Maybe, just maybe, the Black Caps were right all along.
South Africa have eased to a seven-wicket victory against world champions England in the opening One-Day International at Newlands.
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against India, continuing a horrendous run for a side at risk of compiling their all-time longest losing streak.
If you thought one-off overs couldn't get much worse than the Black Caps' Super Over shambles, boy, did India have a treat for you.
The Black Caps will take on India's vaunted ODI batting lineup without any of their fast bowlers who shone at the Cricket World Cup.
Canterbury captain Cole McConchie has taken one of the strangest and luckiest dismissals of the summer during New Zealand A's match against India A at Hagley Oval.
Ross Taylor has urged the Black Caps to address their "attitude" on the pitch following a disastrous start to their series against India.
England scored 400 in their first innings then reduced sorry South Africa to 88 for six at the close of play on the second day of the fourth test at The Wanderers.
The Black Caps batsmen must be wondering just what more they need to do to set a winning total at Eden Park.
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India's tour of New Zealand with a shoulder injury, the country's cricket board (BCCI) says.
Former New Zealand international and batting coach Craig McMillan says the Black Caps need to get more aggressive following their disappointing tour of Australia.
England won the third test but they made heavy weather of wrapping up South Africa's tail on the last day to go 2-1 up in the series.
Canterbury pace bowler Andrew Hazeldine may have a claim for cricket’s unluckiest delivery after managing to squeeze a ball between middle and off stump without the bails being removed.
Mid Canterbury went down to North Otago by 117 runs in their Hawke Cup clash at Aorangi Park, Timaru, on Sunday.
Australia's lack of late over hitting left a Steve Smith masterclass in vain as India claimed a seven-wicket victory and the one-day series 2-1 in Bangalore.
A familiar name helped Canterbury blast their way to the national under-17 provincial cricket title in Lincoln.
Black Caps all-rounder Daryl Mitchell will lead a youthful New Zealand XI stacked with Canterbury players in two one-dayers against India A at Lincoln this week.