Off the Mark: Chapman begins a new chapter in International Cricket

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Its the 14th over of the Blackcaps’ innings in the fourth match of the Trans-Tasman T20I tri-series at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Adil Rashid has just missed out on a hattrick, after dismissing Martin Guptill and Colin de Grandhomme. A young 23-year-old southpaw by the name of Mark Chapman walks out to the middle to […] READ MORE


Ross Taylor Brings Up 200th ODI Appearance At Home

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Ross Taylor will bring up 200 ODI appearances for New Zealand when the Blackcaps meet Pakistan in Hamilton today. Taylor, who made his debut back in 2006, has amassed nearly 7000 runs for New Zealand in ODI cricket alone and has 17-centuries to his name. All told, Taylor sits third on the list of New Zealand’s […] READ MORE



Martin Guptill Misses New Zealand ODI Selection

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Martin Guptill will miss New Zealand’s ODI series against the West Indies as a fitness issue surrounding his hamstring continues. The right-handed opener will be replaced by George Worker; a hard-hitting left-hander from the Central Stags who has played just four matches for New Zealand. Blackcaps selector Gavin Larsen said that the team will miss […] READ MORE


The Luke Ronchi Conundrum

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New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Luke Ronchi will miss up to six weeks of cricket after suffering a groin injury in a clash against Bangladesh. It continues a sorry trend for Ronchi at the international level in the past year, and in many ways it goes against the script. Ronchi was once a sure pick for New Zealand, […] READ MORE


Colin de Grandhomme’s Record-Breaking Test Debut

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Colin de Grandhomme‘s Test debut for the Blackcaps was something to remember, and it is pay-off for a lot of good form in First-Class cricket over the years. It is a story of patience, honing your craft, and hope that one day the time will come. At thirty years of age, de Grandhomme may just […] READ MORE


New Zealand vs Pakistan: Series Preview

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The New Zealand Blackcaps begin a jam-packed home season when the ANZ Test Series against Pakistan begins in Christchurch on Thursday morning. The last Test series between the two nations was a draw, but overall, Pakistan have won more series in the longest form of the game. But in terms of individual games, New Zealand came […] READ MORE