Brendon McCullum`s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year`s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.
The calm, assured manner in which New Zealand chased down South Africa`s imposing total on Tuesday to advance to their first cricket World Cup final is a hallmark of a team that has developed into a cohesive unit over the last two years.
West Indies bowling coach Curtly Ambrose says he is confident that flamboyant opener Chris Gayle will turn out for the regional side when it faces New Zealand in the fourth and final quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Westpac Stadium here on Saturday.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said Saturday he had enjoyed his team`s eight-wicket demolition of England, adding it had set-up them up nicely for their next World Cup match against fellow co-hosts Australia.
New Zealand all rounder Jimmy Neesham believes that after suffering early hiccups in the first matches of the Test and Twenty20 series against Pakistan, he hopes his side can come out in the first ODI and put a 'stronger performance' and then move forward from their.
The New Zealand team struggled to cope with the death of Australia`s Phillip Hughes and discussed calling the match off before playing the delayed second day of the third test against Pakistan, said coach Mike Hesson.
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday.