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Chris Barrett

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

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Ryan Harris puts Australian ambitions ahead of big dollars in Indian Premier League

Chris Barrett Ryan Harris will put country before cash, skipping the Indian Premier League auction to instead have knee surgery and stretch out his late-blooming Test career as far as he can.

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Ryan Harris backs spot for George Bailey in Test team

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Chris Barrett George Bailey is ready to make the leap from limited-overs sensation to the Test arena, according to Australia's pace leader Ryan Harris.

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Ashes 2013: Ryan Harris backs George Bailey to be a Test success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11:  Ryan Harris speaks to the media at an announcement of Cricket Australia's new partnership with Hardys Wines on November 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett George Bailey is ready to make the leap from limited-overs sensation to the Test arena, according to Australia's pace leader Ryan Harris.

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Shane Watson, Ryan Harris doubtful for fifth Test

Shane Watson may have to sit out the SCG Test.

Chris Barrett Australia enters the Sydney Test, starting on Friday, with the advantage of an extra day of rest.

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Ashes 2013: Shane Watson and Ryan Harris could sit out Sydney Test

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Chris Barrett Shane Watson could be left out of the team for the fifth Test in Sydney this week if he is not fit to bowl, while fast bowler Ryan Harris is also doubtful.

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Ryan Harris named Australia's Ashes man of the series

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Chris Barrett Australia are hopeful their inspirational fast bowler Ryan Harris will be cleared of any serious injury after leaving the Oval with hamstring soreness.

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Australia poised to gamble on Ryan Harris for fourth Test in Durham

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Chris Barrett Injury-plagued fast bowler has only once before played three Tests in a row.

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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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Harris puts country ahead of cash

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Chris Barrett Ryan Harris will not to enter the IPL auction to undergoe surgery in a bid to extend his Test career.

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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

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Chris Barrett Australia will on Monday name a 15-man squad for next month’s tour of South Africa.

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Few surprises for Test squad for South Africa

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Chris Barrett Alex Doolan expected to challenge for a Test debut and Jackson Bird tipped to return.

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Faulkner, Marsh, Bird under cloud for South African tour

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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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Michael Clarke looks past IPL to lighten his load

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke is the latest Australian player to forgo a payday in the Indian Premier League, knocking back the opportunity to enter the upcoming auction to take a four-month break from cricket.

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Michael Clarke sits out IPL for rare long break

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Chris Barrett Captain latest Australian player to forgo a payday in the Indian Premier League.

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Shane Watson belts brutal century as George Bailey sets record against James Anderson

Shane Watson of Australia.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson has slugged a brutal fourth Test century in Perth only to be dismissed in a farcical, schoolboy-like scene.

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Watson's big bash, 71 off 41 balls

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Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating fourth Test century.

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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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Australia's Ashes win: Celebrations begin in earnest after Lyon strikes up victory song

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  David Warner and Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrate victory 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 ''We've got 'em back!'' With those words from the lion-hearted Ryan Harris, Australia began celebrating the end of more than four years of subjugation at the hands of England.

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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.

Shane Watson regains his mojo with a bang as Australia go for the kill in third Ashes Test

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Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating Test century at the WACA Ground on Monday in which he was given a licence to thrill.