Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Doug Bollinger's fizz has Darren Lehmann bubbling over

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.

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

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

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

George Bailey vows to eliminate bad habits in hope of reviving Test career

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  (L-R) Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson and Michael Clarke pose with their awards during the 2014 Allan Border Medal at Doltone House on January 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu The limited-overs arena provided George Bailey with his chance to wear the baggy green but also sewed the seeds for his Test downfall.

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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

Bollinger gets his fizz back

Andrew Wu Forgotten speedster still harbours hopes of another crack at the highest level.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: England pace trio struggle against WA XI

Boyd Rankin

Andrew Wu This was supposed to be the battle between England's tall timber but instead a temporary Queensland import who would have been hoping to be elsewhere wrecked the visitors' first day in the office.

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Greg Ritchie let loose with microphone again after racism scandal

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau Fat Cat is back. A year after the luncheon speech scandal that caused a stir during Australia's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, Greg Ritchie is back behind a microphone at an Ashes...

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Cricket

Gilchrist sees tiny holes Australia can exploit

England batsman Jonathan Trott had a profitable day at the crease in Perth in the countdown to the first Ashes Test.

Andrew Wu and Adrian Proszenko, Sydney England has discovered a hole in its top order, while Australia might have patched one up.

Cricket

Trott and Bell fire but Poms have work to do

Jonathon Trott

Andrew Wu England are only marginally closer to putting together the pieces of their selection puzzle despite Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell issuing Australia a stern Ashes warning in Perth.

Cricket

Michael Clarke to miss last round of Shield games but batting line-up in form

Clarke on Ashes loss (Thumbnail)

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will miss the final round of Shield games before the first Test but knows most of his batting line-up are fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.

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Cricket

Australian batting form gives Ashes campaign a lift

Australia's Chris Rogers

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke knows the bulk of his batting line-up is fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.

THE TONK

England claim victory in battle for Robson

The Tonk

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IN BRISBANE'S inner north, close enough to the Ashes action at the Gabba to be a tease to Australia's selectors, Sydney-born batsman Sam Robson is training with the England performance squad that...

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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Cricket

Clarke was always going to make the grade

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan, Andrew Wu Michael Clarke may be scoring centuries just for fun these days, but it wasn't always this easy.

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.