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New Zealand opt to bowl in first Sri Lanka Test

New Zealand opt to bowl in first Sri Lanka Test

WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl on a green wicket in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Wellington s Basin Reserve on Saturday.Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson said he expected the pitch would suit his three-pronged pace attack, comprising Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner.”There s obviously a bit […]

Pakistan 15-member Test squad announced for 3rd Test match against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi

Pakistan 15-member Test squad announced for 3rd Test match against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi

Pakistan 15-member Test squad announced for 3rd Test match against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur has retained the 15-member Test squad for the third Test match against New Zealand. The […]

Sarfraz calls on Pakistan batsmen to dig in against New Zealand

Sarfraz calls on Pakistan batsmen to dig in against New Zealand

DUBAI (AFP) – Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed urged his faltering batsmen to play long innings to help their team bounce back in the second Test against New Zealand starting in Dubai on Saturday.Since the retirement of two senior established batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq last year, Pakistan have been struggling to post big totals, especially […]

Rain washes away Pakistan’s chance of series win over New Zealand

Rain washes away Pakistan’s chance of series win over New Zealand

DUBAI (AFP) – Persistent rain forced the third and final one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand to be abandoned Sunday, extending the Asian side s seven-year wait for a series win over the Black Caps.New Zealand, set a daunting 280-run target against a potent Pakistan bowling attack were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted […]

New Zealand declines PCB’s invitation to play T20 series in Pakistan

New Zealand declines PCB’s invitation to play T20 series in Pakistan

  The New Zealand cricket board has declined the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) invitation to the Black Caps to play a three-match Twenty20 series in Pakistan, New Zealand’s NewsHub service reported on Tuesday. The Kiwis are set to play three Tests, three One Day Internationals and three T20 matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) […]

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

LONDON; England posted a new women’s Twenty20 international record of 250 for three against South Africa at Taunton on Wednesday — just hours after New Zealand had done the same thing to the Proteas at the same ground. The three sides are taking part in a triangular tournament where teams will play ‘double-headers’. It was […]

New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery

New Zealand cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery

WELLINGTON; New Zealand cricketing great Richard Hadlee has undergone surgery for bowel cancer but is expected to make a full recovery, his wife Dianne said Wednesday. “Last month, Richard had a routine, three-year colonoscopy, and we discovered that he has bowel cancer,” she said in a statement. “He has since had an operation to remove […]

Shoaib Malik ruled out from T20 series against New Zealand

Shoaib Malik ruled out from T20 series against New Zealand

Shoaib Malik ruled out from T20I series against New Zealand Wellington: (Asghar Ali Mubarik) Pakistan Tour Management Committee, consisting of Team Manager, Talat Ali, Head Coach, Mickey Arthur and Captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, held a meeting with Pakistan Team Physiotherapist, Vib Singh and Shoaib Malik to discuss his participation in the upcoming 3 match T20I series […]

New Zealand to launch urgent inquiry into Napier ODI washout

New Zealand to launch urgent inquiry into Napier ODI washout

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said Friday it was reviewing Napier´s suitability to host international fixtures after the second one-dayer against Australia was abandoned due to a rain-sodden outfield. The washout on Thursday was the third time in four years that inclement weather has forced a one-day international to be cancelled at Napier´s McLean Park […]