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Guptill, rain save New Zealand, South Africa down Sri Lanka
Guptill, rain save New Zealand, South Africa down Sri Lanka

Opener Martin Guptill hit a fighting hundred before rain saved New Zealand`s shambolic batting against Zimbabwe while South Africa beat Sri Lanka in World Cup warm-up games on Monday.

New Zealand beat Pakistan to enter World Cup on a roll
New Zealand beat Pakistan to enter World Cup on a roll

 Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both scored centuries as New Zealand completed their World Cup preparations with a crushing 119-run win over Pakistan in Napier on Tuesday.

Kane Williamson continues to grow in stature, Ross Taylor sets record
Kane Williamson continues to grow in stature, Ross Taylor sets record

Once again New Zealand showed their rise in class and supremacy after punishing Pakistan in the second and final ODI of the two-match series in Napier on Tuesday. New Zealand rode their way through star sensation Kane Williamson and senior player Ross Taylor as the duo helped the team to post a mammoth total of 369/5 in 50 overs.

New Zealand batsmen run riot against Pakistan
New Zealand batsmen run riot against Pakistan

Kane Williamson continued his golden run of form with his sixth one day international century as New Zealand posted an imposing 369 for five in their second match against Pakistan at McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday.

New Zealand coast to seven-wicket win over Pakistan in first ODI
New Zealand coast to seven-wicket win over Pakistan in first ODI

 New Zealand cruised to a seven-wicket win over an underdone Pakistan in the first of their two one-day internationals in Wellington on Saturday.

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

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.

Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup 2015
Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup 2015

Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout.

Brendon McCullum scores ton but run outs mar New Zealand against Sri Lanka
Brendon McCullum scores ton but run outs mar New Zealand against Sri Lanka

Captain Brendon McCullum blasted his fifth one-day international century as New Zealand scored 248 all out against Sri Lanka in the second game of their seven match series on a good batting pitch at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. 

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 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 beat Pakistan to take series 3-2
New Zealand beat Pakistan to take series 3-2

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth and final day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Friday, taking the five-match series 3-2.

Pakistan vs Pakistan, 5th ODI: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor lift Kiwis to 275-4
Pakistan vs Pakistan, 5th ODI: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor lift Kiwis to 275-4

Kane Williamson missed a second successive hundred while Ross Taylor made an unbeaten 88 to steer New Zealand to 275-4 in the fifth and final day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Amazing Kane Williamson completes 2000 ODI runs!
Amazing Kane Williamson completes 2000 ODI runs!

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson completed 2000 ODI runs on Friday in the fifth and final limited over-match game against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

4th ODI: Kane Williamson's century helps New Zealand level series against Pakistan
4th ODI: Kane Williamson's century helps New Zealand level series against Pakistan

Kane Williamson hit a brilliant hundred as New Zealand won the fourth day-night international against Pakistan by seven runs in an exciting finish in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik released by franchises before IPL auctions
Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthik released by franchises before IPL auctions

Last season's highest auctioned players Yuvraj Singh and Dinesh Karthik were released by the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils respectively. Yuvraj was bought by RCB for a whooping sum of Rs 14 crore, while Karthik costed the Daredevils Rs 12.5 crore.

3rd ODI: Ahmed Shehzad, Shahid Afridi star as Pakistan crush New Zealand
3rd ODI: Ahmed Shehzad, Shahid Afridi star as Pakistan crush New Zealand

Opener Ahmed Shehzad hit a swashbuckling hundred and Shahid Afridi made a fiery 55 and took three wickets to lead Pakistan to a crushing 147-run win over New Zealand in the third one-dayer in Sharjah on Sunday.

Bendan McCullum, Kane Williamson give New Zealand lead
Bendan McCullum, Kane Williamson give New Zealand lead

Brendon McCullum became one of only four batsmen to score three double hundreds in a year as he guided New Zealand into a strong position in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah Saturday. 

Mike Hesson says `improved` Kiwis can now take on top nations away from home
Mike Hesson says `improved` Kiwis can now take on top nations away from home

New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson has warned that his side is improving and have proved they can take on top nations away from home and claimed that the tense draw in the second Test against Pakistan that finished Friday in Dubai had proved the point.