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Chris Barrett

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

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Road trips a killer for touring Test cricket teams

Chris Barrett The last calendar year was a graveyard for touring nations, spelling out just how challenging Australia's next assignment promises to be.

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Ashes teams bid to clear up confusion over DRS

Usman Khawaja

Chris Barrett A leading official from the International Cricket Council will meet with Australia and England ahead of the fourth Test in Durham in response to confusion from both teams about the use of the...

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Geoff Lawson applauds Sheffield Shield's move back to the bush

Chris Barrett Former Test bowler Geoff Lawson has hailed the decision to take NSW Sheffield Shield games to his home town of Wagga Wagga this summer but says Cricket Australia does not do enough to promote the...

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Jacques Kallis to be joined by mentor at Sydney Thunder for Big Bash

Mentor: Paddy Upton during his time with the Indian cricket team in 2008.

Chris Barrett The man who helped rejuvenate the career of a grief-stricken Jacques Kallis is to join him at the Sydney Thunder this season as the Big Bash League franchise's new head coach.

Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Gilmour played 15 Tests for Australia.

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

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Jacques Kallis to play with Sydney Thunder in BBL

Thunder signing: Jacques Kallis will play in the Big Bash League next season.

Chris Barrett Sydney Thunder have landed a huge coup by signing one of cricket's greatest all-rounders Jacques Kallis for the next two seasons of the Twenty20 Big Bash League.

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Sydney Cricket Ground poaches traditional Australia Day one-dayer from Adelaide Oval

Australia's one-day team celebrates winning the one-day international series against England at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney has pinched the rights for Australia Day cricket this summer from Adelaide, with Michael Clarke's team to host India in a one-day international at the redeveloped SCG on the January public...

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Women's cricket stars to cash in with international tournament

Chris Barrett Australia’s world champion Southern Stars are set to cash in as part of a plan to revolutionise the women’s game, with players to have their incomes doubled in some cases by featuring in a new...

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Australia back on top of Test world

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett It's official - Australia are once again the world's No.1 ranked Test nation, reclaiming the position for the first time in more than five years without a ball being bowled overnight.

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Most satisfying day or feeling in my career: Michael Clarke on No.1 Test ranking

Michael Clarke reacts to an England boundary at Lords last year.

Chris Barrett When Michael Clarke was told on Wednesday night about Australia’s long-awaited return to the summit of the Test world rankings, his mind immediately scrolled back a year.

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Michael Clarke's withdrawal as selector led to team success, says Rod Marsh

Rod Marsh, Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke during the Ashes in England last year.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's standing down as a Test selector was a key turning point in Australia's stunning return to the top of the world rankings, according to new chairman of selectors Rod Marsh.

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Schoolboy Jake Doran eyes baggy green after being signed by NSW

Chris Barrett Schoolboy sensation Jake Doran hopes to play Test cricket for Australia by his early 20s and he has taken the next step towards realising that ambition by being awarded a rookie contract with NSW.

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David Warner out of Australia's tour of Zimbabwe

Expecting: Candace Falzon and David Warner.

Chris Barrett David Warner will put family first and sit out Australia’s next overseas assignment in Zimbabwe due to the impending birth of his child with ironwoman Candice Falzon.

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Michael Clarke 'extremely confident' no Australian cricketers involved in spot-fixing

Chris Barrett Test captain Michael Clarke says he is ‘‘extremely confident’’ that no Australian players have been tempted to engage in spot-fixing, imploring supporters of the game not to...

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Cricket hierarchy's opposition a blow to planned women's Twenty20 tournament

Ambitious plan: Retired cricketer Lisa Sthalekar.

Chris Barrett The boards of Australia and England have dealt a potentially hammer blow to a proposed IPL-style women's Twenty20 tournament which hoped to pay top female players as much as $40,000 for a 12-day...

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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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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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