Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket World Cup: South Africa rope in adventurer to lose choker tag

Andrew Wu South Africa are turning to an adventurer, who has dodged the piranhas and alligators of the Amazon and circumnavigated the equator, used by several champion sides as they attempt to shed the tag of...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Bottles of red to mark Mitchell Johnson's 150-game milestone

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Andrew Wu It's not quite the gift Ricky Ponting received from his teammates after his Test career but Mitchell Johnson was chuffed nevertheless with how his 150th one-day international appearance was...

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Eoin Morgan says players to blame for World Cup, but they should be given another chance

Andrew Wu Eoin Morgan says all responsibility for England's World Cup failure lies with the players, but has urged selectors to stick with the same group for the English summer.

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England bow out of World Cup after thrashing Afghanistan

Finally something to celebrate: England's Joe Root (left) and Chris Jordan (right) congratulate Ravi Bopara for dismissing Afghanistan's Shafiqullah.

Andrew Wu After all that England have been through this summer, it would have been fitting had England finished their World Cup campaign the butt of one last joke.

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Cathryn Fitzpatrick to step down as Southern Stars coach on eve of Ashes

Moving on: Southern Stars coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Andrew Wu Former Tasmania coach Tim Coyle is among the contenders to replace Cathryn Fitzpatrick as the new coach of the Southern Stars.

Losing to Afghanistan would be 'horrendous' end to England's World Cup

Brains trust: England coach Peter Moores and assistant Paul Farbrace during an England nets session at the SCG on Thursday.

Andrew Wu When England's cricketers left Australia last summer few imagined they would be plunging even lower just over 12 months later.

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Former captain Michael Vaughan puts hand up to help England

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Andrew Wu Ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan has urged England to get more former players involved in the game in a bid to rejuvenate the team after their abject failure at the World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke not taking the bait after a summer of headlines

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Andrew Wu Michael Clarke and the selectors may not have seen eye to eye recently but the captain is doing his darndest to show he is on the same page with the powers that be in Australian cricket.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Wily James Faulkner proving a game changer with bat or ball

You beauty: James Faulkner celebrates after dismissing Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan on Sunday.

Andrew Wu There's a left-arm paceman who is shaping as an integral part of Australia's bid for World Cup glory and his name is not Mitchell.

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Australia dodge double whammy after Glenn Maxwell torches Sri Lanka in World Cup

Smash and grab: Shane Watson congratulates Glenn Maxwell in a bear hug after his remarkable innings.

Andrew Wu When Glenn Maxwell's Big Show was in full swing it seemed a matter of how far for Australia but in the end the hosts were breathing a sigh of relief rather than celebrating an emphatic victory.

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Ryan Harris calls for rethink on reduction of teams at next World Cup

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu He's watching the World Cup from the sidelines as he freshens up for his main event of the year - the Ashes tour - but Ryan Harris has added his voice to the growing call for the ICC to rethink their...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Why Shane Watson's loss could be Sydney Thunder's gain

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu In their short history Sydney Thunder have not had a great deal to crow about, collecting three wooden spoons in four seasons.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka deny they're scared of wrecking ball Mitchell Johnson

Threatening: A refreshed Mitchell Johnson is looking forward to tackling Sri Lanka.

Andrew Wu Sri Lanka say they have exorcised the demons raised by Mitchell Johnson from their last tour of Australia, but the bone-breaking speedster looms large in Sunday's crucial World Cup encounter at the...

David Warner leaves Michael Clarke and press in stitches after hundred against Afghanistan

Proud dad: Darren Lehmann presents his son, Jake, with his South Australian cap on Thursday.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It's not unusual for David Warner to have a blow up - just ask Indian trio Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and  Varun Aaron - though on this occasion it had Michael Clarke in stitches rather than...

Shane Watson accepts he had plenty of opportunities to avoid World Cup axing

Unusual position: Shane Watson (right) and fellow unused squad members Pat Cummins, George Bailey and Xavier Doherty sing the national anthem before the World Cup match against Afghanistan.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson says he has nobody to blame but himself for the poor run which resulted in him being dropped from Australia's one-day team for the first time in seven years.

Cloud hangs over Shane Watson's international future as David Warner smashes his way to 178 in rout of Afghanistan

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Andrew Wu Shane Watson's sensational World Cup axing robbed the all-rounder of a golden opportunity to play himself back into form against Afghanistan as records tumbled in Perth on Wednesday.

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India on the defensive after Virat Kohli's 'abusive' spray at journalist

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Andrew Wu Virat Kohli’s international record shows he has a good eye, but a case of mistaken identity on his part led to heated row with an Indian journalist, which has led to an official complaint being...

Michael Clarke the 'fittest he has been in five years' amid taxing World Cup fixture

Australian captain Michael Clarke attends a press conference following a final training session ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke says he is the fittest he has been for five years but remains unsure whether his body will be able to withstand the punishing World Cup schedule dished out to Australia.

Afghanistan believe they are 50-50 chance to beat Australia in World Cup

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Andrew Wu Many people give Afghanistan no hope of toppling Australia in Perth on Wednesday but the sentimental favourites of the World Cup are daring to dream the impossible.

Meet Hamid Hassan, the Afghanistan paceman who has become the World Cup cult hero

Cult hero: Hamid Hassan.

Andrew Wu There is more to Hamid Hassan than the headband, war paint and the adorably clumsy cartwheels which have made the Afghanistan paceman the cult hero of the World Cup.