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.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test Day 1: Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights after day one of the second cricket Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

Yorker is a good delivery to stop McCullum, says Bracewell

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.

Doug Bracewell terms DRS decision ‘bizarre’

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.

Injured NZ cricketers reproached for boozing, squabbling

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.

Bracewell farce forces Australia to ditch text vote

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.