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newscricket19 days 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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newscricket20 days 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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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Kane Williamson equals Kohli at second spot; Stokes regains top spot

In the wake of posting his highest individual score in Test cricket, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (886 points) has equalled Virat Kohli at second spot in ICC’s latest rankings for batsmen. Meanwhile, Holder’s underwhelming showing has allowed Ben Stokes to regain top spot for all-rounders.
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newscricket6 months ago

India’s bouncer strategy won’t be as effective as Neil Wagner, feels Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade believes that Neil Wagner is one of his kind and even though India try to employ the same strategy against Australia this summer, it won’t be as effective. Wade, who had a tough time against Jofra Archer in the last Ashes, feels the Englishman is nowhere as good as Wagner.
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featurecricket9 months ago

Five instances when Blackcaps were not so good guys

When we look at the New Zealand cricket team, the first thing that comes to mind is their ‘nice guy’ image and how they have maintained it over the years. But like all things, they have their set of imperfections too and here are some of the highlights which question their default image.
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newscricket10 months ago

South Africa's Devon Conway cleared to play for New Zealand

South African batsman Devon Conway might make his debut for New Zealand either against India A or Bangladesh if he is picked for one of the upcoming tours. However, Conway might need to wait longer for his New Zealand debut as both the tours are still uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs NZ | Didn’t even realise I’d dismissed Neil Wagner, admits Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja, who is arguably India’s best fielder, has admitted that he was unaware of the stunning catch to dismiss New Zealand’s Neil Wagner in the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday. The Indians took a slender first-innings lead but was thwarted by a Kiwi comeback late in the day.
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featurecricketa year ago

IND vs NZ | Christchurch Day 2 Talking Points - India’s SENA masterclass and Neil Wagner’s dilemma

In what was one of the best days of Test cricket in recent memory, India and New Zealand battled out a gripping day to set up what looks like an enthralling finale on Day 3. A total of 16 wickets fell on a day where ball dominated bat, with India ending the day on 90/6, leading the hosts by 97 runs.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to Ravindra Jadeja’s stupendous one-handed stunner to dismiss Neil Wagner

“No way, you CANNOT do that, Ravindra Jadeja” would have been the words of a certain Nasser Hussain had he been on air to witness the former’s ludicrous catch. The showstopper pulled off an outrageous one-handed screamer whilst being wrong-footed to leave the batsman Neil Wagner dumbstruck.
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newscricketa year ago

Twitter reacts to Ravindra Jadeja's magic delivery castling clueless Colin de Grandhomme

Ravindra Jadeja once again proved his mettle by removing the gritty Colin de Grandhomme with some magical spin on a seaming track. Jadeja had a great start as he picked Ross Taylor's wicket, too, in his 3rd over. Indian fans on Twitter reacted on the same and showered praise on Ravindra Jadeja.
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