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Denied central contract, all-rounder Lea Tahuhu back in New Zealand frame ahead of Commonwealth Games
Auckland, July 1 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has brought in 31-year-old bowling stalwart Lea Tahuhu alongside young right-arm pace bowler Claudia Green as replacements for Lauren Down and Jess Kerr, who have both been ruled out for the quadrennial games.
2022-07-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Disappointing that New Zealand have not seized key moments, says selector Gavin Larsen
Auckland, June 21 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) selector Gavin Larsen has castigated the Test side for not seizing the "key moments", with hosts England taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
2022-06-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Ross Taylor hints at possible return to T20 cricket; coaching roles later
Auckland, June 10 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor, who retired from all forms of international cricket earlier this year, is not averse to returning on the cricket field, albeit as a T20 player or as a coach.
2022-06-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZC should have told White Ferns stalwarts of their contract status in advance: Elliott
Auckland, May 28 (IANS) Former Kiwi men's cricketer Grant Elliott feels that several women stalwarts, whose names did not figure in the latest list of contracted players released by New Zealand Cricket (NZC), should have been given prior notice to allow them to prepare for their future after international cricket.
2022-05-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
There is a feeling among England fans that there is no passion left in their country's cricket: Elliott
Auckland, May 14 (IANS) Former New Zealand player Grant Elliott believes the England cricket fans have started feeling that there is "no passion and feeling" left in their country's game, and added that Brendon McCullum being appointed as their Test coach was perhaps the best thing to happen to their cricket.
2022-05-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Kane Williamson returns to lead New Zealand for Test series in England
Auckland, May 4 (IANS) Charismatic New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will make his long-awaited return to Test cricket during the Black Caps' tour of England commencing next month.
2022-05-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand's Chapman tests Covid positive ahead of Netherlands series
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), March 27 (IANS) New Zealand suffered a setback before the start of the three-match ODI series against the Netherlands with all-rounder Mark Chapman testing positive for Covid-19 virus.
2022-03-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand makes major concessions for fans wanting to watch Women's World Cup
Auckland, March 23 (IANS) The New Zealand government has eased the Covid-19 restrictions to allow more fans to witness the showpiece ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022 weekend group matches, semifinals and final, according to reports.
2022-03-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
White Ferns not good enough to compete with the best: Former New Zealand batter Cumming
Auckland, March 22 (IANS) Former New Zealand opening batter Craig Cumming has said that one cannot say his country's women's team competing in the ICC World Cup has been unlucky, adding that the White Ferns are simply not good enough to compete with the best in the world.
2022-03-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Lanning leads the way as Australia beat India, enter semis
Auckland, March 19 (IANS) Captain Meg Lanning led from the front as Australia entered the semifinals of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket win over India at Eden Park on Saturday.
2022-03-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Australia enter semifinals with six-wicket win over India
Auckland, March 19 (IANS) Captain Meg Lanning led from the front as Australia entered the semifinals of ICC Women's Cricket World Cup with a six-wicket win over India at Eden Park on Saturday.
2022-03-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: New Zealand, England in a must-win situation
Auckland, March 19 (IANS) Host New Zealand and defending champions England are in a must-win situation when they clash in a league match of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at the Eden Park here on Sunday.
2022-03-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Had a chat with Mithali to score 4-5 runs an over, says Yastika
Auckland, March 19 (IANS) India top-order batter Yastika Bhatia said she had a chat with skipper Mithali Raj to score four or five runs per over during their 130-run partnership against Australia in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at Eden Park.
2022-03-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Partnerships key to avoid losing wickets in a cluster, says Mandhana
Auckland, March 18 (IANS) India opening batter Smriti Mandhana on Saturday said building batting partnerships will be the key to avoid losing wickets in a cluster in the crucial match against Australia in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup.
2022-03-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Will give ourselves every chance to beat India on Saturday, says Tahlia McGrath
Auckland, March 17 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Tahlia McGrath on Thursday insisted that her side will prepare very hard to give themselves every chance to defeat India in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at Eden Park on Saturday.
2022-03-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Want to forget win against Pakistan to move forward, says Nigar Sultana
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), March 17 (IANS) Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana on Thursday has called upon her side to forget their historic win over Pakistan if they are to achieve their second win on the trot against the West Indies at Bay Oval on Friday.
2022-03-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Knight leads with unbeaten 53 as England beat India by 4 wickets
Mount Maunganui, March 16 (IANS) Captain Heather Knight led the way with an unbeaten 53 as England beat India by four wickets in a crucial match of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval on Wednesday.
2022-03-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Bracewell, Cleaver earn maiden call-ups in New Zealand's squad for Netherlands series
Auckland, March 16 (IANS) All-rounder Michael Bracewell and wicketkeeper-batter Dane Cleaver on Tuesday earned their maiden New Zealand call-ups for the upcoming white-ball home series against Netherlands.
2022-03-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Charlie Dean takes four as India are bowled out for just 134
Mount Maunganui, March 16 (IANS) Charlie Dean clinched career-best figures of four for 23 in the 50-over format as India were bowled out for a paltry 134 in a must-win league match of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval on Wednesday.
2022-03-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Not having 12 frontline players for a series a big challenge, says NZ coach Stead
Auckland, March 16 (IANS) New Zealand men's cricket team head coach Gary Stead has said that not having 12 frontline players for a series is a "challenge" but with the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia and the ODI World Cup next year in India, i's a great opportunity to experiment.
2022-03-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Marizanne Kapp stars with bat, ball as South Africa beat England by three wickets
Mount Maunganui, March 14 (IANS) All-rounder Marizanne Kapp starred with both bat and ball as South Africa defeated England by three wickets in a thrilling match of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval on Monday.
2022-03-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: England's Cross believes not going away from Plan A will be important against SA
Mount Maunganui, March 13 (IANS) England pacer Kate Cross believes she and her bowling group just need to stick to Plan A ahead of their match in ICC Women's Cricket World Cup against South Africa. The defending champions are yet to get a win against their name in the tournament, losing to Australia by 12 runs and to West Indies by seven runs.
2022-03-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: A lot has happened in those five years, says Luus ahead of facing England
Mount Maunganui, March 13 (IANS) South Africa skipper Sune Luus feels a lot has happened since their defeat in the semifinals to England in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup and feels that Monday's match against the defending champions in the ongoing tournament will not be a revenge match for her team.
2022-03-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Shabnim Ismail holds her nerve as South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 runs
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), March 11 (IANS) South African right-arm pace bowler Shabnim Ismail held her nerve while bowling the crucial last over, conceding just four runs to help her team win a thriller against Pakistan Women by six runs, in the ICC Women's World Cup at the Bay Oval here on Friday.
2022-03-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Wolvaardt, Luus guide South Africa to competitive total vs Pakistan
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), March 11 (IANS) Clinical half-centuries from Laura Wolvaardt (75 off 91 balls) and skipper Sune Luus (62 off 102 balls) helped South Africa post a competitive 223/9 in their ICC Women's Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan at the Bay Oval here on Friday.
2022-03-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand stalwart Ross Taylor prepping up for his farewell series
Auckland, March 11 (IANS) Batting stalwart Ross Taylor will turn out for New Zealand XI against the touring Netherlands side in Napier next week as he looks to get some game-time ahead of his farewell ODI series against the Dutch later this month.
2022-03-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: I said to myself, I'm a game changer, says Anisa Mohammed
Dunedin, March 9 (IANS) Veteran West Indies spinner Anisa Mohammed revealed that before bowling the penultimate 48th over against England in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, she had told herself that she will be the game-changer for her team. Until that over, Anisa had 1/23 in four overs and England needed just nine runs off the last two overs for a nervy win.
2022-03-09
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Healy's quick-fire 72, King's incisive bowling help Australia thrash Pakistan
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), March 8 (IANS) Australia opener Alyssa Healy struck a breezy 72, while Alana King bowled a miserly spell in which she also took two wickets as the six-time champions defeated Pakistan Women by seven wickets with 92 balls to spare in the ICC Women's World Cup at the Bay Oval here on Tuesday.
2022-03-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Suzie Bates helps White Ferns get back to winning ways with unbeaten 79
Dunedin, March 7 (IANS) Veteran New Zealand batter Suzie Bates smashed an unbeaten half-century against Bangladesh on her home ground to help the home side to a nine-wicket victory in a rain-affected clash of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in overcast Dunedin on Monday.
2022-03-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Seeing a bit of Pak spinners from match vs India important: Mooney
Tauranga, March 7 (IANS) Australia left-handed batter Beth Mooney feels that seeing some bits of Pakistan spinners from their opening match against India on Sunday will be very important for her team. Australia's second match in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup will be against Pakistan at Bay Oval on Tuesday, where the pitch is likely to be used for the third time in five days.
2022-03-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's WC: Vastrakar, Rana and Mandhana fifties take India to 244/7 against Pakistan
Mount Maunganui, March 6 (IANS) Riding on brilliant fifties from Pooja Vastrakar (67 off 59), Sneh Rana (53 not out off 48) and Smriti Mandhana (52 off 75), India posted 244/7 against arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening match of the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup at the Bay Oval, here on Sunday.
2022-03-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's WC: Vastrakar, Rana, Gayakwad lead India to 107-run win over Pakistan (Ld)
Mount Maunganui, March 6 (IANS) A fighting batting effort by Pooja Vastrakar (67 off 59), Sneh Rana (53 not out off 48) and Smriti Mandhana (52 off 75) followed by a clinical bowling performance by Rajeshwari Gayakwad (4/31) helped India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan by 107 runs in their opening match of the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup at the Bay Oval, here on Sunday.
2022-03-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
ICC Women's World Cup: South Africa unconvincing in win against Bangladesh
Dunedin, March 5 (IANS) Veteran South African medium-pacer Ayabonga Khaka took four wickets for just 32 runs as they defeated Bangladesh Women by 32 runs in an ICC Women's World Cup match at the University Oval here on Saturday.
2022-03-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
We have a well-balanced side which wants to go the distance: SA skipper Luus
Dunedin, March 4 (IANS) South African Women's team captain Sune Luus is confident that if her "well-balanced" team fires in "all three departments" of the game they have the capability to go the distance in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, which got under way in New Zealand on Friday.
2022-03-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's WC: Matthews slams second career WODI ton as West Indies set challenging target
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), March 4 (IANS) Young West Indies opener Hayley Matthews slammed her second WODI century as the 23-year-old helped her team to a fighting 259/9 in 50 overs against hosts New Zealand Women in the inaugural match of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup here on Friday.
2022-03-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand batter Lauren Down ruled out of Women's World Cup
Auckland, Feb 26 (IANS) New Zealand batter Lauren Down has been ruled out of the upcoming 2022 Women's World Cup at home due to a thumb fracture.
2022-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's World Cup: Sophie Devine inspired by 2000 title triumph; wants to repeat feat
Auckland, Feb 26 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine and her team would be looking for inspiration from the 2000 title triumph when they begin their campaign in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup against the West Indies on March 4.
2022-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Australia are favourites; no pressure on us as defending champions: England skipper Knight
Auckland, Feb 26 (IANS) England women's cricket team captain Heather Knight conceded on Saturday that Australia will be the favourites to win the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, beginning on March 4, but added that her team was not under any pressure heading into the showpiece event as defending champions.
2022-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Satisfied with the talent we have for Women's World Cup campaign: Mithali Raj
Auckland, Feb 26 (IANS) India women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj is satisfied with the talent she has at her disposal going into the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup here from March 4, adding that most of them "have the ability to play at this level".
2022-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
A proud moment for New Zealand cricket: Williamson on 'Team of the Year' honour
Auckland, Feb 25 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that it was a proud moment for the cricketing community in the country to be named as 'Team of the Year' at the 59th Halberg Awards. The Halberg Awards, established in 1949, are given for recognising the top sporting achievements in New Zealand.
2022-02-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Women's ODI World Cup: Teams can play matches even with nine fit players
Auckland, Feb 24 (IANS) Teams at the women's ODI World Cup starting next week will be allowed to take the field even with nine fit players in case of a Covid-19 outbreak.
2022-02-24
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Former SA all-rounder Shandre Fritz among officials for Women's World Cup
Auckland, Feb 22 (IANS) Former South Africa all-rounder Shandre Fritz is among eight women who figure in the list of 15 match officials chosen to adjudicate the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, scheduled to begin on March 4.
2022-02-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
ICC Women's World Cup: New Zealand to aim for glory again after 22 years
Auckland, Feb 13 (IANS) When New Zealand hosts the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022 from March 4 onwards, it would be looking to bring back the glory after almost 22 years when they last won the trophy, defeating trans-Tasman rivals Australia by four runs in 2000/01.
2022-02-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Australia-New Zealand T20I series abandoned due to travel restrictions
Auckland, Feb 9 (IANS) The T20I series between Australia and England, which was scheduled to be played in Napier next month, has been abandoned due to the ongoing travel restrictions between the trans-Tasman neighbours.
2022-02-09
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
India women's ODI series against New Zealand to start from Feb 12 in revised schedule
Auckland, Feb 4 (IANS) India women's team ODI series against New Zealand will now begin on February 12, said New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Friday. As per the now revised schedule, the first of the five ODIs will begin from February 12, a day later than the original date.
2022-02-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand pick Fran Jonas ignore Leigh Kasperek for Women's World Cup
Auckland, Feb 3 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket on Thursday announced their squad for the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, leaving out off-spinner Leigh Kasperek, White Ferns' leading ODI wicket-taker since the 2017 edition of the event.
2022-02-03
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
It was just about time at home and to work on my game: Jamieson on absence from IPL Auction
Auckland, Feb 3 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson revealed that he was absent from IPL Auction 2022 list to spend time at home and work on his game. He also hoped that he will be available to play in future editions of the IPL after giving the upcoming 2022 season a miss. In the 2021 IPL auctions, Jamieson was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and featured in nine matches, taking nine wickets at an economy rate of 9.60.
2022-02-03
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Limited-overs series between Australia and New Zealand postponed
Auckland, Jan 19 (IANS) New Zealand's limited-overs tour to Australia, originally scheduled between January 24 and February 9, has been postponed until further notice due to New Zealand's border controls and quarantine requirements.
2022-01-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
To not have Taylor at first slip or in dressing room will be slightly different: Latham
Auckland, Jan 19 (IANS) New Zealand opener Tom Latham said it will be slightly different to not see Ross Taylor at first slip or dressing room in the Test team. At the same time, he added that Taylor's retirement from Test cricket gives the youngsters in the squad an opportunity to fill the void left by the veteran batter.
2022-01-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
In my mind, I wanted to finish on my own terms: Taylor on retirement
Auckland, Jan 17 (IANS) New Zealand batter Ross Taylor said on Monday that he had the idea in his mind to finish his international career on his own terms. He added that the messages received ever since announcing his international cricket after the 2022 home summer have been 'unbelievable'.
2022-01-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket