Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

Race commissioner slams 'despicable' booing of Goodes

Andrew Wu Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner has condemned the booing of Sydney champion Adam Goodes, describing the "vilification" of the AFL great as "despicable behaviour" which aimed to silence...

Trent Johnston to be named NSW's new head coach

Trent Johnston

Andrew Wu Former Ireland captain Trent Johnston has been entrusted with arguably the most important job in Australian domestic cricket - coaching NSW.

The Ashes 2015: Pat Cummins ready to swing back into action

Andrew Wu England should get ready for some high-speed swing from Pat Cummins as the young gun declared he was in the best shape of his short career.

The Ashes 2015: Pat Cummins ready for call-up after Ryan Harris retirement

Australia's Pat Cummins listens to the national anthem prior to the start of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth on March 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD 
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Andrew Wu Pat Cummins is better prepared for his second coming in Test cricket than he was four years ago when he was thrown in the deep end as an 18-year-old rookie, says former Test seamer Geoff Lawson.

Ashes Cricket Preview: Steve Smith's technique

Andrew Wu Steve Smith's technique is not orthodox but that does not mean he will not prosper as Australia's new No.3.

Moises Henriques faces surgery after clash

Broken jaw: Moises Henriques in action earlier this year.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australian cricketer Moises Henriques will on Tuesday have the first of multiple operations to repair a badly broken jaw after being involved in an outfield collision with a teammate in a county game...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australian player rankings

The Australian cricket team poses with the World Cup trophy at Federation Square.

Andrew Wu and Jesse Hogan How Australia's squad of 15 rated in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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ICC Cricket World Cup final: Australia dedicate World Cup success to Phillip Hughes

To the heavens: Michael Clarke looks up as he walks off the field following his dismissal against New Zealand.

Andrew Wu The spirit of Phillip Hughes lives on in the Australian dressing room four months after his death as Michael Clarke dedicated Australia's World Cup triumph to their fallen friend.

ICC Cricket World Cup final: Brendon McCullum huffs and puffs but has house blown down by Mitchell Starc

Early advantage: Mitchell Starc celebrates the crucial wicket of Brendon McCullum.

Andrew Wu It is not in Brendon McCullum's DNA to defend. He believes there is no such thing as too much aggression, that it would have been silly to change his style this late.

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Richard Hadlee tells of fan mail from prison inmate

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Andrew Wu and Daniel Lane If you want an example of how much the Kiwis love getting one over an Australian, take this story Richard Hadlee told at the Big Knight Out dinner, organised by SportsConnect and the Trans-Tasman...

High-voltage showdown looms in World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Brendon McCullum of New Zealand speaks to the media during a New Zealand nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia's standing as the world's best one-day team is on the line against a bold New Zealand side which has vowed to maintain the high voltage style which has taken them to within one victory of a...

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Michael Clarke's one-day retirement takes his future out of hands of selectors

One last day: Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke’s decision to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday’s World Cup final has spared selectors and senior figures in Australian cricket from making the tough call on the...

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Michael Whitney finally gives in to Richard Hadlee 27 years after Boxing Day stonewall

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Andrew Wu Just because the trans-Tasman rivals are playing for cricket's biggest prize does not mean Australia cannot show their neighbours across the ditch a bit of love.

ICC Cricket World Cup final 2015: Richard Hadlee dreams of greatest moment in NZ sporting history

One of cricket's all time greats, Richard Hadlee.

Andrew Wu The greatest player New Zealand has ever produced, Richard Hadlee, says the Black Caps winning on Sunday would be the equal of the All Blacks' success in the rugby World Cup as the country's finest...

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Pace aces hold the key in World Cup final showdown between Australia and New Zealand

Boult from the blue: New Zealand's Trent Boult bowls against Australia in the World Cup group match.

Andrew Wu In a tournament dominated by the bat the World Cup is set to be decided by the raw speed and bounce of Australia's express quicks or the verve and swerve of Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

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ICC Cricket World Cup final: Michael Clarke bristles at claims his style is redundant in modern ODI game

Andrew Wu The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

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Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani leads cheers in corporate boxes

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Indians not only had the numbers in the grandstands at the World Cup semi-final, but also in the corporate boxes.

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Steve Smith's golden run against India continues in World Cup semi-final

Centurion: Steve Smith celebrates his ton.

Andrew Wu Century for Steve Smith. It's a phrase which has become part of the soundtrack of this season, one which MS Dhoni must be sick of hearing though it will be ringing in his ears on the long flight home...

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Michael Clarke embracing pressure of home playoff

Captain at the ready: Michael Clarke in the nets.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli thinks it will bring Australia undone but Michael Clarke is embracing the pressure that comes with the once in a lifetime opportunity of playing a World Cup final on home soil.

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final: Shane Warne makes impromptu appearance at Australia's training session

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Andrew Wu After the drama he's had with Darren Lehmann, you would have thought Shane Warne would have been the last person seen at an Australian training session.