Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015
Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14.

New Zealand to bat against Sri Lanka in 6th ODI

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday.

Kane Williamson scores ton as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets
Kane Williamson scores ton as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday to go 2-1 up in the seven match series.

Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race
Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race

Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Third New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI abandoned
Third New Zealand-Sri Lanka ODI abandoned

The third one-day international between New Zealand and Sri Lanka was abandoned Saturday after frequent interruptions because of rain.

Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final
Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final

Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming Friday tipped joint hosts Australia and New Zealand to reach the final of the forthcoming 2015 World Cup, also identifying South Africa and the West Indies as the dark horses of the tournament.

Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup 2015
Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup 2015

Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout.

Sri Lanka sink bumbling New Zealand in Hamilton, level series
Sri Lanka sink bumbling New Zealand in Hamilton, level series

Sri Lanka cruised to a six-wicket win in the second one-day international against New Zealand on Thursday, thanks to a masterful century from Tillakaratne Dilshan and a comedy of errors from the Black Caps.

Brendon McCullum scores ton but run outs mar New Zealand against Sri Lanka
Brendon McCullum scores ton but run outs mar New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Captain Brendon McCullum blasted his fifth one-day international century as New Zealand scored 248 all out against Sri Lanka in the second game of their seven match series on a good batting pitch at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. 

Brendon McCullum blitz sets up New Zealand victory against Sri Lanka
Brendon McCullum blitz sets up New Zealand victory against Sri Lanka

A cracking half-century by Brendon McCullum set New Zealand up for a comfortable three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their first one-day international in Christchurch today.

Brendon McCullum expresses frustration over 'out-of-shape' Kookaburra balls
Brendon McCullum expresses frustration over 'out-of-shape' Kookaburra balls

New Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum has expressed his frustration over the continual checking and changing of the balls in recent Test matches, as seven were tried and discarded in the Basin Reserve match against Sri Lanka alone.

Flow of tests encapsulated at basin reserve
Flow of tests encapsulated at basin reserve

The fluctuating nature of test cricket was never more evident than the last five days at Wellington`s Basin Reserve as New Zealand somehow managed to fight back to record an 193-run win in the second test over Sri Lanka and seal a 2-0 series victory.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second test against New Zealand.

Team ethic helped New Zealand to remarkable win: Brendon McCullum
Team ethic helped New Zealand to remarkable win: Brendon McCullum

New Zealand`s fightback from a position where they looked likely to lose the second test against Sri Lanka inside three days to achieve victory on the final afternoon was testament to the Black Caps` team ethic, captain Brendon McCullum has said.

Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson
Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were so much in the flow of their world record partnership, they appeared surprised to see captain Brendon McCullum waving them in as he declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 390 to win the second test at the Basin Reserve.

2nd Test: NZ in trouble in second test after Nuwan Pradeep double strike
2nd Test: NZ in trouble in second test after Nuwan Pradeep double strike

 Nuwan Pradeep put New Zealand on the back foot by taking two quick wickets as the hosts went to lunch on the third day of the second test on 96 for three, still 39 runs behind Sri Lanka`s first innings.

Surprised, excited Doug Bracewell returns from exile
Surprised, excited Doug Bracewell returns from exile

Doug Bracewell was just as surprised as many pundits and fans on Saturday when he was named as the third seamer for New Zealand in the second test against Sri Lanka and then celebrated his recall with three wickets late in the day.

Fifteen wickets fall on first day between New Zealand and Sri Lanka
Fifteen wickets fall on first day between New Zealand and Sri Lanka

New Zealand were all out for 221 in their first innings after being sent in to bat on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Saturday.

Forget last year, New Zealand need to keep improving: Brendon McCullum
Forget last year, New Zealand need to keep improving: Brendon McCullum

Fresh off New Zealand`s most successful test year, captain Brendon McCullum is urging his team to start 2015 in the same fashion when they face Sri Lanka in the second game of their two-match series on Saturday.

Batting with Brendon McCullum was overbearing, says Kane Williamson
Batting with Brendon McCullum was overbearing, says Kane Williamson

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has described batting alongside the destructive Brendon McCullum as an overwhelming experience, terming the feeling similar to being a "library in a theme park".