Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Phillip Hughes knocks on the Test door with another Sheffield Shield ton

Andrew Wu National selectors are forcing Phillip Hughes to be patient and the Test discard showed his native NSW on Monday he is more than adept at playing the waiting game by posting another Shield century.

Cricket

Australian selectors still testing line-up options for South Africa

 Alex Doolan.

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner locked in three-way battle for Test berth.

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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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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Cricket

Sydney Thunder have a song, now they need a victory

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu They can't make the Big Bash League finals – in fact they're guaranteed the wooden spoon again – but Sydney Thunder have at least one good reason to upset cross-town rivals the Sixers...

Sheffield Shield: Blues give Redbacks a scare

Trent Copeland

Andrew Wu NSW have relinquished first position on the Shield table but not without a fight after giving South Australia a huge scare on Wednesday.

Cricket

Pointless NSW Blues focus on positives after Sheffield Shield loss to Redbacks

Andrew Wu NSW believe they have built a solid platform from which to launch at the Shield title despite relinquishing top spot with a loss to South Australia on Wednesday.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Players on board with leadership initiative aimed to unearth future captains

Ashton Agar

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia is putting a host of Australia's brightest young stars through a leadership program that has the potential to unearth the next two long-term Test captains.

England leave nothing to chance as Andy Flower and Alastair Cook plan for the Ashes

Andrew Wu IT is mid-September and Andy Flower and England's managing director Hugh Morris have a dinner date with the wives and girlfriends of England's players.

Cricket

Cricket: Australia's big questions for the first Ashes Test

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Apart from the injury concerns over Shane Watson, Australia appear in far better health than England 10.

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Forget all the banter, Lee picks Warner as match-winner

Brett Lee retires from international and state cricket 
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Andrew Wu Brett Lee has urged Australia to take the attack to England by recalling bad boy David Warner for the must-win third Test starting on Thursday.

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Haddin twist - gloveman to be Test vice-captain

Brad Haddin

Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau The soap opera that has been Australian cricket will take another twist on Wednesday when Brad Haddin is confirmed as the new Test vice-captain, raising implications for the short-term future of...

Cricket

New turf war for Hughes as opening spot beckons

Hughes

Andrew Wu Facing Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander just got that bit tougher for Phillip Hughes.

Khawaja looking down the barrel in bid to win back Test spot

Usman Khawaja

Andrew Wu USMAN KHAWAJA has been given one more chance to press his claims for a Test recall after being named captain of a Chairman's XI team to face the touring Sri Lankans in Canberra next week.

Ponting-Waugh record set to stand test of time

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett RECORDS are made to be broken but Steve Waugh's position at the top of the table for most appearances in the baggy green is likely to stand the test of time.

Cricket

Hughes improves, but how will remain his secret

Phil Hughes

Andrew Wu PHILLIP HUGHES underwent two high-intensity batting boot camps with mentor Neil D'Costa which helped transform the opener from a walking wicket for New Zealand to the man regarded as favourite to...

Big, brash: How your team will fare this season

Big Bash league.

Jesse Hogan and Andrew Wu Your guide to the upcoming Big Bash series, Australia's premier T20 tournament.

'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.

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...