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Olivier joins Derbyshire as overseas player

Derbyshire have signed Duanne Olivier as an overseas player for the first half of the 2018 season. The 25-year-old South African seamer should, subject to final clearance from Cricket South Africa, be available for the county’s first seven County Championship matches and the entire Royal London One-Day Cup campaign. “We identified new-ball bowling as an area we wanted to strengthen, ...

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Hussain and Lloyd discuss the shift to T20 cricket

Times are changing rapidly in the world of cricket and this week Alex Hales joined Adil Rashid in turning his back on the game’s longer format. It came after England coach Trevor Bayliss said Twenty20 internationals should be scrapped and he would be happy to stand down as short-form coach. We asked Sportsmail’s experts Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd what ...

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Klaasen, Duminy fifties help South Africa draw level

5:26 South Africa 189 for 4 (Klaasen 69, Duminy 64*) beat India 188 for 4 (Pandey 79*, Dhoni 52*) by six wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details While much else has gone against them through the limited-overs leg of this tussle against India, rain has been South Africa’s friend, and Heinrich Klaasen a rare bright spark in a struggling batting line-up. Their ...

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Australia win Trans-Tasman T20 series over New Zealand

Australia maintained their perfect record in the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 series, seeing off co-hosts New Zealand in an unexpectedly low-scoring final at Eden Park. Victory came in unsatisfying fashion, with rain intervening and Australia 19 ahead on Duckworth/Lewis, but they were worthy winners for the fifth time in a row in a triangular tournament which also included a well-beaten England – ...

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Lynn set to miss PSL after suffering shoulder dislocation

Chris Lynn looks set to be ruled out of the Pakistan Super League, and will return to Brisbane for further assessment, after suffering a dislocated right shoulder while diving in the field during Australia’s T20 Tri-Series final victory over New Zealand. It was another cruel stroke of injury misfortune for Lynn, who left the field midway through the ninth over ...

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Collingwood in frame to replace England T20 coach Bayliss

England will make a straight choice between Paul Farbrace and Paul Collingwood should they take Trevor Bayliss’s advice and replace him immediately as their Twenty20 coach. Bayliss, 55, caused a stir when he said he would happily stand down as England’s short-form coach now ahead of quitting the job entirely at the end of his contract after next year’s 50-over ...

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Lanning back; uncapped Molineux, Carey picked for India tour

Australia captain Meg Lanning will return to international cricket during the upcoming India tour as she will lead the ODI and T20 sides after being out of action for seven months. Allrounders Sophie Molineux and Nicola Carey will be in line for their international debuts as both were picked for both formats. Australia were, however, without two injured players – ...

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David Willey and Liam Plunkett may quit 1st class cricket

Alex Hales became the latest England player to withdraw from first-class cricket when he signed a new deal with Nottinghamshire on Tuesday — but he is unlikely to be the last. The white-ball central contracts the ECB championed 18 months ago are pushing more players towards negotiating reduced terms with their counties in exchange for a greater freedom to play ...

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BCB hope for Mashrafe’s return as leadership crisis looms

11:11 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will formally request Mashrafe Mortaza to return to T20 internationals following his retirement from the format last year. The request will be made as BCB prepare to name a squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka – which will involve India – that begins in March. Mashrafe took 15 wickets ...

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