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Chris Barrett

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

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Phil Hughes bounces back after replacing Shaun Marsh

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes has departed for South Africa vowing ''it's not how you get knocked down, it's how you keep bouncing back up'' as he bids for another shot at Test cricket.

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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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Shaun Marsh's dodgy calf costs Australian squad one more player

With only a week until Australia's one and only pre-series warm-up match in Potchefstroom, time has not been on Shaun Marsh's side.

Chris Barrett Australia is all but resigned to losing a second player from its 15-man squad for South Africa.

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Calf strain grounds Shaun Marsh as Test squad flies to South Africa

Shaun Marsh

Chris Barrett Australia are all but resigned to losing a second player from their 15-man squad to South Africa, with recalled batsman Shaun Marsh not expected to overcome a calf strain.

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Philosophical Phil Hughes up for Tests... again

Phil Hughes.

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes will land in Johannesburg remembering well his 2009 jaunt in South Africa.

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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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Faulkner in the road of England

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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Faulkner in the road of England

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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James Faulkner's fireworks lift Australia to ODI victory

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Allrounder James Faulkner inflicted more misery on hapless England by delivering a remarkable one-day victory for Australia at the Gabba on Friday.

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From rock bottom, Australia could be on top of world

Chris Barrett Next major priority for Australian team and Cricket Australia is the World Cup.

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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

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Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

Hughes

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey has added his voice to those querying the snubbing of Phil Hughes for Australia's tour of South Africa, saying the left-hander had done everything asked of him by selectors.

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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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Players call for Big Bash to be played in October

The Big Bash, with all its attendant hoopla, has proved to be a hit this season.

Chris Barrett Australia's players tell Cricket Australia about scheduling and impact of BBL on other competitions.

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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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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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Phil Hughes gets the nod for Test recall

Phil Hughes

Chris Barrett Phil Hughes is off to South Africa after all, his Test career resurrected after Shaun Marsh was unable to recover from a calf strain in time to make his own return against the world No.1 Proteas.

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Spinner Fawad Ahmed set to debut for Australia

Fawad Ahmed.

Chris Barrett Fawad Ahmed is set to make his much-anticipated debut for Australia within weeks and is in contention for the return Ashes series at home this summer, according to national selector John Inverarity.

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Unlucky Khawaja left facing batting oblivion

Usman Khawaja

Chris Barrett The writing was on the wall for Usman Khawaja with the submission of a single teamsheet.

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