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New Zealand clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-1 as unlikely saviour trumps Angelo Mathews' hardwork
New Zealand clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka 3-1 as unlikely saviour trumps Angelo Mathews' hardwork

New Zeland’s stars for the series have been Martin Guptill and Matt HenryMatt Henry turned out to be the unlikely hero for New Zealand in the final match of their ODI series, after a one-man show by captain Angelo Mathews had made it look likely that a 2-2 result was on the cards. A five-wicket haul from Henry, who has been one of the stars of the series, eventually consigned Sri Lanka to a 36-run defeat.The hosts were put in to bat  f

Jan 5 2016
Top 10 run-getters in ODI Cricket in 2015
Top 10 run-getters in ODI Cricket in 2015

Guptill scored the most runs in ODI cricket in 2015New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill finished 2015 as the leading run-scorer in ODI cricket, scoring close to 1500 runs, with the highest score of 237*. Two other Kiwi players too featured on the list, which summed up a great year for New Zealand cricket, in which they beat top teams and even reached the World Cup final. The list of the top ten run-scorers, remarkably, did not feature a single

Jan 2 2016
Sportskeeda's ODI Batsman of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's ODI Batsman of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 10 to No. 1

2015 turned out to be quite a year in terms of reviving the ODI format as it saw a renewed passion for the 50-over game courtesy of some great individual and team performances. In particular, the year saw some outstanding batting despite a few new rules being applied to restrict the scoring rate in ODIs. The run-scoring was quite heavy from the batsmen as six of them scored in excess of 1000 runs in the 2015 calendar year. There were some who re

Dec 24 2015
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
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Ross Taylor to play for Sussex
Ross Taylor to play for Sussex

The Kiwi batsman would be playing for Sussex, and help them reclaim their Division One status. New Zealand middle-order batsman, Ross Taylor, has signed up for a county stint with Sussex, the Division Two English county club, and is supposed to play all three formats for them from mid-April to July before NZ leave for their tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Taylor has been signed as an overseas player, after the Australian, Stev

Dec 19 2015
Top 5 players with highest catch per match ratio in Test cricket
Top 5 players with highest catch per match ratio in Test cricket

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 fielding unit. The different kinds of fielders in a team gel together to form fielding attack for their bowlers. So, if you have a brilliant bunch of players in the field then

Dec 10 2015
5 things we learned from the first ever Day-Night Test
5 things we learned from the first ever Day-Night Test

Historic game produced some great moments A lot of puritanical speculation about day and night Tests has now been put to rest. The first international Test match to be played under lights has turned out to be a whopping success. If this was a film, the third Trans-Tasman Test in this series would be called a blockbuster by now and the director would be laughing his way to the box office. To watch the swinging pink ball and the players in wh

Nov 29 2015
Umpiring howler had big effect on match, complains Ross Taylor
Umpiring howler had big effect on match, complains Ross Taylor

Josh Hazlewood of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Ross Taylor of New Zealand during day two Senior New Zealand batsman and former skipper Ross Taylor has said that the contentious call taken by third umpire Nigel Llong on Day 2 in Adelaide had a big effect on the match. The match, the first ever Day/Night Test, was eventually won by Australia on Day 3 with the narrow margin of 3 wickets. What is notable, however, and what th

Nov 29 2015
5 things to look forward to in the third Test between Australia and New Zealand
5 things to look forward to in the third Test between Australia and New Zealand

The Test match format will witness the inception of Pink ball The two familiar foes, Australia and New Zealand are set to face each other in the third Test of the Trans-Tasman trophy. When the two teams walk out in the Adelaide Oval, a new page will be added to the already magnificent history of test cricket. This will be the first ever day-night Test match played and also the first time a pink ball will be used in international cricket. A

Nov 26 2015
Highest Test scores by a visiting batsman in each country
Highest Test scores by a visiting batsman in each country

Most cricket experts would agree that batsmen always love to bat at home. There is something about batting on your own backyard with the home supporters cheering you and the feel of the ball coming on to the bat on familiar surfaces that batsmen always yarn to feel. Despite them enjoying the challenge of playing away, nothing really compares to playing at home. Several batsmen over decades have made their home a fortress, and have played many de

Nov 22 2015
ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson closes up on becoming top ranked batsman, Mitchell Johnson retires on a high
ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson closes up on becoming top ranked batsman, Mitchell Johnson retires on a high

Shikhar Dhawan is the only Indian batsman who has had an improvement in the latest rankings Kane Williamson of New Zealand and Australia’s David Warner have number-one ranked AB de Villiers firmly within their sights after achieving career-best rankings in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, which were released today following the conclusion of the Bengaluru and Perth Tests. Williamson has jumped three places to join Australia c

Nov 18 2015
Australian team make up to Ross Taylor in dressing room for having ignored his record score
Australian team make up to Ross Taylor in dressing room for having ignored his record score

Ross Taylor’s 290 in the 2nd Test in Perth was the highest score by a touring batsman in Australia for 112 years, and the Australian team’s failure to acknowledge the feat on the field of play has led to a lot of criticism directed at them recently. Perhaps in a bid to make up, several of the Australian players and coach Darren Lehmann have been seen shaking Taylor’s hands in the dressing room after the match. Taylor him

Nov 18 2015
Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Mitchell Johnson's farewell Test ends in a draw
Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Mitchell Johnson's farewell Test ends in a draw

Johnson finished with two wickets in his final Test innings Steven Smith’s late declaration coupled with rain ensured Mitchell Johnson’s farewell Test at the WACA ended in a tame draw. Australia had earlier declared on 385/7, leaving New Zealand 321 to get from a minimum of 48 overs. While the target was unlikely to be chased, rain, which forced an early tea made sure that Australia got the draw they needed to retain the Trans-T

Nov 17 2015
Ross Taylor's eye test works wonders at the WACA
Ross Taylor's eye test works wonders at the WACA

Magic eye drops do the trick for Ross Taylor Before his record-breaking 290 in the WACA Test, Ross Taylor revealed that he had to get treatment in his left eye, as he couldn’t see clearly, reports ESPN Cricinfo.  After the first Test, Taylor said he had to undertake treatment of a pterygium in his left eye, which is a benign growth, often referred to as surfer’s eye. All it took was a few eye drops and the 31-year-old was a

Nov 17 2015
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