BLACK CAPS

  • 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...
  • New Zealand appeal for more Tests August 22, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill on Thursday joined calls for more international matches for the Black Caps as they struggle to lift their profile. Guptill, who has been in impressive form in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), said New Zealand would struggle to improve on its eighthplaced Test ranking...
  • Shane Bond named New Zealand bowling coach October 19, 2012

    Wellington: Former paceman Shane Bond was appointed New Zealand's bowling coach on Friday, ahead of a tough international season that includes Test series against South Africa, England and Sri Lanka. Bond, 37, said he had aspired to the role since 2010, when a succession of injuries that blighted his oncepromising career...