BJ Watling's team-mates on what makes him special
New Zealand are going to sorely miss BJ Watling behind the stumps and in the middle order. His family and team-mates talk about his commitment and service to the team.
Kohli and Williamson's rainy-day catch-up
Shaheen Afridi's heartfelt apology
A few days ago, during the Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars match in the PSL, Shaheen Shah Afridi had a little run-in with his former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed after Ahmed copped a bouncer, and words were exchanged. In a lesson to young cricketers everywhere, Afridi apologised to Ahmed publicly on Twitter. What a polite young man he is!
Saifi bhai is the pride of all of us. He was and will always remain a captain for me. Whatever happened in the game that day was heat of the moment. I should have stayed quiet in respect of him. I have always respected my seniors and pray and wish the best for @SarfarazA_54 bhai. pic.twitter.com/sbwMj1Owyw— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) June 17, 2021
Shafali Verma owes four
I know my father, my family, my Association, my team and academy will miss those 4+ runs more than me but I will make it up to them on other occasions. They have all been a huge support!— Shafali Verma (@TheShafaliVerma) June 17, 2021
Katherine Brunt on day one vs Katherine Brunt on day four
We feel ya, Katherine Brunt - this is like us at noon vs us a minute after lunch.
Can't hardly wait!
New Zealand enjoy BBQ ahead of WTC final
Lovely day for a barbecue. New Zealand relax ahead of the big match against India (but Neil Wagner's working hard as usual).
The perfect way to wrap the team's first full day back in Southampton and farewell the players and support staff returning to New Zealand before the @ICC World Test Championship Final? A BBQ prepared by Head Chef @NeilWagner13 #WTC21 pic.twitter.com/RI17aKw8CW— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 15, 2021
When Rahul Dravid batted in football boots
Ricky Ponting remembers a funny story from the ICC Super Series in 2005.
Pietersen the bowler
Nice well bowled sir— Darren Gough MBE (@DGoughie) June 15, 2021
Start off slowly build up momentum when he hits crease pull through with that front arm, all in time progress
Best mate Darren Gough weighed in too.
Paul Collingwood is no couch potato
Paul Collingwood giving new meaning to the term "resting on your laurels". Hope those jerseys were washed first!
A whole Lara love for Pollard
Kieron Pollard's living the fairy tale - it's not every day a prince drops by for dinner.
Tom Moores is ready for takeoff
"Get to the choppa!" - MS Dhoni to Tom Moores.
Nets results for India
With big games coming up for both India men and women, all the action is at the nets currently. Here's Deepti Sharma outfoxing Jhulan Goswami, Punam Raut and Radhav Yadav ahead of the Test against England women tomorrow.
Getting a long-awaited series win and then cheered by fans like this... New Zealand are living the high life.
Meanwhile India, who will be New Zealand's opponents in the World Test Championship final later this week, are practising hard in Southampton. Shardul Thakur has no time to chill. He completes the intra-squad match and hits the nets straight.
The ambidextrous Yuvi
Yuvraj Singh shows off his right-arm bowling skills and, frankly, we are impressed.
The big catch
It was a bittersweet weekend for Dale Steyn.
Dhoni v pony - who's gonna win?
The Prince of Trinidad never ceases to amaze, years after retirement from the game! We met at a charity and he brought this shoe with him to make sure I would sign it - he'd held on to it since 1992 WC when I hit him on the toe (after he got 88!) Hold a grudge much, @BrianLara ? pic.twitter.com/wXwUf9otUt— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) June 11, 2021
That shoe has some history!