Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Johnson misses out on Test team

Andrew Wu Australia has left out Mitchell Johnson for Friday's first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart.

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Captains told young brigade to step up

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13:  Michael Clarke of Australia and Mahela Jaywardena of Sri Lanka pose for the media with the Warne/Murali Trophy after an Australian nets session at Blundstone Arena on December 13, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke and Mahela Jayawardene are leading teams in transitional phases striving to rediscover glories of yesteryear but relying on too much from too few.

A ton of success already, but veteran finally takes top billing

Australia's Mike Hussey, left, celebrates after making 100 runs as Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga, right, looks down on the second day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Andrew Wu MIKE HUSSEY has lived in the shadow of his captain this year but his latest Test century has underlined why he remains a key plank in Australia's bid to regain the Ashes.

Pace attack crumbles as Hilfenhaus joins injured

Ben Hilfenhaus

Andrew Wu AUSTRALIA'S once rich fast-bowling stocks are wafer thin after Ben Hilfenhaus became the latest paceman to break down, suffering a potentially series-ending injury which has left Michael Clarke one...

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Hilfenhaus adds to pace woes

Ben Hilfenhaus.

Andrew Wu Australia's once rich fast-bowling stocks are in danger of becoming wafer thin after Ben Hilfenhaus became the latest paceman to break down.

Lyon king hopes to let his fingers do the talking

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon has dared Sri Lanka to take him on at their peril as he aims to bowl Australia to their first Test victory of the summer.

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Hussey's chance as Lankans implode

Australian vs Sri Lanka third cricket test  day 3 at the SCG.
Angelo Mathews runout against Australia
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2013

Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S hare-brained batting has given Michael Hussey a chance to finish his Test career on a high but deprived Australia the chance to learn more about their revamped batting line-up before the...

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Leap from seventh to a whisker from the top not impossible

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  George Bailey of Australia bats during game one of the Commonwealth Bank One Day International series between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu REMARKABLY, underachieving Australia could vault from a world ranking of seventh to within a fraction of top spot in the next three weeks and George Bailey, the captain in the shortest format, admits...

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Bailey 'irked' by lack of success

George Bailey

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Underachieving Australia could remarkably vault from seventh to within a fraction of top spot.

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No ton for Sachin, but India wins

Sachin Tendulkar

Andrew Wu, Perth Sachin Tendulkar fails to get to the magical mark again but India manages second win of tour.

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Tough call as Clarke returns

Michael Clarke is expected to return for today's game.

Andrew Wu The reuniting today of Australia's on-field leaders is set to cost David Warner or one of the side's newcomers a spot in the side for the first final against Sri Lanka.