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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

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: England face the fear factor, says Chris Rogers

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett The moment a batsman is more worried about their personal safety than preserving their wicket is a ''dangerous" situation, according to Australian opener Chris Rogers.

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?...

Cricket

Skipper's away, boys will play

David Warner.

Chris Barrett Australia's problems in the lead-up to the Ashes stretch deeper than a drunken punch in a nightclub.

Rot starts at the top when the skipper goes walkabout

Australian cricketer David Warner

Chris Barrett DAVID Warner's early morning swing at Joe Root was not the first punch thrown in a Walkabout pub, nor will it be the last.

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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...

Lara marvels at Clarke's rise as a run machine

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett, Brad Walter BRIAN LARA first met Michael Clarke nearly 10 years ago outside the modest Cheddi Jagan International Airport, half an hour's drive south of the Guyana capital, Georgetown.

'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.

Cricket

Rotation policy is best for the team: Clarke

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Australian captain issues considered defence of much-maligned rest and rotation policy.

Cricket

Give it a rest: skipper goes in to bat for rotation policy

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett TEST and one-day captain Michael Clarke has issued a considered defence of the much-maligned rest and rotation policy of selectors, saying Australia was no longer the team it once was and could not...

Pujara twists the knife on Clarke's men

Clarke

Chris Barrett Australia have been ground into the Andhra Pradesh dust and selectors, like Michael Clarke's helpless attack, are already in the firing line.

Double centurion questions Australia's application

India's Cheteshwar Pujara

Chris Barrett HYDERABAD: India's latest double centurion Cheteshwar Pujara says Australia's batsmen have proven themselves to be vulnerable in subcontinental conditions and need to "apply themselves" to combat...