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newscricket9 days ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Stephen Fleming joins New Zealand camp for a five-day gig

Stephen Fleming has joined the New Zealand camp for five days to share his ideas and discuss the conditions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Fleming will assist head coach Gary Stead, batting coach Luke Ronchi, bowling coach Shane Jurgensen and Shane Bond, who will work with the spin department.
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newscricket23 days ago

IPL 2021 | Suresh Raina might be carrying a bit of niggle, opines Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock is of the opinion that CSK's Suresh Raina hasn’t been able to find his touch in IPL 2021 and might be carrying a bit of niggle. Pollock added that Raina is a brilliant fielder, an attacking batsman, and contributes with his bowling as well, but this year he has failed on all fronts.
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newscricket4 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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newscricket5 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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newscricket5 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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featurecricket5 months 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.
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newscricket5 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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newscricket6 months ago

Williamson, Jamieson and Santner placed in a mini-bubble in Delhi; Boult set to travel back home

Ahead of the England series and the World Test Championship, the trio of Kane Williamson, Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner alongside physio Tommy Simsek have been placed in a mini-bubble in Delhi. Meanwhile, Trent Boult will travel back home and is set to miss Tests against England.
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featurecricket9 months ago

IPL 2021 Retentions | Talking Points from CSK’s retentions and releases ft. emotional decisions and stacked squad

The mega auction getting postponed has, arguably, hurt Chennai Super Kings more than any other side, but what’s been evident is that they are a franchise least bothered by noise from the outside. While they have released the un-retainables, there are plenty of old guards still holding their fort.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 months ago

Twitter reacts to Mitchell Santner’s ‘otherworldly’ stunner that takes New Zealand to top of ICC Test rankings

With just five overs left in the day, Pakistan had a real chance of breaking New Zealand’s dominant run at home with a ‘statement’ draw as Mitchell Santner was given the ball. However, Santner’s ‘otherworldly’ brilliance broke Pakistan’s resistance and took New Zealand to the top of the rankings.
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