New Zealand

Knee Injury Rules Pietersen Out Of Final Test, IPL 2013

Kevin Pietersen has been ruled out of England's decisive third and final Test against New Zealand after suffering an injury to his right knee. The problem has developed since arrival in New Zealand and he is now going to miss the Indian Premier League as a result.
20 March 2013

Bracewell Poised For Return To New Zealand Squad

Fast bowler Doug Bracewell is poised to return to New Zealand's squad ahead of the decisive third Test against England in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March), should he get through a domestic game without any problems. Bracewell was, somewhat embarrassingly, unavailable for the opening two matches, which were both drawn, after he cut his foot while cleaning up following a house party.
19 March 2013

No Break In The Weather As Wellington Test Drawn

The second Test between England and New Zealand in Wellington was drawn after no play was possible on the final day at the Basin Reserve. With New Zealand unable to continue from a score of 162 for two in their second innings, the series remains level at 0-0 heading into the final Test in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March).
18 March 2013

New Zealand Unchanged Ahead Of Second Test

New Zealand have named an unchanged squad ahead of the second Test against England, which gets underway in Wellington on Thursday (14th March). Fast bowler Doug Bracewell has not recovered from the foot injury that ruled him out of the opening game, which ended in a draw in Dunedin.
11 March 2013

Finn, Trott Dig In To Secure Draw For England

England successfully batted through the final day of the opening Test against New Zealand in Dunedin to salvage a morale-boosting draw. Such a result looked a long way off when they were bowled out for 167 on day two but after New Zealand declared on 460 for nine, England amassed 421 for six in their second innings.
10 March 2013

Swann Set For Operation, Opening Day Washed Out

The opening day of the first Test between England and New Zealand saw no play at all due to rain and bad light at Dunedin's University Oval. New Zealand handed left-arm spinner Bruce Martin and opening batsman Hamish Rutherford their Test debuts while England were forced to replace Graeme Swann with Monty Panesar.
6 March 2013

Bracewell Ruled Out, Butler, Wagner In Contention

New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of the first Test against England with the foot injury he sustained at the weekend. He suffered the unusual injury while clearing up afer a house party, and New Zealand Cricket have reminded Bracewell of his obligations as an international player.
5 March 2013

Bracewell Suffers Unfortunate Foot Injury

New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell is an injury doubt for the first Test against England which starts on Wednesday (6th March) in Dunedin. The 22-year-old, who has taken 46 wickets in 15 Tests, reportedly cut his foot on glass while clearing up after a house party.
4 March 2013

Watling Leads New Zealand XI To Victory Over England

BJ Watling's unbeaten 89 guided the New Zealand XI to an impressive three-wicket victory over the touring English side on the final day in Queenstown. Set 334 for victory after England declared on 256 for nine in their second innings, the home team reached their victory target to leave England with a few questions to ponder ahead of the first Test in Dunedin.
2 March 2013

Three Uncapped Players In New Zealand Test Squad

New Zealand have named their squad for the first Test against England, which begins on 6th March in Dunedin. Included are three uncapped players in the forms of Hamish Rutherford, Tom Latham and Bruce Martin, while Tim Southee and Ross Taylor return after missing the Test series defeat to South Africa.
23 February 2013

Finn Leads England To Series-Clinching Win

England's bowlers combined to skittle New Zealand for just 185 in the deciding One-Day International at Eden Park. On another ground with ridiculously short boundaries, none of New Zealand's batsmen, bar the in-form Brendon McCullum, were able to take advantage as Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann backed up incisive opening spells from James Anderson and Steven Finn.
23 February 2013

MCC World Committee To Meet In New Zealand

The MCC World Cricket Committee will break new ground when it meets in New Zealand for the first time later this month in Auckland. The two-day meeting will be held on 25th and 26th February and chaired by former England captain Mike Brearley, will be the first at which former West Indian captain Jimmy Adams will be in attendance.
22 February 2013

Thumb Surgery Rules Guptill Out Of Test Series

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill will miss the final One-Day International and then all three Tests against England to undergo an operation on his injured thumb. He will go under the knife next week to repair ligament damage to his left thumb, an injury he picked up earlier in the series.
21 February 2013

Top-Order Batsmen Help England Level ODI Series

England's top-order batsmen comfortably overhauled New Zealand's 269 to square the One-Day International series in Napier. Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root all passed 50 as England chased down their target with 14 balls to spare. Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum had helped the home side recover from a sluggish start, which had seen them drift to 143 for four after 36 overs, with a swashbuckling stand of 100 in less than 10 overs.
20 February 2013

Hiscox Launch Cricket Club Insurance

Specialist insurer Hiscox has launched a niche insurance policy designed to cater for the bespoke needs of UK Cricket Clubs. The new product, ClubCricketCover, is available from 18 February 2013 through sports insurance broker, Mead Sport and Leisure Limited ("Mead").
19 February 2013

Ronchi To Lead New Zealand XI, Vincent Retires

Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi will captain the New Zealand XI which will take on England in a four-day tour game in Queenstown ahead of the three-match Test series. Former Australian international Ronchi also played in the Twenty20 warm-ups against the tourists and experienced quick bowler Mark Gillespie is also selected.
19 February 2013

Southee Returns To New Zealand Side

New Zealand have called up Hamish Rutherford and Tim Southee to replace the injured pair of Martin Guptill and Mitchell McClenaghan for the second ODI against England. Guptill, who could yet return for the third game in Auckland, sustained a hamstring injury during yesterday's win in Hamilton, while McClenaghan picked up a side strain and has been ruled out for the remainder of the series.
18 February 2013

McCullum Powers New Zealand To Victory

Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill played starring roles as New Zealand beat England by three wickets in the first One-Day International in Hamiton. McCullum and Williamson scored half-centuries while Guptill played through the pain to steer New Zealand home, overhauling England's 258 with seven balls to spare.
17 February 2013

England Smash New Zealand To Clinch T20 Series

England clinched a 2-1 Twenty20 International series win over New Zealand in emphatic style, crushing the Black Caps by 10 wickets in the decisive match in Wellington. After New Zealand reached 139 for eight, England raced to 143 without loss in just 12.4 overs as openers Michael Lumb and Alex Hales scored unbeaten half-centuries.
15 February 2013

England Beat New Zealand In Final Super Six Game

England Women beat New Zealand Women by 15 runs in the final Super Six match of the Women's World Cup in a match that was a repeat of the final four years ago. Events elsewhere in Mumbai, where the West Indies beat Australia, confirmed that neither of this sides can go any further in the tournament, but that didn't stop them producing an entertaining game.
13 February 2013


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