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newscricketa month ago

Ian Chappell compares New Zealand's pace quartet to West Indies attack of yesteryear

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has compared New Zealand's pace quartet of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson to the West Indies quartets of yesteryear. He also added that New Zealand's four take the prize if we only assessed them on the basis of results.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC win has urged me to work harder and got plenty of game left in the tank, admits Neil Wagner

Post the memorable win against India, Kiwi pacer Neil Wagner has admitted that the World Test Championship win has urged him to work harder before stating that he got plenty left in the tank. Wagner also stated that the win was definitely the pinnacle for him and hailed Kyle Jamieson’s efforts.
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featurecricketa month ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 2 Talking Points: Indian opener’s perfection and New Zealand’s tireless-bowling spectacle

India, after losing the toss, were in the ascendancy in the Rose Bowl, with Shubman Gill-Rohit Sharma getting India off to a flyer. However, New Zealand bowlers chipped in with wickets just before lunch and after lunch to crawl their way back into the encounter, with India ending the day on 146/3.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Cheteshwar Pujara being ‘smacked’ on his helmet off Wagner’s bowling

It was another day in the office for Cheteshwar Pujara, a slow turtle-like start, where he got his first run after six overs for India. However, after that, Pujara had struck two boundaries before being smacked straight on the helmet by New Zealand’s short-ball specialist Neil Wagner after lunch.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 1 Talking Points - New Zealand's stomach for fight and Zak Crawley's struggle

Not many times things can fall into place as well as they did for England going into the Test, with New Zealand missing many key players. However, after a great start, English batsmen continued to shine in the art of floundering as the batters put up a mediocre show against a fighting Kiwi attack.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to ‘desperate’ Joe Root yelling in frustration after tame DRS fails to save him

The match was heading towards a draw, there was no way either New Zealand or England were getting a W against their name. However, when Joe Root was trapped right in front of the wicket, he went upstairs in a desperate attempt to save himself only to find himself yelling in frustration.
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newscricket2 months ago

Biggest disappointment in my career is to have not played white-ball cricket for New Zealand, rues Neil Wagner

Ahead of the all-important World Test Championship final, Neil Wagner has compared the WTC final to World Cup final before pointing his regret of not representing the Blackcaps in white-ball cricket. He also added that Test cricket is tough and takes the utmost skills to adjust to varied conditions.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Not treating this series as warm-up for WTC finale against India, asserts Neil Wagner  

Ahead of the two-match Test series against England, New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner has made it clear that the Black Caps are not going to approach the series as warm-ups for the WTC finale. He's also confident of doing well in the UK given his past experience and New Zealand's ongoing preparation.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs PAK | Neil Wagner ruled out of Christchurch Test with a toe injury

Despite scrapping through the first Test, Neil Wagner has been effectively ruled out for six weeks, with the toe injury that he suffered during the first Test. Gary Stead also revealed that the board would soon name the like-for-like replacement for the left-arm pacer for the series remainder.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs PAK | Not disappointed with loss, that's the beauty of Test cricket, asserts Mohammed Rizwan

After Pakistan fought tooth and nail in a losing cause, proud captain Mohammed Rizwan stated that he was not disappointed with the result. The wicket-keeper batsman, who is leading the side in the absence of Babar Azam, has also rued the missed opportunities on the field after the loss.
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