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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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newscricket23 days ago

Would be lying if I said dropping Pant didn't feel like dropping the WTC final, reveals Tim Southee 

Senior Kiwi pacer Tim Southee has revealed that he felt as if dropping Rishabh Pant was like dropping the WTC final, given the way the southpaw was playing in the game. Southee also added that after starting the WTC cycle with a loss against Sri Lanka, the Kiwi side have played great cricket.
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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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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?
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newscricketa month ago

Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side is the best team in the country's history, claims Sir Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee has heaped praise on the New Zealand Test side and has termed the Kane Williamson-led side the best in the country's history. The 69-year-old called it a special day in New Zealand's cricket history and claimed that the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to win the title.
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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

Shubman Gill will have to work on his footwork, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has criticized Indian batsman Shubman Gill for his footwork, after being dismissed against Tim Southee in the second innings of the WTC final. The commentator also pointed out that Indian batsmen have the preconceived notion of playing each ball on the front foot.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Two fans ejected from Ageas Bowl for allegedly hurling racist abuse

The security personnel at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ejected two fans from Block M of the ground, after the said individuals allegedly hurled racist and general abuse towards the New Zealand players. The ICC were alerted of the incident on social media, post which security was called into action.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | First session could decide the fate of the final, believes Tim Southee

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee believes that the first session on Day 6 will set the tone for the rest of the day, and feels that it will be vitally important for his side to begin the final day on a positive note. Southee further admitted that New Zealand would have liked to have had a lead over 50.
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