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newscricket22 days ago

AUS vs NZ | Australia have set benchmark for us to aspire to, admits Gary Stead

New Zealand coach and former Kiwi batsman Gary Stead says the Australian cricket team has set a benchmark for the New Zealand cricket squad to aspire to. New Zealand were thrashed three-nil in the Tests in Australia in December and were on the wrong side of a T20I whitewash against India that.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Neil Wagner set to return for Christchurch Test, confirms Gary Stead

New Zealand pace spearhead Neil Wagner, who missed the first Test in Wellington owing to paternity leave, will return to the squad for the second Test in Christchurch. Gary Stead has also confirmed that Wagner will be back in playing XI despite the unit's great bowling performance in Wellington.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Really surprised with commotion around pre-planned break, states Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead revealed that he is very surprised about the rage centering his “pre-planned leave” after the Kiwis’ 5-0 whitewash against India. Stead shared that he is feeling refreshed after the much needed break and is all geared up for the Test series at home against India.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL will help New Zealand players develop their game, admits Gavin Larsen

Current national selector Gavin Larsen feels that the decision to create a separate window for the IPL has played a massive role in the qualitative growth of New Zealand cricketers. Larsen also noted that scheduling becomes a challenge with the IPL and the foreign tours packed tightly.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs NZ | Gary Stead​ and team deserve to take some workload off, defends David White

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has come in full support of head coach Gary Stead who faced a lot of backlash for leaving his duty midway of the India series. New Zealand faced a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of India and hence Stead’s midway break was all the more questioned.
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newscricket2 months ago

Much-needed break for hardworking Gary Stead, says NZC chief executive David White

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has said that Gary Stead's one-week holiday — though it is right after the 5-0 drubbing by India — is a much-needed one given his workload. Earlier former skipper James Coney had torn into the pre-planned holiday, calling for Stead’s resignation.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs NZ | Tom Latham ruled out of T20I series with broken finger

New Zealand opener Tom Latham, who suffered a broken finger during the recently-concluded Australia tour, has been ruled of the five-match home T20I series against India, starting on January 24. Consequently, the seasoned Kiwi batsman will miss out on four weeks of cricket, approximately.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Kane Williamson doubtful for Sydney Test, Glenn Phillips named replacement

New Zealand have been dealt with another blow in the series against Australia, with skipper Kane Williamson doubtful for the third Test after feeling unwell earlier this week as Glenn Philipps is brought in as cover. Alongside Williamson, Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner have also been unwell.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Kane Williamson going through a tough phase in his career, admits Gary Stead

New Zealand coach Gary Stead admitted that skipper Kane Williamson is going through a tough phase as the otherwise fluent batter has scored only 240 runs in his last 10 Test innings. Stead couldn’t help but credit Australia for their all-round performance that has rendered the visitors helpless.
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newscricket3 months ago

AUS vs NZ | Will Somerville to replace injured Trent Boult for the Sydney Test

Off-spinner Will Somerville is set to replace Trent Boult in New Zealand's squad for the Third Test against Australia. Sydney pitch traditionally is suited more to the spinners and Somerville will provide skipper Kane Williamson with an extra spinning option in the absence of Boult.
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