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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Haddin to return from West Indies tour

Chris Barrett Australian Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will return from the tour of the West Indies for personal reasons.

Cricket

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.

Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Gilmour played 15 Tests for Australia.

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

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George Bailey lifts lid on pain of poor Poms during Ashes

George Bailey

Chris Barrett Relations between the two Ashes combatants have not been great this series but there is some sympathy for England's plight from the Australian with the closest view of the destruction wreaked by...

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It's just not cricket: Richie Benaud may have to sit out rest of the series

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Viewers eager for the return of Channel Nine commentary doyen Richie Benaud for the tail end of the Ashes series may have to brace themselves for disappointment.

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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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Shane Warne lays into Steve Waugh over baggy green

Warne

Chris Barrett Shane Warne has taken aim at what he says was Steve Waugh's 'ridiculous' devotion to Australian cricket's baggy green cap.

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Ashes 2013: Bad light ruins Test as Michael Clarke's declaration sets up dramatic finish

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett The fifth Test has ended in a dramatic draw with umpires taking players off the field for bad light just as England looked set to complete a thrilling win that would have given them a first-ever 4-0...

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Ashes 2013: The Old Enemy not here for a holiday

Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Dean Jones England have arrived in Australia to defend the little Ashes urn. Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu profile the tourists, and former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gives his opinion on how the 17-man...

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Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.

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Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...

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Wade has sympathy for rival Haddin

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 14:  Brad Haddin of the Sixers in action during the Champions League Twenty20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Sydney Sixers at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Matthew Wade says he feels for the man he is trying to displace permanently as Australia's Test wicketkeeper, admitting he has no idea what Brad Haddin is going through despite his own battle with...

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Praise for Wade casts greater doubt on Haddin

Matthew Wade

Chris Barrett Selectors give strongest indication they will make generational change behind the stumps.

Cricket

Proteas ready to rumble

Graeme Smith and Dale Steyn

Chris Barrett, Sydney The all-conquering South Africans have arrived in Sydney ahead of the much anticipated three-Test series against Australia quietly confident but without their customary swagger.

Wade will take over the gloves from Haddin

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett THE worst-kept secret in Australian cricket is set to be confirmed today with the anticipated selection of Matthew Wade for the first Test against South Africa likely to effectively end Brad Haddin's...

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Blues given a stumper by selectors over Haddin

Brad Haddin

Chris Barrett TEST selectors have asked that Brad Haddin continue to be picked as the wicketkeeper for NSW but the gloveman could play his twilight years as a specialist batsman, with the Blues and Australian...

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.

Cricket

Rixon widens role to help Lyon tame Proteas

Nathan Lyon.

Chris Barrett Australia moves to help Nathan Lyon combat South Africa's world-beating batsmen this summer by expanding fielding coach Steve Rixon's responsibilities to also cover spin bowling.

Help for Lyon as Rixon's role is given a tweak

Nathan Lyon

Chris Barrett AUSTRALIA have moved to help Nathan Lyon combat South Africa's world-beating batsmen this summer by expanding fielding coach Steve Rixon's responsibilities to also cover spin bowling.

'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...