Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Australia v West Indies third Test: Stephen O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh liven up dead match

Andrew Wu The Test arena is not a place for experimentation, as Darren Lehmann pointed out last week, but sometimes rules are there to be broken.

Australia v West Indies, third Test: Richie Benaud Medal struck in honour of cricket legend

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Australian played a key part in building the rivalry with the West Indies, so it's only fitting the two boards have agreed to strike a medal in the legend's name.

Australia v West Indies third cricket Test: Why they won't declare and make a game of it

Former South African captain Hansie Cronje at his cricket corruption hearing in 2000.

Andrew Wu Thought was given to abandon the Test and use the fifth day to stage an impromptu one-day international or Twenty20 fixture but it was not deemed feasible.

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Australia v West Indies third cricket Test: Mitchell Starc still pink ball sceptic

Not tickled pink: Mitchell Starc continues to raise questions about the pink ball used in the day-night Test.

Andrew Wu There can be no doubting Cricket Australia's appetite for more day night Tests but the organisation still has some work to do to convince one of its biggest names about the merits of the pink ball.

Australia v West Indies, third Test: Female journalist given security detail during Ashes tour

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu If Gayle's disrespectful interview has achieved anything positive it's that it might have shone a light on some of the garbage some female journalists and broadcasters have to deal with.

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland slams Chris Gayle for 'pretty significant mis-hit'

Strong stance: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has slammed Chris Gayle's response to his controversial interview with Mel McLaughlin as "delusional" but stopped short of condemning his behaviour as sexual...

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Former face of Big Bash League Chris Gayle's star power fading as 'don't blush baby' furore rages

Chris Gayle at Melbourne airport.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia no longer needs the superstar power of Chris Gayle to be the face of the Big Bash which is just as well after a day when he marred the overwhelming success of the Twenty20...

Australia v West Indies: Fight night looms as MCG joins SCG in bid for a day-night Test

Breakthrough: Steve Smith congratulates James Pattinson after dismissing Carlos Brathwaite.

Andrew Wu The inter-city rivalry intensifies as Melbourne jumps on the bandwagon for some pink ball action and the SCG signals it is also keen to host a day-night Test.

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Australia v West Indies third cricket Test: Australia eyeing West Indies whitewash but washout looms at SCG

Andrew Wu Australia remain confident they can defy a bleak forecast and an improving West Indies side to win in Sydney and complete a 3-0 whitewash.

Australia likely to pick new-look squad for ODI series against India

Earned a rest: Josh Hazlewood.

Andrew Wu Australia are set to field a pace attack barely recognisable to its World Cup-winning battalion for the start of the one-day series against India.

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Australia v West Indies third cricket Test: Chappell brothers recall own mid-pitch mix-up

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Marlon Samuels' run-out was not the only one spoken about on day one of the SCG Test.

Golden opportunity for Stephen O'Keefe to maintain No.2 spin status

Andrew Wu Stephen O'Keefe is on trial for a berth for the tour of Sri Lanka this winter after being named to play his first Test on home soil in Sydney.

Australia v West Indies, third Test: Stephen O'Keefe's roundabout route to the top

Come in spinner: Steve O'Keefe is back.

Andrew Wu As of Sunday, Stephen O'Keefe will no longer be part of the 69-man club known as Australia's one Test wonders as he writes the latest chapter in a fascinating life story.

Australia v West Indies cricket Test series: Gloomy forecast hurdle to Australian whitewash

Fit for action: Josh Hazlewood is not ready to take a rest just yet.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood has declared he is fighting fit to face the West Indies but Sydney's impending summer rains threaten to mar the final Test of the summer and jeopardise Australia's bid to return to the...

Australia v West Indies cricket: Windies board turns back on 'misguided' calls for dumping

High hopes: West Indies players celebrate taking David Warner’s wicket in the Boxing Day Test.

Andrew Wu The West Indies Cricket Board has rejected calls made by an exhaustive review for the board to dissolve, dismissing the recommendation as "unnecessary and intrusive".

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Australia v West Indies Test series: Craig McDermott to crack whip over no-balls

Attack spearhead: Australian fast bowler James Pattinson.

Andrew Wu As Darren Lehmann declared James Pattinson ready to lead Australia's pace attack if required in the third Test, bowling coach Craig McDermott vowed to take a "white hot" approach at training to...

Australia v West Indies Test series: Flat pitches pass ICC test but not everyone is happy

Adam Voges.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia has not received a poor rating for any Test pitch this summer despite widespread criticism curators are producing wickets heavily favoured towards the batsmen.

Australia's run glut starves Peter Nevill of opportunities with bat

Limited opportunities: Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has had very few chances with the bat this summer.

Andrew Wu Australia's total domination of the West Indies has created a potential dilemma for Peter Nevill leading into the series against New Zealand that could result in the crowning of a new No.

Boxing Day Test, Australia v West Indies: Injury to Peter Siddle places more pressure on Australia's pace stocks

Injury concern: Peter Siddle is battling an ankle complaint.

Andrew Wu An injury issue to Peter Siddle has thrown another spanner into the works for Australia as it manages its fast bowling troubles heading into the final Test of the home summer.

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Australia v West Indies, Second Test: James Pattinson's no-balls put Josh Hazlewood under pressure

Could be rested: Josh Hazlewood may not play in the final Test against the West Indies in Sydney if selectors want him fresh for the Test tour of New Zealand.

Andrew Wu James Pattinson's no-ball troubles cost him back-to-back five-wicket hauls and is jeopardising Josh Hazlewood's chances of playing in his home Test.