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Black Caps ponder need for change
Black Caps ponder need for change

Lips are sealed but there's a strong likelihood of an unchanged NZ team for the fifth straight game when they face Afghanistan…

Why we love Kane Williamson
Why we love Kane Williamson

In sport as in less important things, the biggest challenge for a talented youngster can be to live…

Looming record not on Vettori's radar
Looming record not on Vettori's radar

Dan Vettori admits he's never given much thought to his ODI bowling statistics. If he plays against…

Cricket World Cup Video

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Captain Preston Mommsen uncertain about future and…

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"We should bat like we're batting first and not think…

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Cricket World Cup: Middle order a concern for Black Caps - Buchanan
Cricket World Cup: Middle order a concern for Black Caps - Buchanan

Former director of New Zealand cricket John Buchanan says the Black Caps middle order is a concern heading into the business…

World Cup fever rises in Napier
World Cup fever rises in Napier

The Black Caps will swap bats and balls for pens this evening as they continue with rest and relaxation before taking on…

Every member ready to fire - Southee
Every member ready to fire - Southee

Senior New Zealand bowler Tim Southee is adamant the four players not required so far in the World Cup will be ready to…

Cricket: 'It's going pretty good'
Cricket: 'It's going pretty good'

New Zealand played four, won four, are top of their group and sailing along nicely towards the World Cup quarter-final in…

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McCullum, a heartland hero
McCullum, a heartland hero

David Kelly thinks Brendon McCullum's dashing work in the Cricket World Cup is breathing life into New…

Unbeaten Black Caps fifth in the world

The Black Caps have moved up just one spot to fifth in the latest ICC one-day rankings.

Is the Black Caps fast start a good thing?

The Black Caps have got off to a flier in the World Cup, winning their first four games to sit top of pool A. It's a great…

Tony Blain: Low-scoring affairs still value for money

Under normal circumstances if a one-day match lasts a total of only 40 or 50 overs, with just a couple of hundred runs scored…

Hesson wary of Afghani pace attack
Hesson wary of Afghani pace attack

Wondering what to make of Afghanistan, the fledgling cricket nation who have won hearts, and a game…

CWC: Brittle middle order exposed

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson faces a selection conundrum leading into what should be New Zealand's least challenging assignment…

Who's carrying the batting?

After the euphoria, the cold-eyed analysis. New Zealand will almost certainly top Pool A after their nerve-shredding win…

McCullum shakes blow for golf

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum arrived in Hawke's Bay yesterday bandaged but full of smiles after his heroic innings…

Is a re-match on the cards?

The Black Caps and Australia are a chance to meet at Eden Park once again at the Cricket World Cup - in the semifinals.

NZ v Oz: How the odds fluctuated
NZ v Oz: How the odds fluctuated

Saturday's heart-stopping Black Caps v Australia battle wasn't just the focus of tens of thousands at…

Fine form spurs rush for tickets

The Black Caps' pulsating form in the Cricket World Cup is sparking a surge of ticket sales, and some seats are still available…

CWC: Black Caps back to business

A day or two to reflect on their part in one of the most stunning of all conclusions to a World Cup match, then back to…

Mark Greatbatch at the Cricket World Cup: Performance shows Daniel Vettori at top of his game

The quality of swing bowling has been the outstanding feature of this World Cup. And the best examples of that so far came…

CWC: Starc reminder about left swingers

The Eden Park thriller on Saturday saw two world-class southpaw seamers producing high art with the ball.

Chris Rattue at the Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum has proved himself his way
Chris Rattue at the Cricket World Cup: Brendon McCullum has proved himself his way

Brendon McCullum's late-career surge has been so extraordinary that he now stands alongside Sir Richard…

Cricket's future at Eden Park shaky despite sell-out

Over 40,000 fans packed into Eden Park for yesterday's epic World Cup clash between the Black Caps and Australia, but despite…

How bad is McCullum's arm?

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has allayed any concerns about captain Brendon McCullum’s fitness.

Here's how Aussie media reacted

"Mitchell Starc nearly steals show!" After the Black Caps' thrilling win over Australia at Eden Park, the Aussie pundits…

Cricket: Vettori masterclass underpins epic victory

Australia were blown away spectacularly, even after having hit the ground running. Nine wickets for 26 in 9.1 overs. And…

A nation celebrates THAT six
A nation celebrates THAT six

Kane Williamson enters New Zealand cricket folklore after hitting a six to win a heart-stopping Word…

Cricket: Boult performance one for the ages

Trent Boult delivered a swing bowling master-class yesterday with career-best figures of five for 27 from 10 overs against…

Cricket World Cup: Martin Crowe inducted into Hall of Fame

Batting legend Martin Crowe was inducted into cricket's Hall of Fame during a moving ceremony yesterday.

Mark Richardson: Kane Williamson, you are a freak

Kane Williamson, surely, is not human. His brain, surely, does not work like the rest of us, writes Mark Richardson.

McCullum expected fit for next pool game

Brendon McCullum is expected to be fit to lead New Zealand against Afghanistan next weekend, after a scare during his hectic…

Shades of ABs in Black Caps win
Shades of ABs in Black Caps win

The Black Caps were All Blacks-like in their first-half execution yesterday. They were more like the…

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