NZ third seamer test headache

Doug Bracewell bowls for Central Districts against Auckland at Eden Park Outer Oval in the Plunket Shield.

Black Caps name Boxing Day test squad with Doug Bracell and Neil Wagner vying for playing spot.

Dhoni: New vintage near ready

India captain MS Dhoni believes his young test team is improving.

2:49 PM  India captain believes new-look test team, while beaten by Australia, is moving in the right direction.

Otago take down Canterbury

Cricket bat and cricket ball

3:00 PM  Otago have won their first Plunket Shield game of the season, beating Canterbury by 82-runs.

NZ need quick turnaround

Spoils of victory: The Black Caps celebrate their one-day series-deciding win over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

The Black Caps need to quickly adjust to NZ conditions, and test cricket, when they arrive home today.

Tea without the sympathy

The number 408, the Test cap number of the late Phillip Hughes, was painted on the Adelaide Oval outfield on Monday.

OPINION: When it comes to marking tragedy, cricket finds showing its sensitive side a difficult balancing act.

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