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New Zealand in India 2016-17

Craig out of Test series due to side strain, Patel named replacement

Sep 26, 2016: New Zealand's chances in the Test series against India suffered a major blow with offspinner Mark Craig being ruled out of the rest of the series

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New Zealand in India 2016-17

Straight balls part of Craig's spin roster for India

Sep 14, 2016: Mark Craig has said he and the rest of the New Zealand spinners are trying to work on getting the ball to go straight as much as getting it to turn ahead of the three Test series against India in India

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New Zealand in India 2016-17

Ronchi among back-up opening options in India - Hesson

Sep 11, 2016: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said that wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi could be one of the contenders for a place in the Test XI as the side looks for an opening batsman who can combat spin on the tour of India

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New Zealand news

Beamer fractures Mark Craig's hand

Mar 18, 2016: Mark Craig has fractured his right hand during Otago's Plunket Shield match against Auckland in Dunedin

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New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Wellington, 1st day

Second-innings wickets will be 'tougher to get' - Hazlewood

Feb 12, 2016: New Zealand were bowled out cheaply in their first innings for the third time in successive Wellington Tests, but Australia will be wary that they recovered to draw and win on the last two occasions

Brydon Coverdale in Wellington

Australia in New Zealand 2015-16

Craig replaces injured Santner for Wellington Test

Feb 9, 2016: Offspinner Mark Craig has been called into New Zealand's squad for the opening Test against Australia in Wellington, which begins on Friday

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Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2015-16

New Zealand keep faith in Guptill, Craig

Dec 1, 2015: New Zealand retained the out-of-form duo of Martin Guptill and Mark Craig as they pruned their Test squad from 16 to 12 for the two-match home series against Sri Lanka that begins on December 10

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NZ in Australia 2015-16

Mark Craig banking on Gabba bounce

Nov 2, 2015: New Zealand offspinner Mark Craig has said that he hopes bounce will be a key weapon in his first Test in Australia

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

New Zealand news

Mark Craig pleased with pink-ball practice

Oct 9, 2015: Offspinner Mark Craig has echoed the words of his team-mate BJ Watling, saying the pink ball behaves more like the white ball than the red

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New Zealand in England 2015

Watling's grit and Boult's guile

Jun 3, 2015: It is now seven series undefeated for New Zealand and every one of the players used in the two Tests contributed at some point over the pair of wonderfully entertaining matches

Andrew McGlashan

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

New Zealand's deserved reward for keeping faith

Jun 2, 2015: There was a heck of a wind at Headingley, but New Zealand refused to be blown off course and despite the setback of losing at Lord's steadfastly stood by their instincts

David Hopps at Headingley

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

How DRS has changed batting, and keeps the balance

Jun 2, 2015: The review system has changed the game, especially for spinners, as the final day at Headingley showed

Mark Nicholas

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Craig, Williamson spin NZ to famous win

Jun 2, 2015: New Zealand wrapped up victory in the second Test by 199 runs with time to spare, levelling the series and extending their unbeaten run

The Report by Alan Gardner

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

No place like home for Lyth

May 30, 2015: Yorkshire loves to celebrate its own and there was the perfect opportunity to cheer England's latest opener to his first Test century as Adam Lyth asserted his right to partner Alastair Cook in the Ashes

David Hopps at Headingley

Somerset v New Zealanders, Taunton, 4th day

Contented NZ seal win as Craig takes five

May 11, 2015: New Zealand took just over 90 minutes to get their tour underway with a 66-run victory at Taunton and their coach, Mike Hesson, delivered a calm message of confidence

Alex Winter in Taunton

Somerset v New Zealanders, Taunton, 3rd day

Taylor short of runs but New Zealand's fringe players shine

May 10, 2015: New Zealand have become quite accustomed to winning over the last 18 months and are well on course to begin their tour of the UK with victory

Alex Winter in Taunton

New Zealand in England 2015

Craig plays down England's home advantage

May 1, 2015: New Zealand have not played international cricket since March, but offspinner Mark Craig trusts in the experience available to overcome any rust on the tour of England

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Plunket Shield 2014-15, 4th day

Ryder, de Boorder sink Wellington

Feb 19, 2015: A round-up of the Plunket Shield matches that ended on February 19, 2014

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Back in black

Jan 1, 2015: Away Test wins, rescue acts, ODI series victories against top teams and a captain leading by example: New Zealand have reasons to feel bullish

Andrew Alderson

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Corey Anderson out of first Test

Dec 20, 2014: New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson will miss the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka due to a groin strain he suffered in the UAE

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