Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Johnson promises Poms fireworks

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson has vowed to give Alastair Cook a thorough going-over in the first Test.


Speedster Mitchell Johnson to target English bats Cook and Trott

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson believes he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a thorough going over with the short ball in the first Test.


Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson to go for Poms' throats

Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Wu Mitchell Johnson says he is bowling faster than he ever has, and has vowed to give Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook a good going over with the short ball in the first Test.

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Herath short in stature, not in class

Andrew Wu Few will be able to name spinner on whom Sri Lanka has pinned its hopes.

Not Warne out by talk

Nathan Lyon

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon starred in his Test debut last year when Australian cricket was in turmoil.

Lyon would welcome Warne back with open arms

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25:  Nathan Lyon of Australia unsuccessfully appeals during day four of the Second Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 25, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu NATHAN LYON starred on Test debut last year when Australian cricket was in turmoil, and he is taking an equally unflappable approach after being dragged into the spotlight by Shane Warne's flirtation...

'Worst' pace attack won't test batsmen, says Hogg

Rodney Hogg

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S fast bowling attack is the worst to come to Australia and will not give the home team any clarity about its top order by the summer's end, says former Test paceman Rodney Hogg.

Johnson misses out on Test team

Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Andrew Wu Australia has left out Mitchell Johnson for Friday's first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart.

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Captains told young brigade to step up

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13:  Michael Clarke of Australia and Mahela Jaywardena of Sri Lanka pose for the media with the Warne/Murali Trophy after an Australian nets session at Blundstone Arena on December 13, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke and Mahela Jayawardene are leading teams in transitional phases striving to rediscover glories of yesteryear but relying on too much from too few.


Haddin set to return as Clarke goes down

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu BRAD HADDIN is in line for a shock Test recall after Michael Clarke broke down with a hamstring injury, which not only threatens to bring his golden run to a premature end but also expose the dearth...

Haddin in frame for comeback


Andrew Wu Brad Haddin in line for shock Test recall after Michael Clarke breaks down with a hamstring injury.

Professor turns mentor: Jones buoyed by long-awaited return

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Twenty years after he wore the baggy green for the last time, Dean Jones is back in Australia's Test set-up.

Sangakkara enters land of the giants with a five-figure salute

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka bats during day one of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu KUMAR SANGAKKARA confirmed his spot as one of the greats of the modern game when he joined the exclusive 10,000-run club on Wednesday, but his teammates fluffed their lines on the Boxing Day stage as...

Tweets at 10 paces as mates take off gloves

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Darren Berry and Shane Warne had razor sharp tongues during their playing days, most famously in an incident during a Shield game in the '90s that upset Adam Gilchrist.

Sangakkara's injury leaves battling tourists in total disarray

Kumar Sangakkara

Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S far from merry Christmas may be followed by an unhappy start to the new year after the shellshocked tourists were rocked by news of a tour-ending injury to star batsman Kumar Sangakkara.

Sri Lanka's tour doomed as quick joins burgeoning casualty ward


Andrew Wu SRI LANKA have suffered enough injuries playing cricket this summer, and now another player has broken down, this time playing football, as their nightmare tour of Australia continued on Wednesday.


Bird swoops on Lankans


Andrew Wu, Sydney Jackson Bird marked his home debut by becoming Australia's unlikely saviour after Sri Lanka showed the stomach sadly lacking in Melbourne to at least make a contest of the series finale in Sydney.


Oh brother: Warne continues a family tradition with Samuels

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Shane Warne's barney with Marlon Samuels last Sunday was not the first feud the leg-spinner has had with a Samuels.


Unpaid Sri Lanka playing for love

Sri Lanka's players players are still owed $US2.3 million from the World Cup, plus money from outstanding payments for matches against England, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa in the past eight months.

Andrew Wu This summer's tri-series will be played against the backdrop of a worrying pay dispute.

A vanishing breed behind the stumps

Matthew Wade.

Andrew Wu Australia will buck international trend if Wade replaces Haddin in all three formats.