Jimmy Neesham, who struggled for form in the IPL last year, is expected to return to action for the back end of the ongoing Super Smash tournament
New Zealand scale Test ranking summit on back of consistent performers and incredible home domination
New Zealand clinched the number one position in the ICC Test rankings for the first time in history after beating Pakistan in the second Test at Christchurch.
Williamson said World Test Championship means "you give yourself a chance to win a game, but also lose it."
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Kiwi pacers dominate Day 3 despite century stand from Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf
Jamieson had the remarkable figures of two for nine off 17 overs at tea but as the Rizwan-Ashraf partnership took its toll he ended the day with three for 35 off 23.1 overs.
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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.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Ehsan Mani says tour will not be affected despite more COVID cases among visitors' squad
The PCB chief also said he wouldn't comment or speculate on the results of the COVID-19 tests which will continue before the players get permission to start training.
Kieron Pollard believed the West Indies were in control when the Black Caps reached the halfway mark at 84 for two.
Santner and Mitchell are also members of the New Zealand squad which will meet the West Indies in three Twenty20 internationals starting Friday.
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Babar Azam insists no disharmony in team ahead of first tour as all-formats skipper
Talking to the media in Lahore, Babar dismissed a query whether there was uneasiness among players over his captaincy credentials.
The PCB said both 38-year-old Malik and 28-year-old Amir were left out as the selectors prefer youth over them.
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.
Taylor, who had become the first New Zealand player to play 100 T20Is in February this year during a series against India, will turn 37 when India hosts the 2021 T20 World Cup.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said managed isolation arrangements for the visiting teams were still being worked out with officials in Wellington, but the tours would proceed.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead has described the talks with the country's cricket board on his possible contract extension as "positive" .
On this day in 2019, England lifted the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy for the first time despite not 'traditionally' beating their opponents.