Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Cricket

England peaked against South Africa, says Ken Schofield

Ken Schofield.

Andrew Wu An architect of resurgence of English cricket believes team does not need wholesale changes.

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...

Cricket

Australia talks the talk before taking on world No.1 South Africa

Best pace attack? Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle after the fifth Ashes Test win on Sunday.

Andrew Wu Australia warns Proteas to brace for a repeat of the sledging that occurred in the Ashes.

Cricket

David Warner vows to take the attack to South Africa's pace aces

David Warner

Andrew Wu David Warner will fight fire with fire against South Africa's powerful pace attack, promising to maintain the aggressive attitude that delivered him so much success in the Ashes.

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South Africa's fiery top order to bring Australians back to earth

Graeme Smith

Andrew Wu The Australian attack hailed by its own dressing room as the best in the world is about to find South Africa's front-line batsmen a far tougher proposition than the waning English line-up they...

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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

Shaun Marsh recalled, George Bailey dropped for Australian cricket tour of South Africa

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Andrew Wu Australia have recalled Shaun Marsh for the three-Test tour of South Africa with George Bailey losing his place in the squad after a modest debut series in the Ashes.

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Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner in battle for George Bailey's South Africa tour spot

Shaun Marsh

Andrew Wu Alex Doolan, Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner are locked in a three-way battle for the Test berth vacated by George Bailey as selectors contemplate a reshuffle of the batting line-up for the series...

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Cricket

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.

Cricket

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...

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

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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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.

Cricket

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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Cricket

Steve Rixon has 'little respect' for Cricket Australia after being axed

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu You get the impression Steve Rixon knows he will not be in the queue for a job at Cricket Australia any time soon.

Cricket

Sydney Sixers want dispensation for absences

Moises Henriques

Andrew Wu The Sydney Sixers are at loggerheads with Cricket Australia over a bid to allow a last-minute addition to their squad as they battle a player drain that has left them with a threadbare roster heading...

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