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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Mark Taylor takes Ricky Ponting to task over book row with Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting broke the sanctity of the Australian cricket dressing room with his revelations about Michael Clarke in his autobiography, according to former Test captain Mark Taylor.

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Ricky Ponting says Mitchell Johnson's new dawn kicked off during IPL

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson's blistering start to the Ashes summer had its foundations in the Indian Premier League back in April, Ricky Ponting says.

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Ricky Ponting says Mitchell Johnson found his mojo in India

Mitchell Johnson of Australia takes a catch to dismiss James Anderson.

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson's blistering start to the Ashes had its foundations in the IPL, according to Ricky Ponting.

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Channel Ten crowing over the success of Big Bash telecasts

The Sixers celebrate the wicket of Michael Hussey.

Chris Barrett Network Ten chief executive Hamish McLennan has hailed the acquisition of the Big Bash League as 'the deal of the century'.

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Shaun Marsh wins recall for tour of South Africa

Good to be back: Shaun Marsh and James Pattinson congratulate each other after recalls for the South Africa tour.

Chris Barrett Left-hander again in running to reclaim top-order position but only after hitting rock bottom.

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How Shaun Marsh earned his second chance

Shaun Marsh

Chris Barrett The script wasn't meant to go this way for Shaun Marsh.

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Player push to move Big Bash to October to save Shield

Brett Lee and Jordan Silk of the Syndey Sixers during the Big Bash League match.

Chris Barrett Australia's players have tabled a recommendation to Cricket Australia that the Big Bash League to be played in October in future seasons.

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The year in cricket: 2013 in review

Agar

Chris Barrett The soap opera that was the Australian men's team. From the doghouse to the penthouse Michael Clarke's team had a rollercoaster ride like no other year.

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The fall and rise of Australia

Surprise packet: Ashton Agar after his stunning 98 at Trent Bridge in July.

Chris Barrett It's been a year of drama, ending in glory, for Michael Clarke's Ashes-winning team.

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The Ashes: SCG set to undergo $100m upgrade

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu The fifth Test heralds the opening of the brand-spanking new Noble and Bradman stands but The Tonk can reveal the next stage of the SCG redevelopment is already well and truly in the works.

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Michael Clarke would love Australia to play the same team all the way through the Ashes campaign

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke says it would be 'extremely romantic' if Australia was to field the same line-up from start to finish of an unforgettable Ashes campaign.

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New stands are grand but there's another $100m upgrade in pipeline for SCG

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Planning is under way for a $100-million upgrade to the facilities at the SCG.

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Rumours of Brad Haddin retirement hosed down

Brad Haddin.

Chris Barrett As rumours tend to, it started as a whisper and before long became the talk of the town.

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Heads could roll if Ashes lost: Arthur

Mickey Arthur

Chris Barrett, Sydney, and Chloe Saltau Sacked coach believes James Sutherland, Pat Howard and even Michael Clarke could lose jobs.

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Ashes: Heads could roll if Australia lose series

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Michael Clarke of Australia looks dejected after day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sacked Australia coach Mickey Arthur says Cricket Australia heavyweights James Sutherland, Pat Howard and even Michael Clarke are in danger of losing their jobs if England win a fourth consecutive...

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Josh Hazlewood eyes Ashes berth

Josh Hazlewood

Chris Barrett Josh Hazlewood is yet to win a baggy green but, edging closer to a debut against England, he has had a taste of Test cricket like few others.

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Ricky hasn't used that number

Michael Clarke faces the media on Tuesday.

Chris Barrett Ponting said to have broken sanctity of dressing room with revelations about Clarke.

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Sydney Sixers captain Steve Smith on L-plates for higher honours

Sydney Sixers player Steve Smith in training at the SCG, Sydney. 9th January 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean
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Chris Barrett There is an episode from Steve Smith's first spell in charge of the Sydney Sixers that demonstrates just why those in the know are already nominating him for higher leadership honours, even as...

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Greg Ritchie let loose with microphone again after racism scandal

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau Fat Cat is back. A year after the luncheon speech scandal that caused a stir during Australia's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, Greg Ritchie is back behind a microphone at an Ashes...

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Fairfax Radio calls on skippers to try to bowl listeners over

Tim Lane

Chris Barrett Three former Australian captains are set to feature on Fairfax Radio's commentary team as international cricket makes a return to the commercial airwaves this summer after a long hiatus.

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