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Chris Barrett

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

Test pitch gets vote of confidence

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.

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Starc reminder of big talent

Chris Barrett.

Chris Barrett You get the impression Mitchell Starc, 22, will be one mighty handful of a fast bowler.

Clarke's call to toss away chance to bat may be his first slip

Australian vs Sri Lanka third cricket test  day 2 at the SCG.Michael clarke caught out for by Karunaratne, bowled by  Herath  for 50 runs  batting for Australia Photography Brendan Espositosmh,4th January,2013

Chris Barrett THIS is not quite yet Michael Clarke's Edgbaston moment. But in picking four fast bowlers and then sending lowly Sri Lanka in, recollections of his predecessor Ricky Ponting's infamous decision to...

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Henriques injury may sideline all-rounder

Moises Henriques.

Chris Barrett Aspiring Australian one-day all-rounder Moises Henriques has injured his finger.

Finger injury throws Henriques in doubt for all-rounder's spot

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17:  Moises Henriques looks at his injured right hand during an Australian training session at The Gabba on January 17, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett THE ambitions of Moises Henriques to make a play for the potentially vacant Australian all-rounder's spot have hit a roadblock in the form of finger injury that is likely to rule him out of Friday...

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Leap from seventh to a whisker from the top not impossible

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  George Bailey of Australia bats during game one of the Commonwealth Bank One Day International series between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu REMARKABLY, underachieving Australia could vault from a world ranking of seventh to within a fraction of top spot in the next three weeks and George Bailey, the captain in the shortest format, admits...

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Bailey 'irked' by lack of success

George Bailey

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Underachieving Australia could remarkably vault from seventh to within a fraction of top spot.

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Thunder strike deal with retired Test great

Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey will be formally unveiled next week as the Sydney Thunder's marquee signing, and the rebuilding western Sydney franchise has landed another coup for this summer's Big Bash League with...