Harry Brook last week became only the third English player to score two hundreds in his first three Test Matches.
The Yorkshire star followed Kumar Ranjitsinhji and Clive Radley in achieving the feat when posting 108 in the second innings of the 26-run victory over Pakistan in Multan.
Brook, 23, who debuted against South Africa in the final Test of the summer at the Oval, has helped England clinch the ongoing series in Pakistan.
They lead 2-0 with one still to play, starting in Karachi on Saturday.
In the first Test in Rawalpindi, Brook scored 153 and 87 in a victory before adding nine and then 108.
Captain Ben Stokes eulogised: “He’s one of those rare players that you look across all formats and you can just see him being successful everywhere.
“It’s a massive shout, but Virat Kohli is one of those guys where his technique is just so simple and works everywhere. The pressure that he puts back onto opposition is exactly what we’re about.”
Adam Lyth is ticking off a career bucket list by heading back to Western Australia to play in the Big Bash League.
Lyth has signed on for the Perth Scorchers for the opening eight games of the BBL, which has started this week, as a replacement for injured Phil Salt.
It is his first taste of the Australian domestic competition, though he is familiar with the city of Perth having previously played grade cricket for the Scarborough club.
“It’s been 10 years since I was last here, and I’m looking to getting started with the Scorchers,” he said, having landed in Oz earlier this week.
“I was out playing in the T10 and my agent gave me a call around 10 days ago, and I jumped at the chance to get over here.
“The family’s coming out over Christmas, so that’s perfect.
“Over the last five or six years, I’ve done really well in the Blast. I had a fantastic last season in the Blast and the Hundred, so hopefully I can continue that form for the Scorchers in these eight games I’ve available.
“Playing for Scarborough 10 years ago, I’ve always kept an eye on the Scorchers and have been jealous of the lads coming over. Playing in the Big Bash is something I’ve always wanted to do, and now I’ve got the chance.
“Hopefully I can do well to start with and come back for a few more years.”
The Scorchers, defending champions, host Sydney Sixers at Optus Stadium in their opener on Saturday (8.05am UK). It is a repeat of last season’s final.
Yorkshire’s new overseas signing for the Vitality Blast, David Wiese, was a champion in that aforementioned T10 League, winning the competition with Deccan Gladiators, while Jordan Thompson finished the competition as its joint leading wicket-taker.
Namibian all-rounder Wiese was player of the match in the final, hitting 43 not out as the Gladiators went back-to-back in terms of titles as they posted 128-4 and defended it to beat New York Strikers by 37 runs.
Thompson was in the Strikers’ team.
Wiese scored 74 runs and took five wickets in 10 appearances, while Thompson hit 44 runs in nine games added to an impressive 12 wickets.
South African Dwaine Pretorius also claimed 12 wickets for the Samp Army team.
Neil Wagner, another of Yorkshire’s overseas signings for 2023, celebrated the news of his arrival at Headingley with a career best haul in List A cricket.
Last Thursday, it was announced that Wagner had signed on with the county for the first 10 Championship games of 2023.
Earlier in the day, the left-arm quick had excelled for Northern Districts in New Zealand’s Ford Trophy 50-over competition, starring in a two-wicket win over Auckland with figures of 5-31 from 8.5 overs.
Wagner is warming up for New Zealand’s Test tour of Pakistan, beginning on December 27.
While the Kiwis’ squad is yet to be announced, it would be a shock if 59-Test pacer Wagner was not included.
Lauren Winfield-Hill will be hoping to help England women claim a 2-0 lead in the ongoing T20 series in the West Indies this evening, having returned to international cricket earlier this week.
The Northern Diamonds batter, left out of England’s summer plans, returned to the team for Sunday’s eight-wicket win at North Sound when she hit 15 batting at three as they chased down 106.
Winfield-Hill was joined in the team by fellow Yorkshire legend and Diamonds team-mate Katherine Brunt, who claimed 1-20 from four overs.
Brunt took a break from cricket during the back of end of the summer, alongside Nat Sciver – the third Diamond on tour. But she is back in the fold now.
Sciver played her 100th T20 international on Sunday, also striking once with the ball and hitting three not out at the end of the chase.
Former Yorkshire second-team coach Paul Farbrace was appointed Sussex’s head coach at the start of the month.
Farbrace left his three-year role as Warwickshire’s sporting director at the end of last season, but has now moved to Hove to replace Ian Salisbury.
The 55-year-old was Yorkshire’s second-team coach under Jason Gillespie for two seasons in 2012 and 2013 before moving onto international jobs with Sri Lanka and then England.
Farbrace’s step son Ollie Robinson, the England and also former Yorkshire fast bowler, is on the playing staff at Sussex.
Late last month and early this, Farbrace was head coach in the Abu Dhabi T10 League of home side Team Abu Dhabi. Ottis Gibson was his assistant.