Stuart Grant Law OAM
(born 18 October 1968 in Herston
) is an Australian-born cricketer
. Now a British citizen who has settled in England, he is entitled to play international cricket for England
, although his age makes this extremely unlikely to come about. Law is also the current interim coach of the Sri Lankan team after Trevor Bayliss resigned as the head coach. On 27 June 2011 the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced that Law would take charge of Bangladesh national cricket team as head coach from July.
After a couple of seasons with the Australian youth team, Law made his first-class
debut for Queensland
in the 1988/89 Sheffield Shield
, scoring 179 in his second match. In 1990/91 he had a superb season, with a batting average
over 75 and scoring more than 1,200 runs. Law captained Queensland to four Sheffield Shield
titles and two one day trophies, making him the most successful captain in Australian domestic cricket; he is also Queensland’s all time leading run scorer in first class cricket.
Law made his Australia
debut in a One Day International
in 1994/95, and captained Young Australia in England the following summer. In 1995/96 he played his first and only Test match
in place of the injured Steve Waugh
, making an unbeaten half-century, and subsequently being dropped upon Waugh's recovery. As Law was not picked for Australia again, he is now in the unusual position of being a test cricketer without a batting average. It was... Read More