3:53 PM GMTSidharth MongaFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIn 2009, ESPNcricinfo asked a 10-man jury made up of veteran journalists, cricket historians and administrators to pick an all-time New Zealand Test XI. You might accuse the jury of an anti-recency bias, but you still probably would have struggled to add more than one to the two players picked who played primarily after 1990: Daniel Vettori and Shane Bond. Ten years on, New Zealand's Test cricket has thrown up seven bona fide contenders: two all-timers in batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, two wicketkeepers in Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling, and three of the top-seven wicket-takers for New Zealand in Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner.That this group of players has been able to put up these big numbers is down in no insignificant part to the number of Tests they have managed to play. Six teams have played more Tests than New Zealand in this decade, but they still have two representatives each in … [Read more...] about Is this the best New Zealand Test side of all time?
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11:23 AM GMTESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintIndia allrounder Hardik Pandya is targeting an international return during the tour of New Zealand which begins in the last week of January 2020. Pandya, who underwent back surgery in October, indicated that, as per the plan worked out with India's team management, he is scheduled to join the squad "midway" into the New Zealand series, then feature in the IPL, and then be ready for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October 2020After hosting Australia for the three ODIs at home in January, India will travel to New Zealand to play five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests. Pandya last played for India during the T20I series against South Africa at home in September. That marked his return to the team following a period of rest after the World Cup in England, with the team management wanting him to focus on his strength training. Pandya, however, complained of back trouble during the South Africa series, … [Read more...] about Hardik Pandya targets comeback during New Zealand tour
COMEBACK BID by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on ShareTweet Hardik has not played competitive cricket since the Bangalore T20I against South Africa in mid-September. © BCCI India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is hopeful of returning to international cricketer around February 2020, midway through India's scheduled tour of New Zealand. Hardik, laid low by a chronic back injury which required surgical intervention, has not played competitively since the Bengaluru T20I against South Africa in mid-September. As per his current rehabilitation program, the 26-year-old is optimisitic that he can get back to international action early next year, play a full season of the IPL as he builds up to peak operating capacity by the time the T20 World Cup rolls around. He revealed that in lieu of the impending assignments, it was imperative for him to take the surgical option at the earliest and hopefully draw a line under an injury he's had to manage for … [Read more...] about Hardik Pandya eyes return during New Zealand series
India lost the second T20I and will be looking to bounce back from defeat and seal the series. © AFP While India have dominated teams in Test cricket and One-day Internationals (ODI) at home, they have failed to do the same in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), and that has reflected in the team's current ranking. Ranked fifth in the world in the men's T20I list, India have managed to win just two of their last six T20I series. They drew 1-1 in the 2018/19 series in Australia, which was followed by series losses away to New Zealand and at home to Australia. India managed to dominate the West Indies 3-0 in the T20I series in in United States/West Indies but were held to a 1-1 draw by the visiting South Africans. In their last T20I series, India overcame stiff competition from Bangladesh to win the series 2-1 and in the ongoing series against the West Indies at home, they were pegged back after winning the first encounter. With T20 World Cup scheduled to be held next year, India … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: India Look For Answers After Crushing Loss, Secure Series Win
FIFA Football World Cup 2018: Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the match for Mexico © AFP A resolute defensive display saw Mexico beat defending champions Germany 1-0 in their Group F match on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium. Hirving Lozano was the hero for Mexico as he scored the winner. Germany had the majority of possession in the second half where they were chasing the game but Mexican defenders stood like a rock and successfully defended the slender lead. Lozano's strike had helped Mexico take a 1-0 lead over defending champions Germany at halftime. The first half saw a flurry of chances fall for both Germany and Mexico. However, it was Lozano's perfectly taken shot that gave Mexico the lead in the 35th minute. Germany's Toni Kroos struck a fine free-kick that was brilliantly saved by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. The match saw the maximum number of shots in this edition of World Cup so far. Germany enjoyed lion's share of the possession throughout but it … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018, Germany vs Mexico Highlights: Mexico Stun Defending Champions Germany In Massive Upset