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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

Sri Lanka in New Zealand 2014-15

Watling wants 'bounce and carry'

Dec 23, 2014: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling hopes the Hagley Oval pitch will offer some help to Trent Boult and Tim Southee ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Scotland v New Zealand A, Tour match, Ayr

Scotland crushed by Elliott, Watling tons

Aug 15, 2014: Hundreds from Grant Elliott and BJ Watling powered New Zealand A to a comprehensive victory in Ayr, as Scotland, without a number of their top-order batsmen, succumbed in the first of three matches

The Report by James Gray

Numbers Game

SL's seam attack, and NZ's wicketkeeper

Jun 27, 2014: Sri Lanka's seamers took 17 wickets at Headingley, their best haul in a Test outside Asia, while BJ Watling is proving to be a huge asset with the bat for New Zealand

S Rajesh

West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 5th day

'Watling becoming my favourite player' - McCullum

Jun 21, 2014: Losing seven wickets in the post-tea session on the first day put New Zealand behind the game, their captain Brendon McCullum has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 5th day

Hard-fought West Indies win levels series

Jun 20, 2014: West Indies were made to work hard for the win, which was hastened by a blazing Chris Gayle innings

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

'We bowled well without reward' - Watling

Jun 17, 2014: BJ Watling felt New Zealand's bowlers were unlucky not to get more wickets on a day when West Indies moved to an 89-run lead with five wickets in hand

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jamaica Select XI v New Zealanders, Greenfields

Wagner, Craig impress in low-scoring draw

May 31, 2014: A five-wicket haul from Neil Wagner and three wickets from Mark Craig were the New Zealanders' biggest gains from a drawn, low-scoring tour game against Jamaica Select XI at Trelawny Stadium

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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