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Mitchell Johnson calls for discarding of DRS
Mitchell Johnson calls for discarding of DRS

The former Australian bowler spoke out against DRSFormer Australian bowler, Mitchell Johnson believes that the Decision Review System (DRS) has to be discarded until the technology improves significantly. Johnson reaffirmed what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been persistently pursuing – the scrapping of the review system.Johnson, who had retired from international cricket last year, expressed his opinion on the DRS in

Feb 19 2016
New Zealand's Doug Bracewell out of second Australia test
New Zealand's Doug Bracewell out of second Australia test

Bracewell (R) in action against AustraliaNew Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of this week's second test against Australia with a shoulder injury but will not be replaced in the squad, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday.Bracewell had a scan after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder in the wake of Australia's innings and 52-run victory in the series opener in Wellington on Monday.Matt Henry and Neil Wagner are&

Feb 17 2016
Umpire Richard Illingworth shattered with his
Umpire Richard Illingworth shattered with his "no-ball" call

Umpire Richard Illingworth calls a no-ball during the testUmpire Richard Illingworth recently came under the spotlight during the first Test between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington. The Englishman made an incorrect no-ball call and was very disappointed with himself and the call that he made according to the match referee, Chris Broad.Broad said, "Unfortunately, Richard [Illingworth] was distraught afterwards when he realised th

Feb 16 2016
New Zealand vs Australia 2016, 1st Test: McCullum says NZ were chasing the game right from the toss
New Zealand vs Australia 2016, 1st Test: McCullum says NZ were chasing the game right from the toss

The NZ captain lauded Adam Voges for his outstanding double hundredWELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand were chasing the game the second they lost the toss and were put in to bat against Australia in the first Test at the Basin Reserve, said captain Brendon McCullum.Also read: Australia vs New Zealand, WT20 2016- LIVE streaming, LIVE score updates, Ball by Ball Commentary, Team news and moreAustralia completed an innings and 52-run victor

Feb 15 2016
ICC to discuss no-ball ruling in the aftermath of the controversial Adam Voges 'non-dismissal'
ICC to discuss no-ball ruling in the aftermath of the controversial Adam Voges 'non-dismissal'

The Kiwis express their disappointment after the umpire declared the delivery that had Voges dismissed a no-ball Not that it would give any ray of hope to New Zealand as Adam Voges continues to pile on runs against them, but the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that it will conduct a review of the no-ball rule after the Australian was handed a lifeline earlier on his innings with the on-field umpire incorrectly calling a leg

Doug Bracewell to Adam Voges: The no-ball that wasn't
Doug Bracewell to Adam Voges: The no-ball that wasn't

Doug Bracewell reacts after bowling Adam Voges of Australia off a no-ballNew Zealand will feel robbed after a Doug Bracewell delivery which got Adam Voges bowled was adjudged to be a no-ball on day one of the first Test against Australia at Wellington on Friday. The incident occurred right at the end of day’s play, with Australia looking to be in control of the match.On the 4th delivery of the final over of the day, Voges misjudged an

Feb 12 2016
Trent Boult pained by McClenaghan injury but insists bouncers are part of the game
Trent Boult pained by McClenaghan injury but insists bouncers are part of the game

Boult described the injury suffered by McClenaghan as “stomach churning”New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has offered his sympathy to fellow pacer Mitchell McClenaghan who suffered a nasty injury after being struck above the eye during the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan but insisted that bouncers are part and parcel of the game. The players, as well as the crowd, were put in momentary shock as a slow ball from Pakistan

Jan 26 2016
ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson on top of the world
ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson on top of the world

Kane Williamson is now the top-ranked batsman in the ICC Test Rankings Kane Williamson has become the second New Zealand batsman after Glenn Turner (1973-75) to top the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after producing a man of the match performance in the Hamilton Test against Sri Lanka, which helped the home side win the match by five wickets and the series 2-0. Williamson scored 108 not out, his 13th cent

Dec 21 2015
DRS in the fray again, as Jayasundera dismissal causes another controversy
DRS in the fray again, as Jayasundera dismissal causes another controversy

Both Jayasundera and umpire Reiffel were surprised when the TV umpire overturned the decision. The merits and the viability of the Decision Review System (DRS) has been a topic of intriguing debates and viewpoints, and it was back in the limelight again, when a not-out decision given by umpire Paul Reiffel in the favour of the Sri Lanka batsman Udara Jayasundera was overturned by the TV umpire Richard Kettleborough despite having no

Dec 20 2015
Chameera's five-for hands Sri Lanka the advantage on Day 2
Chameera's five-for hands Sri Lanka the advantage on Day 2

Chameera’s five-wicket haul gave the visitors a possibility of a first innings lead Dushmantha Chameera’s maiden Test five-wicket haul left New Zealand still 60 runs behind Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 292, with just one wicket in hand, at the end of day two of the second Test at Hamilton. Starting the day on 264 for 7, Sri Lanka couldn’t get to 300, as the Kiwi bowlers wrapped up the tail inside the fi

Dec 19 2015
New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas praises Doug Bracewell
New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas praises Doug Bracewell

Dimitri Mascarenhas (R) admits Doug Bracewell was unlucky in the First Test New Zealand’s bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas believes Doug Bracewell’s stats don’t do justice to his abilities. The hero of New Zealand’s last Test victory against Australia, back in 2011 in Hobart, Bracewell has been termed as ‘probably the best bowler’ in New Zealand’s ranks after the first Test against Sri Lanka

Dec 17 2015
Stats: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Dunedin Test Day 2 - Sri Lanka's opening woes in 2015
Stats: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Dunedin Test Day 2 - Sri Lanka's opening woes in 2015

Dimuth Karunaratne is the higest scoring Sri Lankan opener in New Zealand Eighties from Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka reduce the deficit almost by half after New Zealand scored 431 on day two of the first Test at Dunedin. Chandimal remained unbeaten on 83 at the end of the day as Sri Lanka finished on 197/4. Here are the statistical highlights from day two. 1 – Number of fifty plus opening stand for Sri L

Dec 11 2015
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day Two - Chandimal's knock keeps SL alive
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day Two - Chandimal's knock keeps SL alive

Chandimal became the highest scoring Asian batsman in Tests in 2015 Fifties from Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka consolidate after New Zealand posted 431 in their first innings at Dunedin on day two. The visitors, who ended the day on 197 for 4, still need 35 runs to avoid the follow-on. Resuming on 409 for 8, Doug Bracewell helped the Kiwis add another 22 runs before he was the last man to be dismissed, with the sc

Dec 11 2015
Stats: Bowlers taking hat-trick and scoring 50 in the same Test match
Stats: Bowlers taking hat-trick and scoring 50 in the same Test match

Stuard Broad had taken a hat-trick and scored a 50 against India once in his test career, in 2011 Cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the different skillset of the various individual players that combine together to form a team. The same logic goes for the bowling unit. The different kinds of bowlers in a team gel together to f

Dec 2 2015
5 less known facts about Kane Williamson
5 less known facts about Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson Kane Williamson, the new face of New Zealand cricket, is one of the greatest future prospects of the sport. With legends like Allan Border putting him ahead of the likes of AB De Villiers and Steve Smith, Williamson is leaving no stone unturned in his career to prove what he is made of. The 25-year-old prodigy recently scored a brilliant 166 against the Aussies in the second test match at the WACA. Williamson

Nov 16 2015
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