Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Four-day cricket Tests would spell the end of spin bowling: Tim May

Andrew Wu Four-day Test matches threaten to spell the end of the spinner, cricket administrators have been warned, as the push to shorten the traditional format gathers pace.

Test stars to be released, Big Bash League set to be biggest show in town

Back in pink: Steve Smith playing for the Sixers.

Andrew Wu This summer's Big Bash is set to begin with a bang in Sydney with Australia's Test stars given the all-clear to play the start of the Twenty20 competition.

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Brad Haddin endorses Peter Nevill to be Australia's long-term Test wicketkeeper

Keeping his form up: Peter Nevill.

Andrew Wu Peter Nevill has received a ringing endorsement on his future from his predecessor Brad Haddin, who believes the incumbent gloveman can forge a lengthy Test career.

Big Bash League: Nic Maddinson eyes lofty goals for Sydney Sixers

All smiles: Mitchell Starc with twins Arsh (left) and Karan Girn, 9, of Earlwood at the Sydney Sixers fan day on Sunday.

Andrew Wu Young gun Nic Maddinson has set himself the goal of being the Sydney Sixers' top order match-winner in this summer's Big Bash.

Australia v New Zealand Third Test: Mitchell Starc to follow Mitchell Johnson approach to aggression

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc says he will take a leaf out of Mitchell Johnson's book and let his aggressive bowling do the talking, as he declared it was time for Australia's young attack to step up and deliver.

Playing under lights could be shot in the arm needed for survival of Test cricket

Safety fears: Some are worried about the pink ball's visibility.

Andrew Wu Test cricket is dead, long live Test cricket. While this may seem a dramatic thing to say, it has not been a great few weeks for the traditional format unless empty stands, flat tracks and humdrum...

Michael Clarke: Darren Lehmann left me out of Brad Haddin meeting

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has revealed he was not involved in a meeting of senior players called by coach Darren Lehmann in the aftermath of Brad Haddin's dumping from the Test side during the Ashes.

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Cricket Australia earmarks future pace stars to support Mitchell Starc's Generation Next

Promising: Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia have identified young fast bowlers who have suddenly become Generation Next after the retirements of Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris - and one of them is yet to play at first-class...

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Michael Clarke slams Matthew Hayden, Andrew Symonds, John Buchanan for 'low act' pot shots

Michael Clarke is retiring at the right time.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has launched a scathing attack on former teammates Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds and slammed former coach John Buchanan, saying his dog Jerry could have done as good a job.

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James Pattinson back, but doubts remain over pace ace's durability

Doubts about fitness: James Pattinson.

Andrew Wu James Pattinson's state coach has cast reservations over the paceman's readiness to return to the Test scene after the injury-prone quick was recalled to replace Mitchell Johnson.

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Stephen O'Keefe says he's ready as Australia toy with spin twins idea for Test

Talented tweaker: Stephen O’Keefe bowls against Pakistan in Dubai last year.

Andrew Wu Spinner Stephen O'Keefe says he can play a match-winning role in the third Test, as coach Darren Lehmann revealed Australia are seriously considering playing spin twins on home soil for the first...

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Cricket NSW and SCG Trust agree to review transition from AFL to cricket season after Sheffield Shield fiasco

Troubled match: Matthew Wade speaks with the umpires at the SCG on Saturday.

Andrew Wu There will be a thorough review of the SCG's transition from the AFL season to the cricket season in a bid to avoid a repeat of the Sheffield Shield drama that brought relations between Cricket...

Australia v New Zealand: Mitchell Johnson called into leadership team

Leadership material: Mitchell Johnson celebrates with Mitchell Marsh in Brisbane.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson has been drafted into Australia's new look leadership team to shepherd rookie skipper Steve Smith through the early stages of his captaincy.

Tim Southee chief concern for battling Black Caps before second Test against Australia

Injury cloud: New Zealand paceman Tim Southee is racing to be fit for the second Test in Perth.

Andrew Wu New Zealand have emerged from their first Test humiliation with a major selection dilemma compounded by the injury cloud hovering over bowling strike weapon Tim Southee.

Black Caps beware: Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson told to lift with new ball

Off he goes: Mitchell Johnson celebrates after dismissing James Neesham.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has issued a sobering warning to New Zealand, saying his pacemen have considerable room for improvement despite propelling Australia to a crushing victory in the first Test.

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Australian paceman Mitchell Starc fined after being told to pull his head in by Test captain Steve Smith

Grimace: Mitchell Starc was troubled by an ankle injury throughout the first Test.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc has been fined nearly $8000 by the International Cricket Council for his wild throw at a New Zealand tailender after copping a public rebuke from captain Steve Smith.

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Australia v New Zealand: Australia win first Test by 208 runs

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Mitch Marsh of Australia sucessfully appeals for the wicket of Brendon McCullum of New Zealand during day five of the First Test match between Australia and New Zealand at The Gabba on November 9, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia have completed a thumping 208-victory in the first Test after New Zealand's batsmen crumbled at the Gabba on Monday.

NSW Blues stripped of points and moving Sheffield Shield match from SCG

No play: Ground staff and officals announce abandonment of the NSW v Victoria match due to wet conditions during day three at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Andrew Wu NSW will not play their next Sheffield Shield game at the SCG as the fallout continues after Sunday's fiasco.

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West Indies board told to follow Cricket Australia's lead

West Indies' Jason Holder against Sri Lanka.

Andrew Wu The embattled West Indies Cricket Board have been urged to follow the example of Cricket Australia as part of an overhaul of its "antiquated", "obsolete" and "anachronistic" governance structure.

New Zealand talking tough but Nathan Lyon says 'bring it on'

Still hopeful: Tom Latham of New Zealand  leaves the field after being dismissed by Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu New Zealand are daring to dream the near impossible and pulling off a world record run chase to steal a miracle win in the first Test.