New Zealand

  • South Africa captain Du Plessis to undergo fitness test March 24, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will undergo a fitness test before Monday's World Twenty20 match against New Zealand after missing the opening game with a hamstring injury, Cricket South Africa said on Sunday. He continues to make "positive progress" after sitting out Saturday's loss to Sri Lanka and...
  • Gayle set to play 100th Test in June against NZ at home March 23, 2014

    Port of Spain: Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test at his home ground in Jamaica when New Zealand tour the Caribbean in June, the West Indies Cricket Board said. The WICB has announced a three-match Test series and two Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams. West Indies...
  • We discussed taking players off due to lightning: Broad March 23, 2014

    England cricket captain Stuart Broad said he and New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum considered taking their players off the field due to fears they could be struck by lightning in their World Twenty20 clash on Saturday. Heavy rain forced the players off after 5.2 overs of New Zealand's innings, with McCullum's...
  • Delighted to to start with a win: McCullum March 23, 2014

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was "delighted" to start their ICC World Twenty20 campaign on a winning note but said a lot will depend on "luck" for all the teams to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. "During our innings it was wet and the top surface was...
  • New Zealand beat England by nine runs via D/L method in World Twenty20 March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: New Zealand started their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note after beating England by nine runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a Group 1 league match that was called off following heavy rain and thunder storm at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Saturday. After restricting England to 172...
  • As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs England March 22, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: New Zealand won the toss and will bowl first. New Zealand and England lost both their warm-up matches in the World Twenty20 and would like make a good start in the Super10. Teams: England: MJ Lumb, AD Hales, MM Ali, EJG Morgan,...
  • World Twenty20: Serious business begins with the Super10 stage March 21, 2014

    As the 2014 World Twenty20 moves into the business end in Bangladesh, ten top teams will sweat it out for the coveted trophy in round two called the Super10, with Asian rivals India and Pakistan playing the opener at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The expanded 16-nation tournament saw...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs SL, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (Australia beat New Zealand by three runs. Also, Sri Lanka lost to the defending champions West Indies by 33 runs at Dhaka. ) 6:05 p.m. ALL OVER! WEST INDIES BEAT SRI LANKA BY 33 RUNS. Dwayne Bravo takes the last wicket of Senanayake to earn a comprehensive win for his side. 6...
  • World T20: Indian women lose warm-up tie against NZ by 17 runs March 18, 2014

    Savar: Skipper Mithali Raj made a strokeful half-century but could not save India from a 17-run defeat in their first warm-up match against New Zealand in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Championship here on Tuesday. Put into bat, New Zealand rode on Katie Perkins' 40 off 36 balls to compile 138...
  • World T20 warm-up: Kamran, Hafeez take Pakistan to a nervy-win over New Zealand March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez made the difference with stroke-filled half-centuries to guide Pakistan to a nervy six-wicket win that came in the penultimate ball over New Zealand in their first ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Kamran (52 in 45 balls) and Hafeez (55...
  • Sachin Tendulkar better than Viv Richards, says Martin Crowe March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has rated batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar higher than the West Indies legend Vivian Richards, saying that he admired the Indian veteran's footwork and his ability to keep things simple. "Viv was the best batsman I saw in my 14 years of playing Test cricket,...
  • New Zealand: Kiwis hope to come out of the shadow at World Twenty20 March 15, 2014

    New Zealand have always been there pushing the teams taller than them, but never have the Black Caps come out of the shadow of there or thereabouts to claim the trophies that they always threatened to win but never lay hands on. Like the 1992 ICC World Cup, the 2007 World...
  • New Zealand man gets 99-character name after losing drunken bet March 13, 2014

    Melbourne: A 22-year-old man in New Zealand has changed his name to a 99-character tongue twister after he lost a drunken bet in a poker game. The man from Dunedin is now officially known as 'Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With...
  • World Twenty20 2014: Format and points system explained March 11, 2014

    The fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will for the first time see sixteen teams in the fray, with the competition divided into two rounds. FORMAT: The first round will see two groups (A and B) of four teams each divided according to their seeding. Each team will play the other...
  • Pakistan to play ODI series in New Zealand before 2015 World Cup March 10, 2014

    Karachi: With an eye to prepare the team in the best possible way ahead of next year's ICC World Cup, Pakistan will play a short three-match away ODI series against New Zealand. A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI that they got confirmation from New Zealand Cricket...
  • Pandove questions Srinivasan at BCCI Working Committee meet on India's overseas defeats February 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Former BCCI treasurer and Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove on Friday was the only member in the BCCI working committee to raise questions about India's disastrous performance in the recently concluded series in South Africa and New Zealand. India lost both Test and ODI series in both countries. Mahendra Singh...
  • New Zealand's Lou Vincent pleads guilty in fixing investigation February 27, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an approach from an illegal bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. The opening batsman was one of nine players investigated by anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh and was one of three to...
  • Is it time to show Duncan Fletcher the door? February 23, 2014

    The concept of coaching has changed over the years as the coaches are no more considered background staff and in every way are responsible for a team's success and failure. India in the past had never been tolerant with the coaches, Greg Chappell's sacking comes to mind after India's early exit...
  • PCB in talks with New Zealand board for ODI series ahead of WC February 21, 2014

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are in talks with New Zealand Cricket to host its team for a five match one-day series prior to the ICC World Cup next year. A senior PCB official said that a proposal had been sent to the New Zealand board as it would help...
  • BCCI likely to take stock of India's overseas performance February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI is likely to summon under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher for a meeting to take stock of the Indian cricket team's disastrous overseas record in the last three years. Top BCCI sources said that the top brass wants to review the performance of the...
  • Team India returns home after dismal tour of New Zealand February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned from New Zealand after losing both One-day International and Test series, in what turned out to a disastrous tour. Soon after landing here last night, all the team members took connecting flights to their respective cities. India lost the five-match ODI...
  • Sourav Ganguly says MS Dhoni's Test captaincy 'obnoxious' February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Test captaincy has come under severe criticism from former skipper Sourav Ganguly who described his leadership as "obnoxious" following India's humiliating series defeat against New Zealand. Ganguly, one of India's most successful captains, said had the 50-over World Cup not been just one year away, he...
  • Time has come to look beyond 'defensive' Dhoni: Amarnath February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his "defensive approach" has resulted in the country's prolonged failure on foreign soil. "Dhoni is a defensive captain who allows opposition to make a comeback in the game. His record is...
  • Will split captaincy address Team India's woes? February 19, 2014

    Ten defeats in 15 overseas Tests without a win in over two and a half years is a cause of concern for any team - whether in transition or not. And India are now suffering what Australia did after the exodus of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Steve Waugh and Adam...
  • Brendon McCullum's triple century lands him career-best ranking February 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's match-saving knock of 302 in the Wellington Test against India has helped him jump eight places to a career-best 12th in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen. McCullum, who became the first New Zealander to score a triple hundred, helped draw the second and...
  • Where's the improvement MS Dhoni is talking about? February 19, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India left New Zealand still seeking an overseas test victory after more than two and a half years' frustration on tour. New Zealand won the Test series 1-0 on Tuesday after the second match at the Basin Reserve ended in a draw highlighted by captain Brendon McCullum's triple...
  • New Zealand media hail 'Captain Fantastic', Brendon McCullum February 19, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand media dubbed triple centurion Brendon McCullum "Captain Fantastic", as Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said his unfancied team was finally reaching its potential. "Our greatest innings," trumpeted the New Zealand Herald's front page on Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of McCullum with his arms aloft after scoring 302...