Kane Williamson and Co won the inaugural WTC final, beating India by eight wickets in Southampton in a thrilling contest last month.
New Zealand vs Australia: After going unsold in IPL auction, Devon Conway blazes away in Christchurch
Conway blazed his way to a 59-ball unbeaten 99 and powered the Black Caps to a resounding win in the first of the five T20 International against Australia.
The Black Caps were confirmed in the top spot after a comprehensive victory over Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test in Christchurch to sweep the two-Test series.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Visiting players may have contracted coronavirus before leaving homeland, says NZ's director of public health
McEnlay said even though the travelling Pakistani players have met all COVID-related health protocols before boarding the flight to New Zealand, the deadly virus could have already been incubating inside the bodies of the six cricketers.
Early in their stay, several team members were caught mingling together at their four-star quarantine hotel in Christchurch in breach of the managed isolation rules.
The decision is a major setback for the Pakistan team which will begin a three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand on 18 December and a two-match Test series on 26 December.
The health department said it would provide evidence to Cricket West Indies and leave the governing body to determine if any disciplinary action was needed against individual players.
New Zealand vs West Indies: Touring Windies clear second COVID-19 test, to undergo final test next week
The Caribbean team arrived in New Zealand six days ago for the T20I and Test series, starting with the opening T20 in Auckland on 27 November, followed by the second and third game in Mount Maunganui on November 29 and 30.
New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine
Bangladesh cricketers to return to scene of Christchurch mosque attacks as New Zealand prepare to resume international cricket
Bangladesh are scheduled to play a one-day international in Christchurch on 17 March and are likely to be in the city on 15 March.
Christchurch mosque shooter's sentencing postponed due to COVID-19; New Zealand court likely to announce date after lockdown
The sentencing of an Australian man who attacked two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch last year killing 51 people has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
New Zealand gunman, who had killed 51 in attacks on Christchurch's mosques, pleads guilty of murder, terrorism
The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges
Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara will play for Saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy final against Bengal, it was confirmed on Saturday.
India vs New Zealand: Shambolic Test series raises multiple questions over famed Indian batting line-up
Collectively, the batting was abysmal throughout the two Tests. Perhaps it is time to realise that his batting unit isn't as great as it is being portrayed.
India vs New Zealand: We were completely outplayed, can't live in denial, says Virat Kohli after series defeat
A disappointed Virat Kohli on Monday admitted that his side was "completely outplayed" by New Zealand in the two-Test series and they can't live in denial about "not being brave enough" to counter adverse conditions.
India vs New Zealand: Premeditated and rigid footwork cause Indian captain Virat Kohli's undoing on sluggish pitches
It has been a horrible tour for Kohli with the bat but if he can captain India to a victory tomorrow, the deficiencies in his batting will be forgotten
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test in Christchurch, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Blundell steer Kiwis to 63/0 at stumps
Latest Updates, 2nd Test, Day 1 India vs New Zealand: That's stumps on Day 1. And all the three sessions today belonged to the hosts. They bundled out visitors for 242 and then Latham and Blundell made sure Kiwis did not lose any wicket till the close of play. India would be very disappointed. Nothing went there way today starting from toss. Kiwis 63/0 in 23 overs in first innngs so far, trail by 179 runs.
India vs New Zealand: Lost first Test because team was under-prepared but will come back hard in Christchurch, says Kapil Dev
"India have won on bouncy wickets before, be it Perth, Melbourne or Durban. We have done it before, so I am not concerned if they target us with the short-pitch ball. They are one-up in the series, so just come back hard," Kapil Dev said.
India vs New Zealand: Ishant Sharma's ankle injury rules him out of Christchurch Test, Umesh Yadav to replace him
Ishant made it to the Test team in New Zealand in the nick of time, and didn't get any time to play warm-up matches. He was fast-tracked into the playing XI for the first Test in Basin Reserve.
India vs New Zealand XI: Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant back among the runs as visitors' warm-up game ends in draw
Agarwal, who had gone through a wretched period since the second Test against Bangladesh, retired on 81 off 99 balls with 10 fours and three sixes to his name