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Chris Barrett

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


Most satisfying day or feeling in my career: Michael Clarke on No.1 Test ranking

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.


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...


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

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


Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke wins ICC award

Chris Barrett He would undoubtedly hand it back in exchange for Ashes glory but Michael Clarke has been rewarded for another glut of runs by being named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year.


The year in cricket: 2013 in review


Chris Barrett The soap opera that was the Australian men's team. From the doghouse to the penthouse Michael Clarke's team had a rollercoaster ride like no other year.


The fall and rise of Australia

Surprise packet: Ashton Agar after his stunning 98 at Trent Bridge in July.

Chris Barrett It's been a year of drama, ending in glory, for Michael Clarke's Ashes-winning team.


Australia to sit in on Bangladesh briefing

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Chris Barrett Concerns rise over security guarantees at World T20 tournament.


Safety of players at Bangladesh World Twenty20 questioned

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Chris Barrett Concerns rise over security at this year's World T20 tournament.


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.


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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Michael Clarke named ICC Test Cricketer of the Year

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Chris Barrett Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been crowned as the best cricketer in the world in 2013 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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Michael Clarke named ICC Cricketer of the Year

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Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has been rewarded for another glut of runs by being named the International Cricket Council's Cricketer of the Year.


Drinking games rekindle Lyon's thirst

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Chris Barrett Channelling the legendary Bobby Boucher, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has begun devising how to unseat England's batsmen at Old Trafford while mixing the team's sports drinks.

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Lyon aims to mix it up in the middle

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Chris Barrett, Brighton Nathan Lyon has begun devising how to unseat England's batsmen at Old Trafford.


Hopeful Clarke won't jump ship

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Chris Barrett The ship appears to be sinking but Michael Clarke will not be jumping. As the shadow of a possible seventh straight Test defeat looms at Old Trafford - an unwanted record the captain says no one...

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Bird set to make some wickets fly

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Chris Barrett Sydney-born seamer set to feature as Australia attempts to win remaining Tests.


Bird on hand to grind shine off England win

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Chris Barrett IT IS too late to win back Australia the Ashes, but Sydney-born seamer Jackson Bird is set to feature as Michael Clarke's side sets about rendering England's retention of the urn as hollow as...

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Tourists enjoy rare decision over Pietersen

England's Kevin Pietersen reacts after losing his wicket for 8 runs during the fifth day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES

Chris Barrett They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well, you can write the book on the way Australia feel about Kevin Pietersen just by the expressions on their faces in a fascinating frame from the third...

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Ashes 2013: Nathan Lyon stars for Australia

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Chris Barrett Snubbed for the first two Tests of the Ashes, Nathan Lyon has hit back to drive home his value with a starring role as Australia continued their momentum from Manchester to take the early ascendancy...

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