Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Stephen O'Keefe to get a spin with Test team in UAE

Andrew Wu There was a time when Stephen O'Keefe felt his style of spin bowling was not respected by the key decision-makers in Australian cricket.

Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell called in to Test squad

Got his big break: Steve O'Keefe.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Perennially overlooked, Steve O'Keefe will finally get the opportunity to prove himself at the highest level after being selected in Australia's touring party to the United Arab Emirates next month...

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Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick a fan of CA Southern Stars contract system

That winning feeling: Who said money didn't lead to happiness?

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia's decision to implement changes which made the Southern Stars the highest-paid female sporting team in the country has been hailed as a key factor in the team's third consecutive...

Ante Covic cries foul as Wanderers keeper says decision cost his side dearly in grand final

Ante Covic can't stop the Roar's equalising goal by Besart Berisha.

Andrew Wu An angry Ante Covic has called Football Federation Australia to use "neutral" referees in all matches after Western Sydney were denied what he believes was a foul leading up to Brisbane's...

Cricket

Tim Bresnan's barrage in Brisbane heartens England

Bresnan

Andrew Wu England are a step closer to unleashing their first-choice pace attack against Australia after Tim Bresnan gave the visitors a much-needed morale boost with an excellent all-round return to...

Cricket

Ground announcer stood down for 'inappropriate' introduction of Monty Panesar

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Andrew Wu Monty Panesar was the victim of an alleged racial gaffe which led to Cricket Australia sacking the ground announcer midway during England's game with the Chairman's XI in Alice Springs.

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Graeme Swann sounds a warning to Australia's batsmen

Graeme Swann

Andrew Wu Graeme Swann sounded a warning to Australia's batsmen before the second Test but the bulk of his teammates will fly to Adelaide with faces as red as the desert sand after an underwhelming effort...

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Swann shows some form against Chairman's XI

Graeme Swann celebrates after dismissing Jake Doran.

Andrew Wu Graeme Swann sounds a warning to Australia's batsmen before the second Test.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Graeme Swann will be on song in Adelaide, warns Mallett

ALICE SPRINGS, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30:  Graeme Swann of England looks on after the end of play on day two of the tour match between the Chairman's XI and England at Traeger Park Oval on November 30, 2013 in Alice Springs, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Attack Graeme Swann at your peril. That is the warning from Ashley Mallett, the most successful finger spinner of all time in Adelaide, to Australia's batsmen.

Cricket

Mallett urges England to pick Panesar for Adelaide Test

Monty Panesar

Andrew Wu Attack Graeme Swann at your peril. That is the warning from Ashley Mallett.

Cricket

Announcer booted after Monty Panesar racial gaffe

Andrew Wu ABC employee given marching orders after introducing spinner in an Indian accent.

Cricket

Moises Henriques at last becomes the here-and-now man with powerful Sheffield Shield return

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Andrew Wu Moises Henriques has been the Everywhere Man, Nearly Man and Nowhere Man rolled into one this season but on Sunday he unleashed two months of pent-up rage against South Australia by blasting a...

Cricket

I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Cricket

Phillip Hughes knocks on the Test door with another Sheffield Shield ton

Phil Hughes

Andrew Wu National selectors are forcing Phillip Hughes to be patient and the Test discard showed his native NSW on Monday he is more than adept at playing the waiting game by posting another Shield century.

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Cricket

Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson could reap multimillion-dollar payday

Mitchell Johnson is set for a big payday.

Andrew Wu Rejuvenated paceman likely to be given hefty pay rise by Cricket Australia in next contract period

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson hot streak set to bring million-dollar rewards

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Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson's Ashes heroics are set to reap the reborn superstar a multimillion-dollar payday through potentially lucrative deals on and off the field.

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Ashes 2013: Merv Hughes backs Mitchell Johnson to take 300 Test wickets

Merv Hughes

Andrew Wu Merv Hughes, one of the selectors who gave Mitchell Johnson his international debut, is urging the panel not to overtax the star left-armer in the fear it could lead to a premature end of his golden...

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It's just not cricket: Richie Benaud may have to sit out rest of the series

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Viewers eager for the return of Channel Nine commentary doyen Richie Benaud for the tail end of the Ashes series may have to brace themselves for disappointment.

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A jockey's life: The toughest game in town is for those without fear

Kathy O'Hara

Andrew Wu It has been only 15 days since Kathy O'Hara fell and had a horse trample over her head. On Saturday at Randwick, she returns to the racetrack.

Cricket

Clarke was always going to make the grade

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Michael Clarke may be scoring centuries just for fun these days, but it wasn't always this easy.