Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke not taking the bait after a summer of headlines

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke and the selectors may not have seen eye to eye recently but the captain is doing his darndest to show he is on the same page with the powers that be in Australian cricket.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Wily James Faulkner proving a game changer with bat or ball

You beauty: James Faulkner celebrates after dismissing Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan on Sunday.

Andrew Wu There's a left-arm paceman who is shaping as an integral part of Australia's bid for World Cup glory and his name is not Mitchell.

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Australia dodge double whammy after Glenn Maxwell torches Sri Lanka in World Cup

Smash and grab: Shane Watson congratulates Glenn Maxwell in a bear hug after his remarkable innings.

Andrew Wu When Glenn Maxwell's Big Show was in full swing it seemed a matter of how far for Australia but in the end the hosts were breathing a sigh of relief rather than celebrating an emphatic victory.

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Ryan Harris calls for rethink on reduction of teams at next World Cup

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu He's watching the World Cup from the sidelines as he freshens up for his main event of the year - the Ashes tour - but Ryan Harris has added his voice to the growing call for the ICC to rethink their...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Why Shane Watson's loss could be Sydney Thunder's gain

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu In their short history Sydney Thunder have not had a great deal to crow about, collecting three wooden spoons in four seasons.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka deny they're scared of wrecking ball Mitchell Johnson

Threatening: A refreshed Mitchell Johnson is looking forward to tackling Sri Lanka.

Andrew Wu Sri Lanka say they have exorcised the demons raised by Mitchell Johnson from their last tour of Australia, but the bone-breaking speedster looms large in Sunday's crucial World Cup encounter at the...

David Warner leaves Michael Clarke and press in stitches after hundred against Afghanistan

Proud dad: Darren Lehmann presents his son, Jake, with his South Australian cap on Thursday.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It's not unusual for David Warner to have a blow up - just ask Indian trio Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and  Varun Aaron - though on this occasion it had Michael Clarke in stitches rather than...

Shane Watson accepts he had plenty of opportunities to avoid World Cup axing

Unusual position: Shane Watson (right) and fellow unused squad members Pat Cummins, George Bailey and Xavier Doherty sing the national anthem before the World Cup match against Afghanistan.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson says he has nobody to blame but himself for the poor run which resulted in him being dropped from Australia's one-day team for the first time in seven years.

Cloud hangs over Shane Watson's international future as David Warner smashes his way to 178 in rout of Afghanistan

Shane Watson

Andrew Wu Shane Watson's sensational World Cup axing robbed the all-rounder of a golden opportunity to play himself back into form against Afghanistan as records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday.

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India on the defensive after Virat Kohli's 'abusive' spray at journalist

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Andrew Wu Virat Kohli’s international record shows he has a good eye, but a case of mistaken identity on his part led to heated row with an Indian journalist, which has led to an official complaint being...

Michael Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years' amid taxing World Cup fixture

Australian captain Michael Clarke attends a press conference following a final training session ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.

Afghanistan believe they are 50-50 chance to beat Australia in World Cup

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Andrew Wu Many people give Afghanistan no hope of toppling Australia in Perth on Wednesday but the sentimental favourites of the World Cup are daring to dream the impossible.

Meet Hamid Hassan, the Afghanistan paceman who has become the World Cup cult hero

Cult hero: Hamid Hassan.

Andrew Wu There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup.

Mitchell Johnson says nerves got to Australia during loss to New Zealand

Big moment: Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls against New Zealand on Saturday.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australia were only beaten by a whisker in Auckland but the post-mortem continues on the stunning batting collapse against New Zealand that left them playing catch-up.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Dream still alive for Pat Cummins despite latest injury scare

Pat Cummins is again under an injury cloud.

Andrew Wu and Jesse Hogan Pat Cummins' World Cup dream remains alive but he is in doubt for Australia's next two matches after his latest injury scare.

Cricket World Cup: James Faulkner set for return in Perth against Afghanistan

James Faulkner has progressed steadily in his rehabilitation and was able to bowl at close to full tilt last week.

Andrew Wu James Faulkner is confident he has lost none of the batting prowess which made him Australia's master finisher before his injury as he prepares for a likely return to international cricket on...

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia left with treacherous path to World Cup final after loss to Kiwis

Not in the plan: Australia face a potentially treacherous route to the Cricket World Cup final now.

Andrew Wu The failure of Australia's batsmen to combat the swinging ball against New Zealand has left the tournament favourite one false turn away from having to take a nightmare path to the World Cup final.

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AB de Villiers wallops Jason Holder in World Cup battle of captains

A.B. de Villiers smashes a six.

Andrew Wu South Africa captain AB de Villiers says he felt like he was one step ahead of the West Indies bowlers after blasting a memorable century at the SCG on Friday.

A.B. de Villiers smashes quickest century on Australian soil in huge Proteas victory

Majestic knock: AB de Villiers hits a six.

Andrew Wu There is still another month left in the World Cup but it will take a mighty effort to top this entry from A.B. de Villiers for the innings of the tournament.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Ricky Ponting refutes Kiwi claims they don't sledge

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Kiwis don't sledge? That's news to Ricky Ponting. "I have been amused a little by talk emanating from New Zealand that they have given up on sledging."