Phillips impresses again in Test cricket

Washington Freedom all-rounder Phillips produced with both bat-and-ball for New Zealand

Glenn Phillips has had a dream return to Test cricket, after he paired a four-wicket haul in the opening Test match against Bangladesh, with a match-winning 87 and 40 not out in a low-scoring thriller in the second.

Phillips has long made clear his intention to break back into the Black Caps Test set-up, having until this point had just one Test cap to his name, when he played against Australia back in 2020.

But after working particularly hard on his bowling, Phillips forced his way back into the New Zealand team for the spin heavy tour of Bangladesh, and after two superb performances, he looks in pole position to keep his place in the team.

Elsewhere in the world, the Big Bash has begun and we wish our Cricket New South Wales partners luck, as both Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder begin another campaign.

Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein is playing for the West Indies against England and has got off to an excellent start, having dismissed Jos Buttler in both the opening fixtures.