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

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's late strikes add icing to Australia's cake

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke said he knew he would be ridiculed when he claimed Australia could still win the Ashes.

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Faulkner, Marsh, Bird under cloud for South African tour

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett All-rounder James Faulkner is in danger of missing next month's Test tour of South Africa with a knee injury.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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George Bailey lifts lid on pain of poor Poms during Ashes

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Chris Barrett Relations between the two Ashes combatants have not been great this series but there is some sympathy for England's plight from the Australian with the closest view of the destruction wreaked by...

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Trio of quicks on the comeback trail

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes.

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Young quicks flown to Perth for clinic with Dennis Lillee

Mitchell Starc

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes but the next rung of quicks have not been forgotten.

Mitchell Johnson gets WACA Ground jumping after sending Pietersen packing

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia and who else to take it than Mitchell Johnson.

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Johnson makes a grab for Ashes

Peter Siddle claims Kevin Pietersen's wicket for the 10th time.

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia.

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Siddle has Pietersen worried, says bowling coach

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14:  Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Peter Siddle's dominance over Kevin Pietersen is playing on the mind of England's rock star batsman, says Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott.

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Stuart Broad’s injury and David Warner’s ton pile on the Ashes misery for tourists

David Warner

Chris Barrett The Ashes could be Australia's as early as Monday after another David Warner century piled on the pain for an England team scorched under the punishing Perth sun.

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Arthur warns Australians on size of rebuilding task

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Chris Barrett, Perth and Andrew Wu, Sydney Australia has enjoyed a glorious summer but it is not the start of a golden era.

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Turning the pig on the spit slowly

Peter Siddle celebrates after taking the wicket of Ian Bell.

Chris Barrett The third Test is panning out to an inevitable, if slightly drawn-out, win for Australia.

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Arthur says age problems still remain

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australia have enjoyed a glorious summer against England but with a team featuring two 36-year-olds and five others over 31 it is not necessarily the start of a new golden era.

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England on its knees; and Ashes oh so close

England captain Alastair Cook is a forlorn figure after dropping Chris Rogers at the WACA on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Stuart Broad taken to hospital after being struck by a Mitchell Johnson yorker.

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Ashes victory: Australia no longer the punchline thanks to Boof's gags

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  Darren Lehmann, coach of Australia, and Michael Clarke of Australia celebrate victory in the change rooms during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett A contrasting mix of hardness and humour is behind the dramatic transformation of the Australian team under Darren Lehmann.

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Paceman James Pattinson eyes return for Australia against South Africa

Ball sense: James Pattinson throws the ball at training on Monday as Peter Siddle looks on.

Chris Barrett James Pattinson has set his sights on a return to the Australian team for February's tour.

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James Pattinson eyes Test return in South Africa

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 01: James Pattinson and Peter Siddle of Australia look on during an Australian Training Session at New Road on July 1, 2013 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Inspired by the heroics of Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle in the Ashes, James Pattinson has set his sights on an Australian return on February's tour of South Africa, and welcomes the...

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Ashes cricket: Wind and tempers rise as Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen face off

Chris Barrett A wandering toddler has led to tempers rising, along with the wind, in a twisting and turning Boxing Day Test.

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Johnson fires up, England blows up

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena intervenes in a verbal spat between Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett Wandering toddler leads to tempers rising on third day of Boxing Day Test.