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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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featurecricketa month ago

It’s time we start celebrating Chris Woakes as one of the best in the business

It is tempting to draw parallels between Chris Woakes and N'Golo Kanté.
Anirudh Suresh
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.
SportsCafe Desk
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

Reports | New Zealand players given permission to feature in remainder of IPL 2021

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have reportedly given the green light for the Kiwi international players to feature in the remainder of IPL 2021 that is set to be played in the month of September in UAE. Australia and England are, however, yet to confirm the participation of their players.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Twitter slams repeat-offender Ajinkya Rahane for throwing his wicket away in the WTC Final

It wasn’t the first time in the WTC final, it was definitely not the first time when Ajinkya Rahane has been strangled down the leg-side by a pacer. Twitter was mightily disappointed with the Indian vice-captain for throwing his wicket away against New Zealand for the second time in the final.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Trent ‘livid’ Boult having a go at Tim Southee after giving Jadeja a reprieve

Having been reduced to 205/7, the onus was on Ravindra Jadeja, the last recognized batsman to take India to a good total in the first innings on a tricky surface in Southampton. While Trent Boult was en-route celebrating Ravindra Jadeja’s edge to the slips, Tim Southee’s drop made him livid.
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featurecricketa month ago

The Gameplan | How New Zealand can tangle India in the World Test Championship final

While New Zealand might easily start the World Test Championship final as the favourites, it wouldn’t take much time before the tables turn, especially considering India’s cards. However, the BlackCaps will have to implement or mimic the following to tangle India for a famous ICC win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Toss will be key, New Zealand can’t afford to let India post big score, claims Shane Bond

Former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond reckons the Kiwis will bowl first if they win the toss, but believes that such a move also poses the risk of India batting first and posting a potentially match-winning score. Bond further feels that the Kiwis will play five seamers, leaving out Ajaz Patel.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Road to World Test Championship final - Kane Williamson’s Team New Zealand

When New Zealand kicked off their World Test Championship campaign with a loss against Sri Lanka, it wasn’t expected that they would make it to the final of the competition. However, their sheer home dominance, against India, West Indies and Pakistan, combined with the new rules made it possible.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam