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Ashwin says Harbhajan inspired him to be a spinner

Ashwin says Harbhajan inspired him to be a spinner

Rediff.com5 days ago

Basking in the glory of becoming India's third highest Test wicket-taker, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that he feared his career would not survive the chaos unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

How the world reacted to NZ abandoning Pakistan series

How the world reacted to NZ abandoning Pakistan series

Rediff.com17 Sep 2021

New Zealand abandoned their limited-overs series in Pakistan on Friday after receiving a security alert, with the tourists "unilaterally suspending" all their scheduled matches.

Stokes takes 'indefinite break' for mental wellbeing; to miss India Tests

Stokes takes 'indefinite break' for mental wellbeing; to miss India Tests

Rediff.com30 Jul 2021

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect to prioritise his mental wellbeing and continue his recovery from an injury to his left index finger.

NZ to stage nationwide Mace tour to celebrate WTC victory

NZ to stage nationwide Mace tour to celebrate WTC victory

Rediff.com7 Jul 2021

The victorious New Zealand cricketers will carry the ICC World Test Championship Mace on a week-long, nationwide tour of the country, starting on July 26, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Wednesday.

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

India vs New Zealand: A Report Card

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Before they take the field for the World Test Championship final on Friday, June 18, Rajneesh Gupta takes a look at India-New Zealand Test encounters in the new century.

How India and New Zealand reached WTC Final

How India and New Zealand reached WTC Final

Rediff.com16 Jun 2021

Rajneesh Gupta offers insights about the World Test Championship Final.

WTC Finals: Why the Kiwis will focus on Ashwin, Jadeja

WTC Finals: Why the Kiwis will focus on Ashwin, Jadeja

Rediff.com26 May 2021

India and New Zealand will fight it out for the inaugural title at Southampton's Ageas Bowl

Williamson awarded Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

Williamson awarded Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

Stand-in White Ferns captain Amy Satterthwaite was named the women's ODI Player of the Year, after taking some time off to have a baby and returning to the fold to score 304 runs at 38, including a top score of 119 not-out against England in Dunedin.

'The broadest bat in the world'

'The broadest bat in the world'

Rediff.com6 Mar 2021

K N Prabhu, the doyen of cricket writers, salutes Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, who appeared for the first time in Test cricket 50 years ago today, March 6, 1971.

These are hardest conditions I've faced: Stokes

These are hardest conditions I've faced: Stokes

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

Stokes had no hesitation in admitting that these are the "hardest conditions" to bat on.

Agar scalps six as Australia keep T20 series alive

Agar scalps six as Australia keep T20 series alive

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

Australia clawed back to 2-1 in the five-match series following defeats in Christchurch and Dunedin.

ICC T20I rankings: Rahul retains 2nd spot, Kohli rises

ICC T20I rankings: Rahul retains 2nd spot, Kohli rises

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

Players from New Zealand and Australia made significant gains in the rankings updated after the first two matches of the ongoing series between the two sides.

Fans barred from New Zealand T20s after Auckland lockdown

Fans barred from New Zealand T20s after Auckland lockdown

Rediff.com1 Mar 2021

New Zealand's biggest city Auckland went into a seven-day lockdown from Sunday after the emergence of a new local case of the coronavirus of unknown origin.

Is burden of captaincy affecting Finch's form?

Is burden of captaincy affecting Finch's form?

Rediff.com26 Feb 2021

'He's arguably the best Twenty20 batter in the world over a long period of time. His record's so good and he's our captain, so maybe that's what's going on off-field but in our heads we just trust him'.

Guptill 'a little bit cooked' after stunning innings in Dunedin

Guptill 'a little bit cooked' after stunning innings in Dunedin

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

'But Guptill played a brilliant innings in that partnership with Kane, built a lot of momentum.'

2nd T20I: Guptill fires Kiwis to close win over Australia

2nd T20I: Guptill fires Kiwis to close win over Australia

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

2nd T20I: Guptill fires Kiwis to close win over Australia

NZ players have been overlooked for second rate Australians in IPL: Doull

NZ players have been overlooked for second rate Australians in IPL: Doull

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull says players from his country have always been 'overlooked for second rate Australians" in the Indian Premier League, expressing his views after Devon Conway created a flutter with his splendid hitting days after going unsold at the IPL players' auction.

Warner reveals groin injury could last nine months

Warner reveals groin injury could last nine months

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

Warner said that he has to teach his brain to not worry about the pain.

Conway hits 99 after going unsold at IPL auction

Conway hits 99 after going unsold at IPL auction

Rediff.com22 Feb 2021

The 29-year-old Conway clobbered 10 fours and three sixes during his 79 minutes of stay in the middle.

Finch reacts after going unsold in IPL auctions

Finch reacts after going unsold in IPL auctions

Rediff.com21 Feb 2021

'I'd prefer to be playing cricket, but a little bit of time at home might not be the worst thing'

'Didn't know how much was Rs 15 cr in NZ dollars'

'Didn't know how much was Rs 15 cr in NZ dollars'

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

Kyle Jamieson is the highest paid New Zealander and fourth highest in the IPL's 14-year history.

Pacers Richardson, Meredith stunned by 'life-changing' IPL deals

Pacers Richardson, Meredith stunned by 'life-changing' IPL deals

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

Promising Australia fast bowler Jhye Richardson was left "excited as well as exhausted" after he earned a life-changing bid of Rs 14 crore from Punjab Kings at Thursday's IPL players' auction.

Indian teen held for planning machete attacks on Singapore mosques

Indian teen held for planning machete attacks on Singapore mosques

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

A 16-year-old Singaporean boy, a Protestant Christian of Indian ethnicity, was detained last month under the Internal Security Act (ISA) after planning to use a machete to attack Muslims at two mosques in March, on the anniversary of New Zealand's Christchurch attacks.

Wade dumped from Australia's Test squad for South Africa tour

Wade dumped from Australia's Test squad for South Africa tour

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

Wade will instead head to New Zealand with Australia's Twenty20 squad for a five-match series starting on Feb. 22 in Christchurch.

Test Rankings: Kohli loses second spot to Smith

Test Rankings: Kohli loses second spot to Smith

Rediff.com12 Jan 2021

Smith (900 points) is placed second behind New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (919).

For first time ever, Kiwis are No 1 in Test cricket

For first time ever, Kiwis are No 1 in Test cricket

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

Win against Pakistan pushed the Kiwis to top of the heap as they became the sixth country in the past 10 years to be ranked number one in Test cricket.

New Zealand rout Pakistan to sweep series and seal top ranking

New Zealand rout Pakistan to sweep series and seal top ranking

Rediff.com6 Jan 2021

The win also pushed the Black Caps firmly into contention for one of two berths in June's inaugural World Test Championship final at Lord's.

Kane Williamson rewrites record books

Kane Williamson rewrites record books

Rediff.com5 Jan 2021

Kane Williamson becomes fastest New Zealand batsman to register 7000 Test runs

What makes Williamson a special cricketer

What makes Williamson a special cricketer

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

Williamson breaks Fleming's record for most 50-plus Test scores.

NZ eye big lead against Pakistan after Williamson ton

NZ eye big lead against Pakistan after Williamson ton

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

Kane Williamson's burgeoning 215-run stand with Henry Nicholls, who was batting on 89, helped the hosts finish Day 2 on a strong 286-3 in reply to Pakistan's first innings total of 297.

Buzz: South Africa's Elgar registers 4000 runs in Test cricket

Buzz: South Africa's Elgar registers 4000 runs in Test cricket

Rediff.com3 Jan 2021

Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers, Gary Kirsten, Herschelle Gibbs, Mark Boucher, Daryl Cullinan, and Faf Du Plessis are the other Proteas batsmen who have more than 4000 runs in Test cricket.

2nd Test: Jamieson takes 5 as Pak all out on 297 on Day 1

2nd Test: Jamieson takes 5 as Pak all out on 297 on Day 1

Rediff.com3 Jan 2021

New Zealand bundled out Pakistan on 297 in 83.5 overs.

What's at stake for high-flying Kiwis in second Pakistan Test

What's at stake for high-flying Kiwis in second Pakistan Test

Rediff.com2 Jan 2021

A victory at Hagley Oval to seal a 2-0 series sweep would also push the Black Caps firmly into contention for one of two berths in June's inaugural ICC World Test Championship final at Lord's.

'Mad' Wagner lauded for bowling with broken toes

'Mad' Wagner lauded for bowling with broken toes

Rediff.com30 Dec 2020

Home captain Williamson also praised the "special effort from" team man Wagner.

New Zealand seal victory over Pakistan in first Test

New Zealand seal victory over Pakistan in first Test

Rediff.com30 Dec 2020

Pakistan were dismissed for 271, chasing a victory target of 372, with 4.3 overs remaining in the Test at Bay Oval.

ECB to hire expert to monitor players' mental health

ECB to hire expert to monitor players' mental health

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

Earlier this month, ECB managing director Ashley Giles had said that cricketers will be provided "mental health screening" before they commit to any further tours.

Southee takes 300th wicket as NZ edge towards win

Southee takes 300th wicket as NZ edge towards win

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

They will need to bat the entire final day on a deteriorating Bay Oval pitch in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday to stop the hosts taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

New Zealand's last chance to push for WTC final

New Zealand's last chance to push for WTC final

Rediff.com25 Dec 2020

New Zealand's late push for a place in next year's International Cricket Council's World Test Championship final will come to a head against an injury-hit Pakistan when their two-Test series begins on Saturday in Mount Maunganui.

Buzz: Karunaratne reveals SL's new-look Test jersey

Buzz: Karunaratne reveals SL's new-look Test jersey

Rediff.com23 Dec 2020

Uncapped left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar has joined the test squad from the Pakistan A team currently in Hamilton.

Buzz: BCCI sponsors not concerned over Ganguly endorsing rival

Buzz: BCCI sponsors not concerned over Ganguly endorsing rival

Rediff.com22 Dec 2020

Asked if Ganguly would be cornered at the meeting, he laughed and cited an example.

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