Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Sheffield Shield final: NSW on the cusp of remarkable turnaround

Final countdown: Moises Henriques takes a screamer at Blues training in Canberra on Thursday.

Andrew Wu The adage that Australian cricket is strong when NSW is strong could not have rung more true in a summer where both country and state have made giant strides in the long climb back from the outhouse...

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Cricket

Ryan Harris facing long stint on sidelines

Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates as he takes the last wicket to win Australia on Day 5 of the third Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands in Capetown on March 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Luigi Bennett

Andrew Wu Ryan Harris is facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines after his heroics in South Africa and could miss Australia's next Test series in October.

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Cricket

Injured Michael Clarke to miss Shield final

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has been ruled out of this week's Sheffield Shield final due to a fractured shoulder.

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Cricket

Craig Simmons raises eyebrows with ruthless knock for Perth Scorchers

Craig Simmons

Andrew Wu The man who knocked out the star-studded Sydney Sixers, Craig Simmons, has provided the latest fairytale story of a club cricketer who has hit the big time through the Big Bash League.

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Cricket

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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Be wary searching for Slipper gold

Earthquake

Andrew Wu Earthquake had raced only once when she opened as Golden Slipper favourite. She was replaced as top pick a fortnight ago by Rubick but she starts the weekend as a co-favourite for the Slipper at...

Cricket

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.

THE TONK

Piers Morgan blasted by Matt Prior as Kevin Pietersen fallout continues

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Matt Prior has launched a savage attack on Piers Morgan after the talk show host accused the England wicketkeeper of undermining former coach Andy Flower during the Ashes.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson set to strike it rich in IPL auction

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson's successful return to the elite ranks of international cricket will result in him competing with David Warner as Australia's most valuable Twenty20 player at next month's Indian...

Cricket

Sydney Sixers top Hobart Hurricanes in final-over thriller

Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Brett Lee lost the war of words but had the last laugh after the Sydney Sixers came back from the brink of defeat to beat the Hobart Hurricanes in a Big Bash League thriller on Wednesday night.

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The Tonk

Ashes: Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook clashed at SCG Test

Kevin Pietersen

Andrew Wu Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook were involved in a ''heated'' discussion at the SCG on the eve of the fifth Test.

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Tennis

ODIs to live on: Mark Waugh

Andrew Wu Mark Waugh believes that one-day internationals have a future.

Cricket

Series victory - now for No. 1

A catch is disputed.

Andrew Wu Australia hammers England to claim series victory as tensions between the two sides resurface.

Mark Waugh says one-day internationals still have plenty to offer

Mark Waugh

Andrew Wu Mark Waugh believes there remains a future for one-day internationals, despite the slide of the once-golden format of the game amid the boom of Twenty20 cricket.

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Cricket

Sydney Thunder admit mistake in signing Michael Clarke and David Warner

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Andrew Wu Sydney Thunder have conceded the decision to sign Australian captain Michael Clarke and David Warner was ill-advised due to the pair's limited availability for the franchise.

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Cricket

Ashes heroics bring Johnson Border medal

Mitchell Johnson with compere Mark Nicholas at the Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday.

Andrew Wu Paceman's return to the elite ranks of the game formally acknowledged.

Cricket

Australian selectors still testing line-up options for South Africa

 Alex Doolan.

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

Cricket

Australia cruise to dominant win over England as tempers fray

Clarke

Andrew Wu Australia could be just days away from returning to the top of the one-day international rankings after hammering England to claim a series victory as tensions between the two sides resurfaced at the...

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Cricket

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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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson wins 2014 Allan Border Medal

Allan Border medal 2014 winner Mitchell Johnson
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Photos Ben Rushton
January 20 2014

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson's return to the elite ranks of the game in this country was formally acknowledged on Monday night when the born-again paceman added Australian cricket's highest individual honour to...

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