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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''.

Bridge too far for Black Caps

Bridge too far for Black Caps

The dream died hard for New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last night.

Cricket: 'Hairy javelin' again calm under fire

Cricket: 'Hairy javelin' again calm under fire

Grant Elliott could scarcely have done more to put the nay sayers in their place at the World Cup.

Cricket: Keep believing – this is a team for the future

It was dark and cold when the passengers of flight NZ1127 checked in at Auckland airport yesterday at 6.30am.

Cricket: NZ sails into semifinals

Cricket: NZ sails into semifinals

The New Zealand cricketers continued resculpting how the game is perceived in this country with their 143-run dismantling of the West Indies in Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal.

Cricket: Mascarenhas named NZ bowling coach for tour

Cricket: Mascarenhas named NZ bowling coach for tour

Former England international Dimitri Mascarenhas has has been appointed as New Zealand bowling coach for the upcoming cricket tour of England.

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.

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