Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

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...

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.

Michael Clarke battles serious back injury for 28th Test century

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke dug in on Tuesday but could not make it to tea. On Wednesday he defied a serious back injury to honour his solemn pledge to Phillip Hughes and play on.

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The day Phillip Hughes wore Michael Clarke's Test kit

Captain's kit: Phillip Hughes enters the SCG wearing Michael Clarke's shirt in 2010.

Andrew Wu At first glance, there is nothing out of the ordinary with this picture of Phillip Hughes walking through the famous SCG gates in 2010.

David Warner battles demons for Test century to remember

Emotional: David Warner looks to the heavens as he reaches his century on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu David Warner sat with his head in his hands last Friday, his mind "nowhere" but genuinely contemplating whether he would play this Test.

Michael Clarke suffers another injury setback in first Test in Adelaide

Sad walk off: Michael Clarke leaves the Adelaide Oval after injuring his back.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke's desperation to play for Phillip Hughes in the first Test has resulted in another flare up of the captain's chronic back condition and left his immediate future uncertain.

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

Michael Clarke

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

Outstanding leaders: 
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

The Tonk dinkus

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.