Full name Derek Heasley
Born January 15, 1972, Lisburn, Co Antrim
Current age 44 years 258 days
Major teams Ireland, Lisburn
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|List A debut||1996|
|Last List A||Berkshire v Ireland at Finchampstead, Aug 29, 2002 scorecard|
Derek is one of 1996's debutantes. He very quickly showed that nerves are not something that trouble him! In his first match against Surrey, in the Benson & Hedges Cup, he found himself walking to the wicket with the score on 17 for 5. However, he rapidly added 45 for the 6th wicket with Neil Doak, of which his share was 36.
In his third match against M.C.C. at Malahide he came to the wicket with the score a somewhat healthier 127 for 5 and scored 73 out of a partnership of 108 with Kyle McCallan, seeing Kyle to his 100.
He suffered towards the latter part of the season with injury, primarily shin splints which cut his season short. However, back and fit again he should be a leading contributor to Ireland's I.C.C. campaign.
Lahore Qalandars have unearthed a truly unique prospect in Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous quick who can generate serious pace with both arms
Stats highlights from the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur
A 41-run stand for the last wicket, and three tail-end wickets in one over. That is the very definition of "crucial" in a low-scoring contest
Cheteshwar Pujara's strike rate has been a worry over the last 30 months, but much of it is to do with his inability to score against pace when playing overseas
R Ashwin has taken fewer deliveries than any other spinner to take 200 Test wickets. That and more numbers on his landmark
In September 2010, as part of ESPNcricinfo's All-time XI series, a jury had selected an All-time India Test XI. Six years later, would you make some changes?
A modern look to India's all-time XI selected on the occasion of the country's 500th Test
New Zealand have done many things right while facing R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, but they are yet to find an answer to the two spinners' biggest weapon: the one that looks like it will turn, but does not turn