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

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Ashes 2013: England face the fear factor, says Chris Rogers

Chris Barrett The moment a batsman is more worried about their personal safety than preserving their wicket is a ''dangerous" situation, according to Australian opener Chris Rogers.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson welcomes England plan to come out swinging

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson has welcomed England's intention to try and hit their way out of their funk against him with a simple message: ''Go ahead.''

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Mitchell Johnson welcomes England's plan to attack him

Mitchell Johnson speaks to the media in Perth on Wednesday.

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson welcomes England's intention to try to hit its way out of its funk against him.

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England on its knees; and Ashes oh so close

England captain Alastair Cook is a forlorn figure after dropping Chris Rogers at the WACA on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Stuart Broad taken to hospital after being struck by a Mitchell Johnson yorker.

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Johnson fires up, England blows up

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena intervenes in a verbal spat between Mitchell Johnson and Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett Wandering toddler leads to tempers rising on third day of Boxing Day Test.

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Long Ashes campaign left England 'mentally fragile', says Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen.

Chris Barrett A candid Kevin Pietersen admits England have been mentally fragile this summer, worn down by the unprecedented pressure and time away from home demanded by back-to-back Ashes series.

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England in shocking form, but batting practice was deemed a little hard

England players (from left) Steven Finn, Monty Panesar, Chris Tremlett and Michael Carberry jump rope during team training at the SCG on Wednesday.

Chris Barrett England has snubbed an opportunity to iron out its problems ahead of Friday's fifth Test.

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Run-shy England skip batting practice before Ashes finale at SCG

England

Chris Barrett Their batting has been streets behind Australia and they've been terrorised by Mitchell Johnson this summer but England have snubbed an opportunity to try to iron out their problems before Friday's...

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The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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Ashes feuds forgotten as England joins Australia in dressing room

Nathan Lyon leads the team song.

Chris Barrett Australian and England came together for three hours in the home dressing room at the SCG.

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George Bailey admits Australia proud of turning England's tour into a disaster

George Bailey

Chris Barrett George Bailey admits that Australia take "a little bit of pride" in the fact that England's tour here has been so disastrous three of their players have returned home.

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Faulkner in the road of England

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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Faulkner in the road of England

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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Ashes: Memories of 2011 spur England paceman Chris Tremlett

Chris Tremlett

Chris Barrett The songs are what stand out most. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight . . ."; "Eng-er-land, Eng-er-land, Eng-er-land!" The final hours of the Ashes defeat here three seasons...

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The Ashes: How the England squad shapes up

Alastair Cook.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones With the England squad for this summer's Ashes arriving on Australian soil, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones take a close look at the tourists.

Ashes 2013: We thought all England served up was pies

Alastair Cook and the five-star dining treatment during the Ashes

Chris Barrett England have issued an extravagant, 82-page list of catering demands for their players during the Ashes, including detailed recipe requirements and instructions for preparing nearly 200 different...

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England's cricket team demands silver service on dietary needs

Cricket menu

Chris Barrett England has issued an extravagant 82-page list of demands for catering for its players during the Ashes.

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Australia captain Michael Clarke practises against bouncers for Ashes series against England

Chris Barrett Targeted with the short ball by England, Michael Clarke has begun a behind-the-scenes mission to ready himself for an onslaught from Stuart Broad and his teammates this summer.

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England takes early hit for Ashes cricket series

England Ashes Test cricketer Ian Bell.

Chris Barrett The first ball of the Ashes series is still five days away but already Australia and England are at odds behind the scenes.

Ashes preparation: hosts turn down several requests from England cricket team

Alastair Cook.

Chris Barrett The first ball of the Ashes series is still five days away but already Australia and England are at odds behind the scenes with the visitors having a series of demands rejected in Brisbane before the...

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