Tag Archives: Cricket World Cup

Amazing Dance at the Cricket World Cup

Amazing Dance at the Cricket World Cup

New Zealand bloke has the moves at the New Zealand V South Africa Cricket World Cup Game at Eden Park.

Black Caps edge South Africa in pulsating semi-final

Black Caps edge South Africa in pulsating semi-final

“Thinking was the enemy of doing,” declared Black Caps batsman Grant Elliott who, with spin bowler Daniel Vettori – “two creaking 36-year-olds” – faced the task of making 12 runs off six balls in…

Hagley Oval Integral to Christchurch’s Regeneration

Hagley Oval Integral to Christchurch’s Regeneration

Cricket’s World Cup and the return of top-level sport to Christchurch’s Hagley Park has been integral to the city’s regeneration since the devastating earthquake of 2011, says the Guardian’s Mike Selvey. “To a visiting eye,…

Up Close And Personal – Brendon McCullum

Up Close And Personal – Brendon McCullum

New Zealand Black Caps captain Brendan McCullum talks about his ICC Cricket World Cup experiences, and the hopes that he has for the 2015 tournament.

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 Tourism Eyes 33% More Indians for World Cup

New Zealand Tourism Eyes 33% More Indians for World Cup

Tourism New Zealand is eyeing a massive 33 per cent growth in Indian travellers to the island Pacific nation this fiscal as it expects an influx of visitors for the World Cup Cricket it…

Key: World Cup Will Be Unaffected by Cricket Scandal

Key: World Cup Will Be Unaffected by Cricket Scandal

Prime Minister John Key has said the current match-fixing scandal will not disrupt next year’s Cricket World Cup, jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption investigation includes…

Slaying the Cricket Giants

Slaying the Cricket Giants

The Black Caps head into the semifinals of the World Cup after beating South Africa by 49 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Man-of-the-match Jacob Oram took two brilliant catches and captured…

Couldn’t Ask For More

Couldn’t Ask For More

New Zealand has clinched their second win at the Cricket World Cup beating Zimbabwe by 1-wickets at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmadabad. Opener Brendan Taylor top-scored with 44 for Zimbabwe but when he…

Easy Opening Match

Easy Opening Match

The Black Caps have begun their World Cup campaign with a resounding win over Kenya, who had “no answer to some outstanding New Zealand bowling, which was full and accurate.” Paceman Hamish Bennett took…

The Wright Impact

The Wright Impact

The Black Caps are a team to watch at this month’s Cricket World Cup. Despite back-to-back ODI series defeats, players Scott Styris and Brendon McCullum agree the team is in the process of a…

World Cup Hopes

World Cup Hopes

“One could make the argument that Black Caps have punched above their weight at the World Cup just as easily as you could say they are chokers,” Stuart Hess writes for South Africa’s Independent…

Black Caps Victorious

Black Caps Victorious

Three famous victories in a row have seen the Black Caps complete a “black-wash” of the world champion Australians and claim the Chappell-Hadlee series. Over a period of six days the Black Caps broke a number of…

Astle Bows Out

Astle Bows Out

Nathan Astle has retired from international cricket as one of NZ’s most successful ever batsmen, just six months before the 2007 World Cup. In his twelve year career he has accumulated a total of 11,792 Test…

Mark the Great

Mark the Great

Mark Greatbatch comes in at number four on the Guardian‘s list of all-time greatest Test cricket rearguards. “He was better known as the man who invented pinch-hitting at the 1992 World Cup, but Mark Greatbatch could knuckle…

Black Caps’ Dark Horse

Black Caps’ Dark Horse

Stephen Fleming will come out looking good no matter where NZ places in this year’s Cricket World Cup. So says Johannesburg’s The Star, which included the Black Caps’ captain in their official “World Hunks XI.” “One…

Superb, Eh?

Superb, Eh?

New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming played the “innings of his career when his team most needed it”, scoring 133 not out, to lead the Black Caps to a comprehensive 9 wicket win over hosts South Africa…

Aim Off

Aim Off

Twenty years ago, Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to deliver the ball underarm. It was all about sending a message to the Australian Cricket hierarchy …