Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Stephen O'Keefe to get a spin with Test team in UAE

Andrew Wu There was a time when Stephen O'Keefe felt his style of spin bowling was not respected by the key decision-makers in Australian cricket.

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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Twenty20 Big Bash to get even bigger

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia has set a goal of attracting an average TV audience of 500,000 viewers per game this season as the Big Bash crosses from Fox to Channel Ten.

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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Australia's Ashes team has tough road ahead to become world's best

Phillip Hughes of Australia bats during day two of the Third Test

Andrew Wu Australia could make a credible claim to being the world's best team.

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George Bailey vows to eliminate bad habits in hope of reviving Test career

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  (L-R) Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson and Michael Clarke pose with their awards during the 2014 Allan Border Medal at Doltone House on January 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu The limited-overs arena provided George Bailey with his chance to wear the baggy green but also sewed the seeds for his Test downfall.

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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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George Bailey hopes to echo debut of one-test wonder Moss

George Bailey

Andrew Wu It will be a dream start to the Ashes for Australia if George Bailey fares as well on Test debut as Jeff Moss, though the Tasmanian will be hoping that's where the similarities end.

George Bailey can learn from one-Test wonder Jeff Moss in Ashes

George Bailey

Andrew Wu It will be a dream start to the Ashes for Australia if George Bailey fares as well on his Test debut as Jeff Moss - although the Tasmanian will be hoping that's where the similarities end.

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Watson's rest raises ire

Stuart Clark.

Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett Sydney Sixers boss slams decision to withdraw Shane Watson midway through Twenty20 Champions League campaign in South Africa, saying Cricket Australia's high-performance team ''don't give two hoots''...

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Angry Clark hits out at CA over Watson withdrawal

Shane Watson

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett SYDNEY SIXERS boss Stuart Clark has slammed the decision to withdraw Shane Watson midway through their Twenty20 Champions League campaign in South Africa, saying Cricket Australia's high-performance...

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Qadir on Australia's radar

Dinkus for the Tonk.

Chris Barrett, Jesse Hogan and Andrew Wu Is Australia's next Test leg-spinner floating around in the South Australian district cricket ranks?

Khawaja looking down the barrel in bid to win back Test spot

Usman Khawaja

Andrew Wu USMAN KHAWAJA has been given one more chance to press his claims for a Test recall after being named captain of a Chairman's XI team to face the touring Sri Lankans in Canberra next week.

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Twenty Twenty20 moments

Chris Gayle

Andrew Wu The shortest form of cricket played at an international level has come a long way in a short time.

The top twenty memories of the Twenty20

Shane Warne

Andrew Wu Born in England and raised in India, Twenty20 cricket has provided some memorable moments in its short history.

Herath short in stature, not in class

Andrew Wu Few will be able to name spinner on whom Sri Lanka has pinned its hopes.

Clarke on course to join elite company

The Tonk

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke remains on track to join cricket royalty Don Bradman and Garfield Sobers in the record books despite his early dismissal on Saturday.

Bellerive reprieve: Hobart to keep Tests

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia says there is ''no threat at all'' of Tasmania losing the right to host Tests despite another low turnout at Bellerive Oval on Sunday.

Professor turns mentor: Jones buoyed by long-awaited return

Andrew Wu Twenty years after he wore the baggy green for the last time, Dean Jones is back in Australia's Test set-up.

Hazlewood limbers up for return to bolster stocks for one-dayers

Andrew Wu YOUNG gun Josh Hazlewood is just days away from launching a late bid for selection in Australia's ODI squad.