Cricket: Perfect storm casts threat as NZ batting once more exposed
Cricket: Perfect storm casts threat as NZ batting once more exposed

No one is saying it but there's the risk of a perfect storm brewing for New Zealand.

Cricket: Imperturbable Amla in a hurry but not in a rush
Cricket: Imperturbable Amla in a hurry but not in a rush

By the time he passed 50 yesterday, a Hashim Amla century had a certain inevitability about it.

Cricket: Ryder declines chance to make Black Caps
Cricket: Ryder declines chance to make Black Caps

Jesse Ryder's indicated he doesn't want to be part of the Black Cap's World Cup campaign. Ryder's smashed 136 off 57 balls…

Black Caps crumble to defeat
Black Caps crumble to defeat

New Zealand have crashed to another comprehensive defeat in today's second ODI against South Africa at Bay Oval.

Cricket

Can McCullum drive Black Caps to glory?
Can McCullum drive Black Caps to glory?

You wouldn't call Brendon McCullum the sort prone to flights of fancy. But what happens when you ask…

Cricket: Southee prepared to take one for team

Sitting out games for his country doesn't, er, sit that well with Tim Southee; then again, he understands the logic.

video Cricket: Black Caps need to win

Black Caps bowler Tim Southee and Proteas Batsman Hashima Amla speak to media ahead of the 2nd ODI cricket international…

Ryder smashes 100 off 39 balls

Jesse Ryder has sent the New Zealand selectors a timely reminder of his abilities, smoking a 39-ball century for Otago against…

Cricket: Southee fit and raring to go
Cricket: Southee fit and raring to go

Tim Southee is fit and raring to get stuck into South Africa tomorrow, after missing the opening ODI…

Williamson injury puts pressure on batting

It was a good news, bad news kind of day for the Black Caps yesterday.

Familiar faces return to Auckland's team

Auckland are a significantly changed group from last season for the start of the Plunket Shield competition against Northern…

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Special report: The Shame Game

How to fix NZ cricket system?
How to fix NZ cricket system?

When a player was approached to contribute to a story on New Zealand Cricket's high-performance set-up, his answer while…

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International Cricket

Cricket: Williamson ruled out
Cricket: Williamson ruled out

Black Caps batsman Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the remaining two one-day internationals against South Africa. Williamson…

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Domestic Cricket

Cricket: Injuries hinder NZ warm-up
Cricket: Injuries hinder NZ warm-up

New Zealand have injury issues to contend with as they prepare for the first serious examination of World Cup summer. Senior…

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Mark Richardson on cricket

Mark Richardson: Black Caps must grow a pair when heat goes on
Mark Richardson: Black Caps must grow a pair when heat goes on

The Black Caps need to grow some balls. Their failure to progress past pool play in the ICC World T20 was yet another display…

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David Leggat on sport

David Leggat: Ryder carving a path to World Cup squad
David Leggat: Ryder carving a path to World Cup squad

A few weeks back, Mike Hesson made the point that the World Cup door was not shut on Jesse Ryder.

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