Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Australia v New Zealand: Steve Smith wants more new-ball bite from Australia's bowlers

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has put the heat on his under-performing bowlers as Australia opt for a four-prong pace attack on a wicket New Zealand believe could favour spin.

Australia v New Zealand: Usman Khawaja left out of ODI side in Auckland

Usman Khawaja will not play in the first ODI.

Andrew Wu Usman Khawaja has been left on the sidelines for Australia's opening ODI against New Zealand.

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Australia v New Zealand: Usman Khawaja left out of ODI side in Auckland

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24:  Usman Khawaja of the Thunder walks off after being dismissed by David Hussey of the Stars during the Big Bash League final match between Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Thunder at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Usman Khawaja has been dealt another snub by national selectors after being left out of Australia's one-day team for the first game against New Zealand on Wednesday.

James Faulkner's one-day form costing him in Test arena

Andrew Wu James Faulkner's hopes of adding to his tally of one Test are being hampered by his prowess in the limited-overs arena.

Australia v New Zealand ODI series: James Faulkner tips scores of 400 at smaller grounds

Run feast: James Faulkner says the smaller boundaries of New Zealand grounds could lead to big scores in the one-day series.

Andrew Wu Australia's besieged bowlers are bracing for another onslaught in New Zealand with predictions scores could soar as high as 400 in Brendon McCullum's farewell one-day international series.

Cricket Australia unsure if injured Twenty20 captain Aaron Finch will play in World T20

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Aaron Finch leaves the field of play after being dismissed runout during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia's troubled build-up to the World T20 has hit another major stumbling block with captain Aaron Finch no certainty to lead the team to the tournament.

Khawaja factor: how Cricket Australia are targeting multi-cultural growth

Role model: Usman Khawaja, Australia's first Muslim Test player.

Andrew Wu Australian cricket, once derided for being run by "pale, male and stale" administrators, has taken major steps in the past few years to put itself in a position where they can capitalise on Usman...

New Zealand to prepare decent track for NSW-WA shield match despite Blacktown pitch fiasco

Andrew Wu Rod Marsh joked about it but New Zealand Cricket have promised there will be no "stitch up" next week in retaliation to the Blacktown pitch debacle which ruined the Black Caps' preparation for this...

Players union to seek feedback over live interviews after Smith's T20 dismissal

In form: Australian captain Steve Smith is shooting for three straight Sydney Test tons.

Andrew Wu The Australian Cricketers' Association will seek clarification from TV networks over what constitutes acceptable player engagement during matches after the furore created by Steve Smith's dismissal...

Usman Khawaja in line for Indian Premier League pay day after Big Bash League heroics

Andrew Wu Rod Marsh might have overlooked him but Australia's man of the moment Usman Khawaja could be hot property at this year's Indian Premier League player auction.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann suffering from deep vein thrombosis

Under the weather: Darren Lehmann will step away from the Australian cricket team.

Andrew Wu Australian coach Darren Lehmann has suffered a health scare and will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series against India after being diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis on Saturday night.

Manish Pandey shines as India save face and prevent Australian whitewash

More runs: David Warner celebrates his tonne.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Marsh reached a considerable milestone by breaking through for his maiden international century only to finish the night weighed down by a millstone as India denied Australia a 5-0 whitewash.

Converting Big Bash League fans to Test lovers will take a generation, say Cricket Australia

Brotherly love: David and Michael Hussey with the BBL trophy ahead of Sunday's final between the Stars and Thunder.

Andrew Wu Somewhere in the MCG stands on Sunday there will be a kid at the cricket for the first time; a teenager, wowed by the colour, buzz and big hitting, finally giving the game a chance; or perhaps a...

Steve Smith's Australians matching feats of halcyon Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting years

Steve Smith drives his team from the front.

Andrew Wu Australia's world champion one-day side is in the midst of a golden run rivaling the glory years of the Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting-led eras.

New Zealand wickets the great unknown for Australian Test squad

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Peter Nevill of Australia prepares to keep wicket during day two of the Third Test match between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide Oval on November 28, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia's lack of experience in New Zealand conditions is shaping as a major stumbling block in their bid to return to the top of world cricket.

Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar part of massive coup for Sydney grade club Blacktown

Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, left, and former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev share a light moment during the professional-amateur tee off session at the Delhi Golf Club (DJC) in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 23, 2004. The US$ 300,000 Royal Challenge Indian Open will be held at the DJC from March 25  28. (AP Photo/Sebastian John)

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Western Sydney is a long way from Lahore and Rawalpindi but on Thursday night Blacktown played host to two of the cities' finest cricket products - former Pakistan speed demons Wasim Akram and Shoaib...

Chadd Sayers, Jackson Bird benefiting from being last men standing

In doubt: James Pattinson is battling shin splints ahead of the New Zealand Test series.

Andrew Wu Chadd Sayers' shock selection for the Test tour of New Zealand can be seen as a sign selectors have softened their hardline "velocity" stance for a "horses for courses" policy with their fast bowlers...

Thami Tsolekile named in South Africa's cricket match-fixing scandal: reports

Accused: Thami Tsolikele.

Andrew Wu Wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile is the first South African Test player to be named as being under investigation as part of the Twenty20 match-fixing scandal engulfing South African cricket, according to...

Chadd Sayers receives shock call up for Australia's Test tour of New Zealand

Chadd Sayers has been called up for Australia.

Andrew Wu Uncapped paceman Chadd Sayers is the bolter for the Test tour of New Zealand as Australia digs deep into their dwindling fast bowling stocks in their bid to reclaim the No.1 ranking.

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Test tour of New Zealand to give Australia litmus test after easy home summer

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Andrew Wu The smooth changing of the guard in Australian cricket is set to be reflected on Wednesday when selectors name their squad for the Test tour of New Zealand.