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Nicholls to make test debut
Nicholls to make test debut

As one New Zealand test cricketer exits after this series against Australia, a 269th will debut tomorrow at the Basin Reserve…

Australia recall Jackson Bird for first test
Australia recall Jackson Bird for first test

James Pattinson has been axed from the Australian XI due to a lack of fitness, meaning Jackson Bird…

BJ Watling holds key to rare test win
BJ Watling holds key to rare test win

BJ Watling's return to fitness remains pivotal to New Zealand's hopes of achieving a rare test win against…

Australia to target Martin Guptill
Australia to target Martin Guptill

Australian spearhead Josh Hazlewood has fired a pointed shot at Martin Guptill ahead of the first test.

Waugh: Kiwi crowds know how to hurt
Waugh: Kiwi crowds know how to hurt

Former Australia captain says Smith and co must ignore rabid crowds to ace a crunch showdown against New Zealand.

Black Caps finally box seat
Black Caps finally box seat

If the Black Caps don't win the test series against Australia, writes Chris Rattue, there should be deep disappointment

Southee confident of finding form
Southee confident of finding form

New Zealand's senior seamer Tim Southee is confident he'll be ready to lead the bowling attack against Australia

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Middle & Leg: Shades, hypocrisy, beer & manscapes
Middle & Leg: Shades, hypocrisy, beer & manscapes

Still absolutely fizzing at the bunghole after the New Zealanders retained the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy…

Cricket: Brendon McCullum's last hurrah

The last hurrah, part one, is done. Four innings, max, are left before Brendon McCullum is gone from New Zealand cricket. He…

No ill-feeling after fiery ODI - skippers

Rival captains Steve Smith and Brendon McCullum go on smooching offensive, hosing down speculation of ill-feeling spilling…

Steve Smith: There should be no replay on screen till next ball bowled

When Australian captain Steve Smith awoke this morning, his views on the Mitchell Marsh incident had not changed one iota. It's…

Cricket stoush: Your questions answered
Cricket stoush: Your questions answered

New Zealand Herald writer David Leggat answered all those burning questions from all the drama at last…

Hesson: There's always going to be niggle when the world's best teams clash

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said today there's always going to be ''a bit of niggle" when the world's best teams clash. He…

Cricket: Craig replaces Santner for opening test

Mark Craig will join the Black Caps squad for the opening Test against Australia, after Mitchell Santner was ruled out with…

Aussie media: NZ helped to win by 'mob rule'

Brendon McCullum's hypocrisy and "mob rule" by a "rabid" crowd combined to bring Australia down at Seddon Park, according…

The Elliott sledge that riled the Aussies

The sledge that started a verbal transtasman war was a simple reminder of the rules of cricket.

Australia media see red over controversy
Australia media see red over controversy

Australian media have wasted no time in taking the long handle to the Black Caps following the Mitchell…

Bizarre dismissal sparks controversy

Watch: Mitchell Marsh was the victim of one of the freakier dismissals you're ever likely to see on a cricket pitch.

As it happened: Black Caps win Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

In a fitting farewell to captain Brendon McCullum from the limited overs game, New Zealand triumphed by 55 runs.

Boult and Santner ruled out of Black Caps

New Zealand have suffered a double blow ahead of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy decider against Australia in Hamilton. Trent…

You beauty! Black Caps romp to victory

NZ farewell Brendon McCullum with sensational win over Australia to retain Chappell-Hadlee trophy - but not without controversy…

Cricket: Classic catches will always be compelling
Cricket: Classic catches will always be compelling

The value of fielding can sometimes be forgotten in cricket but efforts like Adam Milne's one-hander…

Black Caps need middle order to fire to win series

Former United States president Theodore Roosevelt summed up his foreign policy as: "speak softly, and carry a big stick". French…

Guptill goes unsold in IPL auction

The Indian Premier League auction again proved its unpredictability last night.

Record stand helps Aussie home

Mitchell Marsh and John Hastings helped Australia to defeat New Zealand and level the Chappell-Hadlee series.

McCullum: I'm my own worst enemy

The Black Caps captain can thrill as one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket but also frustrate.

As it happened: Aus win after Black Caps fightback
As it happened: Aus win after Black Caps fightback

Live blog of the second ODI between the Black Caps and Australia at Westpac Stadium.

David Leggat: Debutant Nicholls shaping up

As the light is all but extinguished on one notable New Zealand test career, another flame will be lit on a new one at the…

Cricket: Santner becoming ever-present for Black Caps

A glance at Mitchell Santner's appearance record is testimony to the regard in which he's held by the national selectors…

Action-packed afternoon for Guptill

Martin Guptill will have one eye on the Indian Premier League auction when the Black Caps play Australia tomorrow.

Nicholls replaces Taylor in test team

Henry Nicholls is set to replace Ross Taylor for the first cricket test against Australia in Wellington.

Khawaja to play in Wellington
Khawaja to play in Wellington

Australia have selected Usman Khawaja to replace Shaun Marsh for the second Chappell-Hadlee one day…

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