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Brendon McCullum – New Zealand Cricket’s Renaissance Man

Brendon McCullum – New Zealand Cricket’s Renaissance Man

“In an incredible tale of leadership and introspection to the extent of soul-searching, Brendon McCullum, who retired from international cricket last year, opened up in an exclusive chat to Cricbuzz about why he decided…

Kane Williamson Named Black Caps Captain

Kane Williamson Named Black Caps Captain

Kane Williamson has been chosen to skipper the New Zealand team in all three formats. “Kane has been a leader within the team for a long time now and already shown himself to be an…

Suzie Bates World’s Leading Female Cricketer

Suzie Bates World’s Leading Female Cricketer

Dunedin-born skipper Suzie Bates, 28, has been named Wisden’s 2015 Leading Woman Cricketer in the World, scooping the accolade ahead of Australians Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry. The right-hander joins New Zealand men’s captain Kane…

A Touch of Baz

A Touch of Baz

“Few teams are having as much fun playing cricket as New Zealand, and it’s thanks in large part to Brendon McCullum,” writes Dylan Cleaver in Cricket Monthly. During McCullum’s time as a captain the team…

Brendon McCullum Honoured as New Zealand Order of Merit

Brendon McCullum Honoured as New Zealand Order of Merit

Brendon McCullum has been recognised as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his achievements during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 as well as the Black Caps’ incredible success in 2014. “McCullum…

McCullum and Hesson Honoured for New Zealand Success

McCullum and Hesson Honoured for New Zealand Success

New Zealand Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum and the team’s coach Mike Hesson have been appointed Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM) in the Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours list released…

Black Caps Are a Team to Be Reckoned with

Black Caps Are a Team to Be Reckoned with

“New Zealand did more than enough against England to prove they are worth much more than a two-test series shoe-horned into the schedule as a tasty appetiser before the Ashes,” which begins in July,…

New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs and reach Cricket World Cup semi-final

New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs and reach Cricket World Cup semi-final

The New Zealand Black Caps have beaten the West Indies 393 for 6 in Saturday’s quarterfinal in a stunning game in front of a raucous capacity crowd at Wellington’s stadium to reach the Cricket…

Martin Crowe Inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Martin Crowe Inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Cricket’s “most stylish batsman” Martin Crowe, 52, has been inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame on Saturday, the terminally ill former national player describing it as a “great honour” and…

New Zealand Trounce England at Cricket World Cup

New Zealand Trounce England at Cricket World Cup

“At the hands of an urgent New Zealand superbly led by Brendon McCullum” Engand’s defeat at the Cricket World Cup in Wellington, “went beyond the realms of simple humiliation and entered that of fantasy,…

NZ Open Their Cricket World Cup in Style

NZ Open Their Cricket World Cup in Style

“New Zealand fulfilled the hopes of a capacity crowd, celebrating another landmark in the rebirth of , by defeating Sri Lanka by 98 runs,” the Guardian’s Vic Marks writes. “It was a well-nigh flawless…

New Zealand Both the Hipster and Tipster’s Choice

New Zealand Both the Hipster and Tipster’s Choice

No longer merely the cool underdog that overachieves, New Zealand is a genuine World Cup contender, according to the Hindu, with Brendon McCullum’s men now possessing a gilded opportunity to go where none of…

Brendon McCullum’s Whirlwind Double Century

Brendon McCullum’s Whirlwind Double Century

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum hit a whirlwind double century and shared a record-breaking 297-run stand with century-maker Kane Williamson when the Black Caps took on Pakistan back in…

Blacks Caps Claim First Win of 2015

Blacks Caps Claim First Win of 2015

The Black Caps won their second test match against the Sri Lankan side yesterday, completing a 2-0 series sweep at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The winning start to the years continues what was the…

It May Just Be the Black Caps Time in the Spotlight

It May Just Be the Black Caps Time in the Spotlight

“It was heartening” to see Test cricket return to Christchurch in December, the Guardian’s Mike Selvey writes. “It was fitting, too, that the Black Caps should mark it with a resounding win over Sri…

Black Caps Best Year Ever

Black Caps Best Year Ever

Having just won the first test against Sri Lanka, New Zealand’s Black Caps have made 2014 their best Test year ever. The Black Caps beat Sri Lanka by an impressive 8 wickets with a day…

Brendon McCullum Makes Australia’s Cricketers Look Average

Brendon McCullum Makes Australia’s Cricketers Look Average

In the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch, Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum, 33, was just five runs short of demolishing what could possibly have been the fastest ever double century in…

Black Caps on the Rise

Black Caps on the Rise

What a summer. Three test victories, two test series wins and a 4-0 drubbing of the No. 1 ranked one-day side in the world. New Zealand has risen one place to seventh in the…

Century and a Win

Century and a Win

Black Cap Kane Williamson, 22, finished unbeaten on 145 from 136 balls before New Zealand fielded their way to a 27-run victory over South Africa in Kimberley. New Zealand secured their first series victory…

Spinning For Sixes

Spinning For Sixes

Dunedin-born Black Cap right-arm spinner, and “more than handy batsman,” Nathan McCullum, 31, has signed with the Sydney Sixers for the remainder of the Big Bash League as a replacement for West Indian import…

Sussex Signing

Sussex Signing

Dunedin cricketer Brendon McCullum, 28, has signed with Sussex for this season’s Twenty20 competition. The big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman replaces Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan. “Brendon was always on our shortlist for 2010 and once New Zealand’s tour to Zimbabwe…

Win for NZ in Napier

Win for NZ in Napier

New Zealand outran Australia by two wickets to win the opening Chappell-Hadlee one-day international at Napier’s Maclean Park. Scott Styris and Shane Bond were the unlikely heroes for New Zealand; chasing 275 for eight,…

World’s Fastest Win

World’s Fastest Win

The Black Caps have won their three-match home series against Bangladesh in record-breaking style. NZ reached Bangladesh’s total of 93 all out with 44 overs and ten wickets to spare, replacing India’s 2001 thrashing of Kenya…