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Saturday, 23 February 2019

Smith, Warner left young batsmen without teachers – Hazlewood

Even as he conceded that he had no idea whether he would be reconsidered for Australia’s vice-captaincy, injured fast man Josh Hazlewood has declared that perhaps the biggest gap caused by the bans on Steven Smith and David Warner was the absence of first-hand experience and advice for the group…

Bangladesh look for clues in weighty dead rubber

BANGLADESH TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 19 Feb, 2019, 01:03 PM With Mohammad Mithun and Mushfiqur Rahim having injury concerns, Liton Das will get another chance to get back to form © Getty It’s a dead rubber alright but Bangladesh have a point to make. They…

Young Gun: Glamorgan batsman Jeremy Lawlor

A player dreams of centuries and five-wicket hauls on their County Championship debut but Jeremy ‘The King’ Lawlor admits his turned into a nightmare. The all-rounder opened the batting against Kent in his first match for his boyhood club and scored a pair – now over three years later he…

Tristan Lavalette column: Sympathy for Jason Holder but game just has to speed up

Baseball is nostalgically known as America’s pastime, but has been leapfrogged by basketball as the US’ second most popular sport. With medical research confirming that attention spans are decreasing in modern society, the slump has generally been attributed to its lengthy games putting off younger fans who have been attracted…

Head boy Travis was an island treasure

The Isle of Wight could have double cause for celebration this summer. Not only will the county’s Newclose Ground host Hampshire’s First Division clash with Nottinghamshire in May, they will also be able to welcome one of their adopted sons as he arrives wearing the green and gold of Australia,…