Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Australian selectors still testing line-up options for South Africa

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

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

Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu FORMER national coach Bob Simpson wants Australia's selectors to continue picking the team on merit rather than age, despite the lack of youth in the Test side.

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Slim pickings in Shield as selectors search for answer to end Test pain

Alex Doolan

Andrew Wu Anyone searching for an instant solution to Australia's batting woes will need more patience, because the news regarding the best of the rest is not overly promising either.

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Who? Selectors have option of unknown spin duo

Adam Zampa

Andrew Wu FORMER chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has urged Australia to take a punt on unheralded leg-spinners Adam Zampa and Cameron Boyce for the Test tour of India with a view to developing them for the...

Cricket

Short shrift: Selectors dump Husseys from Twenty20s

Hussey

Andrew Wu For the first time in more than five years Australia's Twenty20 team will take to the field on Saturday without a member of the Hussey family.

Cricket

Watson set for rest as selectors play it safe

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Shane Watson of Australia walks out to bat after the lunch break during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)?WATTS.jpg

Andrew Wu SHANE WATSON is set to miss this week's Sheffield Shield match for NSW as Cricket Australia takes a conservative approach to the comeback of the Test vice-captain.

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Henriques' effort goes unrewarded by selectors failing to show up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24:  Moises Henriques of the Blues celebrates getting the wicket of Nathan Coulter-Nile of the Warriors during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors at Blacktown International Sportspark on January 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu MOISES HENRIQUES deemed NSW's Sheffield Shield match important enough to warrant catching an 11th-hour flight - but not so national selectors, none of whom were present to witness the final audition...

Selectors to promote fresh faces

John Inverarity.

Andrew Wu, Sydney Runs now hold a higher currency in John Inverarity's regime than reputation.

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Wade in as selectors eye fallback for Haddin

Haddin

Andrew Wu BRAD HADDIN will have his understudy shadowing his every move in the Caribbean as selectors yesterday began the next step to phase the embattled wicketkeeper out of the Australian team.

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Waugh slams selectors on Ponting

Leaders: Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Ricky Ponting first Australian captain in nearly 29 years to regain reins after stepping down.

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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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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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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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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...

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.

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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.

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Test Cricket: On-song Nathan Lyon destined to prosper against Proteas, says Michael Hussey

Andrew Wu Michael Hussey says Nathan Lyon will head into Test series against South Africa in career-best form.

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Nathan Lyon is at his best to face South Africans, says Mike Hussey

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Nathan Lyon of the Sixers looks on during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers at ANZ Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Mike Hussey has declared Nathan Lyon will head into next month's Test series against South Africa in career-best form after finally having the full backing of national selectors.

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Shane Watson ready to fight to keep first drop spot

Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson has declared he wants make the No.3 Test slot his until the end of his career but knows he needs more runs, starting with the series in South Africa, for that to become a reality.

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