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Bangladeshi Taijul gets hat-trick on debut

Young Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam on Monday became the first bowler in history to claim a hat-trick on his debut in one-day cricket, achieving the feat against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. The 22-year-old left-armer bowled Tinashe Panyangara off the last...

Sheffield Shield likely to be delayed

The first Test is unlikely to be the only match rescheduled because of the grief enveloping Australia’s cricket community following the death of Phillip Hughes. The Gabba Test between Australia and India, slated to start in Brisbane on...

Mourners arrive in Macksville for funeral

Michael Clarke arrived in Macksville via helicopter on Monday morning. The mode of transport might differ, but the trip is something hundreds of cricketers past and present will make for Phillip Hughes’ funeral on Wednesday. They will say...

Ex-country teammates honour Hughes

Former country teammates have honoured Phillip Hughes by dedicating the hill at their home ground at Sawtell to the late Test cricketer. The many people flying to Coffs Harbour for Hughes’ funeral at his nearby home town of Macksville on...

Crowe says cricket needs to calm down

New Zealand cricketing great Martin Crowe has called for “the angst and hate” to be taken out of the game. Crowe says one lesson as cricket reflects in the aftermath of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes’ tragic death is that...

Adelaide set to host rescheduled 1st Test

India’s squad decided on Monday to remain in Adelaide, the strongest indication yet that the Gabba Test will not start the series. The tourists were due to fly to Brisbane on Monday, but put off travelling until the venue and dates for the...

Sheffield Shield games up in the air

The next Sheffield Shield round remains up in the air, as cricketers around Australia grieve the death of Phillip Hughes. The first Test between Australia and India, slated to start in Brisbane on Thursday, was delayed and is set to be rescheduled...

India remain in Adelaide before 1st Test

India’s cricket squad are remaining in Adelaide in another indication that the postponed first Test against Australia will not go ahead in Brisbane. The tourists were due to fly to Brisbane on Monday, but have put off travelling until the...

Williamson to captain NZ T20 and ODI squad

Top-order batsman Kane Williamson has been handed the New Zealand captaincy for the Twenty20 and one-day internationals against Pakistan, with regular skipper Brendon McCullum returning home to rest. McCullum and pace bowlers Tim Southee and Trent...

Vettori reluctant to announce retirement

Record-breaking New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori says the timing isn’t right to officially announce his retirement from Test cricket. Vettori’s 112th Test for New Zealand, and quite possibly his last, was their innings and 80-run...

CA expected to firm up Test plans

Cricket Australia is expected on Monday to confirm plans for the opening Test against India. The four-Test series was slated to start on Thursday. The Gabba Test was delayed on Saturday so players can attend Phillip Hughes’s funeral at...

Bouncer crackdown ‘unlikely’, says ICC

The chief executive of the International Cricket Council says it is “unlikely” rules on the bowling of bouncers would be tightened despite the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. Hughes died on Thursday, two days after he was struck on the...