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Plunket Shield 2015-16

Central Districts upset champions Auckland by four wickets

Apr 2, 2016: A round-up of the last round of the Plunket Shield matches that ended on April 2, 2016

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day

Lehmann 'rocket' helped Pattinson bounce back - Voges

Feb 22, 2016: James Pattinson copped a "rocket" from coach Darren Lehmann for his costly no-ball transgression on the first day in Christchurch, but bounced back to snare three important wickets on day three

Brydon Coverdale in Christchurch

Pakistan in New Zealand 2015-16

Munro, Watling return to ODI squad

Jan 23, 2016: Colin Munro has been named in New Zealand's squad for the ODI series against Pakistan

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

An accountant among NZ's rockstars

Dec 13, 2015: There are wicketkeepers who fling their arms around and those who flap their gums wide. And then there is BJ Watling. Mousy, soft-spoken, expressionless and really really good

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dunedin

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

Two very good innings hurt us - Watling

Nov 5, 2015: BJ Watling felt the pacers' inconsistency resulted in New Zealand being run ragged on the opening day at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

New Zealand news

'It felt very similar to a white ball' - Watling

Oct 7, 2015: With the first day-night Test match less than two months away, New Zealand have started to build up their preparation with a first evening training session using the pink ball in Hamilton

ESPNcricinfo staff

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, 3rd day

Watling's century has its own majesty

May 31, 2015: While Brendon McCullum and Mike Hesson were both honoured by the Queen, an understated cricketer unlikely to attract royal attention played the considered innings that might well bring New Zealand victory

David Hopps at Headingley

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Watling hundred puts NZ in control

May 31, 2015: BJ Watling made his fifth Test hundred - and first against England - as New Zealand moved into a commanding position at Headingley

The Report by Alan Gardner

New Zealand in England 2015

NZ concerns over Anderson and Watling

May 26, 2015: New Zealand have fitness worries over two key middle-order players ahead of the second Test at Headingley with allrounder Corey Anderson and wicketkeeper BJ Watling both struggling with injuries sustained at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

McCullum fails to find the 'second launch'

May 25, 2015: Even at 12 for 3, Brendon McCullum was not thinking about purely trying to save the first Test at Lord's - something that ultimately proved 9.3 overs out of reach in one of the finest Tests staged on the ground.

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

New Zealand in England 2015

Beware New Zealand's quiet man

May 18, 2015: BJ Watling watched New Zealand's journey to the World Cup final from the sidelines but he has been a vital part of their Test resurgence both in front and behind the stumps

Alex Winter

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

Somerset v New Zealand XI, Tour match, Taunton, 2nd day

Wheeler takes to England in style

May 8, 2015: New Zealand left-arm seamer Ben Wheeler took to England at the first time of asking with five cheap wickets to add to Somerset's batting gloom

Alex Winter in Taunton

Somerset v New Zealand XI, Tour match, Taunton, 1st day

NZ propped up by Watling knock

May 8, 2015: BJ Watling made an unbeaten half-century as the New Zealanders stuttered to 202 for 7 on a rain-affected day in Taunton

Alex Winter in Taunton

New Zealand in England 2015

Expectations rise for overqualified underdogs

May 6, 2015: New Zealand have arrived in England but they are determined not to make any ripples. At least not yet. For all their on-field panache, it is New Zealand's style to keep things low key

Alan Gardner

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

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

NZ v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 4th day

McCullum's pride at New Zealand's record revival

Dec 29, 2014: In a sports ecosystem often dominated by the All Blacks, the New Zealand cricket team has begun to generate considerable buzz among the public ahead of their long home summer

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

NZ v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 3rd day

Watling pleased with seamers' toil

Dec 28, 2014: BJ Watling praised the New Zealand quicks' perseverance on what was a drier day for them than the previous one, in which they had taken 10 wickets

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval
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