newscricket19 hours ago

Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year award

Man of the match in the World Cup final against New Zealand, Ben Stokes has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year award, as confirmed by the chief judge Cameron Bennett. In the minutes following the final, news about Stokes’ Kiwi roots had been circulated throughout social media.
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newscricket2 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Williamson sees the game from an entirely different perspective, reckons Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar was all praise for New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as he explained the manner in which manages to stay calm and positive irrespective of the situation. He further revealed what he told him after the final while admiring his efforts in leading the Black Caps to the final.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | We pride ourselves on being a scrappy team, says Lockie Ferguson

After yet another close contest in the final, their fifth in the tournament, Lockie Ferguson has said that the Kiwis pride themselves in their ability to scrape through to the end in every game. However, Ferguson admitted that losing the World Cup final that way was a tough pill to swallow.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | You can’t take anything away from England, claims Daniel Vettori

After everything that happened on at Lord’s on Sunday, Daniel Vettori is adamant that no one can question the effort put in by the three lions who were crowned World Champions for the very first time. Vettori singled out the likes of Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham for special praise.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | We have got the trophy and we intend to keep it, says Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles has reaffirmed that England, who have been declared champions, have no intention to surrender their trophy. This comes in response to the overthrow controversy, which was fanned to flame by former umpire Simon Taufel, who said that England should’ve been awarded five runs, and not six.
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newscricket4 days ago

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah stay top of ICC player rankings

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah continue to lead the way in the updated ICC ODI player rankings. Player of the Tournament, Kane Williamson, moved up two spots to the sixth position among the batsmen, while his teammate Matt Henry has been rewarded with a move into the list of top 10 bowlers.
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newscricket4 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | This will go down in history as one that got away from us, says Gary Stead

Gary Stead reckons that the recent loss to England in the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be something the team won't forget for a long time. The former Kiwi batsman added he is hopeful this group of players will bounce back and make the final in the next edition of the quadrennial showpiece.
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featurecricket4 days ago

What if, New Zealand?... What if?

Sixteen kilometers was all that separated Roger Federer and the New Zealand Cricket Team in London yesterday. While the location and sport might have been different, the agony they went through was one and the same, and both would have wondered before going to bed last night, “what if?”
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC World Cup | Kane Williamson & Co. have been absolutely incredible, says Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan heaped praise on the New Zealand cricket team led by the consistent Kane Williamson who succumbed to the narrowest of losses against England in the final of this year’s ICC World Cup. The Kiwi captain was adjudged as man of the series for his impressive return of 578 runs.
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC World Cup | I'll be apologising to the New Zealand players for the rest of my life, reveals Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes admitted that he will be apologising to his New Zealand counterparts for the rest of his life after the incident that occurred in the last over of the second innings at Lord’s on Sunday. Stokes was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant 84* off 98 deliveries in yesterday’s triumph.
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