Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015
Rahul Dravid rates New Zealand 'serious contenders' for World Cup 2015

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has described co-hosts New Zealand as "serious contenders" for the upcoming cricket World Cup starting February 14.

Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon
Kane Williamson's high scoring affair has become a regular phenomenon

New Zealand star sensation Kane Williamson's success with the bat has been monumental and most of it all it has elevated the 24-year-old to a higher level in modern day cricket. Williamson scored 97 in the fifth ODI match against Sri Lanka to help New Zealand pocket the game and the series.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs in 6th ODI, take series

New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare Sunday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six.

Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor revive New Zealand against Sri Lanka
Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor revive New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand from a rocky start to reach 315-8 after batting first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday

Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test
Saeed Ajmal hopeful of clearing bowling action test

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Thursday raised hopes that he will pass a bowling action test after he was suspended last year, but ruled out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup.

Kane Williamson scores ton as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets
Kane Williamson scores ton as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in a one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday to go 2-1 up in the seven match series.

Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final
Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final

Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming Friday tipped joint hosts Australia and New Zealand to reach the final of the forthcoming 2015 World Cup, also identifying South Africa and the West Indies as the dark horses of the tournament.

Kane Williamson absence could be blessing in disguise for New Zealand
Kane Williamson absence could be blessing in disguise for New Zealand

Kane Williamson`s absence for possibly the next three matches against Sri Lanka could be a blessing in disguise for New Zealand, with the batting order given the opportunity to fine tune plans for the World Cup.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson out with shoulder injury
New Zealand's Kane Williamson out with shoulder injury

New Zealand`s Kane Williamson is likely to miss the next three one-day internationals in the World Cup warm-up series against Sri Lanka to recover from a minor shoulder injury.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second test against New Zealand.

New Zealand need to bring ''A'' game to ensure victory
New Zealand need to bring ''A'' game to ensure victory

New Zealand would need to bring their `A` game back to the Basin Reserve on Wednesday to dismiss a Sri Lanka side fighting to salvage the test series on a very good batting wicket, according to batsman Kane Williamson.

Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson
Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were so much in the flow of their world record partnership, they appeared surprised to see captain Brendon McCullum waving them in as he declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 390 to win the second test at the Basin Reserve.

Record-breaking Kane Williamson is the next big thing for Test cricket
Record-breaking Kane Williamson is the next big thing for Test cricket

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson mastered Test cricket batting once again after being involved in a world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 with BJ Watling, to slam the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington on Tuesday.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson, BJ Watling record smashes Sri Lanka hopes
New Zealand's Kane Williamson, BJ Watling record smashes Sri Lanka hopes

A world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 by Kane Williamson and BJ Watling, who both posted career bests, slammed the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington today.

2nd Test, Day 4: Kane Williamson, BJ​ Watling punish Sri Lanka with 365-run stand
2nd Test, Day 4: Kane Williamson, BJ​ Watling punish Sri Lanka with 365-run stand

New Zealand`s Kane Williamson was within sight of his first test double century while BJ Watling scored his fourth test ton as the pair took the second test away from Sri Lanka, guiding their side to 445 for five at tea on the fourth day.

Gritty Kane Williamson fights to keep New Zealand alive
Gritty Kane Williamson fights to keep New Zealand alive

Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday.

Fifteen wickets fall on first day between New Zealand and Sri Lanka
Fifteen wickets fall on first day between New Zealand and Sri Lanka

New Zealand were all out for 221 in their first innings after being sent in to bat on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Saturday.

Batting with Brendon McCullum was overbearing, says Kane Williamson
Batting with Brendon McCullum was overbearing, says Kane Williamson

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has described batting alongside the destructive Brendon McCullum as an overwhelming experience, terming the feeling similar to being a "library in a theme park".

New Zealand cruise past Sri Lanka to cap best ever year
New Zealand cruise past Sri Lanka to cap best ever year

New Zealand wrapped up a win against Sri Lanka by eight wickets today to cap their most successful year in Test cricket.

New Zealand in complete command over Sri Lanka in first Test
New Zealand in complete command over Sri Lanka in first Test

Record-breaking Brendon McCullum was at his belligerent best as he led New Zealand to a commanding 429-7 on the first day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch Friday.