Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

George Bailey looking for time in middle to prove World Cup credentials

George Bailey (left) has the chance to play a long innings in the absence of Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson's continued absence from Australia's one-day side is likely to give George Bailey the opportunity on Monday to play the long innings he requires to shore up his World Cup berth.

Tech savvy pitchsiders in game of hide-and-seek with anti-corruption officers

In the pink: The Sixers' frantic finish on Thursday was a match made in heaven for pitchsiders.

Andrew Wu A wicket falls and the crowd erupts. Amid the sea of jubilant fans, one spectator appears uninterested in the game, instead talking into his mobile phone.

Brett Lee's SCG swansong marks first step for tyro Jake Doran

Young gun: Sydney Thunder's Jake Doran.

Andrew Wu The end of the road for Brett Lee could mark the start of a long career for Jake Doran, one of the brightest young prospects in Australian cricket.

Johnson, Starc, Hazlewood, Cummins form Australia's World Cup 'wolf pack'

Member of the pack: Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Andrew Wu Brett Lee has described Australia's fearsome quartet of express-paced fast bowlers at the World Cup as the "biggest wolf pack" he has seen.

Glenn McGrath does not want sledging to filter down to junior levels

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath says there is no place for sledging in junior cricket.

Andrew Wu Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says he would not want to see kids sledging like Australia and India have this summer.

Cameron White and Shaun Marsh in World Cup duel

Andrew Wu Cameron White and Shaun Marsh are locked in a potential duel for a World Cup berth after Australia made wholesale changes following their qualification for the tri-series final.

'Pitchsider' seeks to overturn Cricket Australia ban

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Andrew Wu A British "pitchsider" prohibited from attending matches operated by Cricket Australia has threatened to take legal action against the governing body as he seeks to overturn the ban.

Captains question flat and slow SCG pitch for fourth Test between Australia and India

Another scalp: Josh Hazlewood celebrates taking the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin.

Andrew Wu The quality of the SCG pitch has been questioned by captains Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, who both described the surface as flat and slow, after the fourth Test finished in a draw.

Five flashpoints from the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Andrew Wu Five moments when tempers frayed during the Australia-India Test series.

Pat Cummins set to land World Cup berth

Going strong: NSW Thunder bowler Pat Cummins has impressed his teammates.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu More than three years after a man-of-the-match Test debut for Australia, Pat Cummins is set to get the chance to shine on home soil in one-day cricket's showpiece.

New Zealand Black Caps confident they can be more than competitive in Tests against Australia

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Hopes are high in New Zealand that the Black Caps, fresh off their best year in Test history, can secure a rare series victory over Australia next summer

Nathan Lyon has another opportunity to put India in a spin

Turning opinion: Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first innings.

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon has the chance to finish the series as he started - as Australia's match-winner.

Australia v India Test: KL Rahul building a wall of his own

KL Rahul.

Andrew Wu The last time India toured Australia it marked the crumbling of The Wall, this tour could mark the building of a new one.

Australia's batting ranks rediscover that winning edge in run-fest against India

Prospect: Joe Burns' half-century suggests a bright future in Test cricket

Andrew Wu Midway through the dismal tour of the Middle East, it was put to Michael Clarke whether Australia had held a crisis meeting after a poor batting effort in Dubai. "Those days are gone," Clarke replied.

The Tonk: Michael Clarke takes Hughes' 408 number for the duration

The Tonk dinkus

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will wear Phillip Hughes's Test number on his playing shirt for the rest of his Test career in memory of his fallen mate.

Chris Rogers an Ashes certainty after fifth straight half-century

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Andrew Wu Chris Rogers had already booked a ticket on the plane to the Ashes, he should now ask for an upgrade.

Rookie captains prepare Australia, India for fiery Test finale

A job to do: Virat Kohli won’t be backing down.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli has lit the fuse for another fiery Test match in Sydney after declaring he did nothing wrong in Melbourne and will not back away from any confrontation with Australia.

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SCG Test against India to be Chris Rogers' swan song on Australian soil ... but Ashes still await

Home comforts: the fourth Test against India will be Chris Rogers' last in Australia

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers has declared this week's Test in Sydney will be his last on home soil as he aims for a dream finish to his career at the Ashes later this year.

Test without Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson gives nation a view of life to come

The missing: Michael Clarke (middle) and Mitchell Johnson (right).

Andrew Wu The Sydney Test is offering a glimpse into the future of Australian cricket. For the first time in nearly nine years, and 92 matches, Australia will play a Test without both Michael Clarke and...

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Stephen O'Keefe eyes West Indies tour despite Ashton Agar's Test selection

Still improving: O’Keefe is congratulated after taking a wicket for the Blues  last year.

Andrew Wu Stephen O'Keefe is not letting Ashton Agar's call-up for the fourth Test take his eye off his goal of making Australia's touring party for the Caribbean and the Ashes.