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Chris Barrett

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

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Pakistan ups ante to keep Qadir jnr from Australia

Usman Qadir

Chris Barrett The son of legendary Pakistan wrist spinner Abdul Qadir is the subject of an intriguing tug-of-war for his services between Australia and his native land.

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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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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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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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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.

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Ryan Harris puts Australian ambitions ahead of big dollars in Indian Premier League

Chris Barrett Ryan Harris will put country before cash, skipping the Indian Premier League auction to instead have knee surgery and stretch out his late-blooming Test career as far as he can.

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Harris puts country ahead of cash

Ryan Harris sign an autograph

Chris Barrett Ryan Harris will not to enter the IPL auction to undergoe surgery in a bid to extend his Test career.

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Michael Clarke looks past IPL to lighten his load

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke is the latest Australian player to forgo a payday in the Indian Premier League, knocking back the opportunity to enter the upcoming auction to take a four-month break from cricket.

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Michael Clarke sits out IPL for rare long break

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Captain latest Australian player to forgo a payday in the Indian Premier League.

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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.

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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.

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Khawaja ponders beer debate

New look: Usman Khawaja puts his Thunder shirt over the beer logo.

Chris Barrett Usman Khawaja admits he has weighed up not wearing the VB logo.

Ashes umpire shortage opens door for Billy Bowden

Billy Bowden

Chris Barrett Tony Hill, the New Zealand umpire who made a series of errors during the Ashes series in England in the winter, is set to be sidelined from on-ground officiating this summer in a move that has opened...

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Shortage of umpires may mean Billy Bowden may be called in for Ashes Tests

The Ashes 2006-2007  FAIRFAX. SPORT. BRISBANE. ASHES.  Umpire Billy Bowden is hit by the ball at the Gabba on the third day of the Ashes in Brisbane.  Picture by Paul Harris.  Saturday 25 November 2006

Chris Barrett With Tony Hill set to be sidelined a door has opened for an Ashes return for the eccentric Billy Bowden.

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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.

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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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Was Morkel's howler the worst wide in cricket history?

South African bowler Morne Morkel

Chris Barrett Steve Harmison has company. Long has the former England spearhead's wild, opening ball of the 2006-07 Ashes been ridiculed as one of the worst, or at least widest, of all time.

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Life can be one big transit lounge for jet-propelled Starc

South Africa last week, next-up Brisbane for Mitch Starc.

Chris Barrett Australian fast bowler has spent only seven nights at home in the past eight months.

An act of God and officials were ready

Dinkus for the Tonk.

Chris Barrett Queensland Cricket officials happy they bought ground insurance for first three days of Test.

'If they take offence that's their choice:' Greg Ritchie defends accusations of racism

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Chris Barrett Former Test batsman Greg Ritchie has defended himself against claims of racist and anti-Muslim comments at a Brisbane Test luncheon, refusing to apologise and saying: "If they take offence that's...