Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

Shane Watson ready to fight to keep first drop spot

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.

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

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.

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

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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The Tonk

The Ashes: Justin Hemmes treats Australian team to ritzy victory party

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu Australia's cricketers have closed out the Test portion of the summer by partying in style.

Cricket

Gilchrist sees tiny holes Australia can exploit

England batsman Jonathan Trott had a profitable day at the crease in Perth in the countdown to the first Ashes Test.

Andrew Wu and Adrian Proszenko, Sydney England has discovered a hole in its top order, while Australia might have patched one up.

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

Brukner takes aim at Tottenham manager

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu It is in England where Australian team doctor Peter Brukner has been making a splash.

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

Michael Clarke to miss last round of Shield games but batting line-up in form

Clarke on Ashes loss (Thumbnail)

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke will miss the final round of Shield games before the first Test but knows most of his batting line-up are fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.

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Cricket

Australian batting form gives Ashes campaign a lift

Australia's Chris Rogers

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke knows the bulk of his batting line-up is fit and in form in the countdown to the Ashes.