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Hughes has a habit of being dropped during high profile series
With the first leg of the Ashes series done and dusted, Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who was dropped after failing to have much of an impact during the historic series, stated that “you need form nearly every innings these days to hold your spot”.
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Martin has dismissed Smith more times than any other bowler
It was a sad day for all cricket fans as New Zealand’s Chris Martin announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 38.
Boult is excited about the challenge of leading from the front
Most quick bowlers have to wait years and constantly prove themselves before being established as the leader of their country’s pace attack, but New Zealand’s Trent Boult has been thrust into that position after having played only 10 Tests.
Astle will be the only debutant in the squad during the series
Uncapped leg-spinner Todd Astle has been included in the New Zealand Test squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
Taylor believes Martin can still be a huge asset for New Zealand
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has revealed that veteran pace bowler Chris Martin, who has been the leading the bowling attack for nearly a decade, is still an important member of the squad despite a number of younger bowlers starting to become the centre of attention.
New Zealand’s batting will be Hesson’s priority for the future
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has announced that his team should be proud of the way they played against a strong Test side like India, despite losing to them 2-0 in the series.