Netting A Place In Black Caps

It was a “rare distinction” for Tharun Nethula, a 28-year-old leg-spinner originally from Hyderabad, India, to be picked to represent New Zealand for the one-day series against Zimbabwe. From St. John’s Coaching Foundation in Secunderabad to the New Zealand national cricket squad it has been a fairy-tale journey for Nethula. “It is an exciting feeling to play for New Zealand,” Nethula said. “Playing against India in India will be a real high for me. I am aware I have to really work hard to realise that big dream.” Nethula moved to New Zealand at the age of 11. He picked up 28 wickets in the 2008-09 season for Auckland, ahead of a move to Central Districts.


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UFC’s Israel Adesanya Fights on His Terms

UFC’s Israel Adesanya Fights on His Terms

New Zealander Israel Adesanya has cleared out most of his challengers and has faced criticism for some fights lacking flashy knockouts. “It’s a high-level game we play, but not everyone who…