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Cricket: McCullum revels in opening role

Cricket: McCullum revels in opening role

On a tide of national goodwill, Brendon McCullum delivered the catalyst for New Zealand's victory against Sri Lanka at Hagley Park on Saturday.

Cricket: Scotland getting plenty of respect

Cricket: Scotland getting plenty of respect

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is tipping upsets during the World Cup - and that is part of the reason he bristled slightly at a description of tomorrow's opponent, Scotland.

Cricket: Ton shows Guptill's ready to roll

Cricket: Ton shows Guptill's ready to roll

Martin Guptill provided the sole ray of sunshine on a bitterly cold, gloomy day at Lincoln yesterday.

Cricket: Forecast not flash for Cup opener

Cricket: Forecast not flash for Cup opener

Cricket fans have a nervous wait ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 opening game in Christchurch on Saturday, with early weather forecasts predicting dark clouds ahead.

Cricket: NZ to face Malinga in Cup opener

Cricket: NZ to face Malinga in Cup opener

New Zealand's opening World Cup game potentially just got several degrees tougher with the news that Sri Lanka's star bowler Lasith Malinga will be fit for the match at Hagley Oval this Saturday.

Cricket: NZ's effort World Cup blueprint

Cricket: NZ's effort World Cup blueprint

New Zealand cricketing great Martin Crowe selflessly described Kane Williamson's form this summer as the "dawn of probably our greatest ever batsman".

Cricket: NZ ease to win over Pakistan

Cricket: NZ ease to win over Pakistan

Grant Elliot's all-round performance eclipsed Shahid Afridi's 29-ball blitz to secure New Zealand a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first One Day International in Wellington tonight.

Cricket: Pieces falling into place for Black Caps

Cricket: Pieces falling into place for Black Caps

Picture if you will - and it's hard at the moment - a rainy day at the bach.

Cricket: Fit-again Milne in mix to face Pakistan

Cricket: Fit-again Milne in mix to face Pakistan

Black Caps seamer Adam Milne has recovered from his side strain and could come in to the side to meet Pakistan at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow.

Cricket: Struggle goes on for Guptill

Cricket: Struggle goes on for Guptill

New Zealand has a problem at the top of their batting order.

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