New Zealand

11:36 AM ET Deivarayan Muthu While Central Stags and Auckland Aces booked their spots in the knockouts of the 2018-19 Super Smash, Wellington Firebirds and Otago Volts joined cellar dwellers Canterbury Kings in being knocked out. Northern Knights were the first to qualify, but they missed a chance to secure a home final in the
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  shares Martin Guptill gestures after missing a direct hit run-out © Getty Images New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who had missed the fifth ODI against India in Wellington, has also been sidelined from the upcoming three-match T20I series, which begins at the same venue on Wednesday. Seam-bowling allrounder James Neesham, who had been initially
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7:37 PM ET Alex Malcolm Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced that this season will be his last in the Big Bash League as he starts to wind down his illustrious playing career. McCullum informed his Brisbane Heat team-mates in the dressing room at Adelaide Oval on Sunday night after scoring 51 from
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10:56 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Northern Districts allrounder Daryl Mitchell and Central Districts fast bowler Blair Tickner have received maiden call-ups to New Zealand’s squad for the three T20s against India. While Mitchell is in for the full series, Tickner will come in for the third T20, in place of fellow quick Lockie Ferguson, whose
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10:19 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor put his team’s series defeat at the hands of India down to the immense quality of their opposition. Even with India’s world-beating potential, New Zealand’s manner of capitulation has been uncharacteristic. Not since 2013 have they lost three successive games at home. Just earlier this
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