Get match-ready for the summer of cricket on Spark Sport

There are just days to go until Spark Sport brings Aotearoa the first BLACKCAPS international of the season, and Head of Spark Sport Jeff Latch wants to make sure New Zealanders are match fit and ready to go when it comes to streaming cricket for the first time

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The Selection Jigsaw

The BLACKCAPS have 37 days of international cricket against four opponents coming up this summer. Now add in tour matches against New Zealand A and New Zealand XI - offering selectors a chance to look at players whom they feel may be close to national selection, at a level above Domestic. It’s clear the national selectors face a raft of decisions

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Conway BLACKCAPS bound | Williamson & Boult in Test mode

Wellington Firebirds batsman Devon Conway has been included in his first BLACKCAPS squad, selected for the season opening KFC T20I series against the World Champion West Indies.

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International News

Simon Insley announced as new BLACKCAPS Performance Manager

Cricket Tasmania’s General Manager of High Performance, Simon Insley, has been announced as the new BLACKCAPS Performance Manager, replacing Mike Sandle.   Insley has previous experience with the BLACKCAPS and NZC High Performance teams - as an assistant manager at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England, as well as managing NZ A for their 2018 Tour of the UAE.   He has also previously filled High Performance and support staff roles with Auckland Cricket

International News

Patel set to return to BLACKCAPS contracts list | Michael Bracewell receives first offer

Central Stags spinner Ajaz Patel is set to return to the BLACKCAPS contracts list for the coming season, alongside Wellington Firebirds all-rounder Michael Bracewell who will receive an offer for the first time

International News

Henry Nicholls Injury Update

BLACKCAPS batsman Henry Nicholls will depart with the touring party to England this weekend as planned, after an MRI scan revealed a grade one strain to his right calf. The Test number five sustained the injury during a running session on day one of the side’s three-day pre tour camp in Mount Maunganui

International News

Bracewell, Fletcher and Tickner join familiar core for England Test tour | Winter workloads to be managed

Wellington Firebirds all-rounder Michael Bracewell has capped off an impressive season with inclusion in the BLACKCAPS Test squad for the upcoming tour of England

International News

Chapman tests positive for Covid-19 | Worker called into ODI squad

Auckland Aces batsman George Worker has been called into the BLACKCAPS ODI squad as a replacement for Mark Chapman who has tested positive for Covid-19

International News

Brownlie added to BLACKCAPS coaching group for Netherlands

Former BLACKCAP and current Northern Districts network coach Dean Brownlie has been added to Gary Stead’s coaching staff for the upcoming KFC Netherland’s Tour

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