Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton
New Zealand’s Test openers Hamish Rutherford and Peter Fulton have been axed from the central contract li ...
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BIO: The New Zealand cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, are the national cricket team representing New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket is the governing body for professional cricket in New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket operates the New Zealand cricket team, organising Test tours and One Day Internationals with other nations. On 19 December 2010, after months of negotiations, New Zealand Cricket announced it had signed a business deal with USACA which would see New Zealand play a certain amount of games in the USA and also make its players available to participate in any Twenty20 leagues in the USA. A new company was created called Cricket Holdings America LLC.
As of February 2012, New Zealand have played 368 Test matches, winning 71, losing 148 and drawing 149. They played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch. The 2013 Test, One-day and Twenty20 captain is Brendan McCullum. Some of the teams other famous players are: Daniel Flynn, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson, Andy McKay, Chris Martin, Tarun Nethula, Roneel Hira etc.