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Chris Barrett

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

THE TONK

Dave Warner's virtual tour of Las Vegas

Chris Barrett It was the trip to Sin City that never was. In a year in which David Warner has bounced from one controversy to another, he copped additional heat for taking off to Las Vegas to party last month...

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Australia considers all-pace attack for first Test

Peter Siddle.

Chris Barrett Australia is seriously considering fielding four fast bowlers in first Test against England if all-rounder Shane Watson is deemed unfit to bowl.

Cricket

Big Bash League may miss out on several Australian Test stars

Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's single-minded determination to regain the Ashes has led officials to tell Big Bash League franchises that Test players will not be available for the Twenty20 tournament.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED WITH DIGITAL FILTERS)  Mitchell Johnson of Australia after winning the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Don't change a thing. That is the message from Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson as Australia prepare to field the same line-up in three consecutive Tests for the first time in seven years.

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Watson's rest raises ire

Stuart Clark.

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Sydney Sixers boss slams decision to withdraw Shane Watson midway through Twenty20 Champions League campaign in South Africa, saying Cricket Australia's high-performance team ''don't give two hoots''...

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Angry Clark hits out at CA over Watson withdrawal

Shane Watson

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett SYDNEY SIXERS boss Stuart Clark has slammed the decision to withdraw Shane Watson midway through their Twenty20 Champions League campaign in South Africa, saying Cricket Australia's high-performance...

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Watson workload talks with Sixers started in August, says Howard

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Chris Barrett Cricket Australia team performance boss Pat Howard says he spoke to Stuart Clark, the Sydney Sixers supremo, as far back as August about the prospect of withdrawing Shane Watson midway through the...

Jeff's what the doctor ordered on a docile pitch, but name behind Lyon's new doosra remains an enigma

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu MYSTERY surrounds the origins of the name behind Nathan Lyon's new alternative, back-spinning delivery.

Punter aims for Sixers

Chris Barrett Ricky Ponting threatens to boot defending BBL champions out of finals contention.

Starc raving mad: rotation causing plenty of angst

Stark reality: No Boxing Day Test for Mitchell Starc.

Chris Barrett What has gone wrong is not the rotation of Starc - it is the poor communication.

Cricket

Cummins to leave Sixers

Profile on Australian bowler  18 year old Pat Cummins at Walsh Bay. Sun Herald Sport. 02 February 2011. Photo by Simon Alekna

Chris Barrett The exodus in NSW cricket continues with teenage fast bowling sensation Patrick Cummins set to leave the Sydney Sixers, the reigning Twenty20 Big Bash League champions.