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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One-Off Jonah Lomu Broke Barriers and Tackles

One-Off Jonah Lomu Broke Barriers and Tackles

It is exactly 25 years since Jonah Lomu flattened Mike Catt to score at the Rugby World Cup, where the All Black transformed into a superstar, Paul Rees writes for The…