Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Rookie captains prepare Australia, India for fiery Test finale

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.

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.

Memories of bar-room brawl with Joe Root now a "distant memory": David Warner

Andrew Wu David Warner says his transformation from bad boy to family man is a major reason why he feels the public have forgotten his bar-room biff with Joe Root.

Brett Lee backs Sean Abbott to be World Cup wildcard

World Cup bolter: Sean Abbott of the Sixers (left) celebrates after claiming the wicket of Andrew McDonald of the Thunder during the Big Bash League match on December 27.

Andrew Wu Brett Lee says Sean Abbott has the "perfect package" to be Australia's World Cup wildcard and should be picked in the 15-man squad for the tournament.

Early injury cost Moises Henriques chance to play Tests this summer

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss says Moises Henriques’ early season injury cost him the chance to play Test cricket this summer.

Brad Haddin ready for more chin music from Indian quicks

What you say?:
Brad Haddin and
Virat Kohli exchange
words during the
third Test at
the MCG.

Andrew Wu Brad Haddin has warned Virat Kohli's pacemen he will take them men down again if they repeat their predictable bumper barrage in the fourth Test in Sydney.

Showdown looming between Cricket NSW and Trust over SCG facilities

Cricket ball.

Andrew Wu A showdown is looming between Cricket NSW and the SCG Trust with the cricket association at loggerheads with its landlord over the quality of facilities provided at the famous ground.

Six things we learned from the Boxing Day Test

Andrew Wu When Steve Smith assumed the captaincy in Brisbane, he said he would continue Australia's mantra of playing aggressive cricket.

Mahendra Dhoni may return to India before World Cup after quitting Test cricket

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Andrew Wu M.S. Dhoni may not be in Sydney to see the baton formally passed to Virat Kohli with India contemplating sending the former captain home before the fourth Test.

Shaun Marsh edging closer to maiden Ashes trip

Shaun Marsh

Andrew Wu Shaun Marsh's heartbreak at missing out on a maiden Test century on home soil is likely to be eased by the prospect of his first Ashes tour.

Australian Test cricket selectors not budging over Shane Watson

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Andrew Wu The public condemnation of Shane Watson is not being shared by Australia's selectors, and Darren Lehmann in particular is satisfied the all-rounder paid his way during the Boxing Day Test.

Tensions rising as Australia, India return to scene of Monkeygate

India vice-captain Virat Kohli departs to the first ball of the final session of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

Andrew Wu Relations between Australia and India are nearing tipping point heading to the final Test in Sydney, the scene of the infamous Monkeygate scandal in 2008.

Kevin Pietersen goes in to bat for Shane Watson

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu Shane Watson is finding support from the most unlikely of places as he clings on to his cherished position in Australia's top order.

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Boxing Day Test set for explosive climax after India's bold fightback

Spray: Indian captain Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin celebrate the dismissal of Australian opener David Warner.

Andrew Wu The Boxing Day Test is set for an explosive conclusion on Tuesday as tensions between Australia and India threaten to boil over with the series on the line.

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Shane Watson still an untapped talent a decade after Test debut

Frustrating: Australia's Shane Watson walks off after he was dismissed by Ishant Sharma.

Andrew Wu When Shane Watson made his debut in the 2005 Sydney Test then captain Ricky Ponting remarked: "We've all known Shane's potential for a long time now." The same could still be said today.

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Michael Clarke to take key step in World Cup bid

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will resume jogging on Tuesday in his audacious bid to be fit for the World Cup.

'Spoilt brat' Virat Kohli fights fire with fire and Mitchell Johnson gets burnt

It was Virat Kohli and rising star Ajinkya Rahane who walked the walk by compiling authoritive centuries.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli is waging war against Australia on and off the field after a fiery day where the century-maker accused the hosts of labelling him a "spoilt brat" and disrespecting him.

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'Pitchsider' ban extended beyond Big Bash League

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett The British ''pitchsider'' who has been ejected from three Big Bash League games in Sydney this summer has been banned from all matches governed by Cricket Australia.

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