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James Franklin backs Indian-origin spinner Jeetan Patel to make Windies Test tour

New Zealand bowler James Franklin has backed Indian-origin spinner Jeetan Patel to be the second spinner in the national Test squad for the West Indies tour.

Vettori and Patel apologise for drinking night

New Zealand`s ex-captain Daniel Vettori and spinner Jetan Patel issued an apology on March 07 after it was revealed that Patel`s inability to take the field against England in a warm-up Test match last was attributed to an injury suffered due to a night of heavy drinking by the Kiwi duo.

We are capable of making a comeback: Jeetan Patel

New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel believes his team is capable of making a comeback in the first Test against India.

India vs New Zealand Day 2: Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the second day`s play in the first Test between India and New Zealand on Friday.

Daniel Vettori ruled out of New Zealand`s tour of India

Offspinner Jeetan Patel replaced injured left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori in the New Zealand squad to India later this month.

Patel, Franklin recalled into New Zealand squad for Zimbabwe tour

New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel and all-rounder James Franklin have been recalled into the national team for next month’s tour to Zimbabwe.

Tendulkar’s wicket my biggest scalp, says Patel

New Zealand off spinner Jeetan Patel on Friday described iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s scalp as the biggest of his fledgling career.