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

Pat Cummins back from injury, now for a return to national colours

Chris Barrett Back in national colours for the first time in nearly two years, Pat Cummins could emerge as a key figure for Australia in the World Cup next February, according to the speedster's state coach Trevor...

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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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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.

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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.

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The year in cricket: 2013 in review

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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...

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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

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

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Australia tight-lipped on injuries during Ashes

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Chris Barrett Australia's desperation to gain any competitive advantage for the Ashes has it turning to secrecy.

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Ashes squad to keep mum on injuries

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Chris Barrett Australia won't divulge the nature of any injuries suffered during a match unless the player is ruled out of a Test.

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Ashes umpire shortage opens door for Billy Bowden

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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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Media man dumped in SCG stand-off debacle

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David Sygall, Chris Barrett and Michael Chammas Heavies from Macquarie Street to Moore Park were fuming when the Herald revealed last month the SCG's $186 million revamp would not be finished in time for the Ashes Test in early January.

Trent Copeland stars as NSW Blues register Sheffield Shield win over Queensland

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Chris Barrett He might have drifted down the pecking order of Australian quicks in the past two years but former Test seamer Trent Copeland has offered a firm and timely reminder of his value with a...