Steyn hit the spot

The Tonk

Chris Barrett They say he can't bowl to left-handers so Dale Steyn has taken a novel approach to his first Test preparation - bowling at a cardboard cut-out in the Gabba nets to ensure his line and length are just...

Law in line to be Australia's new batting coach

Stuart Law is a leading contender to be the next Australian batting coach.

Chris Barrett Former Queensland captain tipped to replace Justin Langer who is moving to WA.

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.

Contempt the danger, says Law

Australian captain Michael Clarke talks with coach Mickey Arthur.

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA'S batting coach and former Sri Lanka coach, Stuart Law, is adamant Michael Clarke's team will be flirting with danger if they treat the tourists with a lack of respect.