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featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Excited about what this trophy could for New Zealand cricket’s future, admits Gary Stead

Gary Stead, post New Zealand’s World Test Championship win, has admitted that he is excited about how the trophy would go on to inspire budding cricketers in New Zealand. Alongside that, Stead also revealed that their plan was to bat longer in the first innings to remove spin out of the picture.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | Ajaz Patel leapfrogs Mitchell Santner in the 15-man squad against India

On Tuesday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced that Ajaz Patel and Devon Conway made the 15-man cut for the World Test Championship final against India. Meanwhile, Doug Bracewell, Jacob Duffy, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra and Mitchell Santner were dropped from the squad.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Kane Williamson ruled out of the second Test; Tom Latham set to lead the side

Ahead of the second Test, New Zealand Cricket have confirmed that skipper Kane Williamson has been ruled out with 'irritated' left-elbow before the World Test Championship final. In Williamson’s absence, the Kiwi opener Tom Latham would take over the leadership duties in Edgbaston against England.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Williamson and Santner set to miss out; Boult on track for Edgbaston return

New Zealand’s head coach Gary Stead has confirmed that Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner are likely to miss out on the second Test against England, with injuries. Stead also stated that Trent Boult will make a return to the playing XI after being available for selection earlier than expected.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Trent Boult in line to play Edgbaston Test, reveals Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead revealed that the UK’s updated quarantine protocols advanced Trent Boult’s preparation by a few days and claimed that the pacer will be available for selection for the second Test. Stead also said that the fitness of several other players will need to be assessed.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Mentally fearless and technically flawless - Devon Conway is here to stay

When England walked out with two left-handed openers - Tom Latham and Devon Conway - there was no surprise but rather a sense of opportunity for the Three Lions. However, when Conway put his first ball away, they sensed a real danger - as he looked mentally fearless and technically flawless.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months ago

Gary Stead expresses frustration over rain marring Kiwis’ warm-up game

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has confirmed that New Zealand’s practise game, which was initially a three-day game, has been curtailed to just two days, owing to rain and wet conditions. Stead also confirmed that IPL stars, including Kane Williamson, would be available for the game.
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newscricket4 months ago

Classy Devon Conway could potentially be as good as Taylor and Williamson, believes Gary Stead

New Zealand Head Coach Gary Stead heaped praise on newcomer Devon Conway and insisted that the southpaw oozes class and could potentially turn into a player as good as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. In his first 14 international innings, Conway has registered six fifty-plus scores.
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