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Cricket: Rutherford to open for Black Caps

Cricket: Rutherford to open for Black Caps

Hamish Rutherford should consider buying Brendon McCullum a thank-you gift ahead of the first test against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day.

Cricket: NZ down Pakistan to take ODI series

Cricket: NZ down Pakistan to take ODI series

An incisive bowling display by Matt Henry and composed batting from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor has secured the one-day international series against Pakistan 3-2 and broken the deadlock between the teams across all formats over the past six weeks in the United Arab Emirates.

Cricket: Questions for NZ in final ODI

Cricket: Questions for NZ in final ODI

To rotate or pick the best XI; that is the question for New Zealand ahead of the fifth and final ODI against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi starting late tonight.

Cricket: Two games left for NZ to find form

Cricket: Two games left for NZ to find form

If you were going to choose a time to have a poor game, as New Zealand did collectively in Sharjah yesterday, this is demonstrably not it.

Cricket: The three big issues for NZ selectors

Cricket: The three big issues for NZ selectors

The 30 players named in the initial Black Caps Cricket World Cup squad have 26 days to impress selectors before the squad is cut to the 15 players who will take part in the tournament.

Cricket: Squad shows selectors moving on from Ryder

Cricket: Squad shows selectors moving on from Ryder

This is the World Cup preliminary squad you weren't going to see.

Cricket: Ryder out as NZ name World Cup squad

Cricket: Ryder out as NZ name World Cup squad

Otago batsman Jesse Ryder has missed out on being named in a preliminary 30-man New Zealand squad for next year's World Cup, but four players from the Volts have made the group.

Cricket: Pakistan beat Black Caps in first T/20

Cricket: Pakistan beat Black Caps in first T/20

Pakistan opener Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent 76 not out secured a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against New Zealand in the first Twenty20 International in Dubai.

Cricket: Black Caps' century-making power

Cricket:  Black Caps' century-making power

One factor that has been largely overlooked when analysing the state of New Zealand's test game is their unprecedented century-making power.

Cricket: NZ turn attention to short forms

Cricket: NZ turn attention to short forms

Stand-in Black Caps captain Kane Williamson says his side are bracing themselves for a strong challenge from Pakistan in their two upcoming Twenty20 games and five-match one-day series.

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