Had the Christchurch Test against Bangladesh not been cancelled due to terror attack at the mosque, Taylor would have played his 100th Test in Sydney against Australia. It eventually became his 99th and he can’t be happier to play the big game in front of friends and family.
Williamson said it will be “a lot different” to facing Australian speedsters in their own den. New Zealand are still reeling from a 0-3 thrashing in their last away Test series in Australia where Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc made life miserable for the Black Caps batsmen.
“With my height, I can afford to go a fraction fuller, especially out here with the extra bounce. I try to make guys commit to play off the front foot…and if it does swing or seam you have a chance of bringing the edge in,” Jamieson revealed his simple gameplan.
“Not really. It’s still sinking in. The last couple of weeks have been pretty surreal as well. Pretty pleased and from a team perspective we’re in a pretty good position as well,” said the Auckland-born pacer, who is currently tallest, among international cricketers.
The 19 year-old was playing the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Kanpur and according to a report published in ‘Mid Day’ newspaper, Shastri got the news of his maiden national call-up from the gate-keeper of the guest house where the Mumbai team was put up.
“There are probably still a few teething issues to go with the points system but it has brought context to cricket which is probably what ICC were after. Is it the ideal situation at the moment? Probably not. But it’s a lot better now than it was before when we had nothing,” Taylor had said […]
Chalk and cheese they might be when it comes to their on-field personas but that has not come in the way of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson forming a mutual admiration club. The fierce Kohli and the mostly calm Williamson admire and respect each other as cricketers and more importantly as human beings.
All the matches have been scheduled in Karachi which has multiple Test and first-class venues. The source said the board was keen to send its A team to New Zealand to give exposure to upcoming performers as they have not competed at the international level for a while now.
New Zealand has been slated to hold the tournament in November and December because of its perceived success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. But an outbreak in its largest city, Auckland, strict border protocols and logistical problems in finding secure locations for teams to practice while in quarantine may have jeopardized its hosting bid.
New Zealand’s speaker ordered Ross to remove another video in August because it contained footage from parliament, which cannot be used in political advertising without permission from those depicted. The clip took a government minister out of context to falsely claim Covid-19 vaccinations would be compulsory for all New Zealanders.