Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Mitchell Johnson the key man as Josh Hazlewood debuts

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson has emerged as Australia's most important player at the Gabba after injury and poor form left the pace ace spearheading an inexperienced attack on the liveliest wicket in the land.

Shaun Marsh wants end to boom or bust days when he teams up with brother Mitchell

Andrew Wu As he prepares to play with his brother on his recall, Shaun Marsh believes he has the remedy to the crippling early-innings blues which have turned him into a boom or bust Test batsman.

Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc replace Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle for second Test

Ryan Harris

Andrew Wu Australia have named their side for the second Test against India, with Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle replaced by Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc.

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Michael Clarke to undergo surgery as World Cup hopes fade

Australia's captain Michael Clarke (R) and batsman Steve Smith (2nd R) wait for the game to resume following a light rain on the second day of the first Test cricket match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke’s World Cup campaign is all but over with his hamstring injury requiring surgery, Cricket Australia announced on Monday night.

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Steve Smith considering move up the order in Brisbane

Steve Smith is now the linchpin in what has suddenly become an inexperienced Australian middle order.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith can stamp his immediate authority on the Test side by moving himself up the batting order in his debut appearance as the national captain.

New captain Steve Smith vows to maintain Australia's aggressive playing style

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15:  Steve Smith speaks to the media during a press conference at The Gabba on December 15, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has vowed he will maintain the attacking and aggressive tactics successfully used by Michael Clarke when he takes over from the top job in Brisbane.

Shaun and Mitchell Marsh become fifth pair of brothers to play in same Test for Australia

Shaun Marsh joins brother Mitch in the Australian Test squad.

Andrew Wu Justin Langer has backed Shaun Marsh to take the attack up to India's bowlers when the batsman joins his brother Mitchell Marsh in Australia's side for the second Test.

Josh Hazlewood on verge of baggy green

Josh Hazlewood bowls during a nets session.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood is tantalisingly close to collecting a baggy green cap this week as Australia contemplates making changes to their pace attack for the second Test at the Gabba.

Michael Clarke lauds Nathan Lyon's match-winning display as his coming-of-age moment

Well done, mate: Michael Clarke speaks with Nathan Lyon after beating India on the final day of the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke declared Nathan Lyon had come of age with his match-winning efforts with the ball on Saturday, saying the off-spinner would gain plenty of confidence from his heroics in Adelaide.

Michael Clarke's career in doubt after latest hamstring injury

Michael Clarke injury

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke's latest hamstring injury has left him in extreme doubt for the rest of the Test series and also raised questions over his participation in next year's World Cup.

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Michael Clarke injures hamstring again in Adelaide

Michael Clarke and Alex Kountouris.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke's international summer is again in doubt after suffering his second injury for the game in Adelaide on Saturday.

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Shane Warne proves he's a prophet of the pitch

The Tonk dinkus

Daniel Lane, Andrew Wu It's been almost eight years since Shane Warne last wore the baggy green but he can still influence what happens in the middle.

David Warner in career-best form after twin Test tons in Adelaide

Andrew Wu David Warner declared he was in career-best form on Friday after joining some of the greats of Australian cricket by scoring a century in each innings for a second time.

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India's Star Sports TV network not playing away from home

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu Star Sports have paid millions for the right to cover cricket in Australia but have only five staff on the ground for this series.

Nathan Lyon the ace in the pack for Australia in Adelaide Test

Nathan Lyon

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon trumped Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill with one of his best efforts on home soil on Friday but the acid test looms on the final day against India.

Nathan Lyon emerging as key man for Australia in Adelaide

Nathan Lyon is congratulated for taking the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane during the first Test in Adelaide.

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon has emerged as a key weapon for Australia if the hosts are to claim 15 wickets on the final two days and claim victory against India in the first Test.

Mitchell Johnson bumper on Virat Kohli reopens dark memories


Andrew Wu Memories of the freak accident that claimed Phillip Hughes' life came flooding back for Australia's players when Virat Kohli was struck on the helmet by a nasty bouncer from Mitchell Johnson on...

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M.S. Dhoni top scorer on the chicken burger board

Special orders: Indian captain M.S. Dhoni.

Andrew Wu Indian captain M.S. Dhoni loves his chicken burgers, and washes them down with a can of Coke and a serving of vanilla ice-cream.

Australia declare on 517 as Michael Clarke takes the field

Appealing: Mitchell Johnson appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan early on the third day.

Andrew Wu Captain Michael Clarke has taken the field after after Australia made an overnight declaration.

India resembling a rabble after just two days in Adelaide


Andrew Wu The change in this summer's Test schedule was supposed to provide India with a soft landing but the visitors find themselves in a hole just two days into the series.