Brendon McCullum would be playing the last Test series of his career WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox for the first Test between New Zealand and Australia which starts in Wellington on Friday.Match FactsDate: Feb 12-16 (day match, 2130 GMT start)Venue: Basin Reserve (capacity 13,000)Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (England), Richard Illingworth (England)Third Umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)New Zeal
NZ have played some outstanding cricket this season, but the Indian fans have been deprived of all the actionIt seems the cricket broadcasters believe that an Indian cricket fan will only see cricket matches if they are broadcast at a convenient time, and that a match starting at 0300 hrs is not a convenient time. Nothing else can explain the absence of Live Cricket from New Zealand on Indian TV screens.India presently has 22 sports cha
ICC World T20 trophyThe 2016 World T20 is just around the corner and the teams are announced their squads to take part in the tournament. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place in India from March 8 to April 3.This year’s tournament features 16 teams out of which 10 will play in the main round. Out of those ten teams, the top two teams from each qualifying group will join the top 8 teams in the main round.There are some big na
Brendon McCullum will go down in the history books as one of the most prolific New Zealand cricketers to ever play the game. That was never in question as he went about shaping his legacy. But along the way he carved his name among the greatest cricketers of all time with some of his outstanding records. New Zealand has been in the shadow of Australia, literally and figuratively, for ages. Watching Brendon McCullum go about his business, you wou
Brendon McCullum would play his last international series when NZ take on Australia in a two-match Test series.Second-ranked Australia goes head to head with New Zealand in a two-Test series in Wellington on Friday aware that they have to win the series to seal the number-one Test spot on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings table at the annual cut-off date.The annual cut-off date is 1 April, but since this is the final T
Both the captains had different opinions over Marsh’s strange dismissal saga in the third ODI in Hamilton.Australian skipper Steven Smith remained riled over Mitchell Marsh’s controversial dismissal in the final ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton which the Australian media dubbed as a “mob rule” dismissal. Smith however assured that this fallout would not spill over to the upcoming Test series against the same opposition.
McCullum played his final ODI- the final of a 3-match series against Australia- yesterday.
Mitchell Marsh’s strange dismissal saga. New Zealand beat Australia in the third ODI in Hamilton to seal the Chappell-Hadlee ODI Trophy. In the series decider, the Blackcaps defeated the Aussies by 55 runs in their captain Brendon McCullum’s final ODI. But this match also set fire to a controversy over a decision by umpire Ian Gould. In the post-match press conference, Australian captain Steven Smith was booed by the Seddon Park
Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull
McCullum signed off from limited-overs cricket in some style, as NZ won the Chappell-Hadlee series 2-1.The third match of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy was played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Both the sides were tied with one win each in the three-match series going into the decider.After being whitewashed by India and losing the first match comprehensively to the home side, Australia made a spirited comeback in the second match. The Hami
McCullum walked out to bat for the last time in ODIs, in Hamilton.Brendon McCullum's final ODI innings ended as spectacularly as it began when the New Zealand captain was dismissed for 47 in the series finale against Australia in Hamilton on Monday.McCullum, who had hit six fours and three sixes in his 27-ball innings, was well caught by John Hastings at mid-off after charging down the wicket at fast bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on
The final call on the all-rounder’s fitness would be taken just before the final ODI.New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is in doubt for the final one-day international against Australia in Hamilton on Monday after complaining of a sore right foot following the second game in Wellington.The 24-year-old Santner was New Zealand's best player in Australia's four-wicket victory, that levelled the three-match series, scoring 45 not
Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a
Ashwin and NeeshamThere is little doubt that when it comes to athletes on Twitter, there are few better than New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham. The New Zealand all-rounder is one of the most entertaining athletes, whether he is playing for his country or not. And during the IPL Auction 2016, he was involved in a conversation with Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.Also Read: IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge p
Australia avoid a collapse to defeat New ZealandAustralia defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets with 21 balls remaining in the 2nd ODI as they successfully chased a score of 281/9 by scoring 283/6 by the 46th over. With this win, the three-match series between the two teams is tied at one a piece.New Zealand had won the toss and elected to bat first. Their openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum combined for 59 runs in total. Guptill ma