Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Peter Nevill set to captain NSW Blues in Sheffield Shield

Peter Nevill

Andrew Wu Victorian-born and raised Peter Nevill will captain NSW at first-class level for the first time when the Blues take on Queensland in the Sheffield Shield game starting on Friday at the SCG.

Cricket

George Bailey hopes to echo debut of one-test wonder Moss

George Bailey

Andrew Wu It will be a dream start to the Ashes for Australia if George Bailey fares as well on Test debut as Jeff Moss, though the Tasmanian will be hoping that's where the similarities end.

George Bailey can learn from one-Test wonder Jeff Moss in Ashes

George Bailey

Andrew Wu It will be a dream start to the Ashes for Australia if George Bailey fares as well on his Test debut as Jeff Moss - although the Tasmanian will be hoping that's where the similarities end.

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Ashes 2013: Brett Lee backs Mitchell Johnson to rattle Poms

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Former Test speedster Brett Lee says Mitchell Johnson is back to the form that made him one of the most feared bowlers in international cricket and declared him ready to shake up England this summer.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers knows he has to keep making runs to retain Test berth

Chris Rogers of the Bushrangers.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers believes his position in the Test team will remain safe should he keep piling on the runs.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson has the pace to rattle England, says Brett Lee

Mitchell Johnson.

Andrew Wu Former Test speedster Brett Lee says Mitchell Johnson is back to the form that made him one of the most feared bowlers in cricket.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Ed Cowan backs George Bailey to succeed

George Bailey.

Andrew Wu As Australian cricket sweats on how George Bailey will fare on debut, there is one innings lingering in Ed Cowan's mind that tells him his long-time Tasmanian teammate is Test material.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers knows he needs runs on the board to keep Ashes spot

Chris Rogers.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers believes his position in the Test team will remain safe should he keep piling on the runs but knows he is only one form slump away from having the door closed for good on his unusual...

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Ed Cowan backs George Bailey as Ashes debut looms

George Bailey of the Tigers bats during day one of the Sheffield Shield match.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett There's one innings lingering in Ed Cowan's mind that tells him his Tasmanian teammate is Test material.

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The England file: England can be beaten

England batsman Kevin Pietersen

Andrew Wu The architect of Australia's last Ashes triumph believes Michael Clarke's team has the firepower to exploit England's dour and predictable game plan.

John Buchanan says Michael Clarke's team can overcome Alastair Cook's dull tactics to win the Ashes

John Buchanan.

Andrew Wu John Buchanan, the architect of Australia's last Ashes triumph, believes Michael Clarke's team has the firepower to exploit England's dour and predictable game plan and return the urn to these shores.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Joe Root injury scare after being struck on hand

Joe Root.

Andrew Wu England have been dealt another injury scare after Joe Root was struck on his hand while batting in the tour match against the Cricket Australia Invitational XI on Friday.

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Kevin Pietersen makes quickfire runs before crazy finish

Kevin Pietersen .

Andrew Wu It was a case of the bizarre and at times farcical, but by the end of Pietersen's innings.

Cricket: schoolboy Jake Doran named in Chairman's XI to face England

Jake Doran

Andrew Wu Former Test great Greg Chappell has likened Sydney schoolboy Jake Doran to Michael Hussey, and the 16-year-old will get the chance to show why later this month after being picked by Cricket Australia...

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Ashes tour: Kevin Pietersen turns final Test warm-up into a comedy

Kevin Pietersen

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen missed his chance for a long innings before the first Test but, judging by the contempt with which he treated England's final warm-up, he clearly did not think he needed it.

THE TONK

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

Cricket

Schoolboy Jake Doran has been named by Cricket Australia to play England

Jake Doran.

Andrew Wu Sixteen-year-old schoolboy Jake Doran will get a shot at England later this month, after being picked in a Chairman's XI side to face the tourists in a two-day match in Alice Springs.

Cricket

Stuart Broad shows trademark fire, Graeme Swann finds the going tough

Graeme Swan.

Andrew Wu It took just one spell from Stuart Broad to remind Australia he will be a menace this summer.

Ashes 2013: Matthew Prior set back by calf injury before first Test

Matt Prior

Andrew Wu Matthew Prior has been ruled out of England's final tour game before the Ashes, casting further doubt on his chances of lining up next week for the first Test.

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Speedster Mitchell Johnson to target English bats Cook and Trott

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson believes he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a thorough going over with the short ball in the first Test.