Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

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Agar teams with Matthews

Andrew Wu New kid on the block bids to reclaim a berth in Australia's side for the Ashes series.

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Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick a fan of CA Southern Stars contract system

That winning feeling: Who said money didn't lead to happiness?

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia's decision to implement changes which made the Southern Stars the highest-paid female sporting team in the country has been hailed as a key factor in the team's third consecutive...

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Sheffield Shield final: NSW on the cusp of remarkable turnaround

Final countdown: Moises Henriques takes a screamer at Blues training in Canberra on Thursday.

Andrew Wu The adage that Australian cricket is strong when NSW is strong could not have rung more true in a summer where both country and state have made giant strides in the long climb back from the outhouse...

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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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Injured Michael Clarke to miss Shield final

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has been ruled out of this week's Sheffield Shield final due to a fractured shoulder.

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Craig Simmons raises eyebrows with ruthless knock for Perth Scorchers

Craig Simmons

Andrew Wu The man who knocked out the star-studded Sydney Sixers, Craig Simmons, has provided the latest fairytale story of a club cricketer who has hit the big time through the Big Bash League.

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Perth Scorchers' Craig Simmons clubs Sydney Sixers into submission to reach Big Bash final

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Craig Simmons of the Scorchers acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed during the Big Bash League semi final match between the Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Craig Simmons was predominantly a club cricketer before this summer but on Wednesday night he upstaged some of the nation's best young fast bowlers as the Sydney Sixers' Big Bash League campaign...

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Mental demons fail to curb Alyssa Healy's natural talent for runs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:  Alyssa Healy of Australia plays a shot during game two of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 31, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Alyssa Healy plays a much bigger game than she talks, though there are times when those close to her wish she had more confidence in her prodigious ability.

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Piers Morgan blasted by Matt Prior as Kevin Pietersen fallout continues

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Matt Prior has launched a savage attack on Piers Morgan after the talk show host accused the England wicketkeeper of undermining former coach Andy Flower during the Ashes.

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A.B.de Villiers all set for series against Australia

A.B.de Villiers

Andrew Wu South Africa's batting ace A. B. de Villiers remains troubled by a hand injury that could mean he enters next month's series against Australia without a game under his belt in the new year.

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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...

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South African star A.B. de Villiers racing to be fit for First Test against Australia

Andrew Wu South Africa's batting ace remains troubled by a hand injury heading into February's Test series.

Alex Doolan ready to face might of the Proteas

Alex Doolan

Andrew Wu GOOD judges in Tasmania knew Alex Doolan had the talent, but it was not until he moved to Hobart to become a groundsman that the career of the man set to be Australia's 437th Test cricketer kicked on.

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Sydney Sixers gear up for finals by beating Sydney Thunder

Mark Cosgrove

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers remain in contention for a home semi-final after defeating cross-town rivals Sydney Thunder but their victory came at a heavy cost with Stephen O'Keefe in doubt for the finals.

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Test Cricket: On-song Nathan Lyon destined to prosper against Proteas, says Michael Hussey

Andrew Wu Michael Hussey says Nathan Lyon will head into Test series against South Africa in career-best form.

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Nathan Lyon is at his best to face South Africans, says Mike Hussey

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25: Nathan Lyon of the Sixers looks on during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers at ANZ Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Mike Hussey has declared Nathan Lyon will head into next month's Test series against South Africa in career-best form after finally having the full backing of national selectors.

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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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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.

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Sydney Sixers shattered Mitchell Starc not available for Big Bash

Mitchell Starc

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia's plan to ease Mitchell Starc back into international cricket leaves the Sydney Sixers unhappy at their lack of access to the fast bowler.

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England captain Stuart Broad slams Hobart's short boundaries

Cameron White of Australia hits a boundary.

Andrew Wu Stuart Broad was less than impressed by the small boundaries at Blundstone Arena.