New Zealand scraped home in the first one-dayer against Australia Monday, but only after rookie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis' fell agonisingly short of dragging his team to victory with an unbeaten 146.
Australia's player of the year David Warner has welcomed a rest before touring India next month, saying it's tough preparing for sub-continental conditions.
Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell is the sole newcomer in the 14-man New Zealand squad announced Saturday for the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia which starts on 30 January.
Australia opener David Warner scored 156 to lead Australia to a 117-run win over and a clean sweep of the ODI international series against New Zealand.
David Warner slammed his sixth one-day century of the year to lead Australia to a crushing 116-run victory to reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series off New Zealand in Canberra on Tuesday.
Colin Munro may have given an insight into New Zealand's batting order tactics after they created a debate following their 68-run loss to Australia in the first ODI.
Australia was swept 5-0 in South Africa in its last ODI series in October, but didn't have Starc or Hazlewood in the attack.
New Zealand believe they have unearthed a genuine express bowler in Lockie Ferguson who was named Friday in the one-day squad for next month's limited over series against Australia.
Former wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Ryan Harris were drafted into the Australian coaching set-up for the one-day series against New Zealand.
142 was well below a winning score for most teams. That it was defended is both a compliment to New Zealand and an indictment on Australia.
Despite this there were many that were happy to jump to the defence of Hazlewood. Mitchell Johnson was one of those, tweeting that the problem wasn’t so much that the abuse of an official happened, but more that it was overheard
The reasoning is simple: it is hard to like the Australia team -- you may admire them from a distance... for their work ethic, their professionalism, their transparency... but you will almost never love them.
McCullum and Clarke posed and chatted after the press conference ahead of the World Cup final in Melbourne.
Vettori has announced Sunday's match against either Australia or India will be the last of his international career.
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson admits his players are braced for a verbal onslaught from Australia in their blockbuster World Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.
With an eight-ball burst that removed Australia's three most senior batsmen and irreversibly swung momentum in the second test, Doug Bracewell etched the family name further into New Zealand cricket folklore.