Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

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

Sri Lanka's tour doomed as quick joins burgeoning casualty ward

Andrew Wu SRI LANKA have suffered enough injuries playing cricket this summer, and now another player has broken down, this time playing football, as their nightmare tour of Australia continued on Wednesday.


Unpaid Sri Lanka playing for love

Sri Lanka's players players are still owed $US2.3 million from the World Cup, plus money from outstanding payments for matches against England, Australia, Pakistan and South Africa in the past eight months.

Andrew Wu This summer's tri-series will be played against the backdrop of a worrying pay dispute.

The Tonk

Ironwoman Candice Falzon adds steel to Dave Warner's armoury

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his return to form, culminating in a sensational start to the Ashes series.

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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.


Monty Panesar calf strain opens door for Scott Borthwick's baptism of fire in Sydney Test

In the frame: Scott Borthwick.

Andrew Wu England set to call up 23-year-old Durham leg-spinner as it looks to avoid a 5-0 whitewash.


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...


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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Warner loves life

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Dave Warner's relationship with ironwoman Candice Falzon has been the secret to his rediscovery of form.


Mallett backs Maxwell to spin some magic on India Test debut

Glenn Maxwell

Andrew Wu ASHLEY MALLETT, the last man to bowl Australia to Test victory in Chennai, has endorsed Glenn Maxwell to make his debut next week in the series opener against India.


Blackwell out to strike it rich in cup final

Alex Blackwell

Andrew Wu Alex Blackwell is used to pressure. For her, life and death situations are not merely a figure of speech saved for sporting contests.


Captain's scare takes shine off easy win

Australian batsman Michael Clarke .

Andrew Wu AUSTRALIA will have to complete their whitewash over the West Indies without their captain after Michael Clarke suffered a recurring hamstring injury in the hosts' five-wicket victory over the West...


Ashes to Ashes: rotation policy dead declares James Sutherland

James Sutherland.

Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has declared the controversial rotation selection policy will be shelved for the upcoming Ashes campaigns as the fallout continues after Mickey Arthur's shock...

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Bayliss wants to squeeze Big Bash for Shield

Trevor Bayliss

Andrew Wu NSW and Sydney Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss says Cricket Australia is wasting three weeks of its season with its Big Bash League scheduling for the next summer.

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Cummins paces Test return

Patrick Cummins.

Andrew Wu Youngster says he wants some Sheffield Shield games under his belt before Tests.


Watson can unseat Gayle as world's best, but don't tell him that


Andrew Wu Shane Watson still rates Chris Gayle as the world's best Twenty20 player but the Australian all-rounder has another chance to unseat the West Indies blaster in the coming few weeks.

Cummins happy to put off Test comeback


Andrew Wu AS teen pace sensation Pat Cummins returns to the scene of his dream Test debut this week, the youngster has said he wants to notch some Shield games under his belt before he makes his next...


Hot pace will make Sixers hard to beat

Steve Smith.

Andrew Wu Sydney Sixers will start their Champions League Twenty20 campaign with their confidence sky high after crushing tournament favourite Delhi Daredevils in a practice match at Centurion on Thursday.


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''...


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...


Sickness won't slow Starc as Test looms

Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu in Cape Town Mitchell Starc was sick enough to be placed on a drip last Saturday but his improving health has Cricket Australia adamant the ailment will not jeopardise his chances of playing in the first Test...