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NZ central contract list out; Elliott and Bracewell return, Santer gets first contract
NZ central contract list out; Elliott and Bracewell return, Santer gets first contract

Elliott’s performance at the World Cup has been paid back It is said that  if you put your confidence in someone, they live up to it. In the case of Grant Elliott, this is certainly proving true. The selectors trusted him by naming him in the World Cup squad, even though it was a risky move – he hadn’t played for New Zealand since November 2013. In the semi-final, he lived up to it by scoring an unbeaten 84, 

Jul 2 2015
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England

Doug Bracewell and John Henry of New Zealand run between the wickets during the Tour Match between Worcestershire and New Zealand at New Road on May 15, 2015 Over recent years England have typically played host to two teams during their summer season with the first, often - if perhaps unfairly - treated as a warm-up to the greater, and longer series that follows it. This time, however, things are different. New Zealand, bracketed as inferior

May 16 2015
Kiwis' Southee doubtful for second Test against Sri Lanka
Kiwis' Southee doubtful for second Test against Sri Lanka

Wellington, Jan 2 (IANS) New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has sustained an ankle injury and is doubtful for the second Test match against Sri Lanka in the Basin Reserve. He, however, will undergo a fitness test before the match starts on Saturday. Southee, who claimed six wickets in the eight-wicket win over the tourists in Christchurch, has what skipper Brendon McCullum described as a "slight ankle issue". "We'll see how he pu

Jan 2 2015
Stiff competition among Kiwi pacers for final berth in playing 11: Craig McMillan
Stiff competition among Kiwi pacers for final berth in playing 11: Craig McMillan

At 26, Tim Southee is the most experienced of the four bowlers who are fighting for a place in the Kiwi side Christchurch, Dec 24: New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out on playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky. New Zealand take on Sri Lanka in the first Test of a two-match series start

Dec 25 2014
10 bowlers who could take the world by storm in the coming decade
10 bowlers who could take the world by storm in the coming decade

With the Steyns, Ajmals and Andersons not getting younger anymore, it is not long before the curtains fall on one of the better bowling generations of the cricketing world. With the bats getting bigger, the boundaries getting smaller and the advent of Twenty20, only top-class bowlers have managed to hold on to their own and churn out breathtaking performances. Here, we look at some of the bright young prospects who can be pas

Doug Bracewell replaces Adam Milne in the New Zealand 'A' squad for tour of England
Doug Bracewell replaces Adam Milne in the New Zealand 'A' squad for tour of England

Doug Bracewell after his match-winning spell of 6/40 against Australia New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell has been called into the New Zealand ‘A’ squad for the tour of England in place of Adam Milne who has been ruled out of action for six weeks due to an elbow injury. Doug Bracewell has been called into the NZA side to tour England, replacing the injured Adam Milne. Details: http://t.co/eldhRgfRpi ^RI — BLACKCAPS

Jul 11 2014
Stats: List of  tied matches in Twenty20 Internationals
Stats: List of tied matches in Twenty20 Internationals

India beat Pakistan in a bowl-out after the arch-rivals were involved in a thrilling tie in their group D match of the Twenty20 world championships at the Kingsmead ×Proofread   Following the first T20 international game that happened on 17 February 2005 between Australia and New Zealand, at Eden Park in Auckland, the format has seen 8 tied matches in total. The first one exactly one year si

Jun 21 2014
West Indies vs. New Zealand 2014: Luke Ronchi and Mark Craig in New Zealand Test squad; Daniel Vettori opts out
West Indies vs. New Zealand 2014: Luke Ronchi and Mark Craig in New Zealand Test squad; Daniel Vettori opts out

Daniel Vettori opts out of West Indies Test series  Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi, who has so far been New Zealand’s first choice glovesman in limited overs internationals, and 27-year-old off-spinner Mark Craig have been included in the Kiwi Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test series in West Indies. Craig was selected in the squad after Jeetan Patel, citing personal reasons, made himself unavailable for the tour. The selectors didn’

Apr 15 2014
10 World Cup T20 deliveries that will always be remembered
10 World Cup T20 deliveries that will always be remembered

Most of the T20 games that are played end up being a close contest between bat and ball. Fortunes change very quickly in a T20 game, sometimes even with a single delivery. Here is a compilation of 10 such deliveries that decided matches. Since they happened during the World Cup, they had a say in the tournament, as well.

Mar 20 2014
New Zealand vs India 2014: Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham included in NZ squad for 2nd Test
New Zealand vs India 2014: Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham included in NZ squad for 2nd Test

Jimmy Neesham (R) of the New Zealand XI bowls during the International tour match between New Zealand XI and England at Queenstown Events Centre on February 27, 2013 in Queenstown, New Zealand. New Zealand’s cricket selection committee have decided to call up uncapped Jimmy Neesham and Tom Latham to their squad for their second Test against India in Wellington. They are being bought as replacements to Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell who

Feb 11 2014
Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell dropped for 2nd Test against India after bar fight
Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell dropped for 2nd Test against India after bar fight

Months after making a comeback from a year of controversies, Jesse Ryder again finds himself involved in murky activities Jesse Ryder finds himself in trouble yet again in an alcohol related incident as an ongoing investigation into his bar scuffle with teammate Doug Bracewell means that the duo will not be considered for selection for the second Test against India at Wellington starting on Friday. Ryder and Bracewell were involved in a physica

Feb 10 2014
Doug Bracewell and Jesse Ryder admit to drinking before the first Test
Doug Bracewell and Jesse Ryder admit to drinking before the first Test

Jesse Ryder Jesse Ryder has rekindled his love for trouble as he along with Doug Bracewell reportedly admitted to having a drinking session on the eve of the first Test against India. The boozy night out has not gone down well with the New Zealand Cricket authorities . “Their behaviour is totally unacceptable the night before a match. We trust the players to make good decisions and the pair have breached this trust,” Sandle, the NZ

Feb 8 2014
India 'A' vs NZ 'A': Top 5 players who impressed in the Test series
India 'A' vs NZ 'A': Top 5 players who impressed in the Test series

The recently-concluded unofficial Test series between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’, though ending in a stalemate, has given cricket lovers a glimpse into some of the future international stars from both nations. Kiwi players Mark Gillespie, Neil Broom and Doug Bracewell brought in the dash of experience needed in the longer format, while India’s domestic titan Abhishek Nayar had the honour of not only leading his si

Sep 11 2013
New Zealand take two wickets in England Test
New Zealand take two wickets in England Test

LEEDS, United Kingdom (AFP) – England batsman Nick Compton walks back to the pavilion following his dismissal during the second day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand in Leeds on May 25, 2013. New Zealand took two wickets in as many balls to reduce England to 67 for three at lunch on the second day of the second Test. New Zealand took two wickets in as many balls to reduce England to 67 for three at lunch on the second day of

May 25 2013