newscricketa month ago

SL vs NZ | Tim Southee to lead New Zealand as Kane Williamson, Trent Boult rested for Sri Lanka T20Is

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested for the T20 leg of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour, which led to Tim Southee being appointed as the skipper In Williamson's absence. The team has also had the likes of Tim Seifert and three spin options in Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi.
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newscricketa month ago

SL v NZ | The wicket got slower, not harder in the fourth innings, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson has reckoned that the pitch got progressively better for batting with the turning ball not spitting at batsmen as is usually the case in Galle. Sri Lanka chased 268 in the fourth innings courtesy of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s 122, to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
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newscricket2 months ago

New Zealand include four spinners in 15-man squad to tour Sri Lanka

The Kiwis have picked four spinners in their 15-man squad for the two-Test series to face Sri Lanka. Head coach Gary Stead pointed out that New Zealand are only following in the footsteps of England and South Africa, who toured Sri Lanka with three spinners playing at once and finding success.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s predicted XI for the final against England

New Zealand defied all the odds and made it to the final of the World Cup for the second time in a row. The Kane Williamson-led side defeated tournament favourites and table-toppers India in the semi-final to chisel their path into the game that matters the post. Here’s the predicted XI.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 Final | How and where can New Zealand beat England

Against all odds, New Zealand now find themselves in the World Cup final, and all that stands between them and glory is the mighty English team. England might be firm favorites heading into this encounter, but make no mistake, the Kiwis are here to make history of their own at Lord’s on Sunday.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 Final | How and where can England beat New Zealand

“It is coming home” - the social media is full on fire as the English fans prepare to witness Eoin Morgan slowly walk across to uplift the damned cup. In some corner, Kane Williamson though must be asking them to wait for the final blow - because hey, it is not over until the fat lady sings.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Had to ask a lot of questions against that world class batting lineup, says Matt Henry

Matt Henry admitted that the Kiwi bowlers had to ask a lot of questions with probing deliveries to knock out the world-class batting lineup of India. Henry, who nicked off both the Indian openers, earned the Man of the Match award for his performance that led his team to the final at Lord’s.
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newscricket2 months ago

10 Things you missed | From Rishabh Pant's mad running to Hardik Pandya teasing Lockie Ferguson

Had a rough day? We know you must be feeling low as India lost against New Zealand and is no longer a part of the tournament. But don't worry! We have good news for you. We have collated 10 exciting incidents which you would've surely missed and will help you in recovering from the upset.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand's predicted XI for the match against India

After edging their way through to the semis thanks to a superior NRR, the Kiwis now face an uphill task against an in-form Indian team. Despite sticking to the same team for the first six matches, the Kiwis made a few changes in their last two games, in a quest to find their best combination.
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newscricket3 months ago

8 Things you missed | From Arjun Tendulkar helping the Aussies to Trent Boult making a big mess

A win could’ve ensured New Zealand a spot in semis but they have to wait for another win. We are sorry to inform you that you’ve missed some key moments from the match as you were busy watching all the conventional incidents. But don’t worry, we have squeezed out everything from this game.
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