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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Twenty20 Big Bash to get even bigger

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia has set a goal of attracting an average TV audience of 500,000 viewers per game this season as the Big Bash crosses from Fox to Channel Ten.

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Kevin Pietersen 'good as gold' for England duties

Kevin Pietersen leaves the field after being dismissed in the second innings at perth.

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen reaffirms his commitment to playing for England after being drawn into the drama arising from the shock departure of Graeme Swann.

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Steve Smith takes a long time to become overnight sensation

Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Australia's in-form batsman has come a long way in a year, writes Andrew Wu.

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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.

Dave Warner clobbers 197 against Victoria

David Warner

Andrew Wu David Warner gave national selectors another compelling reason to stick with him for the first Test as he continued his rich vein of form with a record-breaking century to power NSW into the Ryobi...

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Ashes 2013: The Old Enemy not here for a holiday

Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Dean Jones England have arrived in Australia to defend the little Ashes urn. Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu profile the tourists, and former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gives his opinion on how the 17-man...

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The Ashes: How the England squad shapes up

Alastair Cook.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones With the England squad for this summer's Ashes arriving on Australian soil, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones take a close look at the tourists.

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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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.

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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.

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Rudolph will be Lyon's red-faced bunny, says Mallett

Nathan Lyon

Andrew Wu SHANE WARNE turned Daryll Cullinan into his own batting bunny, and now one of Australia's leading spin gurus believes birthday boy Nathan Lyon is on the verge of doing likewise to South African...

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Lyon aiming to again take on Rudolph

Nathan Lyon.

Andrew Wu Shane Warne turned Daryll Cullinan into his own batting bunny, and now one of Australia's leading spin gurus believes birthday boy Nathan Lyon is on the verge of doing likewise to South African...

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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.

Herath short in stature, not in class

Andrew Wu Few will be able to name spinner on whom Sri Lanka has pinned its hopes.

'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.

Tweets at 10 paces as mates take off gloves

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Darren Berry and Shane Warne had razor sharp tongues during their playing days, most famously in an incident during a Shield game in the '90s that upset Adam Gilchrist.