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New Zealand recall Jeetan Patel, Jimmy Neesham for first Test vs South Africa

New Zealand recall Jeetan Patel, Jimmy Neesham for first Test vs South Africa

Throwing his weight behind Jeetan Patel's inclusion, selector Gavin Larsen said Patel provided the balance the team needed along side Mitchell Santner, the left-arm spin option.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel recalled in squad for Proteas Tests

New Zealand vs South Africa: Jimmy Neesham, Jeetan Patel recalled in squad for Proteas Tests

Reflecting on Patel`s inclusion, national selector Gavin Larsen said the former brings a huge amount of experience to the team and gives the side the required balance.

4th ODI: New Zealand recall Martin Guptill, Jeetan Patel after losing third match against South Africa

4th ODI: New Zealand recall Martin Guptill, Jeetan Patel after losing third match against South Africa

New Zealand were stunned by South Africa in the third ODI in Wellington on Saturday -- beaten by a comprehensive 159 runs to go down 2-1 in the series -- and captain Kane Williamson confirmed "a number of (selection) discussions" were on the cards.  

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane toy with Kiwi attack as hosts pile up 557/5

India vs New Zealand, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane toy with Kiwi attack as hosts pile up 557/5

At stumps, New Zealand were 28 for no loss with Martin Guptill (17 batting) and Tom Latham (6 batting) at the crease.

India vs New Zealand: Statistical highlights from Day 3 of second Test

India vs New Zealand: Statistical highlights from Day 3 of second Test

For the first time, Saha has scored 30-plus in each innings of a Test match.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3: Rohit Sharma special helps hosts take complete control at Eden Gardens

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 3: Rohit Sharma special helps hosts take complete control at Eden Gardens

Reduced to 91/5, the home team was rescued by Rohit and Saha, who had scored an unbeaten half-century in the first innings as well.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Kiwi pacer Matt Henry lauds team-mate Jeetan Patel

India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Kiwi pacer Matt Henry lauds team-mate Jeetan Patel

India were 239/7 in 86 overs at stumps on Day I of the second Test at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. Patel took 2/66 in 21 overs to contribute to his team`s cause.

India vs New Zealand 2016: Mark Craig ruled out of remaining series, Jeetan Patel called as replacement

India vs New Zealand 2016: Mark Craig ruled out of remaining series, Jeetan Patel called as replacement

Craig, who claimed two wickets in Kanpur, will return home to undergo a rehabilitation programme and will require four weeks to recover, according to New Zealand coach Mike Hesson.

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.