Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Michael Clarke retires hurt in first Test as back injury flares up

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test is in doubt after the captain suffered what appears to be a recurrence of a back injury.

Australia v India Test gets under way with poignant tribute to Phillip Hughes

Michael Clarke wipes his eyes as he tears up during an emotional tribute for Phillip Hughes.

Andrew Wu The spirit of Phillip Hughes, of which Michael Clarke spoke so poignantly, was felt at Adelaide Oval during a touching tribute to the fallen player.

Phillip Hughes remembered before first Test at Adelaide Oval

Michael Clarke wipes his eyes as he tears up during an emotional tribute for Phillip Hughes.

Andrew Wu Australia captain Michael Clarke and coach Darren Lehmann choked back tears as Phillip Hughes was given a moving send-off by cricket fans in his adopted home state before the first Test in Adelaide...

Kane Richardson among South Australian trio not playing after Phillip Hughes' death

Andrew Wu One-day international paceman Kane Richardson is among three South Australia players sitting out this week's round of Sheffield Shield games as they come to grips with the death of state teammate...

Michael Clarke passed fit to play first Test against India

Michael Clarke inspects the Adelaide Oval pitch before the first Test against India.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will lead Australia in one of the most emotion-charged matches played in this country after selectors placed their faith in the captain's call over his troublesome hamstring.

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Governor-General speaks to Australian cricket team

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Peter Cosgrove has praised the qualities shown by Australian cricketers since Phillip Hughes’ death.

Andrew Wu Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has praised Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann for their "outstanding" leadership and told the national team Phillip Hughes will always be the "13th man by your...

Shane Watson learns to hold his nerve again as Mitchell Johnson fires up

Andrew Wu As Mitchell Johnson confronted his demons by sending down some red-hot bouncers, Shane Watson was learning how to hold his nerve again in the face of world-class fast bowling.

Shane Watson says holding his nerve against pace a challenge

Getting back on the horse: Shane Watson fends off a bouncer in the nets in Adelaide on Sunday.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson says holding his nerve while facing fast bowling has been his biggest challenge since he returned to cricket after the death of Phillip Hughes.

NSW and SA players yet to make call on Shield

Sean Abbott walks with the procession after Phillip Hughes' funeral in Macksville.

Andrew Wu NSW and South Australia's grieving players are yet to make a decision on whether they will be able to play in the next round of Sheffield Shield matches, that were rescheduled on Thursday.

Ricky Ponting and Mark Waugh with a horse in the Phillip Hughes Tribute

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Andrew Wu, Chris Roots Ricky Ponting and Mark Waugh were at Phillip Hughes's wake in Macksville on Wednesday when they realised they could also pay tribute to the late player at the track on Saturday.

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Phillip Hughes farewelled by thousands at Macksville funeral

Phillip Hughes funeral procession

Andrew Wu Phillip Hughes was remembered as a champion cricketer who left the bush for the big smoke but never forgot his roots at his funeral in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday.

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Michael Clarke farewells his great friend Phillip Hughes

Great mate: Michael Clarke pauses during his speech at Phillip Hughes' funeral.

Andrew Wu Australian cricketers, no matter what level, are taught not to show pain. If a batsman is struck by a 140 km/h thunderbolt, even a wince can be frowned on.

Adelaide set to host emotional Test opener

Phillip Hughes: 'there's no downside to this boy' (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton & Andrew Wu Cricket Australia’s concern for its players’ welfare combined with India’s fears a taxing schedule would lead to player burnout before the World Cup forced an extraordinary fixture...

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Brisbane Test could be held in new year as CA juggles schedule after Phillip Hughes' death

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Andrew Wu The Brisbane Test could be moved into the new year, under one scenario being considered by Cricket Australia on Sunday night in a bid to salvage the game after Phillip Hughes's death.

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Phillip Hughes 63 not out forever as Cricket Australia adjusts scorecard from final match

Phil Hughes.

Andrew Wu In happier times, Sunday would have been the first time this summer the Australian Test team came together but instead many of the country's elite corps of players spent what would have been Phillip...

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Cricket Australia pledges immediate action on safety as cricket world pauses for Phillip Hughes

Honouring Phillip Hughes: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland looks at tributes left at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Andrew Wu Phillip Hughes’ death has had such an impact on the cricket world that every Test- and cricket-playing nation had expressed their condolences to Cricket Australia.

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First Test up in the air as Phillip Hughes' friends say he would 'want them to bat on'

Phillip Hughes at the SCG in 2011.

Andrew Wu Phillip Hughes's extended family have given Cricket Australia their support to play the first Test, but the prospect of the match going ahead is likely to hinge on the welfare of Australia's grieving...

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Sean Abbott being supported by Phillip Hughes' family

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Tribute to fallen cricketer Phillip Hughes at Manuka Oval.

Canberra Times photo by Matt Bedford.

Andrew Wu The thoughts of Phillip Hughes' extended family are with Sean Abbott, the bowler who delivered the ball that caused the severe injuries that ended the life of the former Australian Test opener.

Phillip Hughes: Team doctor praises family support from Michael Clarke

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Andrew Wu The Australia team doctor Peter Brukner has praised Test captain Michael Clarke for the "genuine love and care" he gave to Phillip Hughes' family after the batsman was hospitalised by the injury...

Phillip Hughes' teammates, sporting greats recall 'loveable' man

Andrew Wu Phillip Hughes was remembered as a wonderful young man and much-loved friend, teammate, son and brother who was robbed of the chance to achieve his potential in the game.