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

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke wins ICC award

Chris Barrett He would undoubtedly hand it back in exchange for Ashes glory but Michael Clarke has been rewarded for another glut of runs by being named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year.

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Michael Clarke named ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been crowned as the best cricketer in the world in 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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Michael Clarke named ICC Cricketer of the Year

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has been rewarded for another glut of runs by being named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year.

Test pitch gets vote of confidence

Doug Bracewell of New Zealand gets the wicket of James Pattinson of Australia on day four of the second Test at Bellerive Oval in December 2011. Bracewell took six wickets as New Zealand pulled off a seven-run victory.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia allays concerns that Hobart pitch will be another minefield for batsmen.

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.

'Worst' pace attack won't test batsmen, says Hogg

Rodney Hogg

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S fast bowling attack is the worst to come to Australia and will not give the home team any clarity about its top order by the summer's end, says former Test paceman Rodney Hogg.

Bouncing bomb: pace attack targets soft spot

2nd Test:Day 3. Australia v Sri Lanka.Australia's Mitchell Johnson in action at the MCG.28 December 2012.The Age Sport.Picture Sebastian Costanzo.

Chris Barrett MITCHELL JOHNSON has hurt opposition batsmen before. Just ask Graeme Smith or Jacques Kallis, who have felt the full force of the Australian left-armer when he turns predator.

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Bowling up an Olympic dream

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Chris Barrett Just about every major professional international sport is now on board with the Olympics, except cricket.

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Short order: Clarke backs pace quartet to dominate

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett TWO Sri Lankans were put in hospital by Mitchell Johnson's pace assault in Melbourne, and Michael Clarke says his quartet of fast bowlers will look to exploit the tourists' vulnerability to short...

Clarke eyes quick victory

Fast bowling quartet

Chris Barrett Australia will play four pacemen at the SCG for the first time in more than 50 years.