Cricket News sort by New Zealand

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has stated that it is hard to know whether playing their third match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9, will be an advantage or a disadvantage. The Kiwis began their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in Sydney with a terrific triumph over Australia by 89 runs. They posted 200 on the board and their bowlers then held the defending champions to 111 all out.

New Zealand beat Ireland by 35 runs in match number 37 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, November 4. Later in the day, they became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament.

England beat New Zealand by 20 runs in match number 33 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the key Group 1 Super 12 match, England put up an impressive 179 for 6 on the board. English skipper Jos Buttler led from the front with 73 off 47 balls. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips continued his great form, scoring 62 off 36 balls. However, his effort did not result in a Kiwi win as the chasing side were held to 159 for 6.

Glenn Phillips (104 off 64) and Trent Boult (4 for 13) came up with impressive performances as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in match number 27 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, October 29. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis scored 167 for 7 in their 20 overs. Their bowlers then held Sri Lanka to 102 in 19.2 overs.

In yet another unexpected result in the T20 World Cup 2022, New Zealand got the better of Australia by 89 runs in the first Super 12 match of the ICC event at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, October 22. This was New Zealand’s first win over Australia in Australia in over a decade.

Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has made some shocking revelations about racism he faced during his long stint with the national side. In his autobiography Ross Taylor Black & White, Taylor, who has Samoan heritage on his mother's side, termed cricket in New Zealand "a pretty white sport". He added that he did not escalate the matter because it was likely to be considered as mere "banter" by those involved in alleged racial behavior.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has confirmed his availability for the 3rd Test of the ongoing three-match series against England, which begins on June 23 at Leeds in Headingley. The Kiwis skipper was forced to miss the second Test after testing positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Nottingham Test. England went on to win the match by five wickets to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Former England Test skipper Joe Root has stated that captaincy had begun to have an “unhealthy effect” on his daily life, which is why he took the decision to quit. The 31-year-old stepped down as England captain in April and passed on the baton to experienced all-rounder Ben Stokes.

England’s new Test captain Ben Stokes has stated that the team will head into the Test series against New Zealand, which begins on Thursday (June 2) at Lord’s, with a ‘blank canvas’ and not look at the game as a ‘red-ball reset’. He is also hopeful of his partnership with new head coach, Brendon McCullum, making the players in the team comfortable and confident.