Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Sheffield Shield final: NSW on the cusp of remarkable turnaround

Final countdown: Moises Henriques takes a screamer at Blues training in Canberra on Thursday.

Andrew Wu The adage that Australian cricket is strong when NSW is strong could not have rung more true in a summer where both country and state have made giant strides in the long climb back from the outhouse...

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Cricket

Injured Michael Clarke to miss Shield final

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has been ruled out of this week's Sheffield Shield final due to a fractured shoulder.

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Cricket

Craig Simmons raises eyebrows with ruthless knock for Perth Scorchers

Craig Simmons

Andrew Wu The man who knocked out the star-studded Sydney Sixers, Craig Simmons, has provided the latest fairytale story of a club cricketer who has hit the big time through the Big Bash League.

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Cricket

Mental demons fail to curb Alyssa Healy's natural talent for runs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:  Alyssa Healy of Australia plays a shot during game two of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Alyssa Healy plays a much bigger game than she talks, though there are times when those close to her wish she had more confidence in her prodigious ability.

THE TONK

Piers Morgan blasted by Matt Prior as Kevin Pietersen fallout continues

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Matt Prior has launched a savage attack on Piers Morgan after the talk show host accused the England wicketkeeper of undermining former coach Andy Flower during the Ashes.

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The Tonk

Ashes: Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook clashed at SCG Test

Kevin Pietersen

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook were involved in a ''heated'' discussion at the SCG on the eve of the fifth Test.

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Tennis

ODIs to live on: Mark Waugh

Andrew Wu Mark Waugh believes that one-day internationals have a future.

Mark Waugh says one-day internationals still have plenty to offer

Mark Waugh

Andrew Wu Mark Waugh believes there remains a future for one-day internationals, despite the slide of the once-golden format of the game amid the boom of Twenty20 cricket.

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Cricket

Ashes heroics bring Johnson Border medal

Mitchell Johnson with compere Mark Nicholas at the Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday.

Andrew Wu Paceman's return to the elite ranks of the game formally acknowledged.

Cricket

Australian selectors still testing line-up options for South Africa

 Alex Doolan.

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner locked in three-way battle for Test berth.

Cricket

Shaun Marsh recalled, George Bailey dropped for Australian cricket tour of South Africa

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Andrew Wu Australia have recalled Shaun Marsh for the three-Test tour of South Africa with George Bailey losing his place in the squad after a modest debut series in the Ashes.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson wins 2014 Allan Border Medal

Allan Border medal 2014 winner Mitchell Johnson
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Photos Ben Rushton
January 20 2014

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson's return to the elite ranks of the game in this country was formally acknowledged on Monday night when the born-again paceman added Australian cricket's highest individual honour to...

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Cricket

Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner in battle for George Bailey's South Africa tour spot

Shaun Marsh

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner are locked in a three-way battle for the Test berth vacated by George Bailey as selectors contemplate a reshuffle of the batting line-up for the series...

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Cricket

George Bailey vows to eliminate bad habits in hope of reviving Test career

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  (L-R) Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson and Michael Clarke pose with their awards during the 2014 Allan Border Medal at Doltone House on January 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu The limited-overs arena provided George Bailey with his chance to wear the baggy green but also sewed the seeds for his Test downfall.

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Cricket

A.B.de Villiers all set for series against Australia

A.B.de Villiers

Andrew Wu South Africa's batting ace A. B. de Villiers remains troubled by a hand injury that could mean he enters next month's series against Australia without a game under his belt in the new year.

Cricket

Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

Cricket

South African star A.B. de Villiers racing to be fit for First Test against Australia

Andrew Wu South Africa's batting ace remains troubled by a hand injury heading into February's Test series.

Alex Doolan ready to face might of the Proteas

Alex Doolan

Andrew Wu GOOD judges in Tasmania knew Alex Doolan had the talent, but it was not until he moved to Hobart to become a groundsman that the career of the man set to be Australia's 437th Test cricketer kicked on.

Cricket

Sydney Sixers gear up for finals by beating Sydney Thunder

Mark Cosgrove

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers remain in contention for a home semi-final after defeating cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder but their victory came at a heavy cost with Stephen O'Keefe in doubt for the finals.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson already has Proteas rattled, says Pat Cummins

Andrew Wu Pat Cummins says Australia noticed the trepidation of South Africa's batsmen when facing Mitchell Johnson just over two years ago – even when the left-arm paceman was suffering an alarming crisis in...

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