Cricket* en-au Copyright (c) 2014 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:18:54 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport 144 36 Prolific six-hitter Afridi calls it quits (Newstalk ZB)

The world's most prolific six-hitter will call it quits next year.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:10:35 +1300
Afridi to quit one-dayers after World Cup (AFP)

Karachi (AFP) - Dashing Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced Sunday he would retire from one-day cricket after next year's World Cup but continue to play Twenty20 until 2016.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:05:48 +1300
Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup (Reuters)

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:33:41 +1300
Hussey and Kallis star in Thunder win (AAP)

Ageless cricket greats Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis have powered Sydney Thunder to a 56-run BBL win over Brisbane Heat.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:26:24 +1300
Australia captain Smith fined for slow over rate (Reuters)

(Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane....

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:06:49 +1300
Steve Smith fined for slow over-rate (AAP)

Australia have been penalised for their slow over-rate in the second Test against India, with Steve Smith fined 60 per cent of his match fee.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:11:05 +1300
Joe Burns to make Test debut at MCG (AAP)

Darren Lehmann says there were a number of reasons that led to Joe Burns' selection in the Test squad - including runs, flexibility, aggression and age.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:48:22 +1300
Haddin needs runs: Darren Lehmann (AAP)

Australia coach Darren Lehmann says Brad Haddin would be disappointed with his recent batting form and knows he needs to make runs.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:27:17 +1300
'No way' Pietersen will return for England (AAP)

England national selector James Whitaker has told polarising batsman Kevin Pietersen there's 'no way' he will ever play for England again.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:21:13 +1300
No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sacking (Reuters)

(Reuters) - England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin...

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:13:34 +1300