New Zealand

9:45 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Doug Bracewell has joined Northamptonshire’s promotion push for the final three games of the County Championship season. New Zealand allrounder Bracewell returns to Wantage Road having represented Northamptonshire in a handful Championship matches last year. While Northants’ head coach, David Ripley, conceded that Bracewell wasn’t the club’s first target, he
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8:42 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Bob Carter has been named coach of the New Zealand Women’s team with a contract that will take him up to the end of 2021 World Cup on home soil. Carter, who has twice been assistant coach to the men’s team, replaces Haidee Tiffen who stood down from the tour
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10:11 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand could be battling to find eleven fit players for the final T20I against Sri Lanka after picking up a raft of injuries. Ross Taylor was ruled out of the second match with a hip injury, Martin Guptill was unable to bat after straining a stomach muscle in the
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11:22 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 series against Sri Lanka with a fractured thumb. Ferguson sustained the injury at training on Friday, while fielding. X-rays revealed a “small fracture to the middle joint”, according to an official release. “It’s a shame for
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3:00 AM ET Sri Lanka chose to bat in the first T20 in Pallekele – the start slightly delayed due to rain. The hosts will field offspinner Akila Dananjaya, despite his action being currently under suspicion by the ICC. Making his T20 international debut, meanwhile, is legspinning allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga. Kasun Rajitha, Isuru Udana and
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3:29 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand’s legbreak-bowling allrounder Amelia Kerr has signed with Brisbane Heat for the upcoming season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). She joins Australia’s Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jess Jonassen as the players with international experience in the Heat squad. Kerr, 18, has already played 29 ODIs and
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