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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs NZ | You may find us playing three spinners, says Gary Stead ahead of Kanpur Test

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has hinted at the possibility of his side playing with three spinners in the first Test against India, beginning Thursday in Kanpur. Stead believed that playing conditions in the series would be different than those during England’s tour of India earlier this year.
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newscricket23 days ago

IND vs NZ | We know it's going to be a big challenge in India, says New Zealand head coach Gary Stead

Gary Stead has said that the two-match Test series on Indian soil will be a big challenge for the team despite India missing some of it’s big names. This series will be their first assignment in the new cycle of the World Test Championship 2021-23 after winning the first edition in June, this year.
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newscricket25 days ago

Daryl Mitchell replaces Devon Conway in the New Zealand squad for Test series against India

Daryl Mitchell has replaced injured Devon Conway in the New Zealand squad for the two-match Test series against India, which is part of the World Test Championship. Conway injured his hand after getting stumped out against England in the T20 World Cup semi-final and is also missing out on the final.
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newscricketa month ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | We pride ourselves on never-say-die attitude, says Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead lauded his team's never-say-die attitude, ahead of their T20 World Cup 2021 final clash against Australia at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Stead believed that planning and scouting should be right on point for all opposition players to win the decider.
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newscricketa month ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Don’t think players are thinking about 2019 WC final, says Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has stated that he hasn’t heard anything from the players about the defeat to England in World Cup 2019 final, ahead of the two team's semifinal clash at the T20 World Cup 2021. Stead was proud of his team's willingness to fight and adapting on the biggest stage.
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newscricketa month ago

New Zealand announce 15-member Test Squad for India tour

New Zealand on Thursday announced a 15-member Test squad for their upcoming tour of India which comprises of three T20Is and two Tests. Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme have made themselves unavailable for the India tour citing the extended period in various bio-bubbles and managed isolation.
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newscricketa month ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Restricting a star-studded team like India to 110 was special, says Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said that restricting the star-studded Indian batting line-up to 110/7 was special for his team. The Blackcaps chased down the target in just 14.3 overs to defeat the Virat Kohli-led side by eight wickets in their Super 12 encounter in Dubai on Sunday, October 31.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Martin Guptill declared fit to play against India in Dubai

New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has been declared fit to play in his team's Super 12 encounter against India in Dubai on Sunday. Guptill sustained a bruised toe as he was struck by Pakistan speedster Haris Rauf during their opening game against the Babar Azam-led side on Tuesday.
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newscricketa month ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | We changed our XI thrice before Pakistan match, reveals New Zealand head coach Gary Stead

Gary Stead has stated that New Zealand changed the team three times before the match against Pakistan on Tuesday, due to the uncertainty around clearance by the ICC for Adam Milne to play. Milne was roped into the 15-member squad as a like-for-like replacement for the injured Lockie Ferguson.
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newscricket2 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | New Zealand tracking really well despite warm-up losses, says Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has said that the team is on the right track for the T20 World Cup 2021, despite back-to-back losses in the warm-up matches against Australia and England. Stead was pleased that the players got some match time under extremely humid conditions during the warm-ups.
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