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Cricket: Guptill scores 150 in NZ warm-up win

Cricket: Guptill scores 150 in NZ warm-up win

Martin Guptill has all but earned a top spot for the Black Caps' first test at Lord's after scoring 150 in the side's warm-up win over Worcestershire.

Cricket: Guptill presses case in warm-up match

Cricket: Guptill presses case in warm-up match

Martin Guptill has put more pressure on the New Zealand cricket selectors with an unbeaten 61 on the second day of the build-up encounter between the New Zealand XI and Worcestershire.

Cricket: Openers the biggest question for Black Caps

Cricket: Openers the biggest question for Black Caps

The biggest selection conundrum for New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and captain Brendon McCullum (when he arrives in England from the Indian Premier League) is whether Martin Guptill or Hamish Rutherford will open with Tom Latham in the first test against England at Lord's this week.

Cricket: Rookie England opener set for debut against NZ

Cricket: Rookie England opener set for debut against NZ

Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth is poised to make his debut after being named in a 12-man squad for the first test against New Zealand at Lord's starting on May 21.

Cricket: Plenty to ponder before first test

Cricket: Plenty to ponder before first test

While we are all still warm and fuzzy following the Black Caps' fabulous World Cup campaign, cricket writer Adrian Seconi thought he would take the opportunity to ask some questions before the tour of England.

Cricket: NZ pick England to be tough at home

Cricket: NZ pick England to be tough at home

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor says it's time to move on from the side's remarkable run at the Cricket World Cup.

Cricket: Chance for McCullum to avenge Lord's loss

Cricket: Chance for McCullum to avenge Lord's loss

Brendon McCullum talks of it as his darkest time during a grim first year as New Zealand captain.

Cricket: McCullum named NZ's top player

Cricket: McCullum named NZ's top player

Brendon McCullum's galvanising leadership and explosive batting has seen him hold off strong challenges to be named the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal winner at this year's NZ Cricket Awards.

'One hell of a ride'

'One hell of a ride'

New Zealand cricket fans probably muttered to themselves something like ''it's going to be OK, it's going to be OK'' when Brendon McCullum was bowled for a duck in the opening over of the World Cup final.

Cricket: McCullum gets lesson in Starc reality

Cricket: McCullum gets lesson in Starc reality

Life can get pretty tough when you're a talisman and you're having one of those days when you just can't ''talis''.

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