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

Cricket

Simon Katich says the Big Bash has dragged on too long

Chris Barrett Scorchers captain voices concerns of players about impact of T20 tournament on other competitions.

Cricket

David Warner's father tells of home help

Howard Warner, father of David Warner

Chris Barrett A tear creeping down his face, Warner's father speaks of the contribution his son has made to his family.

Cricket

The man who got the 'Bull' back on the attack

Mickey Arthur and David Warner.

Chris Barrett Mentor believes trigger for opener's flatlining was a directive to shelve aggression.

Cricket

Attempt to tame David Warner's killer instincts backfired, says batting mentor Trent Woodhill

David Warner

Chris Barrett The curbing of David Warner’s instinctive, aggressive game by Australian coaches was responsible for him going backwards as a Test batsman until his recent explosion of form.

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The Tonk

The night Richie’s slow delivery felled Greig

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sadly absent in Adelaide are Channel Nine commentary icons Richie Benaud, Tony Greig and Bill Lawry, but a new book written by the late Greig's son tells of one of their finest - or not so fine -...

Cricket

Barf time for Greig

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Mark Greig's family memoir tells the untold story of his father Tony, and the rest of the commentry crew.

Cricket

Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...

Cricket

Trio of quicks on the comeback trail

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes.

Cricket

Young quicks flown to Perth for clinic with Dennis Lillee

Mitchell Starc

Chris Barrett Australia's established fast bowlers have been taking care of business in the Ashes but the next rung of quicks have not been forgotten.

Cricket

Wait for it: DRS makes its Ashes debut

David Warner has words with Joe Root who was given out after a review.

Chris Barrett A decision review system controversy has finally arrived to leave its mark on the Ashes.

Cricket

Joe Root bemused as DRS raises its head in third Ashes Test

Joe Root

Chris Barrett It has taken until nearly the halfway point of the series but a Decision Review System controversy has finally arrived to leave a mark on the Ashes.

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Cricket

Help for depressed ex-cricketers

Jonathan Trott has put the focus on stress in the game.

Chris Barrett A quarter of former players in Australia experienced depression after leaving professional cricket.

Cricket

Retirement brings mental anguish to quarter of cricket players

Jonathan Trott

Chris Barrett A survey of former players in Australia has found that a quarter experienced depression or feelings of helplessness after leaving professional cricket.

Cricket

Why winning Tests abroad is the next frontier of modern game

India's batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, right, leaves the crease as South Africa's captain Graeme Smith, center facing camera, celebrates with his teammates after he was bowled for 32 runs on the firth and final day of their cricket test match at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/ Themba Hadebe)

Chris Barrett The Ashes were presumably the furthest thing from the minds of David Byrne and co when Talking Heads released Road to Nowhere a few decades back.

The Tonk

The Ashes: SCG set to undergo $100m upgrade

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu The fifth Test heralds the opening of the brand-spanking new Noble and Bradman stands but The Tonk can reveal the next stage of the SCG redevelopment is already well and truly in the works.

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Cricket

Road trips a killer for touring Test cricket teams

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

Cricket

New stands are grand but there's another $100m upgrade in pipeline for SCG

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Planning is under way for a $100-million upgrade to the facilities at the SCG.

The Tonk

Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu FORMER national coach Bob Simpson wants Australia's selectors to continue picking the team on merit rather than age, despite the lack of youth in the Test side.

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Focus on skill than age: Bob Simpson

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Former national coach wants selectors to pick the team based on merit rather than age.

Cricket

Australia to sit in on Bangladesh briefing

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MARCH 04: Captain Darren Sammy of West Indies jumps as he celebrates with team mate Sulieman Benn after Benn's wicket of Rubel Hossain of Bangladesh during the 2011 ICC World Cup Group B match between Bangladesh and West Indies at Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on March 4, 2011 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
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Chris Barrett Concerns rise over security guarantees at World T20 tournament.