Cricket

World Test Championship Final’s Shocking Prize

The world is still coming to terms with the recent announcement of the ICC World Test Championship. The winners are set to take home $2.24 million while the runner-up is set to receive $1.12 million. This is a lot less than what other major trophy winners receive and has led ….

BJ Watling To Retire For Family Reasons

Extended periods of time spent away from his young family, more than anything, was what had eventually led Black Caps legend BJ Watling to call time on his cricketing career with New Zealand. Watling, 35, announced this week that he’ll be calling time on his career once the Black Caps ….

Coach Says Siefert Coping Despite Isolation

While there isn’t yet any specific timetable in place for Black Caps player Tim Seifert’s return back home from India, coach Gary Stead has voiced his backing of the player to make it through a precarious and harrowing time. Seifert remains stranded in India after returning two failed PCR tests ….

Kiwi Players Happy To Remain In IPL For Now

Although obviously concerned about everything happening around them in India, New Zealand Cricket Players Association chief executive Heath Mills has said Kiwis competing in the country in this year’s Indian Premier League tournament feel safe in their respective IPL bubbles. Although the New Zealanders competing in this year’s most cash-rich ….

Ben Stokes Will Miss NZ Clash Over Injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes could be sidelined for as long as 12 weeks over a fracture sustained to his left index finger during last Monday’s IPL clash between Punjab Kings and the Rajasthan Royals. This means the star cornerstone player will miss out on England’s upcoming Test series against the ….

Kylie Jamieson Fined For Outburst At Umpire

Black Caps champion pace bowler Kyle Jamieson has managed to rack up a second penalty offence in a space of only a couple of months. Jamieson has now been fined 15 per cent of his full match fee earned during Tuesday’s One Day International match against Bangladesh. The fast bowler ….

Finn Allen’s IPL Pick Could Ruin NZ Debut

Young batting phenomenon Finn Allen has just become the first New Zealander ever to be bought by an IPL side before first representing the Black Caps. The 21-year-old will join Royal Challengers Bangalore in the place of Aussie Josh Philippe. But the special selection may cost him another golden opportunity, ….

Joe Root Says Poor Pitches Shouldn’t Be OK

England Test captain Joe Root is calling on the imposition of sanctions on countries found guilty of having produced sub-standard pitches. Root raised the issue after India secured the fastest Test victory scored by any side since 1935 on the second day of play at Ahmedabad. The issue had been ….

Kyle Jamieson Named Cricinfo 2020 Debutant

Black Cap Kyle Jamieson has been named Debutant of the Year by Cricinfo as part of the ESPN-owned website’s annual awards. Jamieson has enjoyed a phenomenal first year in Test cricket after appearances for New Zealand in Tests across Pakistan, India, and the West Indies. The young star in his ….

Fast Bowler Neil Wagner Plays With Broken Toes

A yorker by Shaheen Afridi fractured two toes on Neil Wagner’s right foot during New Zealand’s first innings in the December 30 Test against Pakistan. But the fast bowler didn’t let this dent his stride. Wagner, with the help of a couple of painkillers and sheer grit, went on to ….