Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

ICC Cricket World Cup final: Michael Clarke bristles at claims his style is redundant in modern ODI game

Andrew Wu The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani leads cheers in corporate boxes

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Indians not only had the numbers in the grandstands at the World Cup semi-final, but also in the corporate boxes.

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Steve Smith's golden run against India continues in World Cup semi-final

Centurion: Steve Smith celebrates his ton.

Andrew Wu Century for Steve Smith. It's a phrase which has become part of the soundtrack of this season, one which MS Dhoni must be sick of hearing though it will be ringing in his ears on the long flight home...

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Michael Clarke embracing pressure of home playoff

Captain at the ready: Michael Clarke in the nets.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli thinks it will bring Australia undone but Michael Clarke is embracing the pressure that comes with the once in a lifetime opportunity of playing a World Cup final on home soil.

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final: Shane Warne makes impromptu appearance at Australia's training session

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Andrew Wu After the drama he's had with Darren Lehmann, you would have thought Shane Warne would have been the last person seen at an Australian training session.

India's World Cup side a different team to the side thrashed by Australia in Tests and tri-series

Leading from the front: Indian captain M.S. Dhoni.

Andrew Wu There has been a suspicion throughout the summer India's sole goal in Australia was not the Tests or the tri-series but the World Cup - and victory on Thursday will go a long way to forgetting those...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: 'Company man' Alastair Cook slams England selectors for omission

The selectors were wrong: Former England one-day skipper Alastair Cook.

Andrew Wu If you thought there was tension between Michael Clarke and Australia's selectors, that's nothing compared with what is happening in England.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final: Misbah-ul-Haq holding his own alongside Pakistan greats

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq

Andrew Wu There is a widely held perception that Pakistan is a team of mercurial match-winners who are hot when they're on and terrible when they're off, but their captain Misbah-ul-Haq could not be more...

ICC Cricket World Cup: Jake Doran's D-day looming with NSW Blues over contract

English batsman Jonathan Trott.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Cricket doesn't do contract sagas like the football codes but there is one that has dominated discussion at Driver Avenue in recent weeks that is about to reach its conclusion.

South Africa end World Cup knockout drought with quarter-final rout of Sri Lanka

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Andrew Wu When Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat, the first act in the nightmare of every South African cricket fan had been played out.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: BBC lights fuse for showdown between Pietersen and Swann

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Andrew Wu The best potential match-up of the semi-finals may not be Australia v India or even New Zealand v South Africa, it might not even be on the field.

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

South African coach Russell Domingo has a chat with captain A.B. de Villiers during a training session at the SCG on Monday.

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...

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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


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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