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.
Former skipper Stephen Fleming has said he is satisfied yet frustrated as New Zealand have reached the semi-finals of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup six times but failed to win the title.
As Boxing Day Tests are gaining limelight in the long format of cricket, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has claimed that they are pushing for a Melbourne Boxing Day Test against Australia.
New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, one-time team-mate of late Phillip Hughes, said he was all the time thinking of the Australian during his fiery double-hundred against Pakistan in Sharjah on Saturday.
Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand `A` team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month.