The Top Five

Here's our regular rundown of recent highlights and what's coming up.

Recent Highlights

Kiwis abroad
BLACKCAP rookie Henry Nicholls fills in for the great Jacques Kallis to help the Sydney Thunder into the final of the Aussie Big Bash, while WHITE FERN Sara McGlashan stars for the Sydney Sixers in their incredible run to the WBBL playoffs.

Super series
The BLACKCAPS finish off the Sri Lankan tour in style winning seven of the eight completed games against the visitors.

Bumper crowds
It's been awesome for the team to see so many fans showing their support around the summer venues — "the boys have loved playing in front of big friendly crowds and on beautiful grounds" — Mike Hesson

Breakfasts, backyards and local cricket training sessions were all graced by the BLACKCAPS in a busy week in Auckland.

Into the record books
Colin Munro smashes the second fastest T20 50 —14 balls, while Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill hit highest T20 partnership in history — 171 runs!


Coming up

On the road
The ICC T20 World Cup is in the house and will be on display in Wellington over the coming week to ramp up anticipation of the March tournament.

Finals time
Canterbury has topped the table, but the Devon Hotel Central Stags, SBS Bank Otago Volts and the Mondiale Auckland Aces will still fancy themselves a good shot at winning the Ford Trophy when the qualifying finals start over the weekend.

What an occasion
The Basin Reserve is full for Monday's 1st ANZ ODI v Pakistan and anticipation in the capital is at an all time high.

Young guns
The in-form New Zealand Under 19's kick off their World Cup in Bangladesh.

All on the line
BLACKCAPS v Pakistan ANZ T20 series decider in Wellington tonight!

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