Australia sticks to winning formula for opening Test against New Zealand

Australia heavily hinted on December 3 that it will field the same XI for the opening Test against New Zealand to the one that thrashed Pakistan, with selectors keen to build a core group of players. Tim Paine’s men have proven to be far more consistent in recent months, having retained the Ashes in England … Read more Australia sticks to winning formula for opening Test against New Zealand

Williamson and Taylor score unbeaten centuries

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England here on Tuesday, sealing a 1-0 series win. The weather turned sour soon after lunch on the fifth day when New Zealand, having taken advantage of some sloppy fielding, was 241 for two in the second innings, 140 … Read more Williamson and Taylor score unbeaten centuries

England’s Jofra Archer disturbed by racial abuse in New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket bosses said on Monday that they will personally apologise to England fast bowler Jofra Archer after he was racially abused during the first Test here. The Barbados-born Archer, considered one of the most promising all-rounders in world cricket, tweeted that he was disturbed to hear racial insults “whilst battling to help save … Read more England’s Jofra Archer disturbed by racial abuse in New Zealand

New Zealand beat England by innings and 65 runs in first test

New Zealand wrapped up an impressive innings and 65-run victory over England shortly after tea on the fifth day of the first test at Bay Oval on November 25 with Neil Wagner running through the lower order. Wagner took three wickets in 17 balls for just one run as England collapsed from 132-5 to 138-8 … Read more New Zealand beat England by innings and 65 runs in first test

49-Year-Old New Zealand Woman Found Dead At Delhi Hotel

The woman was found unconcious at the hotel in Paharganj on Saturday. New Delhi:  A 49-year-old woman from New Zealand, who had come to India to get married, was found dead in a hotel in New Delhi’s Paharganj on Saturday morning, the police said. The woman has been identified as Tuialli Polly Anne. According to … Read more 49-Year-Old New Zealand Woman Found Dead At Delhi Hotel

New Zealand beats England by 21 runs in 2nd T20

New Zealand enjoyed a rare sporting victory over England Sunday when it won the second Twenty20 cricket international by 21 runs to level the five-match series at 1-1. Poor catching cost England dearly as New Zealand made 176-8 after being asked to bat while Colin de Grandhomme held four catches and Martin Guptill two as … Read more New Zealand beats England by 21 runs in 2nd T20

We will understand challenges only if we play: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar began his white-ball cricket career in New Zealand in 1990. He said it was one of the “toughest things” to play the white ball properly, but added that playing white-ball cricket in Australia on his first tour there in the 1991-92 series was more challenging. While sharing his thoughts on the pink ball … Read more We will understand challenges only if we play: Tendulkar

Southee to lead New Zealand in T20 series against England

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the upcoming Twenty20 series against England after a recurring hip injury flared up, team officials said on Friday. Paceman Tim Southee will lead the team in Williamson’s absence, with the batsman hoping to return for a two-Test series in late November. Coach Gary Stead said it was the … Read more Southee to lead New Zealand in T20 series against England

England drops Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy for New Zealand tour

England has omitted Jonny Bairstow from its Test squad for the tour of New Zealand, with paceman James Anderson unavailable for the two-match series due to a calf injury. Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley has been rewarded for his prolific summer with a berth on the plane alongside Kent batsman Zak Crawley and Lancashire pair Saqib … Read more England drops Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy for New Zealand tour

How good is New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsmen B.J. Watling

The New Zealand goveman, adjudged the ‘Player of the Series’ in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, often goes under the radar. However, the numbers suggest that he is among the best-performing wicketkeeper-batsmen in Test history. Watling is one of the seven cricketers to average more than 40 when playing as the designated … Read more How good is New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsmen B.J. Watling

Several Tourists Feared Dead, 6 Injured In New Zealand Bus Crash

Wellington, New Zealand:  Several people were killed and at least six more were injured when a bus believed to be carrying tourists crashed in New Zealand’s North Island, rescue services said this morning. Police said more than 20 people were in the vehicle when it crashed and rolled on a highway about 20 kilometres (12.5 … Read more Several Tourists Feared Dead, 6 Injured In New Zealand Bus Crash

Watling, De Grandhomme put New Zealand ahead in second Test

Contrasting half-centuries from B.J. Watling and Colin de Grandhomme helped New Zealand lead by 138 runs in their first innings against Sri Lanka on day four of the rain-hit second Test on Sunday. Only 48 of the scheduled 98 overs were possible as New Zealand reached 382 for five at stumps. The tourists resumed the … Read more Watling, De Grandhomme put New Zealand ahead in second Test

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