Embattled New Zealand veteran Jesse Ryder has slammed the latest reports of him drinking into the early hours of Thursday just hours before the first Test against India, saying that most of the things are `bollocks`.
New Zealand Cricket (NSC) will investigate behaviour of Test squad members Doug Bracewell and Jesse Ryder, who have confirmed spending time in a bar, hours before the start of the ongoing first Test against India.
New Zealand cricketers Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell have been suspended by the country`s cricket board after they were found hanging out for a late-night drinking session on the eve of the opening Test match against India here.
Thoroughly embarrassed in the ODI series, India would aim for a turnaround in fortunes when they take on a sprightly and confident New Zealand in the opening match of a two-Test series starting here from Thursday.
Irrespective of what people think about Indian Premier League but Manprit Juneja is certainly enjoying the positives gained for having been with Delhi Daredevils for two seasons as he cracked an unbeaten 178 against New Zealand A in a four-day game here on Wednesday.
Veteran all rounder Jacques Kallis, who became the fourth player and first South African to score 13 000 Test runs on an action-packed opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday, has claimed he is not thinking about retirement yet.
South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn became the third fastest bowler to pick 300 wickets in Test cricket when he bowled Doug Bracewell in the first session of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands on Wednesday.
The Indian Premier League opens up opportunity where foreign cricketers can share trade secrets about their countrymates with IPL colleagues and upcoming New Zealand pacer Doug Bracewell can tell you a thing or two about how to bowl to Brendon McCullum or Ross Taylor.
New Zealand pacer Doug Bracewell has termed the DRS decision “bizarre” and “a mistake” when the decision review system overturned umpire Aleem Dar’s original out decision to an lbw appeal on Jacques Rudolph in the penultimate over of the day.
New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder and paceman Doug Bracewell have been handed one-match bans for going out drinking while recovering from injury and being goaded into a verbal slanging match with a patron at a local pub.
Cricket Australia will revert to a panel of experts to decide man of the match awards after Doug Bracewell failed to win a public vote despite bowling New Zealand to victory in a Test match in Hobart on Monday.