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T20 World Cup 2021: Indian batting desperately needs course-correction to counter sluggish surfaces
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T20 World Cup 2021: Indian batting desperately needs course-correction to counter sluggish surfaces

Caught betwixt and between, India huffed and puffed to a markedly under-par total in a damning indictment of poor execution, if not ordinary planning.

T20 World Cup 2021: India's semi-final hopes dented by eight-wicket defeat against NZ
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T20 World Cup 2021: India's semi-final hopes dented by eight-wicket defeat against NZ

The defeat that puts India in serious danger of losing out on a semi-final berth also raises questions about outgoing T20 skipper Virat Kohli's abject failure to win an ICC tournament in four attempts as captain.

T20 World Cup 2021: Haris Rauf's four-wicket haul powers Pakistan to five-wicket win over New Zealand
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T20 World Cup 2021: Haris Rauf's four-wicket haul powers Pakistan to five-wicket win over New Zealand

Most of the top-order batters, except for opener Mohammad Rizwan (33), struggled but the experienced Malik (26 not out off 20 balls) and number seven Ali (27 not out off 12) flourished towards the end with a 48-run partnership for the sixth wicket to take Pakistan home with eight balls to spare.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Devon Conway, Ish Sodhi star in 66-run win in first T20I
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Devon Conway, Ish Sodhi star in 66-run win in first T20I

New Zealand went into the match without six frontline players including Kane Williamson and Trent Boult and stand-in captain Tim Southee said it was pleasing to see the new blood perform with the bat.

India move to 2nd spot in ICC T20I team rankings ahead of England series
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India move to 2nd spot in ICC T20I team rankings ahead of England series

England are seven points ahead of India, who were third before the away series against Australia. Australia's 2-3 loss to New Zealand in a recent five-game series pushed the side below India with just one point separating the two.

New Zealand vs Australia: Martin Guptill stars with 71 as hosts win by seven wickets, clinch series 3-2
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New Zealand vs Australia: Martin Guptill stars with 71 as hosts win by seven wickets, clinch series 3-2

Guptill, who had been out of form going into the series, led with a masterful 71, including seven fours and four sixes, while Conway contributed 36 with the pair putting on 106 for the first wicket.

Virat Kohli gains one spot to jump to sixth in ICC T20I batting rankings; KL Rahul remains at second position
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Virat Kohli gains one spot to jump to sixth in ICC T20I batting rankings; KL Rahul remains at second position

With 816 rating points, Rahul is behind England's Dawid Malan (915) who retained his top spot, while Kohli has 697 points.

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Debutant Jacob Duffy, Tim Seifert shine as hosts draw first blood in T20I series
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Debutant Jacob Duffy, Tim Seifert shine as hosts draw first blood in T20I series

Pakistan never recovered from a slow start, despite a fighting 42 from stand-in captain Shadab Khan.

Firstpost Masterclass: 'You need huge amount of resilience', Ish Sodhi explains spin-bowling in T20s
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Firstpost Masterclass: 'You need huge amount of resilience', Ish Sodhi explains spin-bowling in T20s

What's makes spinners so successful? What are the qualities and mindset required to be a good T20 spinner? What's the perfect length to bowl in T20s? New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi explains the art of spin bowling in T20s.

New Zealand Cricket needs to reshuffle domestic season if IPL 2020 is rescheduled, says leg-spinner Ish Sodhi
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New Zealand Cricket needs to reshuffle domestic season if IPL 2020 is rescheduled, says leg-spinner Ish Sodhi

Sodhi, a current international, himself will be the spin bowling consultant with the Rajasthan Royals while Mike Hesson, Stephen Fleming, Shane Bond and Brendon McCullum are some of the other former stars who are involved in the IPL

Australia vs New Zealand, highlights, 1st ODI in Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts hand Kiwis 71-run defeat in opening game
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Australia vs New Zealand, highlights, 1st ODI in Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts hand Kiwis 71-run defeat in opening game

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary from the first one-day international between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney on our live blog.

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy: New Zealand's pace bowling trio of Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson return for ODI series against Australia
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Chappell-Hadlee Trophy: New Zealand's pace bowling trio of Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson return for ODI series against Australia

New Zealand will take a full strength bowling attack to Australia for the one-day international series later this month after including Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson in their squad

India vs New Zealand XI: Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant back among the runs as visitors' warm-up game ends in draw
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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

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli and Co look to avoid clean sweep against in-form Black Caps in third and final ODI
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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli and Co look to avoid clean sweep against in-form Black Caps in third and final ODI

Despite missing inspirational skipper Kane Williamson in the line-up due to a shoulder injury, the hosts shrugged off the T20 series debacle to claim the ODI series.

India vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson set to return as Black Caps add Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner to squad for third ODI
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India vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson set to return as Black Caps add Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner to squad for third ODI

Grappling with injuries to a number of players, New Zealand on Monday added leg spinner Ish Sodhi and pacer Blair Tickner to their squad ahead of the third ODI against India.

India vs New Zealand: With T20 World Cup preparations in mind, confident India gear for Kiwi challenge in maiden five-match series
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India vs New Zealand: With T20 World Cup preparations in mind, confident India gear for Kiwi challenge in maiden five-match series

Preparations for the World Cup on top of their agenda, India will take on an injury-hit New Zealand in a rare five-match T20 International series

India vs New Zealand: Hamish Bennett recalled to hosts' squad after three years; Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce to share series
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India vs New Zealand: Hamish Bennett recalled to hosts' squad after three years; Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce to share series

The 32-year-old Bennett has not played for New Zealand since a one-day international against Bangladesh in 2017

IPL 2020: New Zealand leggie Ish Sodhi roped in as Rajasthan Royals' spin consultant
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IPL 2020: New Zealand leggie Ish Sodhi roped in as Rajasthan Royals' spin consultant

The 27-year-old was part of the Royals squad in the 2018 and 2019 before being released ahead of last month's IPL auction.

New Zealand vs England: Colin de Grandhomme blitz gives Kiwis 14-run win in third T20I, Black Caps take 2-1 lead in five-match series
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New Zealand vs England: Colin de Grandhomme blitz gives Kiwis 14-run win in third T20I, Black Caps take 2-1 lead in five-match series

Player of the Match de Grandhomme smacked 55 off 35 while Taylor produced a more sedate 27 from 24 in a 66-run stand after New Zealand were three down in the eighth over.