Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match here on Monday.
Brendon McCullum`s inspirational captaincy has lifted New Zealand and the flamboyant batsman should continue leading the side in all three formats at least until next year`s World Twenty20, former captain Stephen Fleming said.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal, the country's highest cricketing honour, for his inspirational leadership and exemplary batting at a glittering ceremony, here.
The calm, assured manner in which New Zealand chased down South Africa`s imposing total on Tuesday to advance to their first cricket World Cup final is a hallmark of a team that has developed into a cohesive unit over the last two years.
Strong southerly winds have buffeted New Zealand`s capital this week as the remnants of Cyclone Pam moved south-east of the country but cricket fans are questioning whether a Gayle will strike Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.
New Zealand will not be shelving the aggressive game that has taken them through the pool stage at the World Cup unbeaten despite the stakes now being that much higher in the knock-out rounds, batsman Kane Williamson said on Monday.
West Indies captain Jason Holder praised his team`s effort in the do-or-die clash against United Arab Emirates on Sunday and will next look to target the batting of likely World Cup quarter-final opponents New Zealand in Wellington next week.