New Zealand will be returning to the subcontinent for the World Cup starting Feb 19 with the bitter experiences of a 4-0 thrashing in Bangladesh and 5-0 whitewash in the ODI series in India last year.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori Monday reaffirmed that he would step down from the post after the 2011 cricket World Cup. Vettori, who has opted out of the ongoing T20 Internationals against Pakistan for resting his back, said he would stand by his decision irrespective of the team’s performance in the tournament co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. “I still stand by those words of finishing up after the World Cup,” Vettori was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald
A battered and bruised New Zealand, trailing 0-4, will hope for a reprieve when they take on India in the fifth and final match of the ODI series here Friday.
New Zealand suffered another setback as fast bowler Daryl Tuffey was ruled out of the One-day series against India Tuesday on the eve of the second match here. Tuffey, who has suffered a bicep strain, joins Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum in the injury list. New Zealand are yet to announce a replacement for the fast bowler.
Riding on young shoulders, India defeated New Zealand by 40 runs in the first One-day International here Sunday and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match cricket series. Virat Kohli (105) scored his fourth ODI century as India were all out for 276 runs, with one over to spare at the Nehru Stadium.
Rahul Dravid smashed an unbeaten century as India reached 386 for five in first innings at lunch on the third day of third cricket Test against New Zealand here Monday.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final cricket Test against India here Saturday. The start of the match was delayed due to a wet outfield as heavy showers over the past few days had left the ground soggy
All-rounder Scott Styris and batsman Jamie How returned to the New Zealand One-day squad for the five-match series against India, starting Nov 28. How, who played his last game in January 2009, returned to the senior side after nearly two years.
Zaheer Khan and Harbjahan Singh shared six wickets between them in the morning session to bowl out New Zealand for 350 on the second day of the second cricket Test here Saturday. The visitors were bowled out immediately after lunch. Resuming at 258 for four, New Zealand batting crumbled in the first session and the visitors could add only 85 more to their overnight total to reach 341 for nine at lunch
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and opted to bat against India in the second cricket Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Friday. New Zealand made three changes in the side with Martin Guptill coming in place for Brian Watling, Bret Arnel for Hamish Bennett and Tim Southee for Jeetan Patel.