May 29, 2013

'New Zealand cricketers will never be paid to underperform'

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This week Lane and Wells look at the bright side of NZ being rubbish, bookmaking as a career, the Headingley Test, Hadlee's 'tache and skip, and other Kiwi teams that wore beige


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Posted by   on (May 31, 2013, 11:10 GMT)

Not a bad sentiment, if the feeling can be appropriate sometimes. Test Cricket is very important to the opponent in New Zealand. People have heard of Basin Reserve, and the great grounds in that nation. The highlight of a Test Match, was not South Africa winning easily, during the time India was touring Pakistan in 2005, but that South Africa had to make 200 +, or just about to win, and Kersten made 100 of them, and South Africa won by two wickets, or so, but not at the Basin Reserve, most certainly.

Posted by Cricinfo-Editorial on (May 31, 2013, 8:14 GMT)

@Mob_King, we'll try to get that sorted as soon as we can. Meanwhile, perhaps you could subscribe to the BYC podcast on iTunes or download it from

Posted by Harmony111 on (May 30, 2013, 22:55 GMT)


So cricket does have some audience in China? I always wanted to know if the Chinese find it derogatory when a badly hit shot is called as Chinese Cut. Hey how do you feel when a bowler bowls a "Chinaman"? If China gets into cricket big time we shall have to rename Chinaman to something else :-p

Hey bro just kidding, pls don't mind any of what I say. To see a comment out of China is big news (in more than one way).

Posted by Immypower on (May 30, 2013, 18:50 GMT)

'if we were bowling against our own batsmen we would bowl them out for like 25'. really fun 20 minutes!!!

Posted by   on (May 30, 2013, 9:36 GMT)

classic. Best 20 minutes of journalism for me this week. Thanks guys from a black cap supporter who aggress with everything you said whole heartedly. Glad to hear some common sense

Posted by Mob_King on (May 30, 2013, 7:11 GMT)

I am loving this series and much prefer to eg. Jarrod Kimber etc non-Kiwis reporting about the Black Caps.

However can we please get a 'download' link so I can listen to it on the subway? I live in China and online video is 'a challenge' to handle.

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