Ross Taylor mightn't adjust the field and deliver the team talks any more in the New Zealand team, but he led by example with the bat against England.
Kirwan steels his team to intensity of the contest as Crusaders are ready to deliver payback on home turf, and in their weather It's been nine years since the Blues travelled south and beat the Crusaders in their backyard.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said that the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked IPL could lead to strange happenings on the field and that it has added a "sinister" approach to the game.
Former England captain and Yorkshire batsman Michael Vaughan chats to us about England taking on New Zealand, England's chances in the Ashes later this year, the Champions Trophy 2013, Yorkshire's season and the emergence of Joe Root.
Lancashire's Anderson, 30, joined Sir Ian Botham, Bob Willis and Fred Trueman by having New Zealand opener Peter Fulton caught by Graeme Swann on the second day of the first Test at Lord's. "It's an emotional moment for me and nice to share with the guys I've played with for so long," he told Sky Sports.
Trent Boult chose Lord's of all settings to reiterate he is capable of dismissing the world's best test batsmen.
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Jamie How is incrementally working towards making his way back into the Black Caps squad in the mould of Peter Fulton.
A tweet by Sally Bercow pointed the "finger of blame" at Tory peer Lord McAlpine in the wake of a report which saw him wrongly linked to claims of child abuse, the High Court has heard.
Kane Williamson gives the impression this week is like Christmas and his gift from New Zealand Cricket has been a free pass to go on all the rides at his favourite theme park, Lord's. What else can you say when a bloke waddles to his interview in pads, sporting a beaming smile.
Mushfiqur Rahim, who now says he regrets quitting as Bangladesh captain, bats on day three of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on April 27.
James Taylor trudges off and Surrey players celebrate after the Nottinghamshire batsman was dismissed by Tim Linley.
Canterbury all-rounder Andrew Ellis has been withdrawn from the Black Caps squad for the ICC Champions Trophy due to a broken rib.
Uganada is looking to put up a good performance in the World T20 qualifiers to be held in Dubai later this year © Getty Images Kampala: May 15, 2013 Uganda's national cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka after the east African nation put up an impressive show at the just concluded World Cricket League Division III in Bermuda.
Joe Root is in sublime form going into the series after scoring two tons in the Division One County Championship with one of them being a double ton against Derbyshire.
As England take to Lord's on Thursday for the first Test of their seismic summer it is worth paying more than a penny for the thoughts of their absent friend.