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Chris Barrett

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

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Ashes 2013: Steve Smith feels Michael Clarke's pain

Chris Barrett Steve Smith is defying a back condition similar to that suffered by Michael Clarke to thrive in Test cricket.

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Steve Smith says Australia's batsmen will target Graeme Swann

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Chris Barrett Steve Smith has confirmed that he intends to go after Graeme Swann in the first Ashes Test.

Ashes 2013: Steve Smith admits Australia will try to belt Graeme Swann out of the attack

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Chris Barrett Steve Smith has confirmed he intends to go after Graeme Swann in the first Ashes Test starting on Thursday, making little secret Australia believe they can expose a significant chink in the tourists'...

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Ashes: Steve Smith leads fightback. With Brad Haddin, of course

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett It is easy to forget. Three years ago against England Steve Smith looked out of his depth, a half-backed international cricketer not quite sure whether he was a batsman or bowler.

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Steve Smith and Brad Haddin lead Australian fightback

Australia's Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's destroyer-in-chief Johnson will fancy his chances of making England pay again for letting the home team off the hook.

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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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Steve Smith has future Australian cricket captain written all over him

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett An episode from Steve Smith's first spell in charge of the Sydney Sixers demonstrates just why those in the know are already nominating him for further leadership honours.

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2013 Ashes: Steve Smith's maiden Test century lifts Australia

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett The late blooming of Australia's batsmen in England has continued with Steve Smith scoring his maiden Test century - completed adventurously with a lofted six down the ground at the Oval.

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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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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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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

Alex Doolan

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

Alex Doolan

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

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Sydney Sixers won't let Thunder's plight take eyes off prize

Sydney Sixers

Chris Barrett You could excuse the heavy hitters at NSW for feeling like parents about to watch two sons play in opposing teams.

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

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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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Return pleases Clarke

Michael Clarke walks out to bat on day one of the Sheffield Shield season. He made 88 from 190 balls.

Chris Barrett It was just the start to the Ashes summer Michael Clarke needed.

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All eyes on Michael Clarke but Sam Rainbird steals the show

Sam Rainbird

Chris Barrett It was not the end he would have liked but it was just the start to the Ashes summer that Michael Clarke needed.

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Back to the future? Smith and Clarke share injury issues

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett Steve Smith defying back condition similar to that suffered by Michael Clarke to thrive in Tests.

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Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.

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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.