Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Twenty20

Hot pace will make Sixers hard to beat

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers will start their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with their confidence sky high after crushing tournament favourite Delhi Daredevils in a practice match at Centurion on Thursday.

'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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Cricket

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.

Top-order bats have to step up

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke says it is time for Australia's top-order batsmen to stamp their mark on the team.

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Curator defends Bellerive pitch

Phillip Hughes

Andrew Wu It may not be the green monster that devoured him last year but Phillip Hughes' remodelled technique is set to receive a stern first-up examination when he resumes his Test career on the...

Thorough exam to come for Hughes

Phil Hughes

Andrew Wu IT MAY not be the green monster that devoured him last year but Phillip Hughes's remodelled technique is set to receive a stern first-up examination when he resumes his Test career on the...

Lyon king hopes to let his fingers do the talking

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon has dared Sri Lanka to take him on at their peril as he aims to bowl Australia to their first Test victory of the summer.

Cricket

Siddle cleared of ball abuse

Peter Siddle appeals

Andrew Wu Match referee Chris Broad says no charges laid due to insufficient evidence.

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

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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.

Cricket

Bird swoops on Lankans

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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.

Hussey may not get to sing his swansong

Australian vs Sri Lanka third cricket test  day 2 at the SCG.Michael Hussey sliding and run out for Australia Photography Brendan Espositosmh,4th January,2013

Andrew Wu MICHAEL HUSSEY was denied a fairytale century on Friday, and there is a growing possibility he might not have a chance to lead Australia on one last rendition of the team song after Sri Lanka mounted...

Cricket

Hussey's chance as Lankans implode

Australian vs Sri Lanka third cricket test  day 3 at the SCG.
Angelo Mathews runout against Australia
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2013

Andrew Wu SRI LANKA'S hare-brained batting has given Michael Hussey a chance to finish his Test career on a high but deprived Australia the chance to learn more about their revamped batting line-up before the...

Cricket

Testing year starts on key but requires fine-tuning

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu MICHAEL CLARKE says Australia will head to the subcontinent as a work in progress after starting their most important year of Test cricket in recent memory with a series whitewash of Sri Lanka.

Washout leaves all unhappy bar crowd

Australia

Andrew Wu The controversial decision was good fortune for Australia as the Sri Lankans were set to benefit from any revision of the target through the Duckworth-Lewis system after the rain delay.

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Cricket

Leap from seventh to a whisker from the top not impossible

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 11:  George Bailey of Australia bats during game one of the Commonwealth Bank One Day International series between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu REMARKABLY, underachieving Australia could vault from a world ranking of seventh to within a fraction of top spot in the next three weeks and George Bailey, the captain in the shortest format, admits...

Cricket

Bailey 'irked' by lack of success

George Bailey

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Underachieving Australia could remarkably vault from seventh to within a fraction of top spot.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Lankans to test Australian attack

New blood: Dan Christian training at the WACA.

Andrew Wu, Perth Mahela Jayawardene says Michael Clarke's bowlers the weak point in the home side.