Mitchell Santner, Grant Elliott earn NZ central contracts
Mitchell Santner, Grant Elliott earn NZ central contracts

Rookie all-rounder Mitchell Santner and veteran Grant Elliott have been rewarded for their recent strong performances by being included in New Zealand`s list of centrally contracted players on Wednesday.

New Zealand wrap up tour victory over Somerset
New Zealand wrap up tour victory over Somerset

New Zealand have made the perfect start to their tour of England after wrapping up a 66-run victory in their opening match against Somerset at Taunton on Monday.

New Zealand fight back to win Sri Lanka Test, series
New Zealand fight back to win Sri Lanka Test, series

New Zealand recovered from first innings turmoil to beat Sri Lanka by 193 runs in the second Test in Wellington Wednesday and record a 2-0 victory in the two-match series.

New Zealand buoyed as Sangakkara falls in wicket spree
New Zealand buoyed as Sangakkara falls in wicket spree

 Four wickets before lunch including the key scalp of Kumar Sangakkara buoyed New Zealand`s hopes of sealing the series against Sri Lanka Wednesday.

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.

1st Test: Green top awaits New Zealand, Sri Lanka
1st Test: Green top awaits New Zealand, Sri Lanka

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are expecting a paceman's paradise when their two-Test series starts here from Friday.

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.

Bad boy Doug Bracewell wins Black Caps reprieve
Bad boy Doug Bracewell wins Black Caps reprieve

New Zealand bad boy Doug Bracewell was handed a career lifeline on Wednesday when he was named in the 15-man Test squad to face Pakistan next month.

Ryder, Bracewell fined over booze-up

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday added a fine to Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell`s punishment for embarking on a late-night drinking spree ahead of the first Test against India in Auckland.

Booze-up costs Ryder, Bracewell Test spot

Troublesome New Zealand cricketers Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell are out of the second Test against India, coach Mike Hesson said Monday, as details emerged of a late-night drinking spree.

`Embattled` Ryder slams `late night boozing` reports as `bollocks`

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`.

Ryder and Bracewell`s behaviour under investigation

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.

Ryder and Bracewell suspended for late-night drinking session

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.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test - Preview

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.

Playing Bracewell at nets during IPL helped a lot, says Manprit Juneja

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.

Kiwi players facing inquiry following Bracewell`s mysterious foot injury

New Zealand cricketers are set to face investigation following a mysterious foot injury suffered by fast bowler Doug Bracewell.

Veteran Kallis says not thinking about retirement yet

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.

Steyn becomes third fastest bowler to pick 300 Test scalps

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.

Ex-Kiwi quick Morrison excited by Black Caps’ young pace battery

Former fast bowler Danny Morrison has said the future of New Zealand new ball attack is in safe hands with Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell performing brilliantly of late.

22 years after Uncle John, nephew Doug dismisses Tendulkar

The Bracewells of New Zealand can boast of an unique achievement as two cricketers from the family have now dismissed Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket over a span of 22 years.