Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

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


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

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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


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.

Kevin Pietersen goes in to bat for Shane Watson

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Andrew Wu Shane Watson is finding support from the most unlikely of places as he clings on to his cherished position in Australia's top order.

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Boxing Day Test set for explosive climax after India's bold fightback

Spray: Indian captain Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin celebrate the dismissal of Australian opener David Warner.

Andrew Wu The Boxing Day Test is set for an explosive conclusion on Tuesday as tensions between Australia and India threaten to boil over with the series on the line.

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Shane Watson still an untapped talent a decade after Test debut

Frustrating: Australia's Shane Watson walks off after he was dismissed by Ishant Sharma.

Andrew Wu When Shane Watson made his debut in the 2005 Sydney Test then captain Ricky Ponting remarked: "We've all known Shane's potential for a long time now." The same could still be said today.

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Michael Clarke to take key step in World Cup bid

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Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will resume jogging on Tuesday in his audacious bid to be fit for the World Cup.

'Spoilt brat' Virat Kohli fights fire with fire and Mitchell Johnson gets burnt

It was Virat Kohli and rising star Ajinkya Rahane who walked the walk by compiling authoritive centuries.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli is waging war against Australia on and off the field after a fiery day where the century-maker accused the hosts of labelling him a "spoilt brat" and disrespecting him.

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'Pitchsider' ban extended beyond Big Bash League

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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.

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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

Shane Watson.

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.