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

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Phil Hughes unlucky to miss tour of South Africa, says Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey has added his voice to those querying the snubbing of Phil Hughes for Australia's tour of South Africa, saying the left-hander had done everything asked of him by selectors.

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

Shaun Marsh

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.

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Australia's pacemen are to be called upon in South Africa

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Australia will take as many as six fast bowlers to take on the world's top team next month.

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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

Alex Doolan

Chris Barrett Australia will on Monday name a 15-man squad for next month’s tour of South Africa.

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Shaun Marsh wins recall for tour of South Africa

Good to be back: Shaun Marsh and James Pattinson congratulate each other after recalls for the South Africa tour.

Chris Barrett Left-hander again in running to reclaim top-order position but only after hitting rock bottom.

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Few surprises for Test squad for South Africa

Alex Doolan

Chris Barrett Alex Doolan expected to challenge for a Test debut and Jackson Bird tipped to return.

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Paceman James Pattinson eyes return for Australia against South Africa

Ball sense: James Pattinson throws the ball at training on Monday as Peter Siddle looks on.

Chris Barrett James Pattinson has set his sights on a return to the Australian team for February's tour.

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James Pattinson eyes Test return in South Africa

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 01: James Pattinson and Peter Siddle of Australia look on during an Australian Training Session at New Road on July 1, 2013 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Inspired by the heroics of Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle in the Ashes, James Pattinson has set his sights on an Australian return on February's tour of South Africa, and welcomes the...

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Bring it on, Warner tells South Africa trio

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 06:  David Warner bats during an Australian nets session at The Gabba on November 6, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Test opener David Warner has brazenly issued a challenge to South Africa's much-feted fast bowling trio, inviting them to take him on verbally as well as with the ball in Friday's first Test at 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.

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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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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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India seeks to host ICC event every three years

Sachin Tendulkar

Chris Barrett India will reportedly push to host International Cricket Council events such as the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy once every three years as the game's superpower looks to flex its...

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Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World Twenty20 tournament

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Chris Barrett Australia has landed a coup by luring Shane Warne back into the national set-up in an official capacity.

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