Richard Hadlee

  • India go into New Zealand Test series as second best team February 4, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee has declared the Black Caps slight favourites for the two-Test series against India beginning this week, despite the gulf in the teams' world rankings. Hadlee, New Zealand's best-ever cricketer with 431 Test wickets and 3,124 runs, said the home side would take enormous confidence...
  • Dale Steyn becomes second fastest bowler to 350 Test wickets December 30, 2013

    South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn claimed his 350th Test victim on Monday that made him the joint second fastest to the landmark and en route earned his team a series-winning victory against India in Durban. Steyn equalled the likes of Richard Hadlee to the second spot in his 69th Test,...
  • Brett Lee could have killed Piers Morgan: Richard Hadlee December 29, 2013

    "Incensed" New Zealand cricket great Richard Hadlee claims TV host Piers Morgan could have been killed by Brett Lee in an exhibition over and he wants the former Australian speedster punished. During Saturday's tea break in the England-Australia Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Lee left Morgan battered and bruised...
  • New Zealand Cricket elects new board September 19, 2013

    Wellington: Former internationals Sir Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott have been elected to the New Zealand Cricket board of directors that will guide the country's preparations to co-host the 2015 World Cup. Eight board members were elected at a meeting of New Zealand's major and district cricket associations in...
  • 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 eighth-placed Test ranking...
  • Imran best allrounder of my era, says Hadlee August 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand allrounder Sir Richard Hadlee has voted Pakistan's Imran Khan as the best allrounder of his era, calling him a complete package in the celebrated '80s quartet, which included himself, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham. "If I was asked to pick who was the better of the four...
  • Richard Hadlee not in favour of DRS, wants more Tests for NZ August 17, 2013

    Former New Zealand allrounder Richard Hadlee feels New Zealand will not improve unless they start playing more Test matches home and away. The Kiwis haven't had good last few years, winning just three Tests against the top eight cricket playing nations and Hadlee thinks they need to play more five...
  • New Zealand name Bruce Edgar as national selector August 13, 2013

    New Zealand Cricket has appointed former left-handed opener Bruce Edgar as national selector, the NZC said on Tuesday. Nominated by a panel that included Kiwi great Richard Hadlee, Edgar, 56, will join head coach Mike Hesson next month to select teams for all formats of the game. "Bruce is highly respected within...
  • Stats: Odds stacked against NZ in India August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: India will begin the new season by taking on New Zealand in the two-Test series beginning on August 23. Both teams had an unspectacular last season and would like to kick-off a new one with a bang to erase the glum memories of the past. India were whitewashed...
  • 'India can't afford to lose seniors in one go' February 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand cricket great Richard Hadlee believes that India should persist with the veteran trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman for some more time. "You can't be talking about Tendulkar, Laxman and Dravid's retirement. You can't afford to lose all these players in one...
  • Hadlee blames ODIs for pacers' injuries December 1, 2011

    Sydney: Legendary New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee says the current crop of fast bowlers are getting injured frequently because of their bowling style in ODIS. Hadlee feels the bowlers are more prone to injuries when they bowl wide from the crease and that usually happens in one-day or T20 cricket. "If...