Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

James Faulkner to follow different World Cup injury path to Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia will give James Faulkner a different timeline to Michael Clarke for his recovery from a suspected side strain which is jeopardising the all-rounder's availability for the start of...

Michael Clarke will face no restrictions in comeback game

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has been given the green light to bat for as long he wants when he makes his return to competitive play in grade cricket on Saturday.

Sydney Sixers to welcome back stars for tilt at Champions League riches

Back in pink: Steve Smith playing for the Sixers.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Daniel Lane The Sydney Sixers face an embarrassment of riches at this year's Champions League when they welcome back their Australian stars for the global Twenty20 tournament.

Wasim Akram backs Mitchell Starc to lead Australia to World Cup glory

Not-so secret weapon: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu Wasim Akram says Mitchell Starc is more important to Australia's World Cup campaign than Mitchell Johnson and has the ability to bowl the country towards a fifth world title.

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Steve Smith credits Indian Premier League for rise in one-day cricket form

On fire: Australian batsman Steve Smith.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith believes his involvement in the Indian Premier League has been a major factor in his rise from One Day International fringe dweller to match-winner.

Steve Smith sets sights on improving leg-spin after golden summer with the bat

Can bat, wants to bowl: Steve Smith.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith is set on getting his leg-spin up to scratch so he can become a genuine international-class all-rounder after his hot form with the bat earned him comparisons to Ricky Ponting.

Tests and one-day internationals beat BBL for TV ratings

TV hit: Cricket Australia is especially happy with the number of first-time BBL viewers being dragged through the turnstiles.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has hailed the Big Bash League's TV numbers this summer as a success despite the spike in crowd numbers not being mirrored in the ratings.

Michael Clarke keen to stay captain despite Steve Smith's success as skipper

Testing times: Michael Clarke (right) is keen to hold on to the captaincy despite his injury woes.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has no intention of stepping down as captain and handing the reins to Steve Smith despite the heir apparent's tremendous success at the helm this summer.

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George Bailey looking for time in middle to prove World Cup credentials

George Bailey (left) has the chance to play a long innings in the absence of Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson's continued absence from Australia's one-day side is likely to give George Bailey the opportunity on Monday to play the long innings he requires to shore up his World Cup berth.

Tech savvy pitchsiders in game of hide-and-seek with anti-corruption officers

In the pink: The Sixers' frantic finish on Thursday was a match made in heaven for pitchsiders.

Andrew Wu A wicket falls and the crowd erupts. Amid the sea of jubilant fans, one spectator appears uninterested in the game, instead talking into his mobile phone.

Brett Lee's SCG swansong marks first step for tyro Jake Doran

Young gun: Sydney Thunder's Jake Doran.

Andrew Wu The end of the road for Brett Lee could mark the start of a long career for Jake Doran, one of the brightest young prospects in Australian cricket.

Johnson, Starc, Hazlewood, Cummins form Australia's World Cup 'wolf pack'

Member of the pack: Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Andrew Wu Brett Lee has described Australia's fearsome quartet of express-paced fast bowlers at the World Cup as the "biggest wolf pack" he has seen.

Glenn McGrath does not want sledging to filter down to junior levels

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath says there is no place for sledging in junior cricket.

Andrew Wu Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says he would not want to see kids sledging like Australia and India have this summer.

Cameron White and Shaun Marsh in World Cup duel

Andrew Wu Cameron White and Shaun Marsh are locked in a potential duel for a World Cup berth after Australia made wholesale changes following their qualification for the tri-series final.

'Pitchsider' seeks to overturn Cricket Australia ban

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Andrew Wu A British "pitchsider" prohibited from attending matches operated by Cricket Australia has threatened to take legal action against the governing body as he seeks to overturn the ban.

Captains question flat and slow SCG pitch for fourth Test between Australia and India

Another scalp: Josh Hazlewood celebrates taking the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin.

Andrew Wu The quality of the SCG pitch has been questioned by captains Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, who both described the surface as flat and slow, after the fourth Test finished in a draw.

Five flashpoints from the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Andrew Wu Five moments when tempers frayed during the Australia-India Test series.

Pat Cummins set to land World Cup berth

Going strong: NSW Thunder bowler Pat Cummins has impressed his teammates.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu More than three years after a man-of-the-match Test debut for Australia, Pat Cummins is set to get the chance to shine on home soil in one-day cricket's showpiece.

New Zealand Black Caps confident they can be more than competitive in Tests against Australia

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Hopes are high in New Zealand that the Black Caps, fresh off their best year in Test history, can secure a rare series victory over Australia next summer

Nathan Lyon has another opportunity to put India in a spin

Turning opinion: Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first innings.

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon has the chance to finish the series as he started - as Australia's match-winner.