Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson are back on good terms after a rocky patch

Andrew Wu The once turbulent relationship between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson continues to improve.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke praises Shane Watson

Shane Watson, Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu The once turbulent relationship between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson continued to improve after the captain paid tribute to his former deputy's selflessness in the third Ashes Test in Perth.

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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.

Cricket

Shane Watson ready to fight to keep first drop spot

Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu Shane Watson has declared he wants make the No.3 Test slot his until the end of his career but knows he needs more runs, starting with the series in South Africa, for that to become a reality.

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Cricket

Australian Shane Watson wants to bat at the No.3 position

Scoreline: Shane Watson averaged 20 and passed 50 only once in the first innings of the home series.

Andrew Wu But former vice-captain knows he needs more runs for that to become a reality.

Ashes 2013: Shane Watson cleared of serious injury, in contention for first Test

Shane Watson

Andrew Wu Shane Watson remains in contention to play in the first Ashes Test after scans revealed only a low-grade muscle strain of his injured hamstring.

Cricket

Michael Clarke called Shane Watson a 'cancer' on the team says former coach Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Michael Clarke described teammate Shane Watson as a "cancer" on the Australian cricket team, according to documents lodged by Mickey Arthur as part of a $4 million claim against Cricket Australia.

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Cricket

Greg Matthews says he can make Ashton Agar a Test star

Greg Matthews.

Andrew Wu Greg Matthews wants Ashton Agar to continue being his own man despite falling foul of officialdom.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson already has Proteas rattled, says Pat Cummins

Andrew Wu Pat Cummins says Australia noticed the trepidation of South Africa's batsmen when facing Mitchell Johnson just over two years ago – even when the left-arm paceman was suffering an alarming crisis in...

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Cricket

Australians pile on the pain as England crashes once again

Big stretch: George Bailey belted a quickfire 49 off 20 balls including 26 from one over.

Andrew Wu Mickey Arthur says he ''could be interested'' in coaching England but he may well have changed his mind.

Cricket

Demoralised England suffer last indignity of long summer

George Bailey

Andrew Wu Mickey Arthur says he ''could be interested'' in coaching England but he may well have changed his mind after the visitors plunged to their second series whitewash of the summer and allowed Australia...

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Cricket

Australia's all-conquering cricketers are cashing in on their success

$6-million man: Shane Watson.

Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers earn bonus of nearly $1 million after annihilation of England.

Cricket

$1 million bonus for Ashes heroes

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers have earned a bonus of nearly $1 million after their annihilation of England in all forms of the game this summer – and there could be more cash to come if they can continue...

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Cricket

Clarke was always going to make the grade

The Tonk

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

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

The Tonk

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.

Cricket

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.

The Tonk

Bob Simpson tells cricket selectors to forget about age

The Tonk

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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Cricket

Focus on skill than age: Bob Simpson

The Tonk logo

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett Former national coach wants selectors to pick the team based on merit rather than age.

Cricket

Bye, George? Schedule means Bailey could still miss South Africa series

George Bailey in the Second innings Australia batting on Day two, Australia vs England in the fifth test ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,4th January,2014

Andrew Wu The format which delivered George Bailey the chance to earn his baggy green is now throwing the batsman a Test lifeline but a tight schedule means he is no sure thing to take on South Africa even if...