James Franklin

  • The IPL 6 Benchwarmers XI May 22, 2013

    The sixth season of the IPL has reached its business end and the big boys are all set to fight it out for the coveted trophy. The likes of Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, and Shikhar Dhawan ruled the roost in the league stages with...
  • 2nd T20: New Zealand level series with 55run win February 12, 2013

    Hamilton: Captain Brendon McCullum scored 74 from 38 balls as New Zealand beat England by 55 runs in the second Twenty20 international on Tuesday to lock the threematch series at 11. England crushed New Zealand by 40 runs in the first match in posting their highestever Twenty20 total of 214 for...
  • World T20: England beat NZ by six wickets September 29, 2012

    Pallekele: Luke Wright hit a belligerent halfcentury and Steven Finn grabbed 3 for 16 to keep defending champion England's hopes alive at the World Twenty20 with a sixwicket win over New Zealand in the Super Eights on Saturday. Wright smashed 76 off 43 balls to guide England to 149 for 4...
  • Good to end tour on a winning note: Franklin September 12, 2012

    Chennai: New Zealand allrounder James Franklin feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni erred in his decision after winning the toss, and said the entire team was surprised when the Indian skipper decided to bowl first in the second Twenty20 game at a relatively slow Chepauk pitch here. "Honestly, India's decision to field raised...
  • Franklin admits mental blockade against spinners August 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: New Zealand allrounder James Franklin on Saturday admitted that he has a "mental blockade" against Indian spinners but they are hopeful of putting up a much better show in the coming days. Asked whether New Zealand batsmen have a mental blockade, pat came the reply: "Possibly yes". But I can't...
  • NZ trail India by 238 runs following on August 25, 2012

    Having asked to follow on, New Zealand were restricted to 41 for 1 in their second innings by India before the bad light and rain stopped play on day three of the first Test in Hyderabad on Saturday. Martin Guptill (16) was the only man to get out when he adjudged...
  • India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened August 25, 2012

    Having asked to follow on, New Zealand were restricted to 41 for 1 in their second innings by India before the bad light and rain stopped play on day three of the first Test in Hyderabad on Saturday. Brief Score: India 1st innings: 438 all out (Cheteshwar Pujara 159); New Zealand: 159...
  • Franklin confident of good show in India August 20, 2012

    Hyderabad: They do not have encouraging results to show coming into the Test series against India but New Zealand allrounder James Franklin is hoping that they will be able do well against the formidable hosts. New Zealand were routed by the West Indies before coming to India in all three formats...
  • NZ players could face club v country dilemma June 1, 2012

    Several prominent New Zealand cricketers could be faced with the club versus country dilemma next year, after it was announced that England will host New Zealand for a full series that clashes with the IPL season in 2013. New Zealand are scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and two...
  • Early wickets cost us, rues Harbhajan April 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh blamed his batsmen for messing up what looked to be a comfortable run chase against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League match on Friday. Chasing a modest 129 for nine, Mumbai witnessed a disastrous start and were eventually restricted to 101 for nine,...