Cricket

James Anderson Seals England Oval Victory

James Anderson became the most accomplished fast bowler in Test history when he claimed victory for England with an 118-run win against India at the Oval. With only one wicket to fail, Anderson only needed one more to break the 563 record that he had shared with retired Australian legend ….

New Zealand Denies Playing T20 Series In Pakistan

New Zealand has announced that it will not be participating in the three-match T20 series, which is set to take place later this year in Pakistan. The refusal came after a proposal was set forth by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which requested that New Zealand participate in the three T20Is, ….

New Zealand Weighing Up Against Playing in Pakistan

New Zealand has recently announced their indecision whether to play in Pakistan for the first time in 15 years. This is despite an invitation to play in the country from Pakistan’s cricket board. The New Zealand cricket team hasn’t been back to play in Pakistan since 2003, mainly due to ….

Ball-Tampering and Why It’s Viewed So Harshly

What is ball-tampering? It’s a Level Two offence, of which Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were found guilty, and is very serious. There are four levels under the International Cricket Council, ICC, Code of Conduct, which are guided by a cricket committee that includes previous players and umpiring reps, with ….

Ben Stokes Happy To Be Back In Squad

Ben Stokes Happy To Be Back Kiwi-born England all-rounder Ben Stokes has expressed his heartfelt gratitude at being able to play cricket for England once more. Stokes on Wednesday went all out as England thumped New Zealand in Maunganui, evening the score of their five-match ODI series at 1-1. It ….

Disappointing T20 Final For Black Caps

Twenty20 Stops Short On A Slow Note The Black Caps’ Twenty20 run is over for the summer and it didn’t end on quite the note that they were hoping for. Despite their having had a good run its hard to give them a whole-hearted thumbs up. Not because they didn’t ….

Black Caps Make Finals Despite Losing

New Zealand Progress To Finals On Runs England may have won, but New Zealand is still through to the final against Australia. A feat described by Black Caps opener Colin Munro, as being bittersweet. A 12 run-stint was what was required of the final over, but sadly, the Mark Chapman ….

Ben Stokes’ Instant Selection A Mistake

Ben Stokes Set For NZ ODI’s Selecting Ben Stokes to re-join the English cricket team in New Zealand with the promise of being able to play, is a mistake. This according to former team skipper Mike Atherton. Atherton is very adamant about the fact that the all-rounder, who has been ….

England Suffer Three Out Of Three Defeats

England Third Time Unlucky England has successfully completed a trilogy of Twenty20 losses as they deal with the reality of having been beaten by New Zealand’s Black Caps once again. The Black Caps made it all the way to 196 for 5, with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson having been ….

England Heads For T20 Tri-Series At Cake Tin

England Heads For The Cake Tin The last couple of months have been a trying few months for England, with the unsavoury weather in New Zealand threatening to further dampen the English moods by delaying their flight out of Australia on Sunday. The trans-Tasman T20 tri-series continues in Wellington soon ….