Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 23rd 2015 Contents A60
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, June 23, 2015
New Zealand batsman Martin Gup-
till is hoping to end a memorable tour
of England on a high at Emirates Old
The Black Caps have been in thrilling
form since touching down, going blow
for blow with their hosts to draw the
Test series 1-1 before helping England
shatter scoring records in a One-Day
series the tourists lost 3-2.
The fun ends in Manchester with a
solitary Twenty20 and Guptill wants
to finish in the same buccaneering fash-
"The cricket both teams have played
has been about excitement and con-
fidence so I don't see there being any
change on Tuesday night," he said.
"It's been an amazing tour. I had a
chat with Steven Finn after the last
game and we both said what an amaz-
ing series it was," he said.
"It's a pretty amazing One-Day series
we just played in and unfortunately we
came out on the wrong side but the
guys are still pretty confident and we'll
be up for the game.
"The surfaces have been pretty good
for batsmen so far so let's hope there's
plenty of runs in this one too.
"Hopefully we can end the tour on
a high and leave with a smile on our
As well as the dynamic approach
from both sides, the early international
summer has been characterised by the
positive spirit the games have been
England's recent Ashes contests have
been notable for a more aggressive edge,
while Australia were roundly criticised
for their sledging in the World Cup
final against the Kiwis.
Guptill was wary about getting
involved in a debate over Australian
conduct, but predicted another tough
scrap for the urn in the coming weeks.
"It's just the way they are. We can't
do a lot about them, can we?" said
Guptill when quizzed about Australia's
"The respect between both sides
(England and New Zealand) has been
right up there and that shouldn't
"I guess each individual is going to
find their own way of coping with get-
ting through an Ashes series. Having
not played in one it looks pretty tough
from just watching.
"Each individual has to come up with
a way to get through it. It's going to
be a great series, I'm looking forward
Guptill out to
end tour on high
Mohammad Hafeez was reported for
a suspected illegal bowling action for
the second time in less than a year
yesterday, and could face a 12-month
ban from the sport.
The International Cricket Council
said in a statement that match officials
in the first Test against Sri Lanka in
Galle raised concerns about Hafeez's
action in their report that was handed
to Pakistan's team management.
Hafeez was banned from bowling in
December after tests showed he was
extending his elbow more than the per-
mitted limit. He was cleared to bowl
in April after remedial work.
The ICC said in its statement that
Hafeez will need to undergo another
test and if his bowling action is proven
to be illegal again, he will be given a
year-long ban from bowling.
Hafeez has so far taken 220 inter-
national wickets in all three formats---
tests, One-Day internationals and
He took two wickets in Sri Lanka's
first innings of the Galle Test, which
Pakistan won by ten wickets on Sunday
mainly because of its spin bowlers.
HARARE---Zimbabwe cricket officials
say they will meet with their Indian
counterparts at the ICC s annual con-
ference this week in Barbados in an
attempt to save next month s limit-
India could pull out of the tour
because of the role of broadcaster Ten
Sports, which holds the television rights
for Zimbabwe's home series. Ten Sports
is part of the Essel Group, the company
planning to set up a Twenty20 league
to rival the Indian cricket board's IPL.
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson
Manase says there are "issues" that
need to be resolved and India's trip
could be postponed to next year.
India was meant to play three one-
day internationals and two Twenty20
games in Zimbabwe from July 10, a
significant money-spinner for the
struggling Zimbabwe board.
India tour to Zimbabwe
in doubt over broadcaster
for illegal bowling again
England: EJG Morgan (Captain), AD
Hales, JJ Roy, JE Root, BA Stokes, JM
Bairstow (wkt), SW Billings, AU Rashid,
DJ Willey, MA Wood, ST Finn, RJW
Topley, JM Vince.
New Zealand: B McCullum (Captain), M
Guptill, K Williamson, R Taylor, G Elliott,
L Ronchi (wkt), N McCullum, T Southee,
M Henry, M McClenaghan, M Santner, B
Wheeler, A Milne.
Links Archive June 22nd 2015 June 24th 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page