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Chris Barrett

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

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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.

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Why winning Tests abroad is the next frontier of modern game

India's batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, right, leaves the crease as South Africa's captain Graeme Smith, center facing camera, celebrates with his teammates after he was bowled for 32 runs on the firth and final day of their cricket test match at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban, South Africa, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/ Themba Hadebe)

Chris Barrett The Ashes were presumably the furthest thing from the minds of David Byrne and co when Talking Heads released Road to Nowhere a few decades back.

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Road trips a killer for touring Test cricket teams

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Chris Barrett The last calendar year was a graveyard for touring nations, spelling out just how challenging Australia's next assignment promises to be.

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Ashes a step closer for Ahmed

Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed who will join the Australia A squad for the remainder of its VB Tour of the British Isles.?

Chris Barrett A citizenship ceremony held in Britain will finally clear the way for Ashes candidate Fawad Ahmed to be a late inclusion in Australia's Test squad against England.

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Senate vote clears Ahmed for Ashes

Fawad Ahmed

Chris Barrett Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has cleared the final hurdle to be eligible for the looming Ashes series in England after legislation that allows him to be granted a passport successfully passed through the...

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Rookie's aggression impresses the right people on first tour

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Chris Barrett A young Australian's first trip to England more often than not included a couple of nights in a hostel, a loop or two of the London Eye and a few lagers. For

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Thunder strike deal with retired Test great

Michael Hussey

Chris Barrett Michael Hussey will be formally unveiled next week as the Sydney Thunder's marquee signing, and the rebuilding western Sydney franchise has landed another coup for this summer's Big Bash League with...

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David Warner comes out swinging ... in support of Shane Watson

David Warner

Chris Barrett David Warner has moved to silence suggestions of disharmony between himself and Shane Watson.

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No problems with Watson, says Warner

David Warner.

Chris Barrett, Brighton David Warner has moved to silence suggestions of disharmony between himself and Shane Watson.

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Exiled Warner finds his-A game

David Warner

Chris Barrett David Warner is not due to rejoin the Ashes squad in Manchester until next Monday but in his absence he has made a strong case for a Test recall with a big hundred in the second match of the...

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Raging 'Bull' is ready for his run at England's finest

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Chris Barrett All Australia wants is for David Warner to go on the attack.

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Bull's roar: Warner remains explosive, on and off the field

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Chris Barrett If David Warner is keeping and releasing an Ashes tour diary in time to fill the Christmas stockings, it will make fair reading.

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Spinner Fawad Ahmed set to debut for Australia

Fawad Ahmed.

Chris Barrett Fawad Ahmed is set to make his much-anticipated debut for Australia within weeks and is in contention for the return Ashes series at home this summer, according to national selector John Inverarity.

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Summer is coming and Cummins is out again

Injury problems again: Pat Cummins.

Chris Barrett Patrick Cummins will miss a third straight home summer through injury.

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Ahmed must face a few stumpers

Fawad Ahmed

Chris Barrett Four Australians famously came unstuck with their homework in India this year, and now some last-minute studying is the only thing standing between Fawad Ahmed and a Test breakthrough.

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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...

Tell Steyn to bring it on, says Warner

Australian opener David Warner

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...

Take me on, Warner dares Proteas

Australian opener David Warner.

Chris Barrett Test opener brazenly issues a challenge to South Africa's much-feted fast bowling trio.

Lara marvels at Clarke's rise as a run machine

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett, Brad Walter BRIAN LARA first met Michael Clarke nearly 10 years ago outside the modest Cheddi Jagan International Airport, half an hour's drive south of the Guyana capital, Georgetown.

Can't put a positive spin on Tahir's figures

The Tonk

Chris Barrett Imran Tahir's world record bowing figures in Adelaide beg the question: Will he follow in the footsteps of Michael Clarke and his MC329 line of cricket gear.