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  • World Cup 2015: Martin Crowe hails 'courageous' Guptill 5 days ago

    Wellington: New Zealand great Martin Crowe on Monday praised Martin Guptill's record-breaking World Cup feats after helping the batsman reinvent himself late in his career. Crowe, who is battling terminal cancer, also tipped another of his proteges Ross Taylor to come good for the Black Caps, who face South Africa on...
  • World Cup: Guptill's innings greatest in ODI history by a New Zealand player 6 days ago

    It is easy to throw around superlatives to describe and categorise Martin Guptill's monumental 237 not out against West Indies in the World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington on Saturday (March 21). But there is no question in my mind that it is the greatest limited-overs innings in history by a New...
  • World Cup: Would like to remain West Indies captain, says Jason Holder 1 week ago

    Wellington: Newly-appointed West Indies skipper Jason Holder said that he would like to keep leading the Caribbean side despite losing the World Cup quarter-final to New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs to enter the semi-finals of the mega event where...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis 1 week ago

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...
  • Kings of Cricket: Guptill's double ton powers NZ to 393 vs WI 1 week ago

    Martin Guptill's record-breaking double century saw New Zealand pile up a colossal 393 for six against the West Indies in their World Cup quarter-final at Wellington Stadium. ...
  • World Cup: Guptill schools West Indies with 237 not out off 163 balls 1 week ago

    New Zealand opener Martin Guptill joined an elite list on a Super Saturday in Wellington, becoming the first Kiwi and only the fifth batsman ever to score a score an ODI double hundred. And doing that in a knockout match made it even more special. The right-hander smashed West Indies bowlers...
  • World Cup: Twitter flooded after double-centurion Guptill's miraculous knock 1 week ago

    New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill scored second double century of the World Cup, when he smashed West Indies bowlers all across the park in the fourth quarter-finals of the World Cup 2015 at the Regional Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. His 200 came off just 152 deliveries including 21 fours and...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, World Cup 2015, semi-finals March 21, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) A much-anticipated pulsating battle between New Zealand's bowlers and two-time champions West Indies' big hitters may well decide the fourth quarter-final of the World Cup. Co-hosts New Zealand are high on confidence after romping into the knock-out stage with an all-win record in...
  • World Cup: Jason Holder has skills to lead Windies, says Richard Hadlee March 20, 2015

    Wellington: Fast bowling great Richard Hadlee has given Jason Holder a ringing endorsement, saying he is impressed with the cricketing skills and leadership of the young West Indies captain. "I like the look of captain Jason Holder. He seems very calm for someone so young and someone carrying so much responsibility,"...
  • World Cup: Confidence booming in West Indies camp, says Johnson Charles March 20, 2015

    Wellington: Opening batsman Johnson Charles says there is a growing sense of self-belief in the West Indies dressing room as the regional side trains its sight on the big quarter-final against joint hosts New Zealand. The weather has been cold and chilly by Caribbean standards, with the temperature dipping to 15...
  • World Cup 2015: West Indies' road to quarter-finals March 20, 2015

    West Indies, who will face the co-hosts New Zealand in the fourth and the last quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Saturday, can consider themselves somewhat lucky to reach the knockout stage. While the Kiwis were clinical and won all their six pool matches, West Indies struggled and were...
  • West Indies out to end New Zealand's World Cup dream March 20, 2015

    Wellington: There is a burning intensity to the New Zealand Cricket team at the moment. And it is the incandescent Brendon McCullum who is fanning the flames, having poured the fuel and lit the fire just in time for the World Cup. A team that usually flies well under the...
  • West Indies wind up pressure on New Zealand ahead of World Cup quarters March 20, 2015

    Wellington: The West Indies' gamesmanship in the lead-up to Saturday's Cricket World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand proves the adage that many a true word is spoken in jest. The tone of the West Indies' trash talk has been that unbeaten New Zealand, unbeaten and riding a growing wave of expectation,...
  • World Cup 2015: Win over favourites NZ would be huge for Windies, says Jason Holder March 20, 2015

    A victory for West Indies against New Zealand in their cricket World Cup quarter-final on Saturday would be "huge" for fans back in the Caribbean eager to put months of controversy behind them, according to captain Jason Holder. West Indies, who looked unlikely quarter-finalists at the start of the World Cup,...
  • World Cup 2015: We attack, attack, attack because it works, says McCullum March 20, 2015

    New Zealand will stick with their crash, bang, wallop brand of cricket in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against West Indies because it gives them the best chance of winning, captain Brendon McCullum said on Friday. The 33-year-old McCullum has electrified the tournament with his belligerent attacking style -- both with bat...
  • Batsmen too dominant at World Cup, says Curtly Ambrose March 19, 2015

    Wellington: Legendary West Indies paceman Curtly Ambrose said on Thursday that one-day cricket's rules favoured batsmen so much that teams might as well use bowling machines to send down deliveries. With the quarter-finals barely begun, there have been 32 centuries at this year's World Cup, compared to 24 for the entire...
  • New Zealand downplay South Africa win at Cricket World Cup March 19, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott said they had paid little notice to South Africa's overwhelming victory against Sri Lanka as they prepared for their own World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies. The winner of the New Zealand-West Indies clash in Wellington on Saturday will play South Africa in the...
  • World Cup: Playing in CPL can be an advantage for us, feels Daniel Vettori March 18, 2015

    Some of the players in the New Zealand team have been a part of the Caribbean Premier League that can work in their favour, feels left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori. ...
  • World Cup: Gayle a definite starter for quarterfinal, says Darren Sammy March 18, 2015

    West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy says the team's injured leading batsman, Chris Gayle, will be ready to play the World Cup quarterfinal against New Zealand on Saturday despite not training with his teammates on Wednesday. Gayle missed the West Indies' final pool match against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday and...
  • World Cup: Vettori for 'casual-professional' approach in quarters March 18, 2015

    West Indies cricketers have typically exuded a lackadaisical 'it's cool man' attitude to their game, yet it is New Zealand who are taking the casual approach to their World Cup quarter-final, according to Daniel Vettori. New Zealand have timed their run to perfection to peak for the World Cup since coach...
  • World Cup: Mike Hesson hopeful of Adam Milne's fitness for World Cup quarter-final March 17, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has overcome a shoulder injury and is available for the team's World Cup quarter-final against the West Indies on Saturday. Milne missed New Zealand's final pool match against Bangladesh after suffering the injury in their previous match against Afghanistan, causing the only change to...
  • World Cup: New Zealand won't curb aggressive game for knockout rounds March 16, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand will not be shelving the aggressive game that has taken them through the pool stage at the World Cup unbeaten despite the stakes now being that much higher in the knock-out rounds, batsman Kane Williamson said on Monday. The co-hosts will enter Saturday's quarter-final in Wellington as raging...
  • Small Pacific Nation of Vanuatu hit by powerful cyclone PAM March 13, 2015

    Wellington: An extremely powerful cyclone blew over islands in the Pacific's Vanuatu archipelago late on Friday after a westward change of course put populated areas directly in the path of its destructive 270 kilometer- (168 mile-) per-hour winds, according to relief workers. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...
  • Watch: South Africa breeze into quarters, ICC World Cup, Day 26 Highlights March 13, 2015

    South Africa beat UAE to become the second team from Pool B, after India, to book a place in the quarter-finals. Watch the highlights from Day 26 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa 'raring to go' in quarters, says David Miller March 12, 2015

    Wellington: South Africa have put their roller-coaster pool performances at the World Cup behind them and are "raring to go" in the knockout rounds, batsman David Miller said on Thursday. Miller, who scored 49 as the Proteas defeated the United Arab Emirates by 146 runs to secure a quarter-final berth, said...
  • World Cup: South Africa thump UAE by 146 runs to finish second in Pool B March 12, 2015

    "It seems the only way they cannot score 400 runs is if we win the toss and bat," Mohammad Tauqir, the UAE captain, had joked on the eve of his side's World Cup Pool B fixture against South Africa. Tauqir raised quite a few eyebrows therefore by choosing to bowl first...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs UAE, World Cup, Match 36 March 12, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) South Africa came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites and have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. But their recent loss to Pakistan has thrown...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa seek clinical UAE job before quarters March 11, 2015

    South Africa came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites and have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. But their recent loss to Pakistan has thrown a spanner in the works. Come Thursday (March 11),...