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newscricket3 days ago

I've got to work hard to get an opportunity in the Test side, insists Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson has insisted that he will have to work hard to get included in NZ’s Test side with Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner performing consistently and Kyle Jamieson establishing himself in the side. He added that such a strong bowling lineup puts pressure to perform at all levels.
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newscricket8 days ago

NZ vs WI | Kane Williamson and Trent Boult rested in T20Is, Devon Conway earns debut call

New Zealand Cricket have announced the squad for the upcoming home series against West Indies and Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested from T20Is to keep them fresh for Tests. South African-born debutant Devon Conway got his maiden call to represent the Black Caps in T20Is.
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newscricket10 days ago

Reports | World Test Championship finalists set to be decided by percentage of points earned

The two finalists of the ongoing, inaugural World Test Championship are said to be decided by the ‘Percentage of Points earned’, with the ICC said to have ruled out the option of splitting points for 'cancelled series’. The Chief Executives' Committee is expected to give final approval next week.
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newscricket15 days ago

Amazon Prime video bags India rights for all New Zealand Cricket until 2025-26 season

Amazon Prime becomes the first streaming service to secure the exclusive cricket rights from a major cricketing board by announcing their deal with NZC for their Indian territory rights until 2025-26. The rights for 2020-2021 season starting later this month is intended to be syndicated by Amazon.
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newscricket20 days ago

Luke Ronchi takes over from Peter Fulton to become New Zealand batting coach

Luke Ronchi, who was part of the New Zealand coaching setup in the World Cup 2019, has been appointed as the full-time batting coach, taking over the reins from Peter Fulton. After being appointed, Ronchi stated that it is his honour to continue working with NZ batsmen and help them improve.
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newscricketa month ago

Wouldn’t put myself in the same bracket as Smith, Williamson and Kohli, claims Joe Root

England’s Joe Root, a part of the ‘Fab Four’, has claimed that Smith, Kohli and Williamson are three of the greatest players to have existed and that he wouldn’t put himself in the same bracket as the three. Root revealed that he tries to pick attributes from each of the three aforementioned greats.
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newscricketa month ago

Reports | ICC pondering splitting points for unplayed games in World Test Championship

The ICC, in the wake of uncertainty over the possibility of suspended World Test Championship (WTC) matches getting rescheduled, are reportedly mulling over the idea of splitting points for all unplayed matches. No less than a dozen Tests had to be postponed due to the impending Covid-19 threat.
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newscricket2 months ago

New Zealand Cricket announces schedule for home season with Pakistan, Australia set to visit

New Zealand Cricket has finally agreed upon the schedule to conduct international cricket at home with West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh set to visit the country in the upcoming months. NZC Chief David White praised all the boards for being cooperative amidst the ongoing uncertainty.
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newscricket2 months ago

India only tourist in Aussie summer as CA postpone Afghanistan Test and NZ ODIs

Cricket Australia have announced the postponement of the Test match against Afghanistan and the three-match ODI series against New Zealand until the 2021-22 season. That meant India are the only country to travel Australia during their summer, with the itinerary yet to be released by the host board.
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newscricket2 months ago

There are much worse places to be in than losing World Cup, opines Jimmy Neesham

Jimmy Neesham has stated that he has still not recovered completely from the World Cup final loss against England but there are much worse things that can happen with people. He added that he feels fortunate to be getting a second chance in the IPL after initially contemplating retirement.  
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