Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

ICC Cricket World Cup final: Brendon McCullum huffs and puffs but has house blown down by Mitchell Starc

Andrew Wu It is not in Brendon McCullum's DNA to defend. He believes there is no such thing as too much aggression, that it would have been silly to change his style this late.

Richard Hadlee tells of fan mail from prison inmate

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Andrew Wu and Daniel Lane If you want an example of how much the Kiwis love getting one over an Australian, take this story Richard Hadlee told at the Big Knight Out dinner, organised by SportsConnect and the Trans-Tasman...

High-voltage showdown looms in World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Brendon McCullum of New Zealand speaks to the media during a New Zealand nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 28, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia's standing as the world's best one-day team is on the line against a bold New Zealand side which has vowed to maintain the high voltage style which has taken them to within one victory of a...

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Michael Clarke's one-day retirement takes his future out of hands of selectors

One last day: Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke’s decision to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday’s World Cup final has spared selectors and senior figures in Australian cricket from making the tough call on the...

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Michael Whitney finally gives in to Richard Hadlee 27 years after Boxing Day stonewall

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Andrew Wu Just because the trans-Tasman rivals are playing for cricket's biggest prize does not mean Australia cannot show their neighbours across the ditch a bit of love.

ICC Cricket World Cup final 2015: Richard Hadlee dreams of greatest moment in NZ sporting history

One of cricket's all time greats, Richard Hadlee.

Andrew Wu The greatest player New Zealand has ever produced, Richard Hadlee, says the Black Caps winning on Sunday would be the equal of the All Blacks' success in the rugby World Cup as the country's finest...

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Pace aces hold the key in World Cup final showdown between Australia and New Zealand

Boult from the blue: New Zealand's Trent Boult bowls against Australia in the World Cup group match.

Andrew Wu In a tournament dominated by the bat the World Cup is set to be decided by the raw speed and bounce of Australia's express quicks or the verve and swerve of Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

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ICC Cricket World Cup final: Michael Clarke bristles at claims his style is redundant in modern ODI game

Andrew Wu The later Michael Clarke has to walk to the crease in Sunday's World Cup final the better it will be for Australia but do not tell the skipper his team is better off without him.

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Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani leads cheers in corporate boxes

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Indians not only had the numbers in the grandstands at the World Cup semi-final, but also in the corporate boxes.

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Steve Smith's golden run against India continues in World Cup semi-final

Centurion: Steve Smith celebrates his ton.

Andrew Wu Century for Steve Smith. It's a phrase which has become part of the soundtrack of this season, one which MS Dhoni must be sick of hearing though it will be ringing in his ears on the long flight home...

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final 2015: Michael Clarke embracing pressure of home playoff

Captain at the ready: Michael Clarke in the nets.

Andrew Wu Virat Kohli thinks it will bring Australia undone but Michael Clarke is embracing the pressure that comes with the once in a lifetime opportunity of playing a World Cup final on home soil.

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ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final: Shane Warne makes impromptu appearance at Australia's training session

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Andrew Wu After the drama he's had with Darren Lehmann, you would have thought Shane Warne would have been the last person seen at an Australian training session.

India's World Cup side a different team to the side thrashed by Australia in Tests and tri-series

Leading from the front: Indian captain M.S. Dhoni.

Andrew Wu There has been a suspicion throughout the summer India's sole goal in Australia was not the Tests or the tri-series but the World Cup - and victory on Thursday will go a long way to forgetting those...

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: 'Company man' Alastair Cook slams England selectors for omission

The selectors were wrong: Former England one-day skipper Alastair Cook.

Andrew Wu If you thought there was tension between Michael Clarke and Australia's selectors, that's nothing compared with what is happening in England.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final: Misbah-ul-Haq holding his own alongside Pakistan greats

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq

Andrew Wu There is a widely held perception that Pakistan is a team of mercurial match-winners who are hot when they're on and terrible when they're off, but their captain Misbah-ul-Haq could not be more...

ICC Cricket World Cup: Jake Doran's D-day looming with NSW Blues over contract

English batsman Jonathan Trott.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Cricket doesn't do contract sagas like the football codes but there is one that has dominated discussion at Driver Avenue in recent weeks that is about to reach its conclusion.

South Africa end World Cup knockout drought with quarter-final rout of Sri Lanka

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Andrew Wu When Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat, the first act in the nightmare of every South African cricket fan had been played out.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: BBC lights fuse for showdown between Pietersen and Swann

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Andrew Wu The best potential match-up of the semi-finals may not be Australia v India or even New Zealand v South Africa, it might not even be on the field.

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Cricket World Cup: South Africa rope in adventurer to lose choker tag

South African coach Russell Domingo has a chat with captain A.B. de Villiers during a training session at the SCG on Monday.

Andrew Wu South Africa are turning to an adventurer, who has dodged the piranhas and alligators of the Amazon and circumnavigated the equator, used by several champion sides as they attempt to shed the tag of...

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Bottles of red to mark Mitchell Johnson's 150-game milestone

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Andrew Wu It's not quite the gift Ricky Ponting received from his teammates after his Test career but Mitchell Johnson was chuffed nevertheless with how his 150th one-day international appearance was...

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