newscricket3 months ago

New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme bids adieu to international cricket

New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 36. De Grandhomme made the decision on Wednesday after discussions with New Zealand Cricket, walking away having played 29 Tests, 45 ODIs, and 41 T20Is since making his debut in 2012.
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newscricket9 months ago

WATCH | Will Young takes a sensational one-handed catch while fielding in the deep near the ropes

Will Young took a sensational one-handed catch against South Africa in the second Test of the series while fielding in the deep on the leg-side to dismiss Maro Jansen at a score of 9 runs. Going into the last day of the game, New Zealand need 332 runs to win with 6 wickets in hand.
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newscricketa year ago

Taylor, de Grandhomme left out of New Zealand’s T20 World Cup squad

Ross Taylor, New Zealand's most capped T20I cricketer, and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme have been left out of New Zealand’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and the succeeding three-match series in India. Adam Milne, the right-arm quick, has been named as an injury cover.
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featurecricketa year ago

Vitality Blast watch ft. Ben Stokes, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson and Joe Root

Part 2 of Vitality Blast 2021 oversaw a considerably weak field owing to the absence of English national players, but, nevertheless, there was no paucity of fireworks thanks to the Kiwis. Devon Conway, CDG and Glenn Phillips all produced memorable performances to light up the competition.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Nice guys New Zealand certainly finished l̶a̶s̶t̶ first

New Zealand not only came into this final as the nice guys but also as the favourites, so would they finally put an end to the ‘nice guys finish last’ quote. But will they turn another page in the same notebook?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 2 Talking Points: Indian opener’s perfection and New Zealand’s tireless-bowling spectacle

India, after losing the toss, were in the ascendancy in the Rose Bowl, with Shubman Gill-Rohit Sharma getting India off to a flyer. However, New Zealand bowlers chipped in with wickets just before lunch and after lunch to crawl their way back into the encounter, with India ending the day on 146/3.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

The Gameplan | How New Zealand can tangle India in the World Test Championship final

While New Zealand might easily start the World Test Championship final as the favourites, it wouldn’t take much time before the tables turn, especially considering India’s cards. However, the BlackCaps will have to implement or mimic the following to tangle India for a famous ICC win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 years ago

Santner, de Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell in contention to play at Lord’s, reveals Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead believes that the Kiwis are blessed to have impeccable squad depth and revealed that the management are yet to decide on the all-rounder’s spot for the first Test. Stead also confirmed that he does not expect Trent Boult to feature in both the Test matches.
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featurecricket2 years ago

Key sub-plots to look forward to from New Zealand’s intra-squad game at the Rose Bowl

New Zealand’s preparation for the England Tests and the WTC Final will be ramped up on Thursday as all Blackcaps currently in England will lock horns with each other in a 2-day intrasquad warm-up match at the Rose Bowl. We look at the sub-plots that could make this innocuous encounter interesting.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

IPL 2021 Auction | Kings XI Punjab - Dream, realistic, wildcard and suggested buys

Rumor is that, ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Punjab are all set for a name and logo change. That was the only thing they hadn’t attempted all this while, for 13 seasons, wasn’t it?
Anirudh Suresh