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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Cricket

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

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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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

Paceman Pat Cummins says the South Africans fear Mitch Johnson

Pat Cummins

Andrew Wu Comments provide fresh insight into level of confidence in Australian fast bowling camp.

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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Cricket

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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Cricket

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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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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