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...

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson likely to be a real handful, says former England captain Michael Vaughan

Mitchell Johnson.

Andrew Wu Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Mitchell Johnson's tendency to blow hot and cold is a thing of the past after the left-armer produced the most ''hostile'' pace performance he has seen...

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Cricket

Announcer booted after Monty Panesar racial gaffe

Monty Panesar gives it a tweak on Saturday.

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

Cricket

Graeme Swann seeks inside edge in Adelaide Ashes Test

Graeme Swann

Andrew Wu Graeme Swann has linked up with former Australian spin great Ashley Mallett in a bid to lift his flagging fortunes and bowl England to a series-levelling victory in Adelaide.

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Cricket

Swann seeks help from local spin great

England captain Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann, Joe Root and Matt Prior take part in a slip-catching drill  at Adelaide Oval.

Andrew Wu England offie seeks advice from Ashley Mallett in a bid to lift his flagging fortunes.

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith's wisdom revived Ashes star Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Australian war hero Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith gave Mitchell Johnson a day in the life of an SAS soldier and taught him a lesson that helped transform the once fragile paceman into a world beater...

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Mitchell Johnson trained by Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Australian war hero taught paceman a life lesson that has helped transform him.

Ryan Carters inspired by Brad Haddin ... and Henry David Thoreau

Cricket. NSW wicketkeeper/ Batsman Ryan Carters athe SCG.
Friday 6th December, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Andrew Wu Ryan Carters was the dux of his school in his final year and he is now working his way to the head of the class in NSW cricket.

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

Collapse could see NSW Blues lose top spot in Sheffield Shield

Gary Putland

Andrew Wu NSW are staring defeat in the face and in grave danger of surrendering top position on the Shield table after a horror day against South Australia on Tuesday.

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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

 Mitchell Johnson

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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Sheffield Shield: Blues give Redbacks a scare

Trent Copeland

Andrew Wu NSW have relinquished first position on the Shield table but not without a fight after giving South Australia a huge scare on Wednesday.

Cricket

Pointless NSW Blues focus on positives after Sheffield Shield loss to Redbacks

Andrew Wu NSW believe they have built a solid platform from which to launch at the Shield title despite relinquishing top spot with a loss to South Australia on Wednesday.

Cricket

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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The Tonk

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.