Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Johnson misses out on Test team

Andrew Wu Australia has left out Mitchell Johnson for Friday's first Test against Sri Lanka in Hobart.

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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.

Pace attack crumbles as Hilfenhaus joins injured

Ben Hilfenhaus

Andrew Wu AUSTRALIA'S once rich fast-bowling stocks are wafer thin after Ben Hilfenhaus became the latest paceman to break down, suffering a potentially series-ending injury which has left Michael Clarke one...

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Hilfenhaus adds to pace woes

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Andrew Wu Australia's once rich fast-bowling stocks are in danger of becoming wafer thin after Ben Hilfenhaus became the latest paceman to break down.

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.

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Come in swinger: Gillespie raves over Starc's vicious yorkers

Mitchell Starc

Andrew Wu FORMER Test paceman Jason Gillespie wants Mitchell Starc to continue the vicious swinging yorkers that have kept the gentle giant in company with some of the scariest speed demons the game has seen.

Sangakkara enters land of the giants with a five-figure salute

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 26: Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka bats during day one of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu KUMAR SANGAKKARA confirmed his spot as one of the greats of the modern game when he joined the exclusive 10,000-run club on Wednesday, but his teammates fluffed their lines on the Boxing Day stage as...

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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.

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Miserly Bird homes in like Pigeon on familiar ground

Andrew Wu SECOND-GAMER Jackson Bird marked his home-town Test 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...

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...

Lankans back in the game

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu, Sydney Michael Hussey was denied a fairytale innings on Friday and there is a growing possibility he may not have a chance to lead Australia in one last rendition of the team song after Sri Lanka mounted a...

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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...

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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.

Lankans give Punter few happy returns

SCG, Sydney. One Day Cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka. Pic shows.... Ricky Ponting spoons a ball back to the bowler Maharoof, to be out for 2 runs. Photo: Quentin Jones. 17 Feb 2012.

Andrew Wu RICKY PONTING insisted on match eve this Australian team belonged to Michael Clarke. After yesterday's performance, he has even more reason to wipe off his fingerprints before he hands the reins back...

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No ton for Sachin, but India wins

Sachin Tendulkar

Andrew Wu, Perth Sachin Tendulkar fails to get to the magical mark again but India manages second win of tour.

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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.

Ponting, Australia humbled

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Andrew Wu, Sydney Ricky Ponting insisted on match eve that this Australian team belonged to Michael Clarke.

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Unlucky Christian tipped to miss out

Andrew Wu Dan Christian is shaping as the unlucky player at most risk of being squeezed out of Australia's one-day side after Shane Watson's successful return to international cricket.