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'The myth of Kiwi competitiveness'

It is often said that New Zealand raise their game when they face their Trans-Tasman rivals Australia but the reality over the past decade is quite different, writes Will Brodie in the Sydney Morning Herald .

Siddhartha Talya
Siddhartha Talya
25-Feb-2013
It is often said that New Zealand raise their game when they face their Trans-Tasman rivals Australia but the reality over the past decade is quite different, writes Will Brodie in the Sydney Morning Herald.
It’s as if sports-starved fans have contrived to accept the myth of Kiwi competitiveness out of hope for a compelling Australia v New Zealand series, desperate to avoid the dullness of the past decade of Test cricket played between these two teams.

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo