Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Graeme Swann triggers war of words

Andrew Wu England edges closer to self-destruction after fallout from Graeme Swann's sensational exit interview plunges unhappy Ashes campaign from disarray into farce.

Cricket

Graeme Swann's bombshell plunges England's Ashes tour to new low

Michael Vaughan

Andrew Wu England are edging closer to self-destruction after the fallout from Graeme Swann's sensational exit interview plunged their unhappy Ashes campaign from disarray into farce on Monday.

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Cricket

BBL a big hit in lounge rooms

TV spectacle: Melbourne Stars' fans show their support during the Big Bash opener against the Melbourne Renegades.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia says it is delighted with the opening weekend of the Big Bash.

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Cricket

Australia's Ashes team has tough road ahead to become world's best

Phillip Hughes of Australia bats during day two of the Third Test

Andrew Wu Australia could make a credible claim to being the world's best team.

Long road back to top littered with bumps

Nic Maddinson

Andrew Wu Australian cricket has had its share of false dawns in recent years. Remember the series win in South Africa in 2009 that was supposed to usher in another golden era of Australian domination? Or the...

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Cricket

Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke praises Shane Watson

Shane Watson, Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu The once turbulent relationship between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson continued to improve after the captain paid tribute to his former deputy's selflessness in the third Ashes Test in Perth.

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Cricket

IPL scouts to eye Big Bash players

John Hastings.

Andrew Wu This season's Big Bash tournament is shaping as a summer-long audition for the Indian Premier League.

Cricket

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson are back on good terms after a rocky patch

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu The once turbulent relationship between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson continues to improve.

Cricket

Twenty20 Big Bash to get even bigger

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia has set a goal of attracting an average TV audience of 500,000 viewers per game this season as the Big Bash crosses from Fox to Channel Ten.

Cricket

Big Bash: Indians ready to offer rich rewards for stars

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu This season's Big Bash tournament is shaping as a summer-long audition for a potentially lucrative Indian Premier League payday as the franchises circle prospective recruits for next year's...

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Cricket

England peaked against South Africa, says Ken Schofield

Ken Schofield.

Andrew Wu An architect of resurgence of English cricket believes team does not need wholesale changes.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: England have been on slide for 18 months, says Ken Schofield

Ken Schofield

Andrew Wu One of the architects of the resurgence of English cricket, which came to a screeching halt this summer, believes Andy Flower's team peaked 18 months before they surrendered the urn to Australia.

Cricket

Arthur warns Australians on size of rebuilding task

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Chris Barrett, Perth and Andrew Wu, Sydney Australia has enjoyed a glorious summer but it is not the start of a golden era.

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The Tonk

Arthur says age problems still remain

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australia have enjoyed a glorious summer against England but with a team featuring two 36-year-olds and five others over 31 it is not necessarily the start of a new golden era.

Cricket

Happy under Brad Haddin, Michael Lumb re-signs with Sydney Sixers for T20 Bash

Michael Lumb.

Andrew Wu As Brad Haddin closes in on his first Ashes triumph, a player from enemy camp has emerged as an unlikely ally for the combative Australian Test vice-captain.

Cricket

Clarke was always going to make the grade

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Michael Clarke may be scoring centuries just for fun these days, but it wasn't always this easy.

A jockey's life: The toughest game in town is for those without fear

Kathy O'Hara

Andrew Wu It has been only 15 days since Kathy O'Hara fell and had a horse trample over her head. On Saturday at Randwick, she returns to the racetrack.

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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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Cricket

Ashes 2013: Merv Hughes backs Mitchell Johnson to take 300 Test wickets

Merv Hughes

Andrew Wu Merv Hughes, one of the selectors who gave Mitchell Johnson his international debut, is urging the panel not to overtax the star left-armer in the fear it could lead to a premature end of his golden...

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Cricket

Pointless NSW Blues focus on positives after Sheffield Shield loss to Redbacks

Trent Copeland

Andrew Wu NSW believe they have built a solid platform from which to launch at the Shield title despite relinquishing top spot with a loss to South Australia on Wednesday.