Sri Lanka in fight to survive against in-form New Zealand
Sri Lanka in fight to survive against in-form New Zealand

Sri Lanka were fighting for survival in the first Test against New Zealand Saturday after being decimated by a lethal Blackcaps` swing attack in their first innings and forced to follow on.

First Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on
First Test: New Zealand in control as Sri Lanka follow on

Strike bowler Trent Boult led a rampant New Zealand attack that wiped out Sri Lanka`s first innings and forced them to bat again on the second day of the first Test on Saturday.

New Zealand's Boult strikes to put Sri Lanka on back foot

Trent Boult captured three early wickets to put Sri Lanka on the back foot at lunch on the second day of the first test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch with the visitors 38 for three after they had earlier bowled New Zealand out for 441.

New Zealand man 'did not mean to offend' in Myanmar Buddha bar case

A bar manager from New Zealand on Friday told a Myanmar court he had "no intention" of insulting religion when he used a mocked-up image of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a cheap drinks night.

New Zealand in complete command over Sri Lanka in first Test
New Zealand in complete command over Sri Lanka in first Test

Record-breaking Brendon McCullum was at his belligerent best as he led New Zealand to a commanding 429-7 on the first day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch Friday.

Record making Brendon McCullum entertains once again
Record making Brendon McCullum entertains once again

If there is one player to dial for runs and big scores at the moment it is Brendon McCullum. The New Zealand skipper continued his prime form this year as he showed powerful brutality against visiting Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the first Test match in Christchurch on Friday.

Brendon McCullum surpasses 1,000 Test runs in calendar year
Brendon McCullum surpasses 1,000 Test runs in calendar year

Captain Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 test runs in a calendar year as he guided the hosts to 215 for four at tea on the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday.

Brendon McCullum hits ton as New Zealand recover against Sri Lanka
Brendon McCullum hits ton as New Zealand recover against Sri Lanka

New Zealand were 215-4 at tea on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch Friday.

Pakistan World Cup hopeful Yasir Shah inspired by Shane Warne
Pakistan World Cup hopeful Yasir Shah inspired by Shane Warne

Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year`s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne.

Stiff competition among Kiwi pacers for final 11 berth: Craig McMillan
Stiff competition among Kiwi pacers for final 11 berth: Craig McMillan

New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky.

WICB gave unanimous support to remove Dwayne Bravo from captaincy: Dave Cameron
WICB gave unanimous support to remove Dwayne Bravo from captaincy: Dave Cameron

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has said its decision to approve a recommendation for rookie fast bowler Jason Holder to be appointed new One-Day International (ODI) captain was unanimous.

Out of favour Gambhir, Yuvraj now deprived of BCCI central contract
Out of favour Gambhir, Yuvraj now deprived of BCCI central contract

This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.

Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand
Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand

Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Zealand for eight years on Friday, looking to acclimatise to local conditions for the upcoming World Cup.

ICC announces Sachin Tendulkar as 2015 World Cup ambassador
ICC announces Sachin Tendulkar as 2015 World Cup ambassador

The International Cricket Council on Monday announced that former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, will be the Ambassador for the upcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup in February.

Indian men, women win World Cup Kabaddi titles
Indian men, women win World Cup Kabaddi titles

The Indian men's team continued their winning streak by clinching the fifth Kabaddi World Cup title, while the women's side bagged the crown for the fourth consecutive time, here on Friday.

Pakistan must improve fielding standards: Waqar Younis
Pakistan must improve fielding standards: Waqar Younis

Pakistan coach and pace legend Waqar Younis has said his side needs to revamp its fielding standards and batting against short-pitched deliveries to be competitive enough at the impending 2015 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup in February-March 2015.

Alastair Cook set to be axed as England`s World Cup captain: Reports
Alastair Cook set to be axed as England`s World Cup captain: Reports

Alastair Cook is set to be dismissed as captain of England`s one-day team ahead of the World Cup after the opener`s miserable run of form, according to reports on Friday.

Amazing Kane Williamson completes 2000 ODI runs!
Amazing Kane Williamson completes 2000 ODI runs!

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson completed 2000 ODI runs on Friday in the fifth and final limited over-match game against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

New Zealand bat in fifth one-day against Pakistan
New Zealand bat in fifth one-day against Pakistan

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the fifth and final day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Pakistan cricketers to visit terror-hit Army School
Pakistan cricketers to visit terror-hit Army School

 Left dismayed by the terror strike in Peshawar which left 132 children dead, Pakistan's cricket team is planning to visit the attacked Army school and pay its tributes.