Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Chris Rogers relishing chance to rest up before facing Proteas

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers is set to take a break after the fifth Test before he takes on the might of Dale Steyn and co in South Africa next month.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers knows he needs runs on the board to keep Ashes spot

Chris Rogers.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers believes his position in the Test team will remain safe should he keep piling on the runs but knows he is only one form slump away from having the door closed for good on his unusual...

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers knows he has to keep making runs to retain Test berth

Chris Rogers of the Bushrangers.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers believes his position in the Test team will remain safe should he keep piling on the runs.

Long road back to top littered with bumps

Nic Maddinson

Andrew Wu Australian cricket has had its share of false dawns in recent years. Remember the series win in South Africa in 2009 that was supposed to usher in another golden era of Australian domination? Or the...

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Australia's Ashes team has tough road ahead to become world's best

Phillip Hughes of Australia bats during day two of the Third Test

Andrew Wu Australia could make a credible claim to being the world's best team.

Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook still believes he's the man to lead England

Andrew Wu Alastair Cook maintains he is the man to lead England out of the mire after another forgettable day at the office that left his team one match away from their second Ashes whitewash in seven years.

Cricket

Ashes: Alastair Cook wins toss, sends unchanged Australia in

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03:  Australia captain Michael Clarke tosses the coin alongside England captain Alastair Cook ahead day one of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia's batsmen have been set the challenge of batting first on a lively SCG pitch after being sent in by Alastair Cook in the fifth Test.

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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Focus on skill than age: Bob Simpson

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Former national coach wants selectors to pick the team based on merit rather than age.

Cricket

David Warner vows to take the attack to South Africa's pace aces

David Warner

Andrew Wu David Warner will fight fire with fire against South Africa's powerful pace attack, promising to maintain the aggressive attitude that delivered him so much success in the Ashes.

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David Warner vows to take on the South African pace attack

Party time: David Warner in Sydney on Tuesday.

Andrew Wu Opener says he will fight fire with fire against South Africa's powerful pace attack.

The Tonk

The Ashes: Justin Hemmes treats Australian team to ritzy victory party

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers have closed out the Test portion of the summer by partying in style.

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

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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Mitchell Johnson wins 2014 Allan Border Medal

Allan Border medal 2014 winner Mitchell Johnson
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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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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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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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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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Australian Shane Watson wants to bat at the No.3 position

Scoreline: Shane Watson averaged 20 and passed 50 only once in the first innings of the home series.

Andrew Wu But former vice-captain knows he needs more runs for that to become a reality.