Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Michael Clarke may have tossed it away if it wasn't for quicks

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke did not know what to do when he won the toss at the MCG on Thursday, but the form of Australia's resurgent fast bowlers meant there were no Boxing Day blushes for their captain.

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Clarke vindicated on toss decision as England batsmen fail again

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke didn't know what to do when he won the toss, but the form of Australia's resurgent fast bowlers meant there was no Boxing Day blushes for their captain.

Selectors may step in with Proteas looming

Peter Siddle

Andrew Wu Darren Lehmann's commitment to shelving Cricket Australia's controversial rotation policy is set for the biggest test of his short reign before the Ashes finale in Sydney.

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The Tonk

Monty Panesar struggling to find form on and off the pitch

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Monty Panesar does not seem to be having much success on and off the field.

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Perth Scorchers' Craig Simmons clubs Sydney Sixers into submission to reach Big Bash final

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Craig Simmons of the Scorchers acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed during the Big Bash League semi final match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Craig Simmons was predominantly a club cricketer before this summer but on Wednesday night he upstaged some of the nation's best young fast bowlers as the Sydney Sixers' Big Bash League campaign...

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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.

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Ponting tips England's days of dominance nearing end

Ricky Ponting.

Andrew Wu Ricky Ponting says Australia can belie their status as Ashes outsiders by regaining the urn this summer and is not discounting the prospect of the hosts inflicting a remarkable whitewash against an...

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Pattinson to put injuries behind him, physio says

James Pattinson

Andrew Wu Injured paceman James Pattinson is on the verge of overcoming the growing pains that have disrupted his promising international career, Australia's team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris says.

Ashes 2013: quick quartet hit breaks in Test team hint

Peter Siddle

Andrew Wu Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus are all set to miss next week's round of Shield games, in a possible indication they will be named in Australia's squad for the first...

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Pacemen put on ice for Ashes

Peter Siddle.

Andrew Wu Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Ben Hilfenhaus are all set to miss next week's round of Shield games, in a possible indication they will be named in Australia's squad for the first...

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Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.

Bollinger stakes claim for international recall

Doug Bollinger

Andrew Wu As Mitchell Johnson revives his Test career, another left-arm quick thought to be past his use-by date, Doug Bollinger, is staking his claim for another crack at international level.

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Cricket Australia throws second-stringers against England

Graeme Swann.

Andrew Wu England is finding the red centre more hospitable than Cricket Australia, after being dealt another roadblock in its quest to retain the Ashes.

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Down and outback: England dealt another blow as quicks stood down from tour match

Alister McDermott

Andrew Wu England are finding the natural beauty of the red centre more hospitable than Cricket Australia after being dealt another roadblock in their quest to retain the urn.

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Cummins turning heads

Pat Cummins.

Andrew Wu, Johannesburg England's Michael Lumb says there is a lot to Pat Cummins' game which reminds him of James Anderson.

The quicks and the dread: the secret weapons of summer

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 14:  Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar of India during day two of the Third Test match between Australia and India at WACA on January 14, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu THEY are the pacemen identified to bowl Australia through what national selectors hope will be another triumphant summer, and are likely to form the cornerstone of the bid to regain the urn next year.

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Yardley puts his spin on fast track: Let Lyon play

Bruce Yardley

Andrew Wu BRUCE YARDLEY, a man who showed it was possible to carve a successful career bowling off-spin at the WACA Ground, has urged Australia to resist the temptation to play an all-pace attack in Perth by...

Australians urged to use spin at WACA

Bruce Yardley urges Australia to resist an all-pace attack in Perth.

Andrew Wu Bruce Yardley urges Australia to resist the temptation to play an all-pace attack in Perth.

The quicks and the dead, but Starc is still around

Mitchell Starc

Andrew Wu NOT for the first time in his career Mitchell Starc is the last man standing out of Australia's next-generation pace quartet after Josh Hazlewood suffered another injury setback on Wednesday.

'Worst' pace attack won't test batsmen, says Hogg

Rodney Hogg

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S fast bowling attack is the worst to come to Australia and will not give the home team any clarity about its top order by the summer's end, says former Test paceman Rodney Hogg.