Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Doug Bollinger heartened by Darren Lehmann's praise

Doug Bollinger

Andrew Wu Doug Bollinger says Darren Lehmann gave him a big confidence boost during his short stint with the Test squad during the Ashes.

Cricket

Doug Bollinger's fizz has Darren Lehmann bubbling over

Doug Bollinger

Andrew Wu National coach Darren Lehmann has filled forgotten speedster Doug Bollinger with renewed optimism for an international recall after nearly two years in the wilderness.

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Cricket

Steve Rixon has 'little respect' for Cricket Australia after being axed

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu You get the impression Steve Rixon knows he will not be in the queue for a job at Cricket Australia any time soon.

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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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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Cricket

Australian batsmen vow to target Panesar

Monty Panesar

Andrew Wu Move is part of plan to grind England's pace bowlers into submission.

The Tonk

Piers Morgan prepares to face Brett Lee, despite risk to health

CNN host Piers Morgan

Andrew Wu Piers Morgan – talk-show host, former newspaper editor and cricket tragic – is talking tough as he prepares to take on Brett Lee in the nets.

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Cricket

Fitness concerns surround Australia's Ryan Harris and Shane Watson

Ryan Harris attempts to run out Kevin Pietersen off his own bowling.

Andrew Wu Selectors face balancing act in finishing series on a high without harming prospects in South Africa.

The Tonk

CA may set easier pace for Pat Cummins

The Tonk

Andrew Wu and Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia is seriously contemplating restricting Pat Cummins to limited-overs cricket until 2015 to shield the young pace ace from another injury.

Selectors may step in with Proteas looming

Peter Siddle

Andrew Wu Darren Lehmann's commitment to shelving Cricket Australia's controversial rotation policy is set for the biggest test of his short reign before the Ashes finale in Sydney.

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Cricket

Monty Panesar calf strain opens door for Scott Borthwick's baptism of fire in Sydney Test

In the frame: Scott Borthwick.

Andrew Wu England set to call up 23-year-old Durham leg-spinner as it looks to avoid a 5-0 whitewash.

Cricket

'Never seen better': McGrath in awe of power and precision of Johnson-led attack

Australian cricket pace bowler Mitchell Johnson speaks to the media at a training session in Sydney on January 1, 2014.  Johnson has set the scene for a tetchy final Ashes Test, starting in Sydney on January 3, by claiming England's batsmen are deliberately backing away from fast bowlers as an unsettling tactic.     AFP PHOTO / GREG WOOD  
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Andrew Wu Compliment comes as home side aims to complete a ''pinkwash'' of England 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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Cricket

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

Michael Clarke hails the renaissance of Mitchell Johnson

It's all good: Mitchell Johnson joins in the fun with fans at the SCG.

Andrew Wu Only seven men have collected more than the 37 wickets Johnson snared this summer.

Cricket

Bye, George? Schedule means Bailey could still miss South Africa series

George Bailey in the Second innings Australia batting on Day two, Australia vs England in the fifth test ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Andrew Wu The format which delivered George Bailey the chance to earn his baggy green is now throwing the batsman a Test lifeline but a tight schedule means he is no sure thing to take on South Africa even if...

Cricket

George Bailey may miss South African tour because of cricket schedule

Andrew Wu Tight schedule means Tasmanian no sure thing to take on South Africa even if selected.

Cricket

South Africa's fiery top order to bring Australians back to earth

Graeme Smith

Andrew Wu The Australian attack hailed by its own dressing room as the best in the world is about to find South Africa's front-line batsmen a far tougher proposition than the waning English line-up they...

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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.

The Tonk

It's just not cricket: Richie Benaud may have to sit out rest of the series

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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