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File image of Kiwi stumper BJ Watling.(Getty Images)

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling to retire after UK tour

ANI | , Auckland
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 11:24 PM IST
The 35-year-old has been a stalwart of the Test side since debuting in 2009 as an opening batsman, going on to establish himself as a world-class keeper-batsman and claiming numerous records in his 73 Tests to date.
New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson celebrates on reaching his century during play on day two of the first cricket test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.(AP)
New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson celebrates on reaching his century during play on day two of the first cricket test between Pakistan and New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.(AP)

BJ Watling hails ‘New Zealand great’ Williamson

WELLINGTON | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Williamson completed his 23rd test century at Mount Maunganui, showing why he is considered one of the premier batsmen of his era along with India’s Virat Kohli, Australian Steve Smith and Joe Root of England.
India's Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
India's Virat Kohli(REUTERS)

Virat Kohli inside and outside

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Here was a person – a captain and a batsman answering multiple questions on why he and his side failed. He was smiling, he was defiant, he was prudent and he was specific.
A Test match to forget for Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
A Test match to forget for Virat Kohli(Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand: 9 innings, 201 runs, one 50 - Virat Kohli’s lean patch dents India’s prospects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 03:51 PM IST
His 123 in Perth 2018 still remains his best effort in away Tests in the last 2 years - in the 7 Tests since the England tour, the Indian captain has scored 439 runs at an average of 33 which includes one hundred and 3 fifties.
Australia's James Pattinson during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's James Pattinson during nets.(Action Images via Reuters)

Australia vs New Zealand: ‘What a screamer’: James Pattinson pulls off brilliant catch in Sydney Test - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 01:50 PM IST
The commentators thought that the ball will be landing safely but a well timed dive from the Australia fast bowler allowed him to complete the catch.
Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3.(AP)
Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3.(AP)

Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 3, Perth: As it happened

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 08:51 PM IST
Catch all the highlights from Day 3 of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand from Perth.
BJ Watling(REUTERS)
BJ Watling(REUTERS)

New Zealand vs England: BJ Watling scripts history against England in 1st Test

Mount Maunganui | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 10:37 AM IST
The Black Caps’ first innings ended at 615-9 declared -- their highest total against England -- soon after Watling was caught behind off Jofra Archer.
New Zealand's BJ Watling waves his bat to the crowd.(AP)
New Zealand's BJ Watling waves his bat to the crowd.(AP)

BJ Watling century guides New Zealand to lead against England in 1st Test

Mount Maunganui | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 12:27 PM IST
Watling ended the day on 119, having arrived at the crease on Friday with New Zealand on 127-4 and in danger of conceding a large first innings deficit to England, who had been earlier bowled out for 353.
New Zealand's BJ Watling, left, plays a shot as Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne watches.(AP)
New Zealand's BJ Watling, left, plays a shot as Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne watches.(AP)

Watling, De Grandhomme put New Zealand ahead in second Test against Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 07:37 PM IST
De Grandhomme, scoring 83 off 75 balls, and Watling, on 81, put together an unbeaten 113-run stand for the sixth wicket to frustrate the Sri Lankan bowling at Colombo’s P. Sara Oval.
Tom Latham celebrates scoring a century during day three of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.(AP)
Tom Latham celebrates scoring a century during day three of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.(AP)

Tom Latham ton drives New Zealand’s reply against Sri Lanka

Colombo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 07:04 PM IST
Latham, on 111, put together an unbeaten 70-run stand with B.J. Watling, on 25, to thwart the Sri Lankan bowling attack that had made early inroads into the Kiwi batting.
New Zealand's BJ Watling plays a shot during the third day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle.(AP)
New Zealand's BJ Watling plays a shot during the third day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle.(AP)

B.J.Watling puts New Zealand in strong position against Sri Lanka in Galle

Galle | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 06:21 PM IST
New Zealand, who trailed Sri Lanka by 18 runs in the first innings, finished on 195 for seven and a target around 200 could prove tricky for the hosts.
New Zealand's Tom Blundell hits out during the ICC Cricket World Cup Warm up match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019(AP)
New Zealand's Tom Blundell hits out during the ICC Cricket World Cup Warm up match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England, Tuesday, May 28, 2019(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Surprise NZ selection Blundell on brink of ODI debut in World Cup

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 09:54 AM IST
The Wellingtonian was brought into the side for the injured BJ Watling and proceeded to score an unbeaten century on debut on his home ground at the Basin Reserve.
Ben Stokes (R) and Jonny Bairstow congratulate each other after a partnership.(AFP Image)
Ben Stokes (R) and Jonny Bairstow congratulate each other after a partnership.(AFP Image)

3rd January 2016: When Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow scripted history in Cape Town

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 05:30 PM IST
England posted a huge total of 629/6d, courtesy of the heroics from Stokes (258) and Bairstow (150*).
New Zealand's batsman Tim Southee celebrates reaching his half century (50 runs) during day one of the second cricket Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch.(AFP)
New Zealand's batsman Tim Southee celebrates reaching his half century (50 runs) during day one of the second cricket Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch.(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Southee rescues hosts with bat and ball after Lakmal show on Day 1

Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 11:23 AM IST
Southee counter-attacked with wicket-keeper Watling to blast 68 from 65 balls and take New Zealand from the depths of despair on 64 for six after Lakmal had destroyed the top order.
Pakistani batsmen Azhar Ali (R) and Haris Sohail run between the wickets during the second day of the third and final Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on December 4, 2018.(AFP)
Pakistani batsmen Azhar Ali (R) and Haris Sohail run between the wickets during the second day of the third and final Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on December 4, 2018.(AFP)

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 2, as it happened: Full scorecard

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 06:46 PM IST
Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test Day 2: Pakistan pulled ahead after an attritional day of Test cricket at Abu Dhabi.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (L) and teammate BJ Watling (2R) run between the wickets as Pakistani cricketers Asad Shafiq (R) and Imam-ul-Haq (2L) look on during the first day of the third and final Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on December 3, 2018(AFP)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (L) and teammate BJ Watling (2R) run between the wickets as Pakistani cricketers Asad Shafiq (R) and Imam-ul-Haq (2L) look on during the first day of the third and final Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on December 3, 2018(AFP)

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Williamson, Watling dig in after Yasir shines in final Test

Abu Dhabi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 08:28 PM IST
Williamson missed out on a 19th Test century but Watling was unbeaten on 42 as New Zealand closed on 229-7, a measured recovery after being reduced to 72-4 by a triple strike from Yasir in the first session.
Pakistani batsmen Babar Azam (L) and Haris Sohail run between the wickets during the second day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on November 25, 2018(AFP)
Pakistani batsmen Babar Azam (L) and Haris Sohail run between the wickets during the second day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on November 25, 2018(AFP)

Sohail, Azam centuries put Pakistan in commanding position against New Zealand

Dubai | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 08:18 PM IST
The visitors are still 394 runs behind Pakistan but will fancy their chances of amassing a decent score on a Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch that has progressively improved for batting.
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel (R) delivers the ball as Pakistani batsman Babar Azam looks on during the second day of the first Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.(AFP/Getty Images)
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel (R) delivers the ball as Pakistani batsman Babar Azam looks on during the second day of the first Test cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.(AFP/Getty Images)

Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel stars for New Zealand as Pakistan fail to chase 176 in 1st Test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 04:43 PM IST
Ajaz Patel, playing his maiden Test for the Kiwis, picked up five wickets in the second innings as Pakistan went from 130 for 3 to 171 all out as they gifted the tourists the first Test by 4 runs.
BJ Watling (77*) and Colin de Grandhomme (72) led New Zealand’s fightback on the day two of the second and final Test against England in Christchurch.(AP)
BJ Watling (77*) and Colin de Grandhomme (72) led New Zealand’s fightback on the day two of the second and final Test against England in Christchurch.(AP)

BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme revive New Zealand after Stuart Broad’s four-fer

Reuters, Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 11:23 AM IST
BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme hauled New Zealand back into the second Test Saturday to trail England by 115 runs with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two in Christchurch.
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