Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor ruled out retirement on Friday following the Black Caps’ victory over India in the inaugural World Test Championship, saying he could still contribute to the team.
New Zealand are the most fitting victors of the inaugural World Test Championship. This team will be remembered as one of great Test-cricket teams, writes RYAN VREDE.
Virat Kohli has questioned whether the winners of the inaugural World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand can truly be considered the best international side.
New Zealand could be the Test world champions by Tuesday. They’ve completely transformed their cricket culture to get to this point. There are lessons for the Proteas in their rise, writes RYAN VREDE.
India and New Zealand face off in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton starting Friday, with a host of modern-day cricket’s best red-ball players on show.
New Zealand and India have announced their squads for the World Test Championship final, with Black Caps captain Kane Williamson included after recovering from injury.
It feels fitting that in a format which rewards exceptionally high levels of temperament and talent, a one-off Test decides the champions of the world, writes RYAN VREDE.
New Zealand overpowered England by eight wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston on Sunday as they sealed a 1-0 series win with more than a day to spare.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has told his side they must ‘start afresh’ in next week’s second and final Test against England at Edgbaston after some ‘superb’ cricket enabled them to have the better of a drawn series opener at Lord’s.
England had little to do with the challenge offered by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s enterprising last-day declaration as the first Test at Lord’s ended in a draw on Sunday.
South Africans seeking to turn Devon Conway’s loss to New Zealand into a race issue fail to acknowledge what is self-evident – his gift just bloomed later than most and in an environment which facilitated that. Let’s celebrate a wonderful talent, not wrongly denigrate a system, writes RYAN VREDE.
Following Devon Conway’s century on Test debut for the Black Caps, Omphile Ramela credits his success to perseverance and finding the right environment to succeed.
Here’s a look at all the angles in the moment Devon Conway recorded his maiden Test century at Lord’s.
Test cricket returns this week as England host New Zealand in a two-match Test series at Lord’s and then Edgbaston over the next two weeks. The tour was arranged hastily, so there are a few things to note ahead of the first ball on Wednesday morning.
England and New Zealand head into Wednesday’s first Test at Lord’s with both sides facing some potentially awkward selection decisions.