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


Sydney Cricket Ground poaches traditional Australia Day one-dayer from Adelaide Oval

Chris Barrett Sydney has pinched the rights for Australia Day cricket this summer from Adelaide, with Michael Clarke's team to host India in a one-day international at the redeveloped SCG on the January public...


Cummins halted by sore back

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 9:  Patrick Cummins poses during the official Australian Test cricket team headshots session on August 9, 2012 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Daniel Lane Patrick Cummins admitted on Wednesday night that his immediate playing future was ''up in the air'' after he was sent to have scans on a possible back injury that may threaten to, yet again, sideline...

Injury curse strikes Cummins again

Pat Cummins winds up for delivery during the Champions League final in Johannesburg.

Chris Barrett and Daniel Lane Young paceman admits his immediate playing future is ''up in the air''.

Ok, here's the dope: dressing room clash could be on the cards following teammate's dob job

The Tonk

ANDREW WU and CHRIS BARRETT When South Africa last toured Australia, Simon Katich and Michael Clarke starred in one of Australian sport's most famous, or infamous, bust-ups.

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.

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Bowling up an Olympic dream

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Chris Barrett Just about every major professional international sport is now on board with the Olympics, except cricket.


Watson's desire to open once more could cause dilemma

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett WHAT TO DO WITH SHANE WATSON? The elephant in the foyer of Australia's five-star hotel in Chennai could potentially be a source of consternation for the entire journey, over some 50 days, from...


Swingers, not spinners, needed in India: Buchanan

John Buchanan

Chris Barrett The architect of Australia's era-defining win in 2004 cautions against an abundance of spin on the sub-continent.


Hopes blown away in dust

Australia may have chosen the wrong Maxwell - and if only the Indians had been dismissed for 99. We can't show you photos because of a dispute with the BCCI.

Chris Barrett Australia on the receiving end, selectors already in firing line.

Pujara twists the knife on Clarke's men


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.


Australians just cling to life

An Indian feast similar to the one served up by Australia's bowlers in Hyderabad.

Chris Barrett Australia is clinging on desperately in the second Test against India.


Minor victory for tourists, but India have upper hand


Chris Barrett Where there is life, there is hope. In this case, however, it is only the faintest pulse. Australia are clinging on desperately in the second Test against India even if reason suggests they will,...

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...

Lyon finally gets his day in the run and brings Tendulkar undone

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27:  Nathan Lyon (R) of Australia celebrates with team mate Michael Clarke after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar of India during day four of the Fourth Test Match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 27, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett NATHAN LYON had spent all summer with the spotlight on others; on Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc and, latterly, Ryan Harris.

Lyon spins his magic

Chuffed: Nathan Lyon (right) celebrates with Michael Clarke after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar yesterday in Adelaide.

Chris Barrett, Adelaide On the penultimate day of the Border-Gavaskar series Nathan Lyon's time finally arrived.

Kohli's actions upset Sunny's disposition


Chris Barrett INDIAN great Sunil Gavaskar has welcomed the emergence of fiery whiz-kid Virat Kohli but criticised him for swearing at Australian players after reaching his first Test hundred.


Dravid to retire

Chris Barrett The second-highest run scorer in Test history, is expected to announce his retirement.


It's Wall over, Dravid to retire

Rahul Dravid

Chris Barrett Rahul Dravid, the second highest runscorer in Test history, is expected to announce his retirement from the international game today as the fallout from India’s humiliating defeat to Australia begins.

The nicest guy in cricket: Watson pays tribute to retiring Dravid

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson, the stand-in Australian captain, has paid tribute to retiring batting great Rahul Dravid, describing his Indian Premier League teammate as a "phenomenal man" who will be sorely missed...