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Chris Barrett

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

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David Warner out of Australia's tour of Zimbabwe

Chris Barrett David Warner will put family first and sit out Australia’s next overseas assignment in Zimbabwe due to the impending birth of his child with ironwoman Candice Falzon.

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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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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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Media man dumped in SCG stand-off debacle

The Tonk

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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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.

'Worst' pace attack won't test batsmen, says Hogg

Rodney Hogg

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S fast bowling attack is the worst to come to Australia and will not give the home team any clarity about its top order by the summer's end, says former Test paceman Rodney Hogg.

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Leap from seventh to a whisker from the top not impossible

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  George Bailey of Australia bats during game one of the Commonwealth Bank One Day International series between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu REMARKABLY, underachieving Australia could vault from a world ranking of seventh to within a fraction of top spot in the next three weeks and George Bailey, the captain in the shortest format, admits...

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Bailey 'irked' by lack of success

George Bailey

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Underachieving Australia could remarkably vault from seventh to within a fraction of top spot.

Clarke's rise to stabilise bats: Warner

David Warner

Chris Barrett Captain has considered promoting himself as high as No. 3 for Thursday's third Test.

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Clarke could climb as high as No.3 as selectors aim for batting shake-up

Clarke

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke's pending move up the batting order will stabilise Australia's fragile top four, according to opener David Warner.

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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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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

Nic Maddinson

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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