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Chris Barrett

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


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

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.

Great expectations for Philander

South Africa's Vernon Philander.

Chris Barrett Vernon Philander is a relative newcomer to the South African set-up, but with fellow fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, he has more than held his own among the world's elite in his short...


Danger duo out to halt Australia's resurgence

Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IT WAS almost as if they scripted it. More than half the South African touring party had come through the arrivals section at Sydney International Airport in dribs and drabs, making their way past...


Warner involved in mid-pitch altercation

David Warner.

Chris Barrett Even on a different continent it seems David Warner can't escape controversy.

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Raging 'Bull' is ready for his run at England's finest


Chris Barrett All Australia wants is for David Warner to go on the attack.

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Bull's roar: Warner remains explosive, on and off the field


Chris Barrett If David Warner is keeping and releasing an Ashes tour diary in time to fill the Christmas stockings, it will make fair reading.

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Warner will relish England barbs: Clarke

David Warner

Chris Barrett Australian captain Michael Clarke says David Warner would relish being on the end of a verbal barrage from England in the crucial third Ashes Test starting on Thursday.

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