SYDNEY” Former Australian Test cricketer, coach and commentator Bruce Yardley lost his battle to cancer and passed away on Wednesday at the age of 71.
Yardley, who debuted for Australia aged 30, started his cricketing career as a medium-pacer but later turned to be an off-spinner.
In 33 Tests for the national team, Yardley took 126 wickets at 31.63. He also has 344 first class wickets.
Yardley had coached the Sri Lankan team in the late 1990s. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara tweeted: “Very sad to hear about the passing of Bruce Yardley. He was a good man to get to know and a great friend of Sri Lankan cricket. May he rest in peace.”