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Watling to lead NZ A in England

Apr 16, 2014: BJ Watling, the New Zealand wicket-keeper, will lead the New Zealand A squad on a month-long tour to England, which includes eight players with Test experience

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Northern Districts v Wellington, The Ford Trophy, final

Wellington end title drought with tense win

Apr 5, 2014: Guided by a well-compiled fifty from James Franklin and an aggressive 41 from Luke Ronchi, Wellington edged out Northern Districts by four wickets in a tense game to win the Ford Trophy

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New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

Watling relishes game-changing grind

Feb 17, 2014: BJ Watling said he and Brendon McCullum just focused on coming through the next delivery and the next over for the eight-and-a-half hours their 352-run partnership lasted

Abhishek Purohit in Wellington

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

NZ undecided on batting tomorrow, says McCullum

Feb 17, 2014: Brendon McCullum has said that New Zealand will decide overnight whether they will push for a 2-0 series win on the final day of the Wellington Test or settle for 1-0

Abhishek Purohit in Wellington

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 4th day

McCullum 281 not out, NZ lead by 325

Feb 17, 2014: Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling added 352 in a record sixth-wicket stand, making sure New Zealand were now the only team that could win this Test

The Report by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

McCullum, Watling live to fight another day

Feb 16, 2014: Brendon McCullum's 114 and BJ Watling's 52 was part of New Zealand's best sixth-wicket stand in second innings as they took the Test into the fourth day

The Report by Sidharth Monga

New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

'Dhoni's counterattack hurt us' - Watling

Feb 15, 2014: BJ Watling said that MS Dhoni's counterattacking half-century was hurt New Zealand most on the second day of the Wellington Test

Abhishek Purohit in Wellington

West Indies in New Zealand 2013-14

Taylor cashes in, Boult swings in

Dec 23, 2013: ESPNcricinfo takes a look back at how the New Zealand players performed during their series win over West Indies

Andrew McGlashan

West Indies in New Zealand 2013-14

Watling keeps Ronchi on his toes

Dec 19, 2013: BJ Watling will be able to put pressure on Luke Ronchi for New Zealand's one-day wicketkeeping slot if he can increase his strike-rate

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v West Indies, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

New Zealand's reliable 'sheriff'

Dec 12, 2013: BJ Watling's 65 in the first innings against West Indies continued a year where he has cemented what had become a tricky position for New Zealand

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

Williamson's drive to convert potential to performance

Oct 11, 2013: The break-up of his numbers indicates a preference for subcontinent conditions over those which support pace, seam and swing

S Rajesh

Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

A tale of two innings

Oct 10, 2013: The numbers of BJ Watling and Mominul Haque's innings offer an insight into the mindset as both batsmen reacted quite differently when faced with a similar kind of pressure

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Razzak praises Boult's discipline

Oct 10, 2013: Trent Boult's temperament is unlike that of a subcontinent tail-ender, as was evident from his patient knock, Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak has said

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

New Zealand in England 2013

McCullum to keep gloves at Leeds

May 22, 2013: Brendon McCullum is not the sort to shirk a challenge so when BJ Watling was ruled out of the second Test at Headingley he wasted little time in deciding to take up the gloves

David Hopps

New Zealand in England 2013

New Zealand shaken and stirred

May 21, 2013: The second-innings collapse at Lord's has revived concerns about New Zealand's top order and the batsmen will be keeping a close eye on conditions at Headingley

Andrew Alderson

New Zealand in England 2013

Injured Martin ruled out of tour

May 20, 2013: Bruce Martin, the New Zealand left-arm spinner, will miss the rest of the England tour as a result of a calf injury he sustained during the first Test at Lord's

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Derbyshire v New Zealanders, Derby, 1st day

Brownlie and Watling shine during low-key start

May 4, 2013: Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling spent useful time in the middle as the New Zealanders began their tour against Derbyshire

George Dobell at Derby

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

Follow-on is a lifeline - Watling

Mar 16, 2013: Though New Zealand need another 134 to make England bat again, BJ Watling was bullishly talking about providing a tricky final-day target for Bruce Martin, the left-arm spinner, to bowl at

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

NZ XI v Eng XI, Tour match, Queenstown

Watling chases down uncertain England

Mar 2, 2013: England's bowlers will know plenty about BJ Watling after the wicketkeeper guided New Zealand XI to an excellent three-wicket victory with eight balls to spare in Queenstown

Andrew McGlashan in Queenstown

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Ronchi gets chance to press case

Feb 19, 2013: Luke Ronchi will be able to press his case for selection in the England Test series when he captains a New Zealand XI in a four-day warm up match against England starting on February 27.

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