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Chris Barrett

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

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Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey has added his voice to those querying the snubbing of Phil Hughes for Australia's tour of South Africa, saying the left-hander had done everything asked of him by selectors.

Wanted: the new Michael Hussey

Heat is on: David Hussey during his innings of one on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Life after Michael Hussey is not going swimmingly for Australia.

Sydney Thunder ready to rumble, says Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja

Chris Barrett Usman Khawaja hopes Sydney Thunder can seize on the potential in the city's west after being a ''second-rate'' entity in their first two seasons.

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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

Michael Clarke prepares for 100th Test  (Thumbnail)

Chris Barrett 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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Sutherland backed by CA board to carry on

James Sutherland

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has unequivocally backed James Sutherland to continue as chief executive, saying his management team had done all it could to avoid the cultural meltdown that...

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Chris Tremlett joins England pace battery

Chris Tremlett.

Chris Barrett Skycraping fast bowler Chris Tremlett could be set for an extended stay in enemy territory this summer with the Sydney Sixers chasing his signature for the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

Australia face new threat from great height

Chris Tremlett

Chris Barrett Drafted into the England squad to send another shiver up the spine of Australia's batsmen, skyscraping fast bowler Chris Tremlett could be set for an extended stay in enemy territory this summer with...

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Hopeful Clarke won't jump ship

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett The ship appears to be sinking but Michael Clarke will not be jumping. As the shadow of a possible seventh straight Test defeat looms at Old Trafford - an unwanted record the captain says no one...

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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...

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His daughter's keeper: Haddin looks at game in a new light

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett BRAD Haddin flies out of Sydney for London on Saturday, and he will not be back for a while - not until late August, in fact, when the Test leg of the Ashes tour finally ends.

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Watson headed back to the Futures

Man of the match Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett SHANE WATSON is set to be whipped into readiness for the first Test against South Africa by playing in a NSW development side of players under the age of 23 in Canberra.

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Proteas ready to rumble

Graeme Smith and Dale Steyn

Chris Barrett, Sydney The all-conquering South Africans have arrived in Sydney ahead of the much anticipated three-Test series against Australia quietly confident but without their customary swagger.

Wade will take over the gloves from Haddin

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett THE worst-kept secret in Australian cricket is set to be confirmed today with the anticipated selection of Matthew Wade for the first Test against South Africa likely to effectively end Brad Haddin's...

Numbers against Hussey in battle against Proteas

Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett THE desire of Michael Hussey to play on until next year's Ashes double header faces stiff examination in the next month, with alarming statistics revealing he averages less than 10 against South...

Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.

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Pup tears up tip sheet and tells quicks to rip in

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett DOSSIER or no dossier, Australia's hungry fast bowlers have been given licence to bombard South Africa with bouncers in an effort to get under the thick skins of the world No.

Steadfast Amla looks on top of the world

Jacques Kallis

Chris Barrett AS THE light faded on a gloomy afternoon in Brisbane, Hashim Amla quietly crept towards a milestone that will confirm him, if there is any existing doubt, as the world's best batsman right now.

Amla, the quiet assassin

South Africa's Hashim Amla

Chris Barrett Hashim Amla quietly creeps towards a milestone that will confirm him as world's best batsman.