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Year in review: Cricket World's Best Test XI of 2019

When you have Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli as your numbers 3, 4 and 5, you know the cruise is headed in the right direction.
26 December 2019

Marnus Labuschagne and Bradley-John Watling Move Towards Top 10

Neil Wagner also shot up in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for bowlers after his match-winning five-wicket haul against England in the first Test in Tauranga.
26 November 2019

Cricket World Player of the Week - BJ Watling

With his match-winning 205-run knock against England, Watling became the first New Zealand wicketkeeper and 9th worldwide to score a Test double century.
25 November 2019

BJ Watling urges more caution against Keshav Maharaj

New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling has urged his team-mates to adopt a cautious approach against South Africa left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj after his match-winning spell in Wellington.
22 March 2017

Cricket World Player of the Week - Dilruwan Perera

Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bags the Cricket World Player of the Week award for leading his team to a historic series victory against Australia after winning the second Test in Galle by a massive 229-run margin.
8 August 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Kusal Mendis

For scoring the highest individual score in Pallekele and helping Sri Lanka secure a fabulous victory in the first Test against Australia, Kusal Mendis is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
1 August 2016

Cricket World Player of the Week - Imran Tahir

South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir is the Cricket World Player of the Week for his impressive performances in the recently concluded Twenty20 International series against England.
22 February 2016

New Zealand include Munro, Watling for Pakistan ODIs

New Zealand selectors have picked Colin Munro and BJ Watling in the One-Day International squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.
23 January 2016

New Zealand upbeat about day-night Test challenge - BJ Watling

New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling expressed that the Black Caps are optimistic about the upcoming day-night Test match against Australia which will be played in Adelaide in November.
8 October 2015

Cricket World Player of the Week - Stuart Broad

For picking seven wickets and scoring a quick fire 46 off just 39 balls to make sure England do not concede a lead in the second Test to New Zealand in Headingley, Stuart Broad is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
1 June 2015

Watling's century puts New Zealand ahead after a great day of cricket

BJ Watling hit an unbeaten ton for New Zealand to put the visitors 338 runs ahead and in a good position at stumps on day three of the riveting second Test at Headingley against England.
31 May 2015

Williamson, Watling Set New Record

Kane Williamson and BJ Watling put on a new Test record of 365 for the sixth wicket as New Zealand bounced back to put Sri Lanka under pressure on day four of the second and final Test in Wellington.
6 January 2015

New Zealand Strike After Hitting 403

New Zealand enjoyed another good day in Dubai as they reduced Pakistan to 34 for two at stumps on day two of the second Test after being bowled out themselves for 403.
18 November 2014

Ronchi, Watling Make Runs On Day Two

Luke Ronchi and BJ Watling made useful runs before the touring New Zealanders drew their two-day tour game against a Jamaica Select XI at the Trelawny Multiplex.
31 May 2014

McCullum Defies India With 281 Not Out

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten 281 runs helped his side defy India on day four of the second Test in Wellington, reaching 571 for six at stumps to take a 325-run lead into the final day.
17 February 2014

McCullum, Watling Launch Fightback

A vital 158-run sixth-wicket partnership between skipper Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling helped New Zealand save face in the second Test versus India, finishing day three six runs ahead.
16 February 2014

Mominul Leads Bangladesh Counter-Attack

For the second day in a row, New Zealand had the better of the early part of the day before Bangladesh hit back in the evening session during the first Test in Chittagong.
10 October 2013

Watling, Martin Out Of Headingley Test, Guptill Returns

New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling has been ruled out of the second and final Test against England which begins at Headingley on Friday with a knee injury. He picked up the injury during New Zealand's 170-run defeat in the opening match at Lord's and will be replaced - as he was at the home of cricket - as wicket-keeper by captain Brendon McCullum.
22 May 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

Trent Boult And BJ Watling Ruled Out Of Opening Test

Fast-bowler Trent Boult and wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling have been ruled out of the New Zealand side for the first Test against West Indies, which begins tomorrow in Antigua. Both men were named in the Black Caps' original 15-man Test squad back in May, but have sustained quad muscle injuries and missed the drawn warm-up match against WICB President's XI.
24 July 2012