Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

New Zealand Black Caps confident they can be more than competitive in Tests against Australia

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Hopes are high in New Zealand that the Black Caps, fresh off their best year in Test history, can secure a rare series victory over Australia next summer

Nathan Lyon has another opportunity to put India in a spin

Turning opinion: Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first innings.

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon has the chance to finish the series as he started - as Australia's match-winner.

Australia v India Test: KL Rahul building a wall of his own

KL Rahul.

Andrew Wu The last time India toured Australia it marked the crumbling of The Wall, this tour could mark the building of a new one.

Australia's batting ranks rediscover that winning edge in run-fest against India

Prospect: Joe Burns' half-century suggests a bright future in Test cricket

Andrew Wu Midway through the dismal tour of the Middle East, it was put to Michael Clarke whether Australia had held a crisis meeting after a poor batting effort in Dubai. "Those days are gone," Clarke replied.

The Tonk: Michael Clarke takes Hughes' 408 number for the duration

The Tonk dinkus

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will wear Phillip Hughes's Test number on his playing shirt for the rest of his Test career in memory of his fallen mate.

Chris Rogers an Ashes certainty after fifth straight half-century

Chris Rogers

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers had already booked a ticket on the plane to the Ashes, he should now ask for an upgrade.

Rookie captains prepare Australia, India for fiery Test finale

A job to do: Virat Kohli won’t be backing down.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli has lit the fuse for another fiery Test match in Sydney after declaring he did nothing wrong in Melbourne and will not back away from any confrontation with Australia.

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SCG Test against India to be Chris Rogers' swan song on Australian soil ... but Ashes still await

Home comforts: the fourth Test against India will be Chris Rogers' last in Australia

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers has declared this week's Test in Sydney will be his last on home soil as he aims for a dream finish to his career at the Ashes later this year.

Test without Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson gives nation a view of life to come

The missing: Michael Clarke (middle) and Mitchell Johnson (right).

Andrew Wu The Sydney Test is offering a glimpse into the future of Australian cricket. For the first time in nearly nine years, and 92 matches, Australia will play a Test without both Michael Clarke and...

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Stephen O'Keefe eyes West Indies tour despite Ashton Agar's Test selection

Still improving: O’Keefe is congratulated after taking a wicket for the Blues  last year.

Andrew Wu Stephen O'Keefe is not letting Ashton Agar's call-up for the fourth Test take his eye off his goal of making Australia's touring party for the Caribbean and the Ashes.

Memories of bar-room brawl with Joe Root now a "distant memory": David Warner

Andrew Wu David Warner says his transformation from bad boy to family man is a major reason why he feels the public have forgotten his bar-room biff with Joe Root.

Brett Lee backs Sean Abbott to be World Cup wildcard

World Cup bolter: Sean Abbott of the Sixers (left) celebrates after claiming the wicket of Andrew McDonald of the Thunder during the Big Bash League match on December 27.

Andrew Wu Brett Lee says Sean Abbott has the "perfect package" to be Australia's World Cup wildcard and should be picked in the 15-man squad for the tournament.

Early injury cost Moises Henriques chance to play Tests this summer

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss says Moises Henriques’ early season injury cost him the chance to play Test cricket this summer.

Brad Haddin ready for more chin music from Indian quicks

What you say?:
Brad Haddin and
Virat Kohli exchange
words during the
third Test at
the MCG.

Andrew Wu Brad Haddin has warned Virat Kohli's pacemen he will take them men down again if they repeat their predictable bumper barrage in the fourth Test in Sydney.

Showdown looming between Cricket NSW and Trust over SCG facilities

Cricket ball.

Andrew Wu A showdown is looming between Cricket NSW and the SCG Trust with the cricket association at loggerheads with its landlord over the quality of facilities provided at the famous ground.

Six things we learned from the Boxing Day Test

Andrew Wu When Steve Smith assumed the captaincy in Brisbane, he said he would continue Australia's mantra of playing aggressive cricket.

Mahendra Dhoni may return to India before World Cup after quitting Test cricket

dhoni

Andrew Wu M.S. Dhoni may not be in Sydney to see the baton formally passed to Virat Kohli with India contemplating sending the former captain home before the fourth Test.

Shaun Marsh edging closer to maiden Ashes trip

Shaun Marsh

Andrew Wu Shaun Marsh's heartbreak at missing out on a maiden Test century on home soil is likely to be eased by the prospect of his first Ashes tour.

Australian Test cricket selectors not budging over Shane Watson

watto

Andrew Wu The public condemnation of Shane Watson is not being shared by Australia's selectors, and Darren Lehmann in particular is satisfied the all-rounder paid his way during the Boxing Day Test.

Tensions rising as Australia, India return to scene of Monkeygate

India vice-captain Virat Kohli departs to the first ball of the final session of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

Andrew Wu Relations between Australia and India are nearing tipping point heading to the final Test in Sydney, the scene of the infamous Monkeygate scandal in 2008.