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India VS New Zealand 2014: News

India still winless overseas, but Dhoni sees improvement

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India left New Zealand still seeking an overseas test victory after more than two and a half years' frustration on tour.

India's losing streak: heat will be on Dhoni

Overseas, he becomes an indifferent, conservative and overtly defensive leader, who withdraws his troops even at a hint of aggression from the rivals, writes Pradeep Magazine. Poll: Should Dhoni should make way for a new captain in Tests?

India vs NZ Test: Bracewell,  Ryder fined

The New Zealand cricket board has Jessse Ryder and paceman Doug Bracewell undisclosed sums after they were investigated for staying out drinking in Auckland till the early hours before the first Test began.

Corey Anderson may have a good shot at IPL

The murmurs, whispers and knowing smiles within the Kiwi camp is reserved for new star, Corey Anderson. And the big question on everyone’s lips is whether Anderson will rake it in at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions on February 12-13.

Taylor's ton blows India away; NZ win by 7 wickets, series 3-0

Ross Taylor hit a blistering ton to help New Zealand win the fourth ODI by 7 wickets as a toothless Indian bowling attack failed to capitalise on the conditions at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday. Scorecard

India in New Zealand: Time to let hit come to push

As India again struggled for batting momentum in the third One-day game in Auckland on Saturday where the late order batsmen forced a tie to keep alive the series, the top-order batsmen's bid to stay fashionable didn’t bear fruit.

Jadeja, Ashwin play inspiring knocks, keep India alive in 3rd ODI

Ravindra Jadeja almost pulled off a nail-biting victory in favour of the visitors. His powerful drive through the off side on the last ball of the innings failed to race past the fielder. It yielded a single, drawing the curtains on an action-packed match that ended in a tie.

Dhoni happy with tie but rues his side did not grab chances

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday rued that his side did not grab the chances that came their way in the tied third cricket one-dayer against New Zealand here but said he was happy that the visitors can at least draw the five-match series.

Ashwin stays defiant despite lack of wickets

The off-spinner has come under a lot of fire for taking only two wickets in the last six ODIs abroad. He however remains adamant, saying he has been doing 'what the team requires'.

We don't give instructions on pitches: New Zealand coach

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson's preference for green wickets for the two-match Test series against India beginning February 6 was apparent though he said the home team management did not give any instructions to prepare fast bowler-friendly pitches.

Out of shape, Dhoni promises to ring in the changes

Whenever India lose, skipper MS Dhoni tries to soften the blow by breaking down the match. But on Wednesday, after India's fourth straight overseas defeat, he hinted his patience was running thin.

India desperate for change, Varun to come in for Ishant

India would feel rather dormant as they face a buoyant New Zealand in the third One-day international in this home of the country’s rugby. They will have to erupt on Saturday if they are to stay alive in this five-match series they trail 0-2.

NZ keep unchanged team for Tests, Ryder to cover for Taylor

New Zealand named an unchanged Test squad on Sunday to face India in the two-match series that sees the continued rehabilitation of Jesse Ryder. The left-handed batsman has been included as cover for former skipper Ross Taylor, whose wife is expecting their second child.

4th ODI: time for a fresh challenge for Indian bowlers

Dhoni says it is practical to stick to his bowl-first tactics overseas but it has pushed pacers into playing a defensive role. The inability of the bowlers to provide quick breakthroughs has only convinced him.

BCCI was justified in demanding a bigger share of the global revenue: NZC board member

Everyone agreed the BCCI was justified in demanding a bigger share of the global revenue and urged other board members to back BCCI in the global forum. “There is a realisation that everyone benfits from having India inside the camp."

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