Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

'Pitchsider' ban extended beyond Big Bash League

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett The British ''pitchsider'' who has been ejected from three Big Bash League games in Sydney this summer has been banned from all matches governed by Cricket Australia.

Joe Burns' family folklore about Donald Bradman finally set straight

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Daniel Lane, Andrew Wu Last year Joe Burns shared a wonderful anecdote about his great-uncle Harold, who represented Queensland as a wicketkeeper in cricket and on the rugby league field in the 1930s, and among his most...

India out of ideas to end Steve Smith's golden run

Dominating: Australian captain Steve Smith smashes a six off India's Ravi Ashwin on day two of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

Andrew Wu India admit they have run out of ideas to dismiss Steve Smith after the stand-in captain tore them apart for a third successive Test on Saturday.

India will continue bumper barrage on Brad Haddin

Hooking in: Brad Haddin bats during day two of the third Test between Australia and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Andrew Wu India have vowed to continue their bumper barrage on Brad Haddin, convinced the wicketkeeper has a vulnerability against short-pitched bowling despite playing a key role in swinging the third Test in...

Chris Rogers tips bright Test future for Joe Burns

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Andrew Wu As Chris Rogers plays what is likely to be his last Boxing Day Test, the veteran has tipped a long and fruitful Test career for first-gamer Joe Burns.

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Shane Watson teases in Boxing Day Test but triple figures proving elusive

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Andrew Wu Shane Watson gave Australian cricket another glimpse of his talent on Boxing Day only to continue a frustrating career trend which has prevented him from stamping his authority on Test matches.

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Memory of Phillip Hughes to be taken to the top of the world

Cricket Australia is working with the Cricket Association of Nepal to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia is working with the Cricket Association of Nepal on an initiative to place a bat on top of Mount Everest in memory of Phillip Hughes.

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One-match ban hangs over Steve Smith for slow over-rate

Steve Smith talks to Mitchell Starc as the left-arm paceman walks back to his bowling mark.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has a one-Test ban hanging over his head for the next 12 months, potentially affecting Australia's Ashes defence, after his team was punished for a slow over-rate during the second Test...

Straight six: talking points ahead of the Boxing Day Test

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Andrew Wu Six pressing issues heading into the Boxing Day Test.

Brad Haddin needs to make runs, says Darren Lehmann

Having a word: Australia coach Darren Lehmann, left, speaks with captain Steve Smith at training in Brisbane.

Andrew Wu Brad Haddin's leadership and form with the gloves have been deemed more important than his form with the bat, but coach Darren Lehmann has said the wicketkeeper's alarming batting slump must end.

Joe Burns to make Test debut at MCG on Boxing Day

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Andrew Wu Queensland batsman Joe Burns is set to make his Test debut on Boxing Day after being called in to replace Mitchell Marsh.

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India unhappy with umpiring howlers but stand by opposition to Decision Review System

Caught and bowled: Josh Hazlewood celebrates the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara for 43 in Brisbane on Saturday.

Andrew Wu India remains unwavering in their stubborn resistance to the use of the Decision Review System but believe they are on the wrong end of several 50-50 umpiring calls this series.

India fret over pitches and food

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Andrew Wu India imploded on the field and are crying foul off it after a dramatic day when relations between the two sides were further strained.

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Australia played big role in Alastair Cook's sacking: Ryan Harris

Success: Ryan Harris had a good run in the last Ashes. Photo: Getty Images

Andrew Wu, Daniel Lane Ryan Harris says Australia played a large part in Alastair Cook's sacking as England's one-day international captain.

India allege poor practice wickets contributed to Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli injuries

Casualty: Shikhar Dhawan avoids a bouncer playing Australia at the Gabba.

Andrew Wu A feud is brewing between India and Queensland Cricket after the visitors alleged the poor quality of practice pitches at the Gabba contributed to an injury to opener Shikhar Dhawan.

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TV ratings battle heats up as Big Bash League rivals second Test

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Andrew Wu The battle between Channel Nine and Channel Ten over cricket ratings is heating up.

Steve Smith says Brad Haddin's Test position is 'completely safe'

Run drought: But Brad Haddin is in no danger of being dropped, says Steve Smith.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has given Brad Haddin a ringing endorsement, saying the veteran wicketkeeper is not under any pressure at all to hold his position in the Test side.

Captain's blazer sits well on Steve Smith's young shoulders

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 19:  Steve Smith of Australia celebrates scoring a century during day three of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 19, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Steve Smith dispelled doubts he was not ready for the top job with a century on debut as Test captain to swing the second Test firmly in Australia's favour on Friday.

Josh Hazlewood set for pace in 200-club, says Glenn McGrath

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Andrew Wu Glenn McGrath says the country’s latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will have no problems joining Australia’s exclusive 200-wicket club after a sensational start to his Test...

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Mitchell Starc no match for M.S. Dhoni onslaught in second Test in Brisbane

No answer to Dhoni: Mitchell Starc took a hammering.

Andrew Wu Mark Taylor believes Mitchell Starc can become as good a bowler as former left-armer Bruce Reid, though the young quick still has a long way to go.