India squad for WTC Final and England Tour 2021- India Test Squad- No Hardik Pandya & Prithvi Shaw

Team India have announced the 20 men squad for both the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five match test series against England on Friday.

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Australia vs New Zealand Third T-20 Match Report 2021

Glenn Maxwell scored a blistering 70 as Australia defeated New Zealand by 64 runs in the third t-20 international at Wellington on Wednesday.

The Black Caps made one change with Mark Chapman replacing all-rounder Mitchell Santner, while the visitors handed debutant Riley Meredith his first game, with the Hurricanes pacer replacing Daniel Sams.

After being sent in by New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, Australian opener Matthew Wade was caught by Martin Guptill at slips off Trent Boult for 5.

Aaron Finch along with Josh Philippe added 83 runs for the second wicket, before the latter fell to Ish Sodhi for a quickfire 43.

Skipper Finch was then involved in yet another stand with Maxwell. The former looked good in his innings of 69, before being caught by Kyle Jamieson off Sodhi for a well made 69. Continue reading “Australia vs New Zealand Third T-20 Match Report 2021”

Australia vs New Zealand First T-20 Match Report 2021 9093 Attendance Hagley Oval Christchurch

Devon Conway scored a brilliant unbeaten 99, as New New Zealand defeated Australia by 53 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series on Monday.

After being asked to bat by Australian skipper Aaron Finch, New Zealand lost openers Martin Guptill and Tim Siefert to Daniel Sams and Jhye Richardson cheaply.

In the 4th over, Sams provided another crucial breakthrough by dismissing skipper Kane Williamson for 12 to leave the hosts were reeling at 19/3.

The pair of Conway and Glenn Phillips then resurrected the innings with a valuable 74 run stand for the fourth wicket, before the latter was caught at cover by Mitchell Marsh off the bowling of Marcus Stoinis for a breezy 30.

The 29 year old left Conway then added 47 runs for the fifth wicket with James Neesham before the Wellington all-rounder, bought by Mumbai Indians in the recent IPL auction, fell to Jhye Richardson for a quickfire 15 ball 26.

Johannesburg-born Conway remained unbeaten on 99 to take New Zealand to a competitive 184/5 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.

Black Caps vs Australia First T20 Christchurch 2021 Hagley

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New Zealand New T-20 Retro Kit- Black Caps Jersey 2021 for Australia Series

New Zealand have unveiled their new kit ahead of the T20I series against Australia starting this month.

The likes of James Neesham, Tim Southee , Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, and Kane Williamson were seen sporting this kit. ANZ are the official sponsors of this kit.

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New Zealand T-20 Kit- Black Caps Jersey 2020-21 for West Indies and Pakistan Series

New Zealand has unveiled a new T20 International jersey for the upcoming three-match series against West Indies at the Eden Gardens in Auckland.

The three T-20 internationals will be played on November 27, 29 & 30 respectively.

They would also be playing Pakistan on 18, 20 and 22 December at Auckland, Hamilton and Napier.

Kyle Jamieson was seen modelling the kit. ANZ is the official sponsor of this jersey. Continue reading “New Zealand T-20 Kit- Black Caps Jersey 2020-21 for West Indies and Pakistan Series”

Talking points- Black Caps vs India Second Test Christchurch 2020

New Zealand continued their dominance at home as they thumped India by seven wickets in less than three days to complete a memorable series win at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday. The victory ensured a whitewash for the Black Caps across both ODI and test formats after they had been blanked 5-0 in the T-20’s.

Here are our talking points from the second test.

Uncharacteristically poor tour for Virat Kohli.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s woeful run with the bat continued as he was dismissed cheaply yet again in both innings here. In the test series, Kohli had scores of 2, 19, 3 & 14 respectively. He was dismissed leg before wicket twice here, with Tim Southee accounting for him in the first innings and Colin de Grandhomme claiming his scalp in the second.

Kohli’s tally for the series was only 38 runs- even tailender Mohammed Shami (44) scored more than him.

Kyle Jamieson’s handy runs down the order hurt India.

India’s bowlers roared back on the second morning, reducing the Black Caps to 153/7 shortly after lunch. However Kyle Jamieson again rescued the hosts by scoring 49 very handy runs to lift the home side to 235. He also claimed a five wicket haul in the first innings, including the key wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and young Prithvi Shaw, both of whom had scored half centuries and were looking threatening for more.

Jamieson was also excellent at the Basin Reserve, and this has been a fine debut series in the longest format of the game for the lanky pacer. Continue reading “Talking points- Black Caps vs India Second Test Christchurch 2020”