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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs NZ | Not including Neil Wagner was a mistake from New Zealand, opines Aakash Chopra

Former India opener Aakash Chopra questioned left-arm pacer Neil Wagner’s exclusion from New Zealand XI in the ongoing second Test in Mumbai, as he reviewed first day’s play. Wagner, who is ranked sixth among Test bowlers currently, had not featured in the series opener in Kanpur either.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs NZ | New Zealand should give their best to defend WTC title, says Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner believes that the team should continue the brand of cricket they played in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship to defend the title. Wagner further added that facing India at their home is a difficult task, but the New Zealand team is looking forward to the challenge.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs NZ | We know it's going to be a big challenge in India, says New Zealand head coach Gary Stead

Gary Stead has said that the two-match Test series on Indian soil will be a big challenge for the team despite India missing some of it’s big names. This series will be their first assignment in the new cycle of the World Test Championship 2021-23 after winning the first edition in June, this year.
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newscricketa year ago

Jasprit Bumrah is sensational in all three formats, praises Allan Donald

Former South African pacer Allan Donald stated that India’s paceman Jasprit Bumrah is a bowling sensation across all formats of the game. He added that the New Zealand bowling unit consisting of Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson has also impressed him with their quality bowling.
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newscricketa year 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 year 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 year 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.
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newscricketa year 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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featurecricketa year 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
newscricketa year 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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