Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Benchmarks lowered for Michael Clarke as he beats clock in World Cup fitness race

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke's rapid recovery from hamstring surgery led to a relaxing of one of Cricket Australia's testing benchmarks which paved the way for him to beat the odds to lead his country in the World...

Javed Miandad unleashes tirade against Pakistan's 'mind-boggling' selections after India thrashing

NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 17:  A disappointed Pakistan coach Javed Miandad after his team lost to New Zealand in the final one day international cricket match at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, Jan 17, 2004. New Zealand won the final game by 4 runs and the series 41.  (Photo by Ross Setford/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu We've had Geoff Boycott bagging his old team, and now it's Javed Miandad's turn after Pakistan's heavy defeat to India.

ICC use disgraced Lou Vincent to issue cautionary message to World Cup players

Cautionary tale: New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent.

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett "My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat."

Imran Khan hailed as a hero of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup win

6. Imran Khan, 1992

The Pakistani heart-throb was in full flow in the hair department in 1992 as well as the playing department. His magnificent locks were just another crowning glory in Pakistan's victory in the final against England

Andrew Wu The scene is the WACA in Perth. Imran Khan has just returned to the Pakistan dressing room after the toss. He is wearing a white tiger t-shirt instead of the team strip.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Scotland will have to brave it in old uniforms

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Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Scotland thrashed Ireland in a warm-up game at Blacktown this week, signalling they may themselves be giant-killers in waiting as the Irish have been before, but not all has gone to plan.

Winning World Cup second to world domination for rebuilding Windies, says former captain Richie Richardson

Regrets: West Indies team manager Richie Richardson.

Andrew Wu Richie Richardson is eyeing world domination for his beloved West Indies but says winning the World Cup would not be evidence the empire had been rebuilt.

Glenn Maxwell can better Andrew Symonds once he tightens up game, says Mickey Arthur

Talent to burn: Glenn Maxwell smashes a hundred in World Cup warm-up match.

Andrew Wu Mickey Arthur, the man who blooded Glenn Maxwell on the world stage, says the all-rounder has the potential to become an even better player than Andrew Symonds once he eliminates the "outrageous...

Cricket World Cup 2015: John Buchanan questions Australia's plan to rest players between games

John Buchanan coached Australia to two World Cup triumphs.

Andrew Wu Former national coach John Buchanan has questioned Australia's decision to allow players to return home between matches, saying it can affect the team's camaraderie.

Ahmed Shehzad overcomes mental demons from facial fractures to play at World Cup

Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad celebrates after reaching his hundred against Bangladesh during the World Twenty20 match at in Dhaka on Sunday.

Andrew Wu In the aftermath of Phillip Hughes's death, there was one Pakistan batsman who was more haunted than most by the tragic accident.

Windies say there is more to them than Chris Gayle

West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates after the West Indies defeated New Zealand following a super over in their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match in Pallekele in this October 1, 2012 file photo. Winners of the first two World Cups, West Indies head into the 2015 tournament with little or no expectations of success as the chaotic mismanagement of the game in the Caribbean continues to take its toll. To match story CRICKET-WORLD/WINDIES REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Andrew Wu It is a measure of Chris Gayle's standing in West Indies cricket that he can steal the show even when absent.

Disgraced Mohammad Amir given icy reception by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir addresses a news conference in Lahore, Pakistan,  Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The International Cricket Council allowed Amir to play in Pakistan's domestic cricket, easing out fast bowler's five-year ban which ends in September. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Andrew Wu The enthusiasm shown by the International Cricket Council's top anti-corruption official towards Mohammad Amir's professional comeback is not being matched by his former teammates.

ICC's anti-corruption boss likens grooming tactics of cricket corrupters to paedophiles

ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit chairman Sir Ronnie Flanagan.

Andrew Wu The head of world cricket’s anti-corruption and security unit Sir Ronnie Flanagan has likened criminals who lure cricketers into illegal activity to paedophiles grooming their victims.

Aaron Finch's star continues to rise after overcoming technical glitches


Andrew Wu Aaron Finch knew he had a problem 12 months ago. A big problem. Here was a player who knew he belonged on the world stage but was not considered to be good enough to be playing for his state.

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Curtly Ambrose back in West Indies colours

Curtly Ambrose

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Nearly 15 years after hanging his spikes up, Curtly Ambrose is back in West Indies colours.

Moises Henriques in line to become reluctant World Cup hero if James Faulkner misses

Ready to step up: Moises Henriques.

Andrew Wu Moises Henriques believes he can be the man to fill the huge void left by James Faulkner if the injured all-rounder is ruled out of the World Cup.

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Cricket's anti-corruption figures to outline plan to fight pitchsiders

Andrew Wu Cricket officials in New Zealand ejected a fan suspected of pitchsiding last weekend at a one-day international in Wellington.

Now it's Generation Next's turn to know how it feels to beat the Poms

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26:  David Warner, Josh Hazlewood and George Bailey of Australia leave the ground as rain stops play during the One Day International match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu It has been a while since Australia have been able to say they have the wood over England, but Generation Next is starting to know the confidence the heroes of yesteryear felt facing the Old Enemy.

James Faulkner to follow different World Cup injury path to Michael Clarke

Batter up: James Faulkner hits out against England in the final match of the one-day series at the WACA.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia will give James Faulkner a different timeline to Michael Clarke for his recovery from a suspected side strain which is jeopardising the all-rounder's availability for the start of...

Michael Clarke will face no restrictions in comeback game

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has been given the green light to bat for as long he wants when he makes his return to competitive play in grade cricket on Saturday.

Sydney Sixers to welcome back stars for tilt at Champions League riches

Back in pink: Steve Smith playing for the Sixers.

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Daniel Lane The Sydney Sixers face an embarrassment of riches at this year's Champions League when they welcome back their Australian stars for the global Twenty20 tournament.