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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.

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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 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.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

One-man wrecking crew is just full of precious mettle

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett BEFORE scaffolding, slabs of concrete and cranes, a masterly Michael Clarke has led an extraordinary demolition job for Australia to bludgeon the second Test - and the quest for the world No.

Demolition man puts Proteas to the sword

Records: Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke bludgeons second Test indisputably in the host's favour.

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Bowled Warner: slugger turns tweaker

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Chris Barrett THE blond hair, the zinc cream, the pre-slimming physique and even the delivery stride are strangely reminiscent of the greatest leg-spinner to tread this turf or any other.

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Stage is set for Lyon to complete his rise to the top

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett WHEN Nathan Lyon boarded a flight to Colombo via Singapore in August of last year he was a virtual nobody.

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Victory in sight for Aussies in second Test

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Chris Barrett, Adelaide When Nathan Lyon boarded a flight to Colombo via Singapore in late August 2011 he was a virtual unknown.

Confident Warner targets a happy return to Hobart

Happy hunting ground: David Warner laps up his maiden Test century at Bellerive Oval last December.

Chris Barrett Top-order dominance is the opener's aim against Sri Lanka.