Cricket

Ben Stokes On His Way To Dubai For IPL

Kiwi-born cricketing all-rounder Ben Stokes has bid his family goodbye and has boarded a plane to join the rest of his Indian Premier League Rajasthan Royals teammates in the United Arab Emirates. Stokes’ father, who resides with the rest of his family in Christchurch, was in January this year diagnosed ….

Gary Stead To Coach NZ For 3 More Years

Black Caps coach Gary Stead has had his contract with New Zealand Cricket renewed for 3 more years. Come November 2023, the extension will have made of Stead the second-longest serving coach in the history of the board – and only beaten to the post by Mike Hesson’s 6 years ….

Ben Stokes Is Cricket’s Greatest Player

Ben Stokes, so say the Kiwi’s teammates, is the best cricketer in the world. All-rounder Stokes during England’s second test-win against the West-Indies, performed the type of all-rounder match-winning greatness only witnessed once or twice in a century. All of which has led the feisty player’s mates to believe that ….

COVID-19 Concerns Cancel Cricket Series

The Kiwi two-Test Cricket tour of Bangladesh has been deferred due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with The Tigers’ tour of Sri Lanka also delayed. Bangladesh and The Black Caps were supposed to play in August and September 2020 but will no longer be doing so. The new dates ….

New Zealand Neutral Test Host Possibility

New Zealand Cricket has apparently raised its hand to the question of becoming a neutral space for Test matches to take place in. Thanks to there being no active cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions being a thing of the past, our country offers a safe haven. ….

Former Black Caps Spinner Vettori’s Grand Gesture

Daniel Vettori, one-time spinner for the Black Caps and current Spin Bowling Coach in Bangladesh, has donated his salary to the Cricket staff working for him there. The Kiwi, who many have described as having a heart of gold, donated a portion of his earnings to some of the staff ….

A Delicate Balance Required for NZ Cricket

New Zealand Cricket will have to play a balancing act when it comes to the calendar for Domestic Cricket if the Indian Premier League ends up being held later on this year. Ish Sodhi, a current International player, is the Rajasthan Royals’ Spin Bowling Consultant, and has commented on the ….

Tom Latham Breaks the NZ Cricket Streak

The Redpath Cup for 2020 was taken home by Opener Tom Latham, breaking a seven-year streak in which this trophy was won by either Ross Taylor or Kane Williamson. This is the first time Latham’s won the annual award and did so in recognition of his scoring 608 runs in ….

NZ Cricket May Host Test Series Against England

Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Cricket David Whyte has extended a generous offer to the English Cricket Board. He’s told them that we’ll host them in a Test Series if their summer fixtures get the axe due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. He said that he’d made contact ….

T20s Not Good for Cricket Says Glenn Turner

Glenn Turner, arguably one of the finest batsmen to ever come out of New Zealand, feels that Twenty20s are pushing more significant forms of Cricket into the background. He says that the shift of power from the Board to high-profile players has hurt the game and that it now seems ….