Articles about BJ Watling

New Zealand cricketer Bradley-John Watling retired from all formats of the game after winning the World Test Championship final against India in 2021. For a man who gave consistency and security to the wicketkeeper position for New Zealand in the longer format of the game after Brendon McCullum's departure, it was a fitting farewell. Watling was born in South Africa in 1985 and moved to New Zealand when he was 10 years old. He made his first-class debut for Northern Districts in 2004. He received his first international call-up in an ODI series against Pakistan in 2009. Although he did not play in that series, he made his international debut against the same side in T20I in 2009. In the same year, he made his international Test debut as well. His ODI debut was against Sri Lanka in a triangular series in 2010. Watling cemented his position in the New Zealand Test side from 2012 onwards. Known for his perseverance at the crease, Watling was part of two world-record sixth-wicket partnerships, first with McCullum and then with Kane Williamson. Watling holds the record for most catches by a wicketkeeper for New Zealand.

New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling to retire after WTC final

12 May 2021

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New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling to retire after WTC final

New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling has announced that he will retire from all formats after the upcoming England tour.

New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

02 Jan 2021

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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and stats

New Zealand will be aiming to get the job done against Pakistan in the second Test match, starting on Sunday.

NZ vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

27 Dec 2020

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NZ vs Pakistan, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day 2

New Zealand dominated Day 2 of the first Test match against Pakistan at the Bay Oval on Sunday.

NZ vs WI, 2nd Test: Key takeaways of Day 1

11 Dec 2020

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NZ vs WI, 2nd Test: Key takeaways of Day 1

Middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls slammed a timely century to rescue New Zealand's innings on Day 1 of the second Test against West Indies.

New Zealand vs India, 1st Test: Preview, Dream11 and more

20 Feb 2020

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New Zealand vs India, 1st Test: Preview, Dream11 and more

New Zealand and India are set to face each other in the first Test match, starting February 21.

NZ vs IND: Statistical preview of Wellington Test

19 Feb 2020

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NZ vs IND: Statistical preview of Wellington Test

Following the limited-overs leg, India and New Zealand are all set to lock horns in the longest format.

Boxing Day Test, AUS vs NZ: Preview, Dream11 and more

25 Dec 2019

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Boxing Day Test, AUS vs NZ: Preview, Dream11 and more

In-form Australia will be aiming for a fourth successive Test win at home, besides pocketing the three-match Test series against New Zealand.

Day-Night Test, Australia vs NZ: Preview, Dream11 and more

11 Dec 2019

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Day-Night Test, Australia vs NZ: Preview, Dream11 and more

Australia and New Zealand gear up for the first Test of the three-match series, starting December 12.

Records broken during New Zealand's 1st Test win over England

25 Nov 2019

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Records broken during New Zealand's 1st Test win over England

Hosts New Zealand came up with a splendid performance as they tamed visitors England by an innings and 65 runs in the opening Test at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Monday.

Do you remember these top rescue acts by BJ Watling?

23 Nov 2019

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Do you remember these top rescue acts by BJ Watling?

New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling is in the headlines after having played a commendable innings in the ongoing first Test against England in Mount Maunganui.

Review blunders cost New Zealand against England: Details here

22 Nov 2019

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Review blunders cost New Zealand against England: Details here

The New Zealand cricket team's horrible use of the Decision Review System (DRS) have haunted them in the ongoing first Test match against England in Mount Maunganui.

Are New Zealand spinners not good enough for home conditions?

22 Nov 2019

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Are New Zealand spinners not good enough for home conditions?

New Zealand bowlers came up with a tough performance to restrict England to 353 during the opening Test in Mount Maunganui on Friday.

1st Test, India beat Windies: Here are the records broken

26 Aug 2019

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1st Test, India beat Windies: Here are the records broken

World's number one Test team, India produced a fascinating performance as they drubbed hosts Windies by 318 runs in their opening Test of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 in Antigua on Sunday.

SL vs NZ, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and more

21 Aug 2019

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SL vs NZ, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and more

Sri Lanka and New Zealand will battle it out against each other in the second and final Test of the two-match series from Thursday onwards.

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand: Here are the records broken

18 Aug 2019

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Sri Lanka beat New Zealand: Here are the records broken

Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in the first Test match by six wickets at Galle.

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Preview, conditions, TV listing

07 Nov 2018

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI: Preview, conditions, TV listing

Pakistan will hope to replicate their T20I form into the ODIs when they square off against New Zealand in the first match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Eng vs NZ 2nd Test: England in command against Kiwis

01 Apr 2018

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Eng vs NZ 2nd Test: England in command against Kiwis

England have taken a 231-run lead against New Zealand on Day 3 of the second Test.

Eng vs NZ 2nd-Test: England take slight advantage over Kiwis

31 Mar 2018

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Eng vs NZ 2nd-Test: England take slight advantage over Kiwis

The Day 2 of the second Test between New Zealand and England belonged to the English bowlers as they orchestrated the Kiwi collapse.

IPL 2018: Mitchell Santner ruled out of cash rich league

14 Mar 2018

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IPL 2018: Mitchell Santner ruled out of cash rich league

New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the game for up to nine months due a knee surgery.