Jhye Richardson out of BBL for two to three weeks with hamstring strain

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jhye Richardson has been ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring strain, but coach Adam Voges hopes he could be back for the BBL final if the Scorchers qualify. Thursday’s scans confirmed he suffered only a slight strain, but Scorchers will likely be cautious with him given his … Read more

Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman return to Pakistan squad for New Zealand ODIs

Pakistan have recalled middle-ranked hitter Haris Sohail and opening hitter Fakhar Zaman for their three ODIs against New Zealand next week. The 16-man squad also includes first calls for 29-year-old middle-order hitter Tayyab Tahir, legpinner Usama Mir and middle-order hitter Kamran Ghulam. Shadab Khan injured his finger during the Big Bash League and was therefore … Read more

How the Pakistani connection of the Hobart Hurricanes came together in BBL

A friend makes bionic limbs. Back when he was studying for his master’s degree, he went to his supervisor with a question about a process he had gone through. “Possibly a stupid question,” he asked the tutor, “but I noticed that everyone does this thing this way. But why can’t we do it this way?” … Read more

Sri Lanka exclude Dhananjaya Lakshan, Dinesh Chandimal and Asitha Fernando from 20-man India tour squad

Sri Lanka have announced a 20-man squad for their limited tour of India next month, where they will face off in three T20Is and three ODIs. Of those players, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Nuwan Thushara will only play in the T20Is, while Jeffrey Vandersay and Nuwanidu Fernando – in line to debut – will only feature … Read more

David Warner reckons his MCG Double Century is one of his best test runs

David Warner thinks his brave double century MCG, now in its 100th test, was probably the best move of his glittering career. Warner produced a stunning turnaround against South Africa on Tuesday, ending a nearly three-year drought by crushing 200 people in oppressive conditions. The 36-year-old fly-half retired injured after reaching his milestone, suffering from … Read more

Reg Simpson

One of the most satisfying features of last season’s cricket was the way Reginald Thomas Simpson, Nottinghamshire’s right-handed opening batsman, lived up to the expectations of those who have followed his progressive development. Born on February 27, 1920 in Sherwood, less than four miles from Trent Bridge, Simpson is a natural cricketer. He was never … Read more