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Chris Barrett

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

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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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Lehmann's even hand puts baggy green on track

Darren Lehmann

Chris Barrett If there is one word that sums up Australia's year of Test cricket, it is "contrast".

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Ashes 2013: Australia getting behind 'fighter' Clarke: Gilchrist

Clarke

Chris Barrett Adam Gilchrist believes the Australian public are finally looking beyond the flashy cars and clothes and accepting Michael Clarke as a "fighter" as the captain prepares for the 100th Test against...

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Ashes 2013: Another ton for Michael Clarke, but urn is main focus

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference. A year ago it was the site of Ricky Ponting's retirement bombshell, and subsequently his final Test.

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Michael Clarke set to mark 100th Test in Perth

Australia captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat and time difference.

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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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Clarke was always going to make the grade

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Michael Clarke may be scoring centuries just for fun these days, but it wasn't always this easy.

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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

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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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Smith shows he’s made of the right stuff

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett For years, it seems, we’ve been hearing from the game’s cognoscenti that Steven Smith is the future of Australian cricket.

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Former captain Mark Taylor to help train Australia's next generation of leaders

Mark Taylor.

Chris Barrett Cricket Australia moving to develop and improve the leadership skills of the next tier of leaders.

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Mark Taylor to help train cricket's next generation of leaders

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Chris Barrett Former Test captain Mark Taylor has been recruited to help train Australian cricket's next generation of leaders.

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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.