Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

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Fitness concerns surround Australia's Ryan Harris and Shane Watson

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

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Ashes: Ryan Harris keen to keep body together for 2015 series

Andrew Wu Ryan Harris has set himself the ambitious goal of playing in another Ashes series.

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Ashes: Ryan Harris wants another crack at the Poms

Ryan Harris

Andrew Wu Ryan Harris has set himself the ambitious goal of playing in another Ashes series.

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Ryan Harris facing long stint on sidelines

Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates as he takes the last wicket to win Australia on Day 5 of the third Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands in Capetown on March 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Luigi Bennett

Andrew Wu Ryan Harris is facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines after his heroics in South Africa and could miss Australia's next Test series in October.

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Ryan Harris and Usman Khawaja into Ashes team for second Test

Australia's Ryan Harris takes part in a training session at Lord's cricket ground in north London July 17, 2013.  Australia captain Michael Clarke insisted his focus was on the future after calling upon players from before the controversial Mickey Arthur era to help the present side thrive. Last week saw Australia lose a thrilling first Test at Trent Bridge to Ashes-holders England by just 14 runs.  AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

Andrew Wu Mitchell Starc’s hot-and-cold performance last week has cost him his position in the Australian team for the second Test.

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Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell called in to Test squad

Got his big break: Steve O'Keefe.

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Perennially overlooked, Steve O'Keefe will finally get the opportunity to prove himself at the highest level after being selected in Australia's touring party to the United Arab Emirates next month...

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Michael Clarke may have tossed it away if it wasn't for quicks

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke did not know what to do when he won the toss at the MCG on Thursday, but the form of Australia's resurgent fast bowlers meant there were no Boxing Day blushes for their captain.

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Clarke vindicated on toss decision as England batsmen fail again

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke didn't know what to do when he won the toss, but the form of Australia's resurgent fast bowlers meant there was no Boxing Day blushes for their captain.

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Arthur warns Australians on size of rebuilding task

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Chris Barrett, Perth and Andrew Wu, Sydney Australia has enjoyed a glorious summer but it is not the start of a golden era.

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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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The Tonk: Richard Hadlee savages Brett Lee for 'brutal assault' on Piers Morgan

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Andrew Wu New Zealand’s greatest cricketer, Richard Hadlee, has launched a savage attack on Brett Lee for his ‘‘brutal assault’’ on Piers Morgan and called for cricket authorities to sanction the speedster.

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Chris Rogers relishing chance to rest up before facing Proteas

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Photo: Edwina Pickles. 31st Dec 2013.

Andrew Wu Chris Rogers is set to take a break after the fifth Test before he takes on the might of Dale Steyn and co in South Africa next month.

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Ashes: Alastair Cook wins toss, sends unchanged Australia in

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03:  Australia captain Michael Clarke tosses the coin alongside England captain Alastair Cook ahead day one of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia's batsmen have been set the challenge of batting first on a lively SCG pitch after being sent in by Alastair Cook in the fifth Test.

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Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

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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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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.

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Arthur says age problems still remain

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Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu Australia have enjoyed a glorious summer against England but with a team featuring two 36-year-olds and five others over 31 it is not necessarily the start of a new golden era.

Long road back to top littered with bumps

Nic Maddinson

Andrew Wu Australian cricket has had its share of false dawns in recent years. Remember the series win in South Africa in 2009 that was supposed to usher in another golden era of Australian domination? Or the...

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Monty Panesar struggling to find form on and off the pitch

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Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Monty Panesar does not seem to be having much success on and off the field.

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Peter Siddle says Australia's bowlers are best in world as David Warner baits Proteas

Peter Siddle signing autographs with fans there to  celebrate the Ashes Series win at the Sydney Opera House. 7th January 2014
Photograph Dallas Kilponen

Andrew Wu Perhaps it was the hangover talking or a result of the confidence gained from belting England 5-0, or maybe a combination of the two, but Australia are talking a big game before taking on world No.

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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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