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Chris Barrett

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

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Australia to announce squad in preparation for South Africa tour

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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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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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From rock bottom, Australia could be on top of world

Chris Barrett Next major priority for Australian team and Cricket Australia is the World Cup.

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How Shaun Marsh earned his second chance

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Chris Barrett The script wasn't meant to go this way for Shaun Marsh.

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Fears over India going it alone are behind Cricket Australia's support for ICC shake-up

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Chris Barrett Position paper proposes far greater powers for India, Australia and England.

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Cricket Australia backs dramatic shake-up of ICC in bid to prevent India breaking away

Chris Barrett Fears that India could break away from the International Cricket Council are behind Cricket Australia's support for a controversial plan to shake up the world governing body, say sources inside the...

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India seeks to host ICC event every three years

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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

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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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Faulkner, Marsh, Bird under cloud for South African tour

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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.