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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Shane Warne lays into Steve Waugh over baggy green

Warne

Chris Barrett Shane Warne has taken aim at what he says was Steve Waugh's 'ridiculous' devotion to Australian cricket's baggy green cap.

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The Tonk

Monty Panesar struggling to find form on and off the pitch

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Monty Panesar does not seem to be having much success on and off the field.

How Sachin Tendulkar survived cricketing Beatlemania

Sachin Tendulkar

Chris Barrett and Daniel Lane Revered by 1.2 billion people, Sachin Tendulkar managed to become one of history's greatest cricketers by placing himself in a bubble for more than 20 years.

Cricket

I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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An act of God and officials were ready

Dinkus for the Tonk.

Chris Barrett Queensland Cricket officials happy they bought ground insurance for first three days of Test.

Weather insurance pays off as Gabba loses first day since '83

The Tonk

Chris Barrett The Tonk Queensland Cricket are thanking their lucky stars they made the prescient decision to buy ground insurance for the first three days of the first Test.

Cricket

No discussion about Ponting's future: Arthur

Ricky Ponting

Chris Barrett Australia coach Mickey Arthur says selectors have had no conversation "whatsoever" about Ricky Ponting's immediate future but the veteran has been put on notice that he needs runs in Perth or he may...

Cricket

Perth place not in doubt but Ponting is on notice

Ricky Ponting

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA coach Mickey Arthur says selectors have had no conversation ''whatsoever'' about Ricky Ponting's immediate future but the veteran has been put on notice that he needs runs in Perth or he...

Ponting quits Test cricket

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Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from Test cricket. Ponting said the Perth Test will be the final of his career.

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He's given all, and Ponting knows it's time

Australian Test cricketer Ricky Ponting announces his retirement during a press conference on the eve of the third cricket Test between South Africa and Australia in Perth on November 29, 2012. Ponting on November 29 called time on his Test career, announcing this week's clash against South Africa in Perth will be his last. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE  AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD

Chris Barrett THE winds of change arrived on Ricky Ponting's doorstep on Wednesday morning. As a gale left the Western Australia Cricket Ground sightscreens swaying, Ponting approached the Australian captain,...

Ponting calls stumps on Test career

Ricky Ponting tells the media of his decision to retire after the Perth Test.

Chris Barrett Convinced he was ''not good enough'' to make it to next year's Ashes tour, Ricky Ponting is adamant his decision to retire after third Test was his own.

The Tonk

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett There is a race being waged by rival television broadcasters to launch their new toys first.

Ponting-Waugh record set to stand test of time

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett RECORDS are made to be broken but Steve Waugh's position at the top of the table for most appearances in the baggy green is likely to stand the test of time.

Cricket

Waugh tells Hussey to cherish his final knock

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Chris Barrett NINE years after his Test farewell at the SCG, Steve Waugh has a fair idea of what lies ahead for Michael Hussey in his last hurrah for Australia.

Cricket

Swingers, not spinners, needed in India: Buchanan

John Buchanan

Chris Barrett The architect of Australia's era-defining win in 2004 cautions against an abundance of spin on the sub-continent.

Cricket

Australians are sitting ducks, says Shastri

Harsh but fair: Indian critic Ravi Shastri has long experience of Australian cricket. He made a double century at the SCGin 1992 in Shane Warne's first Test.

Chris Barrett Former Indian captain describes tourists' experience in this series as a ''nightmare''.

Cricket

Fast track to future success in India

Gurinder Sandhu

Chris Barrett Australia's attention is on England right now but less than three months after the disastrous tour of India, Glenn McGrath is busy trying to ensure future visits to the subcontinent are nowhere near...

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Cricket

Marred Ashes Tests leave India feeling vindicated on Decision Review System

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Chris Barrett Derided for its stubborn opposition to cricket's Decision Review System, the game's superpower now feels vindicated over its stance after watching a series of controversies mar the first two Tests of...

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Cricket

This is no charity tour, Clarke tells batsmen

Australia's captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has defended selectors as Australia rung the changes again to try to save face in the Ashes, declaring: ‘‘This is not a charity tour’’.

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Cricket

Not a charity tour, Clarke tells team

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke defends selectors as Australia prepares to ring more changes.