NEW ZEALAND 'S A'S

  • Hamish Rutherford leads New Zealand A to triangular series win August 13, 2014

    London: Hamish Rutherford led New Zealand A to victory in the triangular oneday series with a sevenwicket win over England Lions on Tuesday. Chasing a rainrevised target of 220 from 36 overs at New Road, Rutherford struck 95 off 84 balls including 10 fours and two sixes before Tom Latham's 48...
  • Indian cricket discovers another star in Ashok Menaria September 13, 2013

    Ashok Menaria not only has a demeanor that resembles Yuvraj Singh, he is a cricketer in the same all-round mold as well, as New Zealand A found out in their three back-to-back defeats, two of which were scripted by Menaria. The left-hander from Rajasthan first took his maiden five-wicket haul...
  • Menaria, Jadhav star in India A's win over New Zealand A September 12, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Counter-attacking half-centuries by Ashok Menaria and Kedar Jadhav and sensible batting at the end by Mandeep Singh helped India A beat New Zealand A by two wickets, thus clean sweeping the three-match limited-overs series. The target of 291 was looking beyond India A's reach when they lost the top four...
  • Dominant India A eye whitewash against New Zealand A September 11, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: After clinching the ODI series with an unassailable 2-0 lead, a dominant India A will now look to complete the whitewash when they lock horns against New Zealand A in the final one-dayer here Thursady. Led by Unmukt Chand, India A have produced a dominating show in the three-match...
  • Menaria's five set up series win for India A September 10, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A maiden five-wicket haul from part-time left-arm spinner Ashok Menaria set the basis for India A's six-wicket win over New Zealand A on Tuesday, meaning the home team wrapped up the series 2-0 with a game to spare. Menaria's 5 for 38 were his best bowling figures in any...
  • Confident India A would aim to seal series against NZ A September 9, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: After notching up a convincing win in the opening game, India A will look to seal the three-match unofficial one-day series against New Zealand A when the two sides clash in their second encounter at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Riding on India discard...
  • After ODIs, Luke Ronchi hoping to seal Test spot for NZ September 9, 2013

    Luke Ronchi became the first cricketer after Kepler Wessels to play for two full ICC member nations when he decided to leave Australia, where he had moved with his family at the age of seven, to New Zealand, the place of his birth, in 2011. Ronchi, then 31, realised that...
  • Uthappa, Chand stand guides India A to comprehensive win September 8, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: India discard Robin Uthappa slammed a sparkling century as India A recorded a comprehensive six-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the first of the three-match unofficial one-day series here on Sunday. Uthappa (103) shared a 178-run opening wicket stand with captain Unmukt Chand (94) from 30 overs to shut...
  • Chance for youngsters as India A take on NZ A in 50-over contest September 7, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: After a string of low scores in List A as well as first-class games, Unmukt Chand will like to make amends as he leads India A against New Zealand A in the opening encounter of the three-match one-day series here on Sunday. The India A's one-day squad is quite different...
  • Bad light rounds off draw for India A, New Zealand A September 5, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Fifties to Tom Latham and Carl Cachopa were the highlight for New Zealand A as the second unofficial Test came to a dull and premature end on Thursday at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium. The tourists bowled India out for a minuscule lead in the first session and...
  • I will try to follow Dravid's advice: Sanju Samson September 5, 2013

    Talented Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson made heads turn with a few cool-headed performances for Rajasthan Royals in the sixth season of the IPL, following a fine Ranji Trophy season for his home state. At the age of 16, Samson had become the youngest cricketer to represent Kerala in first-class cricket...
  • Playing Bracewell at the Delhi Daredevils nets helped a lot: Juneja September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Irrespective of what people think about Indian Premier League but Manprit Juneja is certainly enjoying the positives gained for having been with Delhi Daredevils for two seasons as he cracked an unbeaten 178 against New Zealand A in a four-day game here Wednesday. "Their premier bowler is Doug Bracewell...
  • Juneja marathon takes India A toward lead over NZ A September 4, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A marathon innings from Manprit Juneja, his first hundred for a representative national side, took India A closer to overtaking New Zealand A's first-innings total on a gruelling Wednesday at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium. Juneja, 22, batted the entire third day for his unbeaten 178, forging a...
  • India A on the back foot after NZ tailenders frustrate September 3, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: After being bailed out of trouble on day one by two middle-order batsmen, New Zealand A were lifted into a dominant position in the second unofficial Test thanks to two unlikely heroes with the bat. From an overnight 300 for 8, the tourists finished on 437 as Doug Bracewell...
  • Doug Bracewell looking for consistency on Indian wickets September 3, 2013

    Bowling on subcontinent pitches is one of the toughest things for any fast bowler and teams that visit India find it hard to cope up with the slow and low nature of the decks. Doug Bracewell, the 22-year-old New Zealand paceman who is touring with the A side, knows a...
  • Anderson, Devcich tons carry NZ against India A September 2, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Centuries to Corey Anderson and Anton Devcich lit up day one of the second unofficial Test match at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium on Monday, which ended with New Zealand A on 300 for 8. Anderson and Devcich were drafted into New Zealand's XI and made their mark...
  • Fighting through injuries, Mark Gillespie wants to carry on September 2, 2013

    Sometimes we really wonder what would have happened had we got to see the complete career of bowlers who could not do so because of recurring injuries. There are many players in the past and present that showed enough talent to go on and make a name for themselves but...
  • India A aim to exploit NZ weakness against spin September 1, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: With the first unofficial Test match losing a day to rain, India A and New Zealand A will hope the second and final match at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium stays free of the elements so a series result can be attained. Results are tough to come by...
  • Vijay Zol aims high after century on first-class debut August 31, 2013

    Scoring a century in your debut first-class innings could be the dream of any young player and Vijay Zol, who achieved the remarkable feat on Friday, wants to savour this knock for the rest of his life. Though he was a bit nervous before going in to bat, Zol knew...
  • Sachin Baby revved up after Tendulkar, Dravid meetings August 31, 2013

    There's a Sachin in the India A limited-overs squad to face New Zealand A, but it's not the legendary batsman. It's his namesake, 24-year-old Sachin Baby from Kerala who is one of the rising stars of the southern state's cricket scene. Baby, who made his first-class debut in 2009, was...
  • Zol, Nayar hundreds round off India A draw August 30, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A maiden first-class century from Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, on debut, and a stroke-filled 102* from Abhishek Nayar rounded off a rain-hit draw between India A and New Zealand A at the Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium on Friday. The chance of a result had been eliminated when the...
  • Six wickets against NZ A the result of consistency: Jalaj Saxena August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After running through the New Zealand A batting order on day two of the three-day match in Visakhapatnam, India A allrounder Jalaj Saxena credited his success to the result of his consistent bowling. "My only aim was to maintain a consistent line as the wicket was good for...
  • Ronchi ton highlights NZ day against India A August 29, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: The rain stayed away enough to allow the first unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A to get underway on the second morning, and at the draw of stumps a result was out of the question as India closed on 6 for 1 in reply to New...
  • First day's play between India A and NZ washed out August 28, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: An early morning thunderstorm on Wednesday made sure even the toss did not take place on the first day of the first unofficial Test match between India A and New Zealand. It began raining around 8:30am and continued for two hours until the match umpires decided to call off...
  • Ranji Trophy has helped my selection: VA Jagadeesh August 28, 2013

    Though he missed a spot in the cash-rich IPL, Kerala opener VA Jagadeesh is hopeful of a great show for India A in the ongoing series against New Zealand A. The 30-year-old batsman has been a solid player for Kerala in the past few seasons, scoring 2122 runs in 39...
  • We'll play best cricket against NZ A: Abhishek Nayar August 27, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: India A captain Abhishek Nayar on Tuesday expressed confidence of his team putting its best foot forward when it takes on New Zealand A in the first of the two unofficial Tests starting here on Wednesday. "We will play best cricket and try to win the match. We concentrated on...
  • Jayesh George appointed manager of India A team August 21, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) joint secretary Jayesh George has been appointed manager of the India A team for the New Zealand team's A tour of India. Hailing from Ernakulam, Jayesh was secretary of Ernakulam district cricket association in previous term, a KCA press release said on Wednesday. Three Kerala players Jagadeesh,...
  • Nayar, Unmukt to lead India A against New Zealand August 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Unmukt Chand will lead the oneday squad and Abhishek Nayar will be the captain for the threeday and fourday games against New Zealand A as BCCI's All India Senior Selection Committee announced the two squads on Tuesday. Former Indian opener Robin Uthappa finds a place in the oneday squad but...
  • Rajput pleased with performance of India A October 9, 2012

    The India A team's recently concluded tour of New Zealand was a fruitful and highly satisfying visit, coach Lalchand Rajput said here on Tuesday. The 'A' team drew the one-day series 1-1 and then dominated the proceedings in the couple of drawn four-day games. "It was a very good tour for all...
  • Mukund scores ton for India A in drab draw October 6, 2012

    Lincoln: Continuing the run feast, skipper Abhinav Mukund smashed an unbeaten century in the second innings as the second unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand ended in a drab draw, here on Saturday. Mukund, who began the fourth day at his individual score of 56, went on to make...