Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Aggressive New Zealand will perish against speed demons in first Test, warns Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has warned New Zealand's batsmen they will meet a swift demise if they fight fire with fire against Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson in the first Test.

Australia v New Zealand series: Steve Smith's men given 'rev up' as era begins

'Respecting the opposition': Smith.

Andrew Wu Australia have turned to one of the country's most senior military officers for guidance to help usher through the start of the Steve Smith era.

Josh Hazlewood given nod over Peter Siddle for first Test against New Zealand

Ready to face New Zealand: Australia's Josh Hazlewood.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood has regained his place in the Australian side for the first Test in Brisbane.

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Black Caps to crumble if Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson fail, says Mitchell Starc

Fired up: Australian paceman Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc is adamant there is a soft underbelly in New Zealand's batting line-up, as his Kiwi counterpart turned up the heat on Australia.

Mitchell Johnson clocked 150km/h in Sheffield Shield clash, says Mitchell Marsh

Flame reignited: Mitchell Johnson at the Australian training camp at Hurstville Oval on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Marsh has never seen anyone bowl as fast as Mitchell Johnson did last week, raising hopes the veteran spearhead can again be a major force this summer.

Joe Burns issues warning to New Zealand bowlers before first Test

Joe Burns has hopes of a Test call up.

Andrew Wu Joe Burns has warned New Zealand's swing kings to get it right or be punished, as he aims to make the newly vacated opening berth his to keep.

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Refreshed after break, Josh Hazlewood ready to reclaim Test berth

Josh Hazlewood signs autographs for students from St Joseph's College during the launch of the Australia New Zealand Test Series on Tuesday in Brisbane.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood says he developed "bad habits" during the Ashes where tiredness and inexperience led to the first blemish in his promising Test career.

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson primed to rival Steve Smith and Joe Root

Batting young gun: New Zealand's Kane Williamson is one of only six players to have reached 10 Test tons by the age of 25.

Andrew Wu New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan believes star Kane Williamson is not only destined to become the Kiwis' leading Test run-scorer but will soon join Steve Smith and Joe Root as being among the...

Retirements reveal uncertainty over Australia's batting stocks

New order: Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns.

Andrew Wu The lengthy discussions selectors needed to finalise the Test squad has highlighted the uncertainty over the country's batting stocks entering the new era of Australian cricket.

New Zealand tour match called off early after Black Caps declare at 0-0 chasing 1-503

In doubt: Ryan Carters of the Cricket Australia XI bats against New Zealand at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Andrew Wu New Zealand are fuming after their tour match was abandoned in farcical circumstances due to an unsafe pitch, leaving their Test preparations in tatters.

Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja recalled to Australian Test squad to face New Zealand

Back in the baggy green: Joe Burns.

Andrew Wu Queensland batsman Joe Burns is set to open the batting alongside David Warner in the first Test against New Zealand after being named in the 12-man squad on Friday.

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Cameron Bancroft set to earn baggy green cap for first Test against New Zealand

Debut imminent: West Australian opener Cameron Bancroft.

Andrew Wu Australian cricket is set to mark the start of a new era by blooding West Australian opener Cameron Bancroft for his Test debut against New Zealand next week.

Tim Southee laid low as New Zealand bowlers hammered in tour match

Off early: Tim Southee was forced to leave the field with a stomach ailment.

Andrew Wu New Zealand's bowlers failed to make a breakthrough in the first session of their tour match against a Cricket Australia XI at Blacktown on Thursday.

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Australia's Test aspirants Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns fail to fire

Dismissed cheaply: Cameron Bancroft walks towards the pavilion after being dismissed by James Faulkner.

Andrew Wu It took just over one session of the Sheffield Shield season for national selectors to be delivered sobering reminder how much Australia's short-term future rests on the shoulders of Steve Smith and...

Brendon McCullum delivers soothing message to Black Caps before Gabba challenge

Experienced campaigner: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

Andrew Wu Brendon McCullum has told New Zealand's players not to be overawed by the hard and fast Gabba wicket, as the Black Caps aim to tick off another first in Australia this summer.

Did New Zealand's cricketers call off tour game to watch Rugby World Cup final?

Andrew Wu New Zealanders are rugby mad, so too their cricketers but did they decide to call off their final practice match early so they could watch the All Blacks in the World Cup final?

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David Warner still in pain from broken thumb but right to play first Test against New Zealand

David Warner is in a race to be fit for the New Zealand series.

Andrew Wu David Warner concedes he will have to battle the pain from his broken thumb for the rest of his career but will not let that prevent him from playing in the first Test next week.

New Zealand to shun match practice for extra time in Gabba fortress

New Zealand's BJ Watling hits the ball square against Cricket Australia's XI Peter Siddle in their cricket tour match in Canberra, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Andrew Wu New Zealand are taking unusual steps in a bid to avoid becoming the next touring team to fall victim to the fiery conditions which have made the Gabba Australia's fortress for the last 27 years.

Matador Cup: Mitchell Starc caps off dominant display as NSW cruise to title with victory over South Australia

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc set himself the goal of replicating his dominance in the one-day arena into Test cricket after reaffirming his standing as the king of the white ball in the final of the Matador Cup.

Australia's players say not too late to call off day-night Test over ball fears

 Luke Feldman of Queensland holds a pink cricket ball

Andrew Wu, Jon Pierik Hard to see and changes colour. These are the criticisms of the pink ball that could force Cricket Australia to abort next month's groundbreaking day-night Test aginast New Zealand.