Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

John Buchanan says Michael Clarke's team can overcome Alastair Cook's dull tactics to win the Ashes

Andrew Wu John Buchanan, the architect of Australia's last Ashes triumph, believes Michael Clarke's team has the firepower to exploit England's dour and predictable game plan and return the urn to these shores.

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Ashes 2013: Joe Root injury scare after being struck on hand

Joe Root.

Andrew Wu England have been dealt another injury scare after Joe Root was struck on his hand while batting in the tour match against the Cricket Australia Invitational XI on Friday.

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Kevin Pietersen makes quickfire runs before crazy finish

Kevin Pietersen .

Andrew Wu It was a case of the bizarre and at times farcical, but by the end of Pietersen's innings.

Cricket: schoolboy Jake Doran named in Chairman's XI to face England

Jake Doran

Andrew Wu Former Test great Greg Chappell has likened Sydney schoolboy Jake Doran to Michael Hussey, and the 16-year-old will get the chance to show why later this month after being picked by Cricket Australia...

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Ashes tour: Kevin Pietersen turns final Test warm-up into a comedy

Kevin Pietersen

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen missed his chance for a long innings before the first Test but, judging by the contempt with which he treated England's final warm-up, he clearly did not think he needed it.

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Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

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Schoolboy Jake Doran has been named by Cricket Australia to play England

Jake Doran.

Andrew Wu Sixteen-year-old schoolboy Jake Doran will get a shot at England later this month, after being picked in a Chairman's XI side to face the tourists in a two-day match in Alice Springs.

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Stuart Broad shows trademark fire, Graeme Swann finds the going tough

Graeme Swan.

Andrew Wu It took just one spell from Stuart Broad to remind Australia he will be a menace this summer.

Ashes 2013: Matthew Prior set back by calf injury before first Test

Matt Prior

Andrew Wu Matthew Prior has been ruled out of England's final tour game before the Ashes, casting further doubt on his chances of lining up next week for the first Test.

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Speedster Mitchell Johnson to target English bats Cook and Trott

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson believes he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a thorough going over with the short ball in the first Test.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson to go for Poms' throats

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson says he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a good going over with the short ball in the first Test.

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England's Matthew Prior out for Ashes warm-up match, doubtful for first Test

Matt Prior.

Andrew Wu Matthew Prior has been ruled out of England's final tour game before the Ashes.

Johnson promises Poms fireworks

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Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson has vowed to give Alastair Cook a thorough going-over in the first Test.

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Cricket: Australia's big questions for the first Ashes Test

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Apart from the injury concerns over Shane Watson, Australia appear in far better health than England 10.

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The Ashes: Kevin Pietersen's knee, rain trouble England

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field as rain stops play during day four of the tour match between Australia A and England at Blundstone Arena on November 9, 2013 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen is downplaying the seriousness of the knee problem that has him in doubt for the first Test, as England's meticulous Ashes preparation continues to be foiled by injuries and bad...

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Michael Clarke to miss last round of Shield games but batting line-up in form

Clarke on Ashes loss (Thumbnail)

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will miss the final round of Shield games before the first Test but knows most of his batting line-up are fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.

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Australian batting form gives Ashes campaign a lift

Australia's Chris Rogers

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke knows the bulk of his batting line-up is fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.

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Pietersen 'fine' for first Test

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field as rain stops play during day four of the tour match between Australia A and England at Blundstone Arena on November 9, 2013 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen is downplaying the seriousness of the knee problem that has him in doubt for the first Test

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England leave nothing to chance as Andy Flower and Alastair Cook plan for the Ashes

Andrew Wu IT is mid-September and Andy Flower and England's managing director Hugh Morris have a dinner date with the wives and girlfriends of England's players.

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Ashes: England team cuisine makes Merv Hughes gag

Merv Hughes

Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau England's new-age menu might have the approval of some of Australia's finest foodies but not so former Test great Merv Hughes.

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