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newscricket23 days ago

I am still loving the game, want to keep playing, declares Ross Taylor 

One of the protagonists from New Zealand's WTC final win against India, Ross Taylor has declared that he's still loving the game and wants to continue playing. He added that after a player reaches a certain age, there are a lot of talks around retirement at any given point.
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newscricket25 days ago

Watching New Zealand chase in WTC final was probably the toughest period of cricket, reveals Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson has admitted that watching New Zealand bat in the second innings of the WTC final was the toughest period for him, where at times he visited the bathroom to gain peace from distraction. Jamieson also revealed that he misses home after being away from it for three months.
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newscricketa month ago

New Zealand need to play more three-match Test series, opines Tim Southee

Tim Southee has expressed his desire for New Zealand to play more Test matches in the coming years along with an increase in three-match Test series that the Black Caps seldom play. Southee, taking the examples of Taylor and Anderson, further stated that he hopes to prolong his career.
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newscricketa month ago

Certainly respect what the Kiwis do on international stage; they played outstandingly, admits Tim Paine

Tim Paine has hailed Kane Williamson led New Zealand for playing outstandingly after the Black Caps beat India by eight wickets in the World Test Championship final, which the Australian skipper had voted in India's favour. Paine also said other teams cannot take anything away from New Zealand.
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featurecricketa month ago

Nice guys New Zealand certainly finished l̶a̶s̶t̶ first

New Zealand not only came into this final as the nice guys but also as the favourites, so would they finally put an end to the ‘nice guys finish last’ quote. But will they turn another page in the same notebook?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Victory in WTC Final makes up for 2019 World Cup heartbreak, expresses Ross Taylor

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who hit the winning runs on Wednesday, expressed that winning the inaugural World Test Championship made-up for the heart-shattering loss the Kiwis suffered in the 2019 World Cup final. Taylor described the WTC Final as the biggest highlight of his career.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Special feeling to walk away with an ICC title on a sporting surface, admits Kane Williamson

Post the World Test Championship win, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson called it a special feeling before crediting the win against India to a team effort, from both batting and bowling unit. Williamson also admitted that it is a special feeling for the BlackCaps and credited Taylor’s experience.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to New Zealand surmounting India to clinch maiden World Test Championship title

Six days, out of which two entire days were gone due to rain but that didn’t restrict New Zealand from forcing an unlikely win against India, in an action-packed six-day Test in Southampton. Chasing 139, the Kiwis had a few troubles early on but Taylor-Williamson ensured that they got home safely.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to ‘flying’ Shubman Gill emulating Kohli with an acrobatic effort

While India started the day on the ascendancy, the wickets never came as the two Kiwi batsmen - Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson - ensured safety in the first hour. However, Shubman Gill’s flying acrobatic catch emulating Kohli sent back the in-form batsman Taylor, come the second hour.
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featurecricketa month ago

The Gameplan | How India can target New Zealand's batting and win the World Test Championship final

After toiling for no less than 2 years, everything comes down to this for the Kohli-led Indian side: The World Test Championship final. Win it and they make history, lose it and the 24-month long toil will count for nothing. The two sides are evenly matched, but how exactly can India hurt the Kiwis?
Anirudh Suresh