Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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


Our proud history reduced to ashes

Andrew Wu Not since 1890 has this country suffered the embarrassment of four consecutive Ashes defeats but that is the fate confronting Michael Clarke's beleaguered team if they cannot reverse their flagging...

Heat's on ICC over future of technology

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Andrew Wu The International Cricket Council will decide whether the controversial Hot Spot technology remains in place for the return Ashes series in Australia.


Clarke backs team over bat cheat claims

England's Kevin Pietersen reacts after losing his wicket for 8 runs during the fifth day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on August 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australian captain Michael Clarke says that none of his players had cheated by using silicone tape on their bats to beat the decision review system.


Clarke goes in to bat for his players over Hot Spot claim

Kevin Pietersen DRS dismisal.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson Michael Clarke has strongly denied any Australians cheated the DRS as the ICC refuted claims it was investigating allegations some players used silicone tape on their bats to fool Hot Spot.

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What could stop the Swans reaching the Grand Final?

Andrew Wu End of season injuries may stall the Swans progress although they are in a good position to reach the Grand Final says sports reporter Andrew Wu.


Australia has turned the corner: Border

allan border

Andrew Wu Allan Border, the man who led the country out of the doldrums in the 1980s, believes England are "vulnerable" and "worried" despite having retained the urn in the shortest possible time.

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Players call for revamp of reviews

Australia's Usman Khawaja.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Paul Marsh calls on the ICC to invest more money in improving the technology used in decision review system.

Khawaja demands explanation

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Andrew Wu This Ashes series proves that there are still flaws in the umpire decision review system, sports journalist Andrew Wu reports.


ICC must pay up to improve technology, says Marsh

Usman Khawaja.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australian Cricketers' Association chief Paul Marsh has called on the International Cricket Council to invest more money in improving the technology used in the decision review system and believes...

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CA reach settlement with Arthur over sacking

Mickey Arthur

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia has dodged a lengthy and potentially embarrassing legal dispute with Mickey Arthur after reaching a settlement with the ousted coach following marathon talks on Wednesday.

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Mickey Arthur confident of finding resolution with Cricket Australia

Mickey Arthur, sensationally sacked as Australia's cricket coach, leaves following conciliation talks over his dismissal in Sydney on July 24, 2013.  Arthur failed to reach a settlement with Cricket Australia over his abrupt dismissal, but said he was confident one would be reached. The South African is suing Cricket Australia for up to 3.7 million USD over his axing, claiming there was a deliberate campaign against him and he had no choice but to take legal action.       AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN

Andrew Wu Mickey Arthur remains confident he and Cricket Australia will find a resolution to the ousted coach's lawsuit on Wednesday.


Forget all the banter, Lee picks Warner as match-winner

Brett Lee retires from international and state cricket 
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Andrew Wu Brett Lee has urged Australia to take the attack to England by recalling bad boy David Warner for the must-win third Test starting on Thursday.

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MCG beats SCG to cricket world cup

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Andrew Wu Melbourne beats off intense competition from around Australia and New Zealand to land the 2015 World Cup cricket final explains Fairfax cricket writer Andrew Wu.


MCG set to host 2015 World Cup final

ICC Cricket World Cup

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Sydney has lost out to Melbourne for the right to host the 2015 World Cup final with the MCG set to be announced as the venue for the tournament showpiece.

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Bayliss wants to squeeze Big Bash for Shield

Trevor Bayliss

Andrew Wu NSW and Sydney Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss says Cricket Australia is wasting three weeks of its season with its Big Bash League scheduling for the next summer.

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Why leave Watson out of Sussex match

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Andrew Wu Shane Watson has been given a week off in London as pressure mounts on him to deliver explains cricket writer Andrew Wu.

James Pattinson ruled out of remaining Tests

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Andrew Wu James Pattinson's injury is another example of too much too soon for Australia's young fast bowlers, explains cricket writer Andrew Wu.


Axed coach says CA has ignored him

Mickey Arthur.

Andrew Wu Mickey Arthur says he was left with ''no option'' but to launch legal action against Cricket Australia.


Arthur never wanted to sue but says he had no option

Mickey Arthur

Andrew Wu Mickey Arthur says he was left with ''no option'' but to launch legal action against Cricket Australia after being ignored by the body following his shock axing.

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Top marks for captain Michael Clarke

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Andrew Wu Sports writer Andrew Wu looks at Australia's performance on the first day of the second Ashes Test.