Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Australia v New Zealand: Mitchell Starc proves he can partner Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc made an emphatic statement on and off the field that he and Mitchell Johnson can play in the same Test side after destroying New Zealand on Friday.

1st Test: New Zealand in dire straits after Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc hit pay dirt

Wrecking ball: Mitchell Starc claimed two scalps.

Andrew Wu New Zealand are poised to become the next visiting team to meet their demise at Australia's Gabba fortress.

Beach cricket at the Olympics: Cricket Australia floats idea of inclusion in Games

'Not a silly idea' says CA boss James Sutherland.

Andrew Wu Beach cricket at the Olympics? Surely not, but it's not as far fetched as you think. Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has floated the idea of beach cricket joining the Games as part of a push...

David Warner, Usman Khawaja put Australia in control in Brisbane Test

David Warner

Andrew Wu David Warner heralded the start of a new era in Australian cricket by answering his coach's call as Usman Khawaja also cashed in, leaving New Zealand on its knees.

Australia v New Zealand, first Test: Usman Khawaja century a dream come true

Usman Khawaja

Andrew Wu Usman Khawaja realised his lifelong ambition on Thursday, and this time there will be no jarring jolt back from fantasy-land.

Ian Healy savages Cricket Australia for Blacktown practice match debacle

New captain: Steve Smith runs during the Australia nets session at The Gabba.

Andrew Wu Wicketkeeping great Ian Healy has lashed Cricket Australia for last week's practice match fiasco in Blacktown, accusing the body of "snipping away at the camaraderie of first-class cricket".

Aggressive New Zealand will perish against speed demons in first Test, warns Steve Smith

Unplayable: Australian paceman Mitchell Starc has been in great form and bowling very quickly.

Andrew Wu Steve Smith has warned New Zealand's batsmen they will meet a swift demise if they fight fire with fire against Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson in the first Test.

Australia v New Zealand series: Steve Smith's men given 'rev up' as era begins

'Respecting the opposition': Smith.

Andrew Wu Australia have turned to one of the country's most senior military officers for guidance to help usher through the start of the Steve Smith era.

Josh Hazlewood given nod over Peter Siddle for first Test against New Zealand

Ready to face New Zealand: Australia's Josh Hazlewood.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood has regained his place in the Australian side for the first Test in Brisbane.

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Black Caps to crumble if Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson fail, says Mitchell Starc

Fired up: Australian paceman Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc is adamant there is a soft underbelly in New Zealand's batting line-up, as his Kiwi counterpart turned up the heat on Australia.

Mitchell Johnson clocked 150km/h in Sheffield Shield clash, says Mitchell Marsh

Flame reignited: Mitchell Johnson at the Australian training camp at Hurstville Oval on Wednesday.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Marsh has never seen anyone bowl as fast as Mitchell Johnson did last week, raising hopes the veteran spearhead can again be a major force this summer.

Joe Burns issues warning to New Zealand bowlers before first Test

Joe Burns has hopes of a Test call up.

Andrew Wu Joe Burns has warned New Zealand's swing kings to get it right or be punished, as he aims to make the newly vacated opening berth his to keep.

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Refreshed after break, Josh Hazlewood ready to reclaim Test berth

Josh Hazlewood signs autographs for students from St Joseph's College during the launch of the Australia New Zealand Test Series on Tuesday in Brisbane.

Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood says he developed "bad habits" during the Ashes where tiredness and inexperience led to the first blemish in his promising Test career.

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson primed to rival Steve Smith and Joe Root

Batting young gun: New Zealand's Kane Williamson is one of only six players to have reached 10 Test tons by the age of 25.

Andrew Wu New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan believes star Kane Williamson is not only destined to become the Kiwis' leading Test run-scorer but will soon join Steve Smith and Joe Root as being among the...

Retirements reveal uncertainty over Australia's batting stocks

New order: Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns.

Andrew Wu The lengthy discussions selectors needed to finalise the Test squad has highlighted the uncertainty over the country's batting stocks entering the new era of Australian cricket.

New Zealand tour match called off early after Black Caps declare at 0-0 chasing 1-503

In doubt: Ryan Carters of the Cricket Australia XI bats against New Zealand at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Andrew Wu New Zealand are fuming after their tour match was abandoned in farcical circumstances due to an unsafe pitch, leaving their Test preparations in tatters.

Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja recalled to Australian Test squad to face New Zealand

Back in the baggy green: Joe Burns.

Andrew Wu Queensland batsman Joe Burns is set to open the batting alongside David Warner in the first Test against New Zealand after being named in the 12-man squad on Friday.

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Cameron Bancroft set to earn baggy green cap for first Test against New Zealand

Debut imminent: West Australian opener Cameron Bancroft.

Andrew Wu Australian cricket is set to mark the start of a new era by blooding West Australian opener Cameron Bancroft for his Test debut against New Zealand next week.

Tim Southee laid low as New Zealand bowlers hammered in tour match

Off early: Tim Southee was forced to leave the field with a stomach ailment.

Andrew Wu New Zealand's bowlers failed to make a breakthrough in the first session of their tour match against a Cricket Australia XI at Blacktown on Thursday.

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Australia's Test aspirants Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns fail to fire

Dismissed cheaply: Cameron Bancroft walks towards the pavilion after being dismissed by James Faulkner.

Andrew Wu It took just over one session of the Sheffield Shield season for national selectors to be delivered sobering reminder how much Australia's short-term future rests on the shoulders of Steve Smith and...