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Win or lose, Kane Williamson displays equanimity: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India
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Win or lose, Kane Williamson displays equanimity: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman was more than pleased at New Zealand winning the World Test Championship final against India, even though he hoped that Virat Kohli and his men ended up as eventual winners. In his column for the Times of India, Laxman wrote, "New Zealand were popular, worthy and deserving winners of the inaugural World Test Championship, turning in the kind of all-round performance in the final that the world has come to expect of them. While, as an Indian, I was rooting for Virat Kohli and his boys to come through, India's defeat was somewhat softened by the fact that the man who lifted the mace was Kane Williamson, someone I have come to know really well over the last few years at Sunrisers Hyderabad." New Zealand's victory came two years after New Zealand ...
Team selection doesn’t change huge amount: Tom Latham | Cricket News – Times of India
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Team selection doesn’t change huge amount: Tom Latham | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: New Zealand have a few contingency plans but the abandonment of the opening day of the World Test Championship final against India due to rain is unlikely to make a huge amount of difference to their team selection, vice-captain Tom Latham said on Friday. The much-anticipated opening day of the match was called off without even the toss being held here on Friday, which is set to bring the reserve day into the equation. "Probably, doesn't change huge amount (selection of playing XI)," Latham said during a virtual press conference when asked if losing the first day will change their approach to team selection. "Obviously with an extra day we have got up our sleeves, game can still go on for a full five days. I guess, for us, it is about wait and see and adapt to whatever cond...
New Zealand overtake India to attain number one Test ranking | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand overtake India to attain number one Test ranking | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): New Zealand on Sunday toppled India to become the number one ranked Test team in the world. The Kiwis achieved the feat after defeating England 1-0 in the two-match Test series on Sunday. New Zealand now has 123 points in ICC Team Test Rankings while India has 121 points and is positioned at the second spot. Australia is placed at the third spot with 108 points while England is positioned at the fourth spot with 107 points. India and Kiwis will be locking horns in the WTC final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, beginning June 18. New Zealand is also the number one ranked ODI team in the world, while India is the third-ranked side in the 50-over format. Neil Wagner and Matt Henry took three wickets each as England was bundled out for 122 in the second innings, and in the ...
2nd Test: New Zealand thrash England to seal series win | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd Test: New Zealand thrash England to seal series win | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM (United Kingdom): 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. Set a target of just 38 after England tailender Olly Stone was out to the very first ball of the fourth day, the Blackcaps finished on 41-2. ScorecardStand-in captain Tom Latham, leading the team in place of the injured Kane Williamson, hit the winning boundary to be 23 not out after the first Test of a two-match series at Lord's ended in a draw last week. Victory gave New Zealand just a third win in 18 Test series in England and a first this century after their 1986 and 1999 triumphs. By contrast, this was England's first series loss at home since a 2014 defeat by Sri Lanka. England resumed on the brink of...
2nd Test: Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India
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2nd Test: Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM (England): England batsmen Rory Burns and Dan Lawrence scored battling half-centuries as the hosts recovered from a mid-innings wobble to reach 258-7 against New Zealand on the opening day of the second and final Test on Thursday. Burns fought hard even as wickets fell around him and looked set to reach his fourth Test century in front of a boisterous Edgbaston crowd of around 17,000 fans before falling for 81, caught by stand-in skipper Tom Latham off Trent Boult. Boult (2-60) removed James Bracey with the first ball of his next over to leave England in trouble at 175-6 after they had won the toss and made a solid start with the bat. Lawrence (67 not out) steadied the ship, however, with his third Test half-century and Mark Wood (16 not out) gave him solid support before the...
‘Not good enough’ James Anderson eyes another England record | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Not good enough’ James Anderson eyes another England record | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM (United Kingdom): James Anderson is on the verge of adding to his list of record-breaking achievements by becoming England's most-capped Test cricketer, yet when he made his debut in 2003 the Lancashire swing bowler thought he "wasn't good enough". Anderson will surpass the mark of 161 Tests he currently shares with retired former England captain Alastair Cook, a close friend, should he be included in the hosts' side for the second and deciding match against New Zealand at Edgbaston starting Thursday. His current tally of 616 Test wickets is the most by any England bowler, as well as being more than any other paceman in the history of the game. The 38-year-old's longevity is all the more remarkable given he is a seam bowler, a far more physically demanding task then that of b...
England committed to positive change after tweet row, says Root | Cricket News – Times of India
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England committed to positive change after tweet row, says Root | Cricket News – Times of India

England are committed to making cricket more inclusive after confronting "ugly truths" in the past week about offensive historical tweets from their players, captain Joe Root said on Wednesday. Fast bowler Ollie Robinson has been suspended pending an investigation after historical tweets by him came to light when he made his Test debut against New Zealand at Lord's last week. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday it would take "relevant and appropriate action" after offensive historical tweets from other England players began circulating on social media. "We've had to face up to some ugly truths this past week or so and there will be challenges moving forward," Root said ahead of the second Test with New Zealand, which starts at Edgbaston on Thursday. "The group of p...
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to miss second Test against England with elbow injury
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson to miss second Test against England with elbow injury

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will be rested for the second Test against England due to a left elbow injury, with Tom Latham to lead the side in his absence, the team’s head coach said on Wednesday. Gary Stead said Williamson has been managing the injury since March and they wanted to give the 30-year-old a chance to heal before the World Test Championship final against India later this month. “It’s not an easy decision for Kane to have to miss a Test, but we think it’s the right one,” Stead said. “He’s had an injection in his elbow to relieve the irritation he’s been experiencing when he bats and a period of rest and rehabilitation will help maximise his recovery. “The decision has been made very much with the ICC World Test Championship Final at Southampton in mind ...