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New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Williamson and Vettori, icemen in the burner

Feb 28, 2015: Daniel Vettori and Kane Williamson brought old-school values to a match being played at a very modern, high-octane pace

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Australia batting 'extremely poor', concedes Clarke

Feb 28, 2015: Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia have focused too much on power hitting and not enough on negotiating the swinging ball during their preparation for this World Cup

Brydon Coverdale in Auckland

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Ice-cool Williamson wins New Zealand a thriller

Feb 28, 2015: This was the match the 2015 World Cup was crying out for, a competitive contest between two major sides, and the co-hosts played out a thriller in front of a packed and partisan Auckland crowd

The Report by George Binoy

County news

Yorkshire grab fourth overseas player

Feb 18, 2015: Yorkshire have signed their fourth overseas player by agreeing a short-term deal for New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson to return to the club

David Hopps

NZ v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

Questions for NZ top order after tricky chase

Feb 17, 2015: New Zealand may have suffered from lack of intensity chasing Scotland's meagre score, but it is possible that the team's batting may be more vulnerable than recent results have suggested

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

IPL 2015 auction

Debutants at the IPL ball

Feb 16, 2015: A look at five overseas players who are making their IPL debuts this season

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Dunedin

'I wouldn't change Kane for anyone in the world at 3'

Feb 16, 2015: Brendon McCullum attempts to suppress his excitement about Williamson's potential, but he can't help but predict great things for the batsman

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Napier

Williamson, Taylor power New Zealand to massive win

Feb 3, 2015: On a perfect batting strip at McLean Park, centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand to 369, a total that proved well out of Pakistan's reach despite the platform laid by their openers

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 6th ODI, Dunedin

NZ take series with 120-run win

Jan 25, 2015: A 117-run third-wicket stand between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor was the centrepiece of New Zealand's imposing 315 for 8, which founded a 120-run victory against an ailing Sri Lanka

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand news

Williamson out with shoulder injury

Jan 12, 2015: Kane Williamson's recovery from a minor shoulder injury will cause him to miss part of the seven-match ODI series against Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC news

Sangakkara returns to top of Test rankings

Jan 11, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the top position in the ICC Test Players Rankings, following the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, which the hosts won by 193 runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Williamson could be our greatest ever batter - McCullum

Jan 7, 2015: A double-century from Kane Williamson helped turn the Wellington Test and his focus has impressed captain Brendon McCullum

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

New Zealand's friendly neighbourhood game-changers

Jan 6, 2015: Kane Williamson and BJ Watlng are good friends who have similar batting styles and scoring areas, and they combined for the sort of tremendous partnership New Zealand are getting used to having

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Basin Reserve

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Watling's a bit of a team favourite - Williamson

Jan 6, 2015: The Basin Reserve pitch on which New Zealand amassed 524 for 5 in the third innings, remained good for batting, top-scorer Kane Williamson has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Basin Reserve

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Williamson-Watling record stand pummels Sri Lanka

Jan 6, 2015: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling used the slow grind to drive away the thoughts Sri Lanka had of winning the Wellington Test and levelling the series

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

True grit amid the guns

Jan 5, 2015: Kane Williamson is adding more aggressive strings to his batting bow, but his innate defensive steel was invaluable to New Zealand at Basin Reserve

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Basin Reserve

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

'You can't compete with Brendon' - Williamson

Jan 1, 2015: While admitting that he felt like 'the library in a theme park' while batting alongside Brendon McCullum during his whirlwind 195 in Christchurch, Kane Williamson is content playing his own game

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

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

Pakistan v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi

Waqar urges fielding improvement

Dec 20, 2014: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said his side needs to improve its fielding and batting against the short ball to be competitive at the 2015 World Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi

NZ withstand Pakistan comeback for narrow win

Dec 17, 2014: New Zealand withstood Younis Khan's first ODI hundred since November 2008 and another thunderous blitz from Shahid Afridi to beat Pakistan by seven runs and tie the series 2-2 going into the final ODI

The Report by Abhishek Purohit
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